Mediterranean jewel Finike – the beautiful legacy of the ancient time

Finike If you want to afford an unforgettable experience and a vacation that you will remember, you should definitely consider a visit to Finike, Turkey. This place will help you feel all the magic of ancient life in the modern world, to enjoy the richness of what has remained from earlier times, and at the same…

The new Tripadvisor site is online: a retail look and feel!

The new Tripadvisor site is online: a retail look and feel! You can have a sneak preview at the new Tripadvisor site by browsing this “beta” microsite that TA globally announced today in its newsletter. The user-generated reviews giant Tripavisor (part of the Expedia, Inc. family of travel companies), decided to “create a new and…

These Are The Best Value Destinations For 2016

These Are The Best Value Destinations For 2016 Bagging a good deal on the road can be almost as thrilling as the trip itself, no matter what your travel budget. Make your hard-earned cash go further with our essential annual hot-list of where to go for wallet-friendly wandering, whether you’re hunting…, Travel Europe Masterpieces from…

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…

Armenia shows Europe how to welcome refugees

Armenia shows Europe how to welcome refugees YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 27, ARMENPRESS. Armenia, a small country that is relatively poor compared with the rest of Europe, has welcomed the influx of refugees crossing its borders, giving help to those who need it. As “Armenpress” reports, citing … Read more on Armenpress.am Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) has…

Latest Europe News

Champions League: 12 great images from around #Europe as Manchester United and … Champions League: 12 great images from around Europe as Manchester United and Manchester City have disappointing results. By talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) | Wednesday, November 25, 2015. 1. Old Trafford pays tribute to Manchester United great George … Read more on talkSPORT.com Europe Is…

Ramstein, Rota, Bitburg place five players apiece on All-Europe football squads

Ramstein, Rota, Bitburg place five players apiece on All-Europe football squads A pair of familiar powers and one rising one contributed five players apiece to the 2015 All-Europe football team, announced Tuesday by DODDS-Europe Athletic Director Karen Seadore. Contingents representing the Bitburg Barons, Ramstein Royals and… Read more on Stars and Stripes Europe, unreconstructed Rome’s…

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,…

Paxi – Antipaxi – Lefkada

To the south of Corfu, near the shores of Epirus, are two small islands called Paxi and Antipaxi only 19 square kilometers in area. They have recently been developed into fascinating tourist resorts with comfortable bungalows and fine sandy beaches below the olive groves. Covered with dense subtropical vegetation, they offer a delightful retreat away…

Kos – Kalymnos – Leros

KOS The island is best known as the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of medicine. Like Rhodes, it has a superb climate and beautiful scenery. Antiquity has also left traces of a prosperous past. Notable remains of the Classical and the successive periods lie scattered all over Kos. The monuments and places one should not…