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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The Best Islands of Dodecanese

Karpathos, choose it for its offering activities Karpathos is small but can offer a great variety of landscapes, a fact which makes the island perfect for outdoor pursuits; world-class surfing beaches, roads with beautiful hills ideal for cycling and shimmering and crystal blue waters for swimming and snorkeling. Also, the lovers of walking fall in love with Karpathos. There are more than 248 kilometres of hiking paths, but there are at least another 250 kilometres of trails which are no existed on any map. Karpathos is full of breath-taking nature. Olive groves with cool shade, mountains full of rich forests,

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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 Castle of Methoni

Methoni is a village in Messenia of Greece and is the perfect place to have a well earned vacation. With the beautiful breathtaking sandy beaches, restaurants, taverns, hotels and its historical castle the village is one of the leading tourist destinations and it’s no wonder the industry dominates other sectors such as agriculture which comes second. Located just a short drive from the beautiful town of Pylos, the castle of Methoni is a magical sight to behold. Standing mighty and high imposing its unending glory, this Venetian styled castle covers a vast area of land as it overlooks the sea.

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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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The island of Lemnos

The island of Lemnos is not a usual tourist place but it is much more. The island offers everything a visitor could ask for, from more than hundred amazing golden beaches, combined with clear sapphire waters which create a unique difference with the wild but amazingly beautiful landscape, to plenty of archaeological sites and picturesque villages. The morphology and geography of Lemnos is stunning with its strange capes and the underwater caves like the famous Cave of Philoctetes. Having successfully kept its traditional beauty and charm, Lemnos can give you a guaranteed refreshing holiday time. It is very easy to

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The Prehistoric town of Knossos

The Greek myths tell us stories about King Minos, the labyrinth and the Minotaur. All this actually took shape only in this century with the discovery of the palace from which Minos ruled. The location of Knossos lies 5 km south of Heraklion, Crete. With the complex plan passes, staircases and hidden rooms, the palace could be named as maze, like the one Minotaur lived in. In reality the ruins are the remnants of a typical complex, with houses and a governor, whose people showed great interest in painting the walls with bright colors and sophisticated hydraulics. Such features make

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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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