Alternative Greek Holidays

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Yachting1 Alternative Greek Holidays

Greece is a country with a fascinating history, rich culture and staggering scenery which is why millions of people flock to its shores every year in search of an unforgettable holiday. For most, the idea of a Greek getaway is one spent on its white sandy beaches or in their world famous tavernas, but there is so much more to the country than those offering up villa or resort holidays would have you believe. Greece is host to smorgaboard of unqiue and incredible experiences and, surprisingly, not all of them are to be had at the beach. Read more

The 4+1 Top experiences/Must Do on Zakynthos island

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31 The 4+1  Top  experiences/Must Do on  Zakynthos island

Zakynthos is an island where you can enjoy the sun and the sea.You can choose among beaches with sand or pebbles, while the sea water is shallow and warm or cool and deep next to rocky scenery. Besides a common swim you have also the chance to experience a special sea trip. Along with your family or your mates, get on Board and enjoy a sail depending on what you want to see and your budget. Read more

Reasons to Visit Greece

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img 2551 Reasons to Visit Greece

As a greek friend and diplomat wrote on her Facebook wall one of these tough days: “Europe without Greece would be a child without Birth Certificate”.

The best way to support Greece is to visit them, since tourism is their greatest income. I have visited Greece for over 25 years, almost yearly.

Here are some of my top reasons to go: Read more

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