The city of Athens has long played an influential role in the world. The city has a significant and interesting history, as it is Europe’s historic capital as well as the capital of modern Greece. The city has been occupied by many conquerors throughout the centuries and many of these erected stunning monuments. Today the city is a bustling, modern metropolis, but charming historical features lie just below the surface. The historic city centre has been turned into a large pedestrian zone that provides access to many of the main archaeological parks, including the temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Ar... More
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Central Greece, called by the Greeks Sterea Ellada, is a large geographical area which, as the name says, is centrally located in Greece. The surface of the Sterea Ellada is approximately 25000 sq kms. Central Greece is the place where heart of true Greece beats while being enchanted by the variations of its landscape. Historical landmarks and monuments, stone built settlements, the Oracle of Delphi, exciting hiking trails, national parks, ski resorts; beaches with turquoise waters, traditional customs and flavours all tell the story of one of the most beautiful regions in Greece. The central Greece region also... More
The largest island in Greece, Crete is a little country in itself. Home to glorious beaches, impressive landscapes and traces of magnificent civilizations, Crete boasts a scenic interior, with the Samaria gorge, and a rich gastronomic culture. Crete, the largest of the Greek islands and the fifth biggest island in the Mediterranean, lies 318 kilometres south of Athens' port, Piraeus. Rimmed by more than 1000 kilometres of coastline, it combines dramatic mountains with deep rocky gorges and blissful golden sand beaches. The most southerly outpost of Europe, its south coast extends to the Libyan Sea, looking to... More
Rugged mountains, hidden bays, traditional villages, natural beauty and exhilarating activities meet the myriad faces of Epirus. In Epirus the people seem to blend in with the land. One will meet a different Greece at this crossroads of civilisations and landscapes in Western Greece, between the Pindos mountain range and the Ionian Sea. Mountain peaks, gorges, rare plants and animals, lakes, rivers and indented sandy beaches complement the ancient ruins of Dodoni and dozens of mediaeval castles, monasteries, arched bridges and stone built traditional villages. The destinations are many and varied, creating a wide... More
Olympia is one of the most significant archaeological sites in the country. Olympia was the home to first ancient Olympic Games, which consisted of members representing each Greek city state in several athletic competitions. The Ancient Stadium in Olympia provides visitors with the opportunity to imagine what it might have been like to observe or even participate in the original games. Near the stadium, the ancient Greeks constructed a sanctuary to Zeus. Other interesting sites include the palaestra and the workshop of Phedias and the Archaeological Museum. The nearby village offers a range of amenities for touri... More
Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece and also is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Thessaloniki offers the cosmopolitan culture and energy of a big city with the friendly ambience and charm of a smaller town. It's a wonderful destination to experience the real Greece without the crowds and congestion of Athens. This delightful city has an impressive multiethnic heritage, influenced by the different civilizations that have left their mark, including the Romans, Venetians and Ottoman Turks. Visitors are awed by the ancient ruins, Byzantine churches and the world class arc... More
Thessaly is one of the thirteen administrative divisions of Greece. It is located in the central part of the country. In the past, during the Mycenaen period it was known as Aeolia. Enjoy Thessaly, a region of sheer beauty with mountains, rivers, beaches, the Sporades Islands complex, the popular Plastira Lake, Tempi valley and last but not least the unique Meteora, the most photogenic spiritual site in Greece. Archaeological areas, Byzantine monasteries and churches, traditional settlements and ski resorts complete the fascinating natural beauty of Thessaly and make it a popular holiday destination. The peninsul... More