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In 437 B.C. the Athenians found a colony in the area of Strymonas river, near Serres, under the name of Amphipolis, in order to control and exploit the goldmines of Pagaion mountain nearby, where they mined valuable gold. Read more
“Suspended in the air”. That’s the meaning of Meteora. These monasteries of northern Greece perch on rocky outcrops hundreds of metres above the valley floor, seemingly defying the forces of nature and gravity.
From vibrant graffiti to the Islamic arts of the Ottoman era, Athens’s artistic and cultural heritage is apparent in every step you take.
Modern street art
Street art is encouraged in Athens and the walk from the Metro station of Monastiraki to Kerameikos via Thiseio gives plenty of opportunities to see colourful murals in a variety of settings.
All the other assistants of Santa Claus had somehow found their way to Technopolis in Gazi and they were totally ready to initiate the Christmas Factory so the world would not remain without holidays and the children would not lose the magic. Entire Athens would glow and send with pride the most beautiful Christmas all over the world. Read more
As tempting as it is, to spend your days soaking up the sun, swimming in the clear, warm seas, under the magnificent, magical blue skies of Greece, try to see as much as you possibly can of this enchanting country.Not only to see all the amazing things that Greece has to offer but to get to know the Greeks, their customs, their traditions, their spirit, their unquenchable thirst for life.
Here are ten tips which I think will help you to do just that.
1. Know Greece before you get there
Learn as much as you can about Greece before you visit. Search the interenet, ask people you know, who have visited Greece, to suggest things for you to see and do. Buy a book, “The Lonely Planet” and “The Rough Guide ” series are both excellent.
|Rough Guide To GreeceTake the book with you, I have found them invaluable when travelling.
The two products that come to mind when I think about the gastronomy of the Pelion region are, without a doubt, the tsipouro and the fruit preserves.
Are you planning on a short getaway with your special someone or family and wonder where you should travel next? Do you dream of a destination that combines natural beauty with history, tradition and affordable choices in restaurants and accommodation? Pelion is the answer! Read more
There is so much to love about Athens. Some of the most valued antiquities in the world, incredible food, and non-stop entertainment. Sometimes, we need a break, to slow down. Your immediate thought might be Santorini or Mykonos. But Greece has so much more to offer than just beaches and the Pantheon. Parga is an idyllic village that lazily lounges on a hill overseeing the Ionian Sea. Read more
Alone for the first time in her life, far from her beloved Santa Claus, Mrs. Santa was leaning against an ancient marble column. The column, lying on the ground, as if it was resting its’ memories and all its’ experiences, this morning it was hosting the sweet lady having no idea who she was. Read more
If like me you’re from the UK or the seemingly cold lands of Northern Europe in general then summer is well and truly over for this year. I didn’t get my big dose of all things Greek this summer as planned, it seemed the gods did not favor it for 2014. So instead I’ve had to be content with looking at travel guides replete with gorgeous images of sun kissed beaches, wondrous ancient monuments and monasteries which seem to touch the very clouds themselves.
As I have gazed through the plethora of things to do in Greece I decided to put together a little top ten list of all the great things I’d like to see on my next trip. Okay it would have to be one heck of a big trip to take it all in in one go, but this is a dream holiday and whilst we’re dreaming let’s not let real life get in the way.
1. The Acropolis & Parthenon