When someone says “Crete,” what’s the first thing you think of? Zorba the Greek, right? For those of us who saw that classic 1964 movie – and zillions of us did – it’s easy to conjure up scenes of Anthony Quinn belting down ouzo, smashing plates, doing a kind of Greek line dance and otherwise cavorting around the largest of the Greek islands.
Athens is a magical place full of contrasts waiting for you to discover! You probably already know that the most important site of Greece, the Parthenon, is located in its capital, Athens. You might not know though that Athens city centre is one of the best places to tantalise your taste buds and learn all about the Mediterranean diet as well as being a heaven for shopaholics.
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Santorini. Just say it and immediately your mind turns to gorgeously sun-kissed villages, sprawling down sheer cliffs, and adorned with blue-domed churches and houses built straight into the steep cliff-side. The island is a fusion of history dating back thousands of years, and more modern charm in its beaches and towns. Stand upon the highpoint of Imerovigli, and you can see virtually the whole island spread out below – an enchanting canvas. It is a fantastically romantic place to visit.
The ancient kingdom of Macedon, which Alexander inherited after the assassination of his father, Philip II, in 336 BC, largely coincides with the region of Northern Greece that is now called Macedonia. It is here that Alexander was born, spent the formative years of his childhood and youth, and gained his first experiences as a military and political leader.
Al Fresco Dining in the Heavens
In the southwest of the Greek paradise Ionian island of Lefkada (Lefkas, Leucada, Leucas, λευκαφα) at a height of 600 meters you can visit Exanthia, a traditional village located on a mountainous region.
The Carnival of Patras, Greece’s major Carnival event, is organised and celebrated again this year with a rich programme of festivities that will run until March 2, 2014.
The Carnival of Xanthi is back in town and promises to offer to residents and visitors of the lovely city of Xanthi (Thrace, Northern Greece) numerous moments of entertainment from February 14, 2014 to March 2, 2014.
This year the Carnival of Rethymno celebrates its 100 years anniversary and invites residents and visitors of the city to participate in its festivities which will last from February 9, 2014 to March 3, 2014.
The carnival of the Municipality of Moschato-Tavros in Athens promises to offer a lot of unforgettable moments of fun to all participants and visitors at its festivities which will last from February 8, 2014 to March 3, 2014.