A Jazz breeze blew in Tinos

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Tinos Jazz Festival 1 A Jazz breeze blew in Tinos

Tinos is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating islands of the Cyclades, with a fragrance of thriving authenticity. In ancient times, it was known as Hydroussa, because of its abundant water, or as Ofiousa and Fidousa, because of a species of cedar that flourished on the island and was called “fides” or “efides”. Today, it is known as the “islandof Aeolus”, because of the common strong north winds. Yet, at the end of July this year, at usually “breezy” Tinos, prevailed stillness and humidity. What relieved the locals and the (numerous) visitors alike of the wet heat, was the cool breeze that was scattered by the 6th Tinos Jazz Festival, from the 18th to the 29th of July. Read more

Samaria Gorge and Agia Roumeli in one day trip!

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The steep downhill path starting from Xyloskalo Samaria Gorge and Agia Roumeli in one day trip!

Samaria Gorge is one of many beautiful gorges in Crete and one of the major tourist attractions of Chania. The gorge has a length of 16 km, starting at an altitude of 1,250 m., in Xyloskalo and ending on the shores of the Libyan Sea in Agia Roumeli. It is quite long (4 to 6 hours hiking), so you should be prepared for a quite rough route. The gorge was declared as a national park in 1962 mainly because it is a shelter for the rare Kri-Kri (Cretan Ibex). Read more