Skyros Island

Skyros Island

Skyros Island

Skyros island is the southernmost island of the Sporades, in the Aegean Sea, Greece. Around the 2nd millennium BC and slightly later, the island was known as The Island of the Magnetes where the Magnetes used to live. Skyros island is the largest of the Sporades, Skyros is one of the municipalities that are not part of any provinces in Greece. Read the rest of this entry »

Santorini traditional architecture

Santorini

Santorini

The traditional architecture of Santorini is similar to that of the other Cyclades, with low-lying cubical houses, made of local stone and whitewashed or limewashed with various volcanic ashes used as colors. Read the rest of this entry »

Samaria Gorge National Park

Samaria Gorge National Park

Samaria Gorge National Park

The Samaria Gorge is located in the National park of Samaria, in the White Mountains in the western part of Crete, Greece. Samaria Gorge national park is one of the major tourist attractions of the island. The gorge was created by a small river running between the White Mountains and Mt. Volakias. The gorge became a national park in 1962. Local tourist operators provide organized tours to the Gorge. Visits to the National park are allowed from May 1 to October 15. Read the rest of this entry »

Ancient Academy of Asklepion, Kos island

 Ancient Academy of Asklepion, Kos island

Ancient Academy of Asklepion, Kos island

Kos island is located in the south Sporades group of the Dodecanese islands in Greece, next to the Gulf of Gökova, about 4 kilometres from the coast of Bodrum, Turkey. Kos town is the administrative center and largest town of the island. The ruins of Asklepieion are popular tourist attractions. In ancient Greece and Rome, an asclepeion was a healing temple, sacred to the god Asclepius.The cult of Asclepius started around 300 BC. Hippocrates is said to have received his medical training at asclepieion of Kos. Read the rest of this entry »

Osiou Grigoriou monastery

Osiou Grigoriou monastery

Osiou Grigoriou monastery

Osiou Grigoriou monastery is an Orthodox Christian monastery, it is situated in the northern part of Greece, on the Athos peninsula.  Osiou Grigoriou monastery is a part of the Self-governed monastic state of Mount Athos in Greece. The monastery ranks seventeenth in the hierarchy of the athonite monasteries. The monastery is dedicated to Saint Nicholas. In 1990 the monastery had 71 working monks. The monastery holds 279 manuscripts and approximately 6,000 printed books. Read the rest of this entry »

Kalymnos island

Kalymnos port

Kalymnos port

Kalymnos island is located in the southeastern Aegean Sea, Greece. Kalymnos belongs to the Dodecanese island group close to the western part of Bodrum peninsula, Turkey. Kalymnos lies between two to five hours away by sea from Rhodes. The island is known as Calino in Italian and Kilimli or Kelemez in Turkish. Tourism activity has become the most important revenue for the island, rock climbing is particularly popular. The island has an airport, the Kalymnos Island National Airport near Pothia. Read the rest of this entry »

Skiathos Island

Skiathos Island

Skiathos Island

Skiathos island is located in the Aegean Sea, Greece. It is the westernmost island in the Northern Sporades group of islands. The name of the island dates back to ancient times. Skiathos is a popular tourist destination. It has more than 60, chiefly sandy, beaches scattered along the 44 km long coastline. Read the rest of this entry »

Sarti, Halkidiki

Sarti, Halkidiki

Sarti, Halkidiki

Sarti is a popular holiday destinations on the Sithonia peninsula in Northern Greece. Administratively belongs to the municipality of Toroni, Sarti is located in Halkidiki, on the eastern side of Sithonia peninsula, between Vourvourou and Sikia, about 130 km distance from Thessaloniki.Sarti was named after the Ancient city of Sarti, probably situated in the same area. Recently Sarti became a poopular holiday resort combining the beauty of mountain and sea, crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches. Sarti area is ideal for all kinds of watersports. Read the rest of this entry »

Acropolis of Athens

Athens, the Acropolis

Athens, the Acropolis

The Acropolis of Athens is the best known acropolis in the world. The Acropolis was formally proclaimed as the pre-eminent monument on the European Cultural Heritage list of monuments on 26 March 2007.Every four years the Athenians held a festival called the Panathenaea that rivalled the Olympic Games in popularity. During the festival, a procession moved through Athens up to the Acropolis and into the Parthenon. Read the rest of this entry »

Nisyros Island

Nisyros Island

Nisyros Island

Nisyros Island is located in the Aegean Sea, in Greece, it is a volcanic island. It is part of the Dodecanese islands, situated between the islands of Kos and Tilos.The island of Nisyros is almost circular-shaped. Nisyros disposes of rare natural beauties and powerful landscape exchanges. Many Orthodox Christian churches are found on the island, as well as four monasteries which are not inhabited by monks today. Read the rest of this entry »