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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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 town of Gythio

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

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Ierapetra in Crete

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

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Hydra Island

Hydra is an island in the Saronic Gulf. It is an extremely picturesque, aristocratic and cosmopolitan island. The island is famous for its natural beauty, the vibrant life and receives every year a large number of visitors. It owes its name to the abundant waters, gushing from the springs that had been there in antiquity. The town of Hydra is built in the middle of the northern coast, at the head of a closed bay surrounded by bare, rocky mountains. The visitors who approach it are first struck by the sight of a tall and imposing mansion overlooking the harbor

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The island of Ios

Ios is a beautiful small island in the Aegean Sea and belongs to the Cyclades Islands complex. The island is famous for its intense nightlife and it’s a loved destination especially for the young people. Ios has the typical form of a Cycladic island as it has golden sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, the traditional ‘’Chora’’ where you can see the white houses with the blue windows and a rocky ground. In such a small island there is a total of 365 churches, one for every single day of the year. Ios is the island which according to Herodotus  the

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Beaches of Halkidiki

The region of Halkidiki (Chalkidiki) is situated in Northern Greece, southeast of Thessaloniki. Halkidiki is a majestic place that attracts thousands of visitors every year, due to its splendid features. Throughout the region there is a great amount of natural beauty; indeed it is one of the most verdant areas in Greece, while it also has many springs, lakes and coves. Halkidiki’s main attractions, though, are its stunning beaches, some of which practically flow into lush green forests. Halkidiki villages are very picturesque and have an intense traditional character, whether they are on rolling hillsides or by the seaside. Kassandra,

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