Athens is always a good idea in winter

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In the center of Athens there is a graffiti that says “Athens is the new Berlin”, and this is quite true, especially when it’s about the night life, the graffiti, and the urban vividness of the city.  But for me Athens can’t be compared with Berlin, not that it’s not great enough like Berlin, it just shouldn’t be compared with any other city. Read more

The Virgin Mary, patroness of farmers

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Perched on a promontory overlooking the archaeological site of Eleusis stands a small church dedicated to the Virgin Mary (Panagia in Greek, meaning the All-holy One). It was first mentioned in a letter, written in 1794, but it seems likely that it was built much earlier. The bell tower was added in the 19th century. The church is famous for the festival that takes place on 21 November, to commemorate the Presentation of the Virgin Mary in the Temple. The feast day is known as Panagia Mesosporitissa and it is only then (and on the previous day, 20 November) that the church is open to the public. But it is the rituals that take place in the open air that make a trip to Eleusis on that day a must for anyone interested in Greek traditions. Read more

5 Reasons You Must Visit Athens

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The capital of Greece, Athens, has always been known for its combination of historical, yet edgy beauty. In the past, few people have visited the city due to political woes making it less appealing to tourists. However, in recent years, tourists are now able to see beyond the economic and political low that the city once experienced and instead, see the strong culture within the city. If you’re thinking of booking a trip to Athens, here’s a few reasons to do it. Read more

Zagori

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In northwestern Greece, hidden behind successive mountain lines and the dense forests of Epirus, lies one of the most well-kept secrets of the country—Zagori. This magical region is composed of 46 small villages which being in the most isolated part of Greece, convey the outsider an “out of this world” feeling. Read more

Galaxidi: the famous naval town

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Through the stunning mountainous landscapes of Fokida one reaches a town with a feel of posh, tradition, and naval history: the picturesque pride and joy of the southern coasts of central Greece, i.e. Galaxidi. Brave seamen used to sail around the Mediterranean Sea to seek refuge in the two natural ports of the little town, Agora and Chirolakas. The naval and the folklore museums bear witness to the history of Galaxidi. Read more

Nafpaktos: a jewel of a town

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Built between Antirrio and the mouth of the river Mornos, Nafpaktos is the most beautiful town of the district of Aitoloakarnania. Its idyllic beaches face the Corinthian gulf; its mountain attractiveness encompasses Nafpaktia; its rich history is reflected on two fabulous monuments, the Venetian castle and the Venetian port. Read more