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,
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
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.
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
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
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
Rhodes with no doubt is the largest island of all Dodecanese. Historically, Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Colossus of Rhodes was builded to commemorate the victory of the Rhodians against the Antagonids and was stooding in the harbor entrance, until a strong earthquake hit Rhodes with result the Colossus to be destroyed falling down. The statue was considered as
Gythio is a port settlement, situated in the southern Peloponnese. According to a mythical story, it was established by Hercules, but the historians are of the opinion that the town was first occupied by the Phoenicians. Subsequently, Sparta attacked in the town and made it its port. It should be noted that an awful earthquake smashed the whole town entirely in the 4th century BC. A huge number of damages, unfortunately, afflicted the ancient theatre, the temples which were dedicated to the Gods, and also the houses and the public buildings. Nevertheless, the small town managed to survive. Afterwards during
Ierapetra (meaning in Greek: Holy Stone) is located in the southeastern part of Crete and has an extremely important strategic position which controls the Cretan southern coast and the Libyan Sea. The town hosts around 13.000 inhabitants ( according to the 2001 census) and is a seaside town combined with an amazing beach exactly in its business centre. Ierapetra has always been an important financial and commercial centre of the island gifted a lot by nature. Today, it has been developed as the largest town of the southern Crete and as a major destination for incoming tourism. When someone visits
Patmos is an island dressed in the Aegean white and blue. It’s a blessed island with unique beauty. Patmos is a religious centre with a global interest thanks to the Cave of Revelation and the Patmos Monastery. The island of Patmos has been declared since 1999 as a Monument of the World Heritage by UNESCO. Also, it’s a very interesting touristic destination which gets away from the common Aegean islands as it combines a beautiful natural environment and gentle touristic development. In Patmos you will find everything need a visitor for a pleasant staying, as it has excellent modern facilities.