You will forget everything when you’re there!
Really, have you ever been to Kastoria? Kastoria is one of the most beautiful, elegant cities of Greece, certainly not gaining the amount of publicity it deserves, and maybe it’s for the best!
We’re visiting Kastoria, an Authentic – with a capital “A” – city! Read more
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What a spectacular monastery! Hozoviotissa monastery is built on a cliff’s side on Amorgos, part of the Cyclades islands. Read more
Listen carefully when you visit Philippi. Can you hear the gurgling of a baby? The cries of soldiers in battle? The quiet prayers of devout Christians? For history whispers in the breeze at the ruins of this ancient Greek city. Read more
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Although you may not see a lot of young Greeks handle kombolois, you will definitely see some older Greeks handle them while sitting in a cafe with their friends killing time. Read more
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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.