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 villages of Elati – Pertouli

Following the uphill slopes Koziakas, 13 km after the gate at an altitude of 900 meters lies, Elati, the largest of the villages in the prefecture of Trikala and most tourist-oriented. The name of the village was Tyrna, until 1955. You can hear the locals still calling the village with that name. It is speculated that the village was founded after the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Built literally in the green, Elati now has all those facilities and standards to stand up as a “first line” tourist destination. It offers the visitor a unique natural environmental beauty, hospitality, accommodation

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The town of Arahova

Arachova, an ornament on the ridges of Parnassus, in close proximity to Delphi is known by its ski centers and its nightlife. Arachova is a traditional picturesque town located high up on the slopes of Mount Parnassos. It is famous for its spectacular scenery, the beautiful landscapes, the peculiar architecture, its healthy climate and its entertaining night life. Only a couple hours away from Athens and next to some of the best skiing in Greece, this old town has become a modern ski resort with the latest winter sports equipment available. Also ideal for a cool summer vacation away from

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Lake Kerkini

Just 40 kilometres away from the northern town of Serres in Greece and 100 away for the co-capital Thessaloniki, there is one of the most beautiful wetlands in the country and this is Kerkini lake. The unique place is declared as a National Park and is part of the Ramsar Convention. Also, the lake it is among the ten Greek wetlands which have international importance. Lake Kerkini is an artificial lake which started being constructed in 1932 in the waters of Strymonas which is one of the biggest Greek rivers. In the place, the visitor can explore a wonderful landscape

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Olympus, the mountain of gods

   The Olympus Mountain is located between the prefecture of Pieria (Macedonia) and the municipality of Peraivia (Thessaly). These areas are ancient and share the mountainous mass and the borderlands on Olympus. The dazzling and magnificent picture of the Olympus Mountain must be sealed in the memory of the prehistoric man who lived at its foot. A lot of heroic poems and songs which have been rescued thanks to oral tradition are written by Homer during the 8th century BC. For Homer, Olympus was the center of the Greek religious consciousness, the residence of the ancient gods, with Zeus sitting

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Plastira Lake

The Plastira lake lies 25km west of Karditsa, at an altitude of 800m. It is 325km away from Athens and 250km. from Thessaloniki, marking the one of the most easily accessible destinations in Greece. The scenery is breathtaking and the beautiful lake is surrounded by tall verdant mountains. The area is considered a “paradise” for nature lovers as it provides the opportunity for hiking , fishing , training in all kinds of mountain sports and walks in the woods. The main motivation to travel there is to get somewhere to escape, even temporarily, from the routine, constraints and stress of

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The villages of Zagoria

From the Slavic word meaning “behind the mountains,” Zagoria constitute a unique residential, historical and cultural unity of 46 villages north of the basin of Ioannina. They are located between  Gamila and Mitsikeli Mountains as well as the Aoos River, part of the massive Pindus Mountain Range that stretches from North-West  to Central Greece. They are  geographically  divided into three sections: the Central, West and East Zagori with twenty, ten and sixteen villages respectively. Many rivers flow through the Pindus Mountains and in spring, the melting snow makes them dangerous to cross. Bridges were essential for keeping trade routes open

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The village of Kalavryta

Kalavrita is one of the best holiday destinations to visit in winter. The atmosphere and terrain are ideal for skiing, making this  place perfect for people that want to go on a ski holiday. The ski resort of Kalavrita is complete with the essential skiing gears and equipment. It also has eight ski lifts and thirteen ski runs with different levels of difficulty. The resort center offers night skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and paragliding. There are three ski schools available as well. It is open between December and April and  suitable for expert or novice skier, as courses can easily be

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The city of Ioannina

Ioannina is the biggest city of Epirus and the capital city of the prefecture. Built on the bank of Lake Pamvotis in 500 m altitude, it fascinates everyone with its beauty and its warm atmosphere. It is a lively city of 100.000 inhabitants, which carries a history of centuries. Each alley and square, each part of the city echoes its great tradition. It is a city that combines everything . There are important sights for those who want to combine travel and culture. There is the lake with its island surrounded by the mountains for those who like nature and

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Prespes Lakes

The lakes of Prespes lie on the borders of three countries, Greece, Albania and the Republic of Skopje. A vast 300 square kilometers plateau  lies west of the mountains of Varnounta, east of Mount Vrontero north of the green slopes of Mt Triklario and south of the usual snowy mountains of Albania and the Republic of Skopje. The Great Prespa Lake, the largest lake in the Balkans, lies at an altitude of 853m. and has a maximum depth of 50m. It covers an area of 288 sq. km, of which 37 belong to Greece. A narrow neck of land, 5

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