Greece

Lamia – Karpenissi

Lamia is situated along the National Road to Thessaloniki ( 214 km from Athens ). It can also be reached from Levadia. It is an important road and rail junction and the starting point for excursions into the mountainous inland regions. Lamia itself is a pleasant town flanked by two pine-clad hills. On the summit …

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THEBES

Thousands of years of Greek history cover the towns and the places of the area around the two roads from Athens to Lamia. Thebes, the once-powerful city-state that fell along with Athens in the battle of Chaeronea in the 4th century B.C., has little to show of its past glory and wealth. The remains of …

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Cephalonia Kefalonia

Cephalonia Cephalonia is mountainous, sprawling, and pine-covered. It is the largest of the Ionian Islands. Among its many attractions are the Mycenaean tombs, ancient mosaics, and medieval castles. Tourist centers are located among pine-tree groves and next to sandy beaches, bays, and headlands. Argostoli, the principal town, lies on an inlet deep in Livadi Bay …

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KYTHIRA

Kythira Kythira can be reached from Pireaus, Gythion, or Monemvasia. It is one of the seven Ionian islands, the Eptanissa, but geographically it belongs to the Peloponnese since it lies south of the Laconic Gulf. This mythical island of Aphrodite was a Minoan and then a Phoenician colony before belonging to the Lacedaemonians, in the …

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Ancient CORINTH

The ruins of this once splendid city lie high up on a hill above the modern town, overlooking both the Corinth and the Saronicos Gulfs. In fact, ancient Corinth owed its power and wealth to this advantageous position between two large harbors, Lechaion in the Gulf of Corinth and Kechreae on the Saronic Gulf. Corinth …

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Chalkidiki – Introduction

Southeast of Thessalonike lies the peninsula of Chalkidiki. Its three long “fingers” – Cassandra, Sithonia, and Athos – stretch out across the Aegean.The peninsula has been richly endowed by Nature: along the delicate tracery of the coastline a string of enchanting coves and bays alternate with rocky headlands and beaches of golden sand, while groves …

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How To Get To Mt. Athos

The visitor can take a boat from Ouranoupolis to Daphne ( journey time 1.30-2 hrs. ). Information on boat schedules from tel.23770/71149, fax.79016, and the Ouranoupolis Harbor Police, tel.23770/71248. Occasional kayaks run from Ierissos to the monasteries of the north-eastern coast. For information, contact Ierissos Harbor Police, tel. 23770/22576. FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE HOLY MOUNTAIN …

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Chalkidiki – Spa’s, Marina’s, Food And Sports

There is a spa at Loutra Aghias Paraskevis in Cassandra, 85 km., south of Polygyros. Water temp.: 39° C. The installations consist of a hydrotherapy center with two common baths for the treatment of skin diseases, gynecological diseases, rheumatic ailments, arthropathy. Information from tel/fax no. 23740/61439.Information from the marina: 2310/444598, 444594-5, and the Port Authority: …

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Central GREECE

This part of mainland Greece is one of the largest in the country, extending from the Aegean Sea in the east to the Ionian Sea in the west. In the south, it embraces the Saronic and the Corinth Gulfs and reaches northwards as far as Thessaly ( For Attica see pages 18-37 ). Central Greece …

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Macedonia Greece

Macedonia, the largest and northernmost of the 9 Greek Provinces, is bounded on the north by Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, and Albania. It possesses great fertile plains, many large rivers like the Nestos, the Aliakmon, the Strymon, and the Axios, and several lakes. While the climate along the coast in the Mediterranean, further inland it is continental. …

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