Classical Athens in 8 Hours

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classical athens in 8 hours Classical Athens in 8 Hours

For many people Athens is a convenient gateway to the Greek Islands. While that was also part of my plan, I was glad to have spent a few days in the city before embarking on my island hopping itinerary. As one of the oldest cities in the world, so much of what we know today can be traced back to ancient Athens – democracy, philosophy, mathematics, architecture, theatre and even the 26-mile marathon. Read more

Enticing Edessa

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edessa surrounds Enticing Edessa

To me, Edessa is a place I can feel at home and also the place the majority of my relatives live. There is family around and many people to see and visit. Something I always can’t wait to see is the stunning view of Edessa’s surrounds from the point called ‘Psilo Vraho’ (literally translated as tall cliff). It is green, mountainous and dotted with fields and villages. In the distance you can see a monastery called ‘Agia Triada’ (Holy Trinity) and almost right beside it is an area named Logos – the Ancient City of Edessa.  Read more

Top Five Beaches of the Ionian Sea

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Voidokilia1 Top Five Beaches of the Ionian Sea

Just picture it. You are laying on a sunbed, ice-cold drink in your hand with the hot Mediterranean sun on your face. A gentle sea breeze flows through your hair as the soft sound of waves spilling up onto the shore washes over you. You lean off the edge of your sunbed and drape your hand down into the silky white sand, letting the grains slip through your fingertips. Is this paradise, heaven? Close, this is Greece. Read more