Luxury and posh holidays in Greece

The definition of the word ‘’luxury’’ is something that you do not really need to live or survive, but is enjoyable, nice, or relaxing to have. It refers to products or services of a very high standard. It is often used to describe something extraneous or expensive, usually something that many people do not have, and use for leisure time. So, if you want to feel special choose for your holidays a luxury and posh destination. Luxury and posh holidays which respect themselves must include yachting, five stars hotels, suites and luxury villas. Greece is a destination which can offer

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The Writings of Homer Part 1 – Iliad

The ‘’Epics of Homer’’ are the most famous writings from the historical period of the Ancient Greece. These epics are two, Iliad and Odyssey. Homer is mentioned as author and there is only some contradictory and questionable information about him. The Iliad was written some decades before the Odyssey approximately in the 8th century BC and its name Iliad was inspired from the ancient name of the town and battlefield ‘’Ilion’’ (Troy). The Iliad is a heroic poem and is consisted of 15.693 verses and is separated in 24 parts (as the 24 characters of the Greek alphabet) known as

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Tips for travelling as a couple

Greece is a great destination if you wish to visit it as a couple. It is considered to be one of the most popular tourist destinations of the world. You can consider it as a great honeymoon destination also. It is a serene and calm place and far from the maddening crowd of your city. The mundane reality of the daily life is forgotten for some time and you put off from the humdrum of daily existence. If you have decided to enjoy Greece as a couple then surely you will never regret the decision in your entire life. You

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Travelling like a local in Greece

If you are planning to visit Greece for your holidays then you have made the best and the perfect choice. It is one of the top tourist attractions in the world. There is so much to explore and experience. Visit it with your family, your partner, your friends or go as a solo traveller. You will enjoy each and every part of Greece. In order to commence on your adventurous journey, you need to know every nook and corner of Greece. You have to get acquainted with the places and the streets. You have to possess the knowledge like a

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A brief description of the best Cycladic Islands

The Cyclades is a group of islands in the Southeast of mainland Greece and a former administrative zone of Greece scattered across the dazzling Aegean Sea. The islands associated within a round circle around the Delos Island are known as the Cyclades. The Cyclades consists of 39 islands around the sacred islands of Delos and among those 24 are inhabited. Almost all of the islands are based as the peak of submerged mountainous topography except the two which are volcanic islands like the Santorini (Thera) and Milos. The climatic condition of the Cycladic Islands is generally dry and mild. The

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The Importance of the Greek Alphabet

The Greek language and Greek script is not only the oldest in the world and Europe, as evidenced by their written monuments, but also the language and script of expression of the human spirit   the first   great moments of creation. The Greek alphabet is of paramount importance to world culture and writing, because it was used to record the most cultured and philosophical thought of the ancient world, which guides us today, It is the base not only the new Greek script, but a number of other writings, such writings  in Latin characters (English, Italian, French, German, etc.), the Slavic

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Holiday Travel Safety Tips

With the holiday travel season upon us, you have to be careful about advertising your away on vacation. Some simple steps can help to ensure your home will be the way you left when you arrive back from your travels.     Inform a good friend and trusted neighbor of your travel plans and ask them to watch your home while you are away. Have this neighbor also collect your mail and newspapers to reduce the exterior signs you are away.     Be cautious with a “vacation away message” on your home answering machine or voicemail. Incoming wrong numbers and advertising

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The ancient city of Vergina

To the west, southwest ends of the plain of Thessaloniki, at the northern edge of Pieria, east of Aliakmon river lie Vergina and Palatitsia, two neighboring villages that define the area of the town of Aiges, the Macedonians’ capital until the early fourth century BC and the area of the royal necropolis. The excavations started in 1861 by French archaeologist L. Heuzey and were continued from 1938 to today. The monumental palace, parts of the ancient city and its fortification, the theater and numerous Macedonian tombs were brought to light by the excavations. In parallel, north of the ancient city

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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

1.    The Great Pyramid The giant pyramid is the oldest of the seven wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one that survives up to this date. It was the tallest structure on earth and it was retained like this for its first 4,000 years. Royal tomb The Great Pyramid was built to become the grave of “Khufu”. He was one of the pharaohs, the kings of ancient Egypt. The tomb was completed around 2580 BC. He later built two more pyramids, one for his son and the other for his grandson and some smaller ones for their wives.

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The historic town of Nafplio

Nafplion or Nauplion is a city of Peloponnese, capital of Argolida and the main port of the eastern Peloponnese. It is one of the most picturesque cities, and was the capital of the newly formed Greek state in the years 1828 – 1833. Nafplion is known for Bourtzi, a small fort built on an island in the harbor, the Palamidi, a Venetian fortress that dominates the city, the Akronafplia (in Turkish Itch Kale), another Venetian fortress, built on the homonymous peninsula. According to Greek mythology, the site of the present city was founded by Nauplius. The site was fortified with

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