Long a vacation secret of the northern Greeks, Samothrace (or Samothraki) is beginning to open to international tourists—particularly those who enjoy nature in its wilder forms. According to Homer, Samothrace was the island from which Poseidon watched the fall of Troy. Samothrace, a relatively small island in the North Aegean near Turkey, has made one major contribution to...
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Metsovo is one of the most picturesque mountain villages in Greece for good reason. It is situated among towering mountains and very close to the Pindos National Park (Valia Calda) and 2 ski resorts for winter sports enthusiasts. Much of the growth achieved in Metsovo in the economic and cultural sector across the centuries is...
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Located at the centre of Greece, Parnassus is one of the biggest and most beautiful mountains of the country. Its highest part is Liakoura peak at 2.457 m. and Tsarkos (2.415 m.) and Gerontovrahos (2.389 m.) peaks follow. Since 1938 a big part of the forest area of the mountain, has been declared as a...
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One of the most beautiful towns in the area of Argolis (in eastern Peloponnese) as well as one of the most romantic cities all over Greece, Nafplio was the first capital of the newly born Greek state between 1823 and 1834. According to mythology, the town was founded by Nafplios, the son of god Poseidon and the daughter of Danaus...
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Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece and the second highest mountain in the Balkans. It is located in the Olympus Range on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia, between the regional units of Pieria and Larissa, about 80 km (50 mi) southwest from Thessaloniki. Mount Olympus has 52 peaks, deep gorges, and exceptional...
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Its official name is Monemvasia, although there are some slight variations in Greek, along with different forms of pronunciation – such as Monovasia. In the Middle Ages, the Franks called it Malvoisie, to the English it was known as Malmsey. Its Greek name is derived from the two words meaning single entrance, that is, the...
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In central Greece and particularly in the North Western part of Thessaly, between North East of Hasia and West of Pindos, where the plain of Thessaly ends, Meteora, gigantic rocks raise, that create a spectacle which might be unique worldwide. No reference concerning these rocks exists, neither in mythology nor by some Greek or foreign...
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The gorge of Samaria is the second most visited tourist attraction on Crete (following the Minoan palace of Knossos) and by far the most popular walk. More than a quarter million people walk through the gorge every year from May to October. In winter the gorge is closed to visitors due to danger posed by...
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Kimolos is a great destination for having relaxed holidays and enjoying the nature, the sun and the sea. It is ideal for children, lovers of walking and exploring, those who like simple living.   Kimolos is a nice island of the Western Cyclades, 38 square kilometers in extent, pentagonal shape and its higher peak climbs up to 364 meters....
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Plastira Lake and the surrounding landscape is one of the prettiest parts of Greece and perhaps the most harmonious human intervention in the environment. The result is an idyllic place worth a visit all year round. Plastira Lake or Tavropos was created in 1959 with the completion of the river Tavropos dam while the conception...
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