Hiking in Greece – Explore a rich past

Anyone who has been interested in history of mankind will not find a better place than Greece to get a first-hand experience of it. Whether the ancient beauty of Acropolis or the First World War remains all will attract serious and not so serious student into its aura. The best way for this exploration is finding the minute details scattered through the countryside and discovering them by chance. Hiking in Greece can bring anyone different pleasure than ever imagined. The islands that have mesmerised generations  by their exquisite patronage of arts, sculptures and philosophical thinking are bonuses when mixed with

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The most famous Greek Caves

Adapted to the natural environment for millions of years, most Greek caves are waiting with eternal patience to be explored. Greece is ranked first worldwide for its number of caves, which is largely due to the intense seismic activity. They are characterized according to their location and form The creation of a cave is mostly the result of a painstaking work of nature that lasts several million years. The underground waters of the earth contain acids that erode the limestone creating cavities. Formations that are created later as stalactites or stalagmites are limestone deposits on the walls of the cave.

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Tips for first-time skiers

Skiing is not a sport for everyone, there are many who simply won’t enjoy it. However, many people who try skiing once and then never again were not given a fair chance, because they were brought by a “friend” who probably made no serious effort to give them the basic information they needed to avoid being miserable. Here then is a list of advice for a new skier. It can also be used by would-be instructors to help you give a novice the best possible skiing experience. As a beginner, you should have reasonable expectations about your first day out.

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Rockland Mountain climbing in Greece

 While Greece has a lot from diving to surfing but there is another adventure sports which is highly popular in the islands of Greece. Greece is an idyllic place offering various terrains and courses for enthusiastic climbers and hikers. There are many isolated Rocky Mountains and vertical landscapes which attracts rock & mountain climbers from all corners of the world. Though many water based sports such as diving, surfing and snorkeling has been the main appeal of Greece, however in the recent times there has been an exponential growth in climbing and hiking activities. This is due to fact the

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Christmas in Greece

On Christmas Eve, children, especially boys, often go out singing ‘kalanda’ (carols) in the streets. They play drums and triangles as they sing. Sometimes the will also carry model boats decorated with nuts painted gold. Carrying a boat is a very old custom in the Greek Islands.If the children sing well, they might be given money or nuts, sweets and dried figs to eat.Christmas Trees are becoming more popular in Greece, but they aren’t traditional. Instead most houses will have a shallow wooden bowl with a piece of wire is suspended across the rim. A sprig of basil wrapped around

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How to eat when you go Hiking

Just like a car needs fuel to drive, so does the human body need food and drink to build up the energy needed to walk. The provisions you take with you will largely depend on your own preferences, the duration of the hike, and if you will be able to replenish your supplies along the way. In general, good planning and precautions can prevent serious nutrition problems. In this section, we will look at all aspects of good Hiking nutrition. Selecting your Foods Hiking Provisions – Outdoor Nutrition Selecting what food to take with you will depend on your plans.

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The best ski resorts in Greece

Parnassus Parnassus is one of the most impressive and beautiful mountains in Greece covered by countless fir trees. The visitor can experience breath-taking views of the Gulf of Corinth until the Gulf of Evia. The combination of the north-facing slopes and the altitudes normally ensures skiing well into April. The mountain is full of dense vegetation and rare natural beauty that attracts visitors all year round. The resort is open from December to early May, at an altitude of 1.600 to 2.250 meters at the locations Cellars and Fterolakka, Parnassus Ski Centre, the largest and finest organized ski centre of

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