Mykonos

Mykonos

Mykonos is an island located on the south side of Greece. It’s even southern to Athens which is the capital of Greece. It is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, and also the one that is the most common tourist attraction. It is one of the many islands there called the…

Chalkidiki

Chalkidiki

Paradise on Earth The Prefecture of Chalkidiki is just below Macedonia. To the north, it borders on the Prefecture of Thessaloniki, while to the east it is washed by the Strymonic Gulf, to the west by the Thermaic Gulf, and to the south by the Aegean sea. The most notable geographical feature of Chalkidiki is,…

OLYMPUS RIVIERA PIERIA

OLYMPUS RIVIERA PIERIA

Olympus Riviera Pieria Greece Olympus Riviera, in Pieria, is the Greek Riviera. Below imposing Mount Olympus and the evergreen Pieria Mountains, its serenity unfolds to the crystal blue waters of the Aegean Sea. It is the land of Mythology, the Gods and the Muses, the cradle of civilization, with a strong cultural past. It is…

Perea & Agia Triada

Perea & Agia Triada

PEREA Golden StarPerea Beautiful four-star hotel in Perea area, near Thessaloniki, Golden Star hotel ideally combines a summer holiday with the possibility to visit the historical and modern-day capital of Northern Greece. Apart from the organized private beach in front of the hotel, there is also a cozy bar & restaurant by the sea, a…

Sivota, Peradika & Parga

SMALL VILLAGES THAT WILL TAKE YOU BREATH AWAY Crystal-clear waters and spotless beaches justify that Sivota is a center of attraction for thousands of tourists from Greece and abroad every year. Today Sivota has turned into a tourist resort. The beaches Megas Amnios, Mikri Ammos, Bella Vraka, etc., and the excellent tourist facilities attract many…

Lefkada

An Island To Remember For The Rest Of Your Life This famous island is located on the west coast of Greece, connected to the mainland by a long causeway and floating bridge. The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is the city of Lefkada. It is situated on the northern part…

THRACE

Thrace is mostly mountainous and was first inhabited by Pelasgians, a race closely connected to the other Greek tribes. Thracians founded Eleusis in Attica and the mythical musicians Orpheus and Mousaios were from Thrace. In ancient times, Thrace stretched from Mt. Olympus in the south to the Danube in the north, and among its most…

Peninsula Of Cassandra

INTRODUCTION Our tour of Chalkidiki begins from coastal Nea Herakleia, a settlement founded by refugees from Asia Minor, expelled from their homelands in 1922. Here was found a silver reliquary of the early Christian period, which is exhibited in the Museum of Byzantine Civilization of Thessaloniki. Taking the road to Nea Moudania, a drive of…

Chalkidiki – Arts and Letters

In antiquity, Olynthos, Potidaea, Stageira, and other cities of Chalkidiki, most of which were colonies founded by southern Greek cities, were very much part of the flourishing civilization that developed in the rest of the Greek world. Finds from excavations – pottery, sculpture – show the influence of southern Greek workshops, the products of which…

Chios – Ikaria

CHIOS The history of Chios goes back to legendary times. Its first inhabitants were Pelasgians, then Cretans, and perhaps Carians and Leleges lived there too. During historical times, Ionians from the Asia Minor coast arrived, and soon turned Chios into a flourishing commercial, artistic, and literary center, until it was taken by the Persians in…

Dodecanese – Rhodes

This group of islands has been called the Dodecanese ( 12 islands ) because the main ones are twelve in number: Patmos, Kalymnos, Leros, Kos, Nisyros, Astypalaea, Tilos, Symi, Chalki, Karpathos, Kassos, Rhodes, and Kastellorizo. In the next several articles, we will describe all of them, one by one. RHODES Rhodes with its constant sunshine,…

Alexandroupolis – Samothrace

Alexandroupolis Alexandroupolis ( 341 km from Thessaloniki via Amphipolis ) is one of the new towns of Greece and its most easterly port in the north. Its visitors enjoy modern amenities, such as comfortable hotels, camping sites, good restaurants, and sandy beaches. Alexandroupolis is the capital of the Prefecture of Evros, and the last important…

Patmos – Karpathos

PATMOS Patmos is a rocky barren island that must have been practically unknown in ancient times since it is very rarely mentioned by ancient writers. The Romans turned it into a place of exile. Here, Saint John spent some time in exile and during his stay in a cave he wrote his «Book of Apocalypse»….

Xanthi – Komotini

Xanthi Xanthi lies at the foot of Mount Rodopi ( 219 km from Thessaloniki ) and preserves many of its old traditional houses, as well as its castle on the top of the hills which shelter the town from the north winds. It Is the capital of the Prefecture of Rhodope and an Important center…

Go Zakynthos

«Wooded Zakynthos» as Homer called the island, is the garden island lying opposite the north-western coast of the Peloponnese. Several times a day, car ferries ply between Kyllini and Zakynthos. This enchanting island was almost destroyed in the tragic earthquake of 1953. The capital, also called Zakynthos, has been rebuilt in a modification of the…

Ossios Loukas – Arachova

Halfway to Delphi from Levadia the road turns to the left and leads to the 11th-century Monastery of Ossios Loukas. Its Byzantine cathedral is decorated with splendid mosaics and it is architecturally one of the finest Byzantine monuments in the country. The view from the Monastery’s terrace is superb, taking in the whole of the…

Missolonghi – Aetolikon – Agrinion -Amphilochia – Vonitsa

This heroic small town in western Greece lies on the shores of a wide and shallow lagoon in the province of Aetolo-Acarnania. In 1826, during the War of Independence, the world was impressed by the heroic exodus of some 2,000 inhabitants who broke through the lines of the vastly superior Turkish and Egyptian forces. Few…

EUBOEA

EUBOEA Euboea is situated along the coast of Boeotia and Attica forming a natural continuation of central Greece. It is 180 km long and its width varies from 7 to 50 km. It has a total area ( together with its islands ) of 3.908 square kilometers and a population of about 170.000 people.Euboea is…

MONEMVASIA—MANI

Monemvasia Monemvasia has often been described as the Gibraltar of Greece. It occupies a huge bare rock that rises sheer and grim out of the sea on the east coast of the southern promontory of the Peloponnese. It owes its name to the single passageway by which it can be reached. The medieval town has…

Kalambaka – Trikala – Larissa – Vale of Tempi – Ambelakia

This is a fascinating small town built on the site of the ancient city of Aeginion, some 3 km from Meteora. The capital town of the province after which Trikala is named, stands on the site of the province after which Trikala is named, stands on the site of ancient Trikki which together with the…

Patras – Aigio – Diakofto – Mega Spileo – Kalavrita – Aghia Lavra – Xylokastro -Kiato

Patras is the third most important harbor in Greece, lying on the northeastern coast of the Peloponnese. It has some 115,000 inhabitants and is a busy industrial and commercial center as well as a port, with ferryboats connecting with Italy. A pleasant walk can be made as far as the Upper Town or Psila Alonia,…