The Site of Ancient Olympia

Although secluded near the west coast of the Peloponnese, Olympia became the most important religious and athletic center. Here were born the greatest games of ancient Greece, the Olympics, which was held every four years in honor of Zeus, an institution with nationwide radiation and glare from ancient times to today. The origin of the cult and the mythical confrontations that took place in Olympia lost in the mists of time. Olympia is the one of the most historical sites in Greece. Olympia is the site of the first Olympic Games which were held in 776 BC. . In times

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Athens, The acropolis

The Acropolis of Athens is made more visually appealing by the Parthenon but it is not Parthenon alone that makes the Acropolis. There are historical signs that can confuse even the most experienced and veteran archaeologist and it is still undecided since when the architectures on that hill top are there. There are signs to indicate Bronze age structures still stand there and some may be older than that but they are not yet clearly identified from their ruins.  To the aura of the Acropolis has been added beauty of Athens and the place is still considered the abode of

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The forest of Dadia

The forest of Dadia is located in the middle of Evros County. It is very famous as it’s one of the most important biotopes in entire Europe. The forest spreads over the eastern mountains of Rhodope to the Delta of Evros. It includes two strict protected zones of 75.000 acres and one peripheral zone of 357.000 acres. The area of the forest is a characteristic sample of the Mediterranean ecosystem which is a result of a harmonic and peaceful coexistence of people and nature through the centuries. The forest complex of Dadia appears intense ground relief with rocky hills, mountainous

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The coast of Ilia in Peloponnese

The coast of Ilia in Peloponnese A place with a calm natural environment, Ilia is located in the western part of the Peloponnese, and it’s an ideal destination for relaxing holidays. Endless beaches with beautiful views of the sea and the sunset, plains with diverse cultures, scenic rivers and lakes, give the area its distinctive colour. Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games with a worldwide reputation, the archaeological sites of Ilia and the Temple of Apollo Epicurius, attract the attention of visitors from around the world. The landscape of the county, complete the Mediterranean towns, the mountain villages,

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Skiathos Island

Skiathos is a lush, green island with over 60 beaches. Depending on where you live, you can just relax or make excursions do sports and enjoy the nightlife. The capital of Skiathos has managed to retain the traditional style, even though every summer thousands of visitors enjoy what it has to offer. As you arrive in port the first thing you notice on your left are the old shipyards, while nearby there is a large lake which also has thousands of visitors each summer – the lake is habitat for thousands of birds that arrive there during the summer migration

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The location of the ancient theater of Epidaurus

At The slope of Mount Kinortio, inside the boundaries of the place of worship, lies the most famous and best preserved ancient theater of Epidaurus, the miracle of Epidaurus, as it was called. It was built according to Pausanias, during the 4th century BC by the architect and sculptor from Argos, Polykleitos the Younger. Other scholars date it at the early 3rd century. However, if this is correct, the theatre cannot be regarded as a work of Polykleitos . Having a circular orchestra a thymeli and 12 rows of 34 seats, it could accommodate up to 6,000 spectators.  During the

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The island of Kefalonia

The island of Kefalonia which is also known as Cephalonia is the largest island of the Ionian Islands in the western Greece with 36.550 permanent habitats. Argostoli is known as the capital of this beautiful island. The island was almost razed in 1953 after one impressively strong earthquake and started to be rebuilt by its residents. Since then, the island is a continuously developing into a high quality tourist destination. Between the beautiful Lefkada and the popular Zakynthos, it is a much loved cosmopolitan tourist trail.  It seems to be growing each year as the number of visitors is increasing. 

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The island of Ikaria

The island of Ikaria is located in the northeastern Aegean Sea close to the island of Samos. According to the Greek Mythology, Icarus was a mythical man who was flying close to the sun with his wax wings but he fell into the sea and was drowned because his wings had melted down. So, the island was named after him. Ikaria island has a rich history, which is obvious in the Byzantine and Roman archaeological findings and remains. Interesting sights in Ikaria The Castle of Koskina which was built in the 11th century AC, during the Byzantine Empire, is located

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The island of Lesvos

Lesvos is fairly considered as the island of harmony and the beauty, of the literature and the cultural prosperity. Lesvos Island with an extent of 1.632 km2 is the third in size island of the Aegean Sea, after Evia and Crete. It is 188 nautical miles from Piraeus, 218 from Thessaloniki, 55 from its neighbour island Chios and impresses the visitor with its beautiful olive groves and the beaches that dispose of. The capital of the island is Mytilene and the entire island has a population of 100.000 residents. The relief of the ground is mainly lowland, it has also low

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Andros Island

Andros is the second largest island of the Cyclades after Naxos. It is the northernmost island of the complex with an area of 381 sq km. It is a mountainous island with many ravines, streams, springs and verdant valleys. The many streams and wonderful climate make Andros one of the most fertile islands of the Cyclades. It is rich in fruit trees and olive groves. The famous mineral water, Sariza is produced here. Tourism plays an important role in the lives of locals in recent years and large hotel units have been constructed on the island. Andros is a typical

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