Trip to Meteora

Greece is not only the islands and the white marble of classical monuments, and if you wish for an adventure nothing could be better than taking the small narrow gauge train inland from the coastal city of Volos to the Meteora monasteries, high on stone pinnacles left over when the softer ground eroded. Meteora means “in the middle of the sky” and that is exactly where these medieval churches and cloisters are situated. Continue reading “Trip to Meteora” »

Knossos Crete: The legendary palace of Greek mythology

Knossos, in the olden days, was the capital of Minoan civilization in Crete which is located near to the port city of Iraklio. Well, it commonly known as the Palace of Knossos Crete that is more complex, extravagant, and impressive as compared to the other known palaces. Continue reading “Knossos Crete: The legendary palace of Greek mythology” »

Tourist Guide to Santorini, Greece

Santorini is also known by the name Thira which comes from the ancient Spartan Thiran who moved from Sparta and was the first resident of the island after the the eruption of the volcano which caused lots of destructions.

The name of Santorini comes from Byzantine years when Franks Crusaders passed from the island. Both names predispose visitors for the diverse history that is expected to meet during their stay in the island of Santorini. Also known but no such wide as Strogili (Round) because of the shape of the island and Kallisti (Beautiful) because of the exceptional beauty. More: Santorini Holidays – an experience you will never forget

GEOGRAPHY.

Santorini is located in the southern Aegean Sea and belongs to the Cyclades islands. It lies 63 nautical miles from Crete and has an area of 75 square kilometers. Based on the population census of 2001, Santorini has a population of approximately 12,000 residents. Continue reading “Tourist Guide to Santorini, Greece” »

Cheap Holidays to Macedonia, Greece

Macedonia is one of the best places to vacation in all of Greece. This is a town steeped in history and ancient relevance left over. It used to house kings and control the fate of entire countries but now it is simply a beautiful place with more artifacts than anywhere else in all of Greece.

This together with Thrace form North Greece. This was made into a world power thanks to King Philip the Second in 4th century BC. This was one of the ancient Greek sites that flourished under his reign and became a worldwide powerhouse until fading hundreds of years later.

I think you should check out Thessaloniki, the capital of Macedonia. This has more history than any other two Greek cities combined. Continue reading “Cheap Holidays to Macedonia, Greece” »