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Santorini Island

The island of Santorini or Thira belongs to the Cyclades. Located 128 nautical miles from Piraeus and it occupies 75.8 square miles. It is famous for its volcano which is the youngest volcano in Greece and the most active in Europe. Santorini is one of the great natural wonders of the world, the most fascinating landscapes in the world. Its landscape is the result of a massive volcanic eruption that happened probably around 1630 BC. The island has become one of the most popular holiday destinations worldwide, because of volcanic wild beauty and breathtaking sunsets from the top of the

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Tips for fishing in Greece

Fishing is a very interesting hobby of leisure time. Most of the people love to spend their time in catching fish. A number of fish species exist in this world with variation in size color etc. Some major groups of fish like trout may include certain species. Brook, Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brown, and Bull Trout are some of the species. These species vary in their size and body weight but the method to catch them is same. Greece is a land of mountains, rivers, green valleys and beautiful landscapes. There are certain coastal areas with charming fishing villages. These fishing villages

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Photographing archaeological sites in Greece

 Greece is a country of high mountains, dense forests and the sea. It is located by the Mediterranean Sea and boasts of innumerable beaches and ports that are worth visiting. However, Greece also boasts of many man-made marvels. These are the ancient architectural buildings and art objects that one can find in selected spots across Greece. These archaeological sites are always objects for photographing. Such Photographing archaeological sites in Greece is resorted to by tourists, students, scholars of art, archaeology, photography or history, business travelers and even the Greeks themselves. In fact, the travelers to Greece almost never visit the

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Top ten outstanding beaches in Greece

How do you select the ideal beach for you? Are you looking for activity and services or a peace and quiet atmosphere? The islands in Greece have beaches to cater to everyone’s taste. These beaches stand in the top ten beaches across the world. The interesting aspect of these beaches is that they have their own unique style and character. Most of the beaches are tiny and remote; perfect for the two of you. Read this guide to find the top ten beaches in the country. The well-known Greek islands have many appealing features. People are greatly drawn to these

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Peloponnese -The Beautiful region of the Greek mainland

The whole Greek region is famous for its tourism activities, however among them Peloponnese is a popular one among visitors and tourists. Due to its archaeological importance, it’s always been one of the most visited places by tourists and history lovers. Many imperative archaeological sites are held in this region, such as Epidaurus, Mycenae and Olympia. It has some striking worth seeing sites and beautiful resorts that attract the tourists towards them. When you look from the sky, the region geographically seems like a shape of a plane tree leaf and the most catching part of this region is that

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Dimitsana – Stemnitsa – Vytina

Dimitsana Dimitsana is an enjoyable medieval village which is built amphitheatrically in an altitude of 950m, on the top of two hills where begins the gorge of Lousios. This small area played a very important role during the Greek struggle for independence, against the Turkish rule. A Greek school which was constructed in 1764 was the ‘’incubator’’ for revolutionary ideas and plans leading to the uprising. This school ‘’born’’ two of the key-personalities of the growing revolution; Bishop Germanos of Patra and Gregory V the Patriarch. The last was hanged by the Turks in reprisal for the huge massacre of

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The island of Milos

Milos is the fifth biggest island of the Cyclades island complex in the south-western part of the Aegean Sea. The island is 86 nautical miles away from Piraeus and during the summer months, the transport is frequently. Its highest peak, Profitis Ilias, is about 751 meters above the sea level. Milos is a volcanic island which is reasonably hilly, with relatively low mountains and with low vegetation. The flora and fauna of Milos are quite rich with many rare species which are protected by the Natura 2000. The permanent residents of Milos are approximately 5000. Adamantas is the central port,

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Poros Island

If you are looking to enjoy your vacation on a beautiful Greek island, try out the island of Poros. It is located in the Saronic Gulf and is one of the most favourite place for people who want to spend their time relaxing on the beach. You can even plan to spend your weekend there as it will only take an hour to reach there from the port of Piraeus by ferry. The town of Poros The main harbour and the capital of the Poros Island is the Poros Town. The beautiful town is built on the slopes of the

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The location of Ancient Pylos

Ancient Pylos, as it’s reported by Pausanias, is in Koryfasio (6klm. at the northwestern part of the recent town) and was built and inhabited by the mythical Pylos, who came with the Leleges from the town of Megara. Later, they were expelled from Nyleas who came with the Pelasgians from the town of Iolcos in Thessaly and built a new town with the name ‘’Helian Pylos’’. After the Messenian War, Pylos declined until the 371BC when was rebuilt by Epaminondas giving it the name Koryfasio. Later the town was inhabited by the Romans (589BC), the Eurasian Avars who named it

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Siros Island

The main thing about this island is that it has everything a typical Greek island should have: beautiful beaches, restaurants and bars, while not losing its beauty because of too much tourism. The reason for this is that Syros is the administrative center of the Cyclades, there are naval yards (Neorio Syros), and the island’s economy is doing well enough so that residents are not dependent on tourism. Syros has also the very unusual feature for Greece, that half the population are Catholics. Although the island is basically barren, residents grow vegetables, make wine and herd animals. Also, the naval

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