Ancient Greek Ships – The Ancient Greek Trireme

The ancient Greek trireme was a successor of triakontoros and pentekontors ancient Greek ships and the ancestor of the Roman trireme and of almost all other known downstream vessels, namely the Byzantine Corvette, the corvette and the galley (late 18 century AD). It was first built by the Corinthian shipbuilders as a successor of the Pentekontors and the bireme ancient Greek ships. Its construction was headed by the shipbuilder Ameinoklis, who solved the problem of putting three rows in the limited space available to the ancient Greek bireme (7th century BC). Pentekontors was already a ship with amazing capabilities and

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10 Reasons to go on a Cruise to Greece

A cruise ship is like a resort at sea with all the services that can offer you a resort and many more! In fact, cruises have a higher percentage of satisfied travelers than any other kind of travel. Also, a cruise in a country like Greece can be a really successful choice for your holidays as you will have the opportunity to visit more of its beautiful islands and coasts just in one trip without need of transport and the most important with lower cost. The past year over 4.780.000 travelers chose to go on a cruise in Greece. So

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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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Angelokastro Corfu

Angelokastro is one of the most vital Byzantine Castles within Greece. It is situated on the Corfu island at the highest peak of island’s beach within northwest coast close to Palaiokastritsa, which is particularly built on the rocky and precipitous terrain. It is based on thousand ft. on the steep cliff over the beautiful sea.  As per the survey of the City of Corfu as well as mountains of the Greek mainland it stands towards the southeast as well as a large area of Corfu to the northwest and northeast.  However, the origin of this name is never cleared as

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What to eat when in Greece

Greek food and kitchen Food is almost a philosophy for the Greeks. They always knew that what makes a perfect meal is not only food but also some good company. Food at a friendly dinner is often prepared according to the tastes of the guests in mind, the main dishes are depending on taste, fried, boiled or roasted, light or heavy, and often the wine has been carefully chosen. In Greece, eating at restaurants and taverns is still an ideal treat. Today, in many parts of Greece especially in large urban centers, tables for various celebrations, family celebrations, weddings and christenings

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14 Tips for Safe Swimming

1. Do not move away from the shore by swimming when you know you are not a good swimmer. Consider that the return is more tedious. On sandy beaches do not swim outside the monitoring area bounded by red buoys beyond which the cruisers are allowed to move. 2. Do not swim alone or at night when you do not have visual contact with your swimming partner. 3. Never swim on a full stomach. Do not enter the water if at least 3 hours have gone by from the time you consumed your last meal. On the other hand, avoid

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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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