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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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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Kalavrita, The Agia Lavra Monastery

The Holy Monastery of Agia Lavra is located 5 kilometers southwest of the town of Kalavrita. Upon delivery and data available, the history of the monastery begins during the times of the Byzantine Emperor Nikiforos Fokas. The monastery was founded by the monk Eugenius who got there from Mount Athos. It started being built in 961 at Palaiomonastiro (west of the current location). With the passage of time the monastery grew both on physical infrastructure and manpower. At its best it had gathered 960 monks. During the Turkish occupation it was a center of national action. Burned in 1585 by

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Kalavryta: Vouraikos gorge with Odontotos rack railway

Kalavryta and the surrounding area are a touristic resort throughout the year. It’s a land with history and incomparable natural beauties. For thousands of years, the Vouraikos River starts its journey from Kalvryta, runs through the homonymous gorge and is poured at Diakopto into the Corinthian Gulf. Odontotos rack railway or cog railway is considered as the most impressive train trip in Balkans. This route starts from the seaside town Diakopto and ends in Kalavryta, the mountainous area of the North-western Peloponnese. The entire route is parallel with the route of the Vouraikos River, the most through the gorge. Because

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The village of Metsovo

The Municipality of Metsovo consists of the municipal districts of Metsovo, Anilio, Anthochori and Votonosi. The mountainous terrain consists of strong elevations while many species of the flora and fauna find refuge in the dense forests. The area has a rich hydrographic network. Here rises the Aoos river, which flows to the north and through Albania into the Adriatic Sea and has created the homonym artificial lake, the Arachthos river that flows to the south and ends up to the Gulf of Amvrakikos, the Pineios river etc. The continental climate brings a long and hard winter with heavy rain- and

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The summit of Kaimaktsalan

The term Boras or Kaimaktsalan (name of the mountain which means white top) is the third highest mountain of Greece at an altitude of 2,524 m. The Kaimaktsalan rises along the Greek-Yugoslav border, while the largest part  of the Greek section belongs to the prefecture of Pella. The mount Boras attracts nature lovers and hikers, as well as thousands of skiers who visit the modern facilities of Ski Center Boras, while the Greek skiing national team and most ski schools  start their preparation there. The Ski Center-Bora Kaimaktsalan is 45 km from the beautiful city of Edessa and grows in

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The town of Karpenisi

In the central part of Greece there is a remote area known as Karpenisi. Karpenisi is a small town, situated in a valley area of the Karpenisiotis River, a tributary of the Achelous and the Megdova Rivers. The area around Karpenisi is mountainous while farmlands are mainly in valley areas. Mount Tymfristos lies to the north elevating at nearly 2,315 m. Another mountain dominates the south. Karpenisi is a popular destination, especially during winter. The town has an alpine-village feel to it, with chalet-style lodgings mixed in among its churches, tavernas and bakeries. The traditional architecture has been preserved intact

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