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Samos, a charming island

Samos, a charming island

Samos is in the East part of the Aegean Sea, close to the Asia Minor coastline. To the East of Samos is Turkey and Asia Minor, from which Samos is separated by the “Eptastadio” channel, (called Dar Bogaz in Turkish) whish is only 1650 meters wide at its narrowest point. To the North is the chersonese of Erythrea (Turkey), Northwest is Chios Island, west and southwest is Ikaria and the Fournoi islands and to the South are the islands of the Dodecanese. The ones closest to Samos are Agathonisi, Arkoi and Patmos.The population of the island is 33814 inhabitants (2001 census), and its capital is Samos Town. Samos is a mountainous island and it has two high mountains. The first one is rough and rocky Kerkis (or Kerketeus) with a height of 1443 meters and the second is verdant and fertile Ambelos (or Karvounis) with a height of 1160 meters.The Samian climate is mild, healthy and pleasant, cool during the summer and warm in the wintertime. North wind is the prevailing wind in Samos and during summer it blows almost constantly cooling the island. South winds, that carry most of the rain, blow mainly during the winter period along with the rest of the winds. Sunshine on the island is one of the longest in Greece, since, for a semester and possibly more, during the summer period, there is hardly a cloud in the sky. Even the most demanding visitor will love Samos. Apart from natural beauties, it has important archaeological sights and museums, where you will see treasures of the island’s cultural inheritance. Residents of Samos with their unique culture and hospitable feelings, contribute in creating the best memories from your vacation in this enchanting island. Samos’ tourist infrastructures satisfy all financial demands. You will find modern hotel units and luxurious complexes of rooms to let for every wallet. And as for entertainment, Samos is once again the leader. Clubs stay open until next morning and make spirits high.


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Tolo, a charming seaside resort

Tolo, a charming seaside resort

The majestic Tolo is one of the most cosmopolitan parts of Greece and is one of the major tourist resorts. It is an auxiliary port of Nafplion - from Byzantine times already - that followed the fate of passing through the hands of the Franks, Venetians and Ottomans. The well-protected bay of the safe harbor will be the starting point of the campaign of the chief of coalition forces - the Venetians, Germans and Poles - Vice Admiral Morosini to capture the occupied by Turkish Nafplio. After the success of the campaign and by 1718 the region fell back into the hands of the Turks, Tolo will be used as the substation of the Venetian fleet.With the liberation from the Turks, and resolution of the Governor Kapodistrias, sections of land in the bay of Tolo will be allocated to Cretan fighters who were forced to leave their island and take refuge in Free Greece. The natural beauty of the bay and the peace which fills the visitor, the beautiful surrounding landscape, will transform the once fishing village into a modern tourist resort with hotels around forty total capacity of 7000 beds! Situated almost on the beach, Tolo, with the traditional tavernas and international restaurants, small bars and big clubs, comfortable hotels and shady campings, and with a highly developed market, is offered for both family vacations and fun for young because here you will find one of the most well-organized water sports beaches. For a romantic stroll through the adjacent Kastraki is necessary, the village that inspired George Seferis with the ruins of ancient Assini found by Swedish archaeologists excavations, while the environmentalists will find their paradise on the island Psili with countless Young Seagulls.


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Elati Zagori

Elati Zagori

Elati is one of the Zagorochoria village and is located 30 km from Ioannina city, 310 km from Thessaloniki and about 450 Km from Athens.Elati is characterized by its amfitheatric order in the mountain Mitsikeli. It is surrounded by forests and mountains, with enough altitude making its climate excellent!The short distance from the city of Ioannina makes Elati easily accessible from the big city, while its position allows the visitor to discover many nearby villages.


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Monodendri Zagori

Monodendri Zagori

Monodendri is one of the most beautiful villages of Zagori, built 1060 metres above the sea level, 39 km from Ioannina.It was named after a very big fir-tree which was situated there until 1840.Until 1753 it was a settlement which consisted of three quarters (Vitsa, Ano Mahalas, Agios Georgios).Nowadays, Monodendri is an attraction pole for all the visitors from Greece or abroad the whole year round.


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Piraeus, the largest port in Greece

Piraeus, the largest port in Greece

Piraeus is situated in the west of the district of Attica, about 5 km from the centre of Athens. Much of Athens's industry is located at Piraeus and the city is a major settlement. The port is a busy transit location for both goods and passengers. Ferries for the islands of Greece leave from the port and it is connected to Athens by the metro line.The area on which Piraeus stands has been inhabited since 2600 BC. The city was originally planned by the architect Ippodamos from Melos, and was built in the 5th century BC. Wall defences were built around the port 493–79 BC. Later, Pericles completed the fortification by building the Makra Teichi (the Long Walls) which protected both sides of the road between Athens and Piraeus. The area went into a state of decline from 395 BC onward, and was only revived in the early 19th century AD. In the intervening period the port was rarely used, except by pirates and invading enemies. The recovery of Piraeus began in 1829, and in 1834 the port was rebuilt using the original plans. During World War II, the port suffered extensive damage from both German, and subsequently Allied, bombing of the harbour and the boats moored in it. When the occupying German army left Piraeus they attempted to blow up the port on their retreat; resulting in its near-destruction. Beautiful Neoclassic buildings, hopefully some of them have been saved, are standing out with their prominence and brightness. Yet these ones among them, which have been reconditioned, are standing firm, proud like, ringed with the glamour of another past. The most distinguished among them is the Municipal Theatre of Piraeus, built in 1884, designed by John Lazarides. It is really an architectural jewel of Piraeus. The building of Ernest Chiller (German architect), built in 1876 which is found at Alexandra square, the Chatzikyriakio orphanage for girls, built in 1883, the N.A.T. office building, the Nursing House of Piraeus, the old Post Office, the building of Metro Station, the summer resort of drink maker Metaxa, the building of the French institute (home of C. Strigos) and a lot of other old buildings at Kastella.


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Skala Potamias Beach Thassos

Skala Potamias Beach Thassos

One of the most famous and cosmopolitan beach is Thassos is Skala Potamia. It covers an expanse of several kilometers and joins with the Golden Beach as a beach in East Thassos.Hotels, rooms and apartments in Skala Potamia are spaced along the beach so guests can reach the beach from any accommodation in Skala Potamias stay.The fun takes fire in the night stairs river where many bars, clubs and restaurants await you, with all sorts of music to entertain you.


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Chania, a city that combines everything

Chania, a city that combines everything

The prefecture of Chania is the westernmost of the four prefectures of Crete feature the White Mountains. The city of Chania, which is the capital of the prefecture, is famous for its beautiful and organized beaches. Visitors will find easily accommodation near the sea, as there are many hotels in the area. Quite popular in Chania are the beaches of Nea Chora, Chrisi Akti, Agion Apostolon, Agia Marina, Platanias, Geraniou, Kissamos, Balos, Falassarna of Elafonisos, Palaiochora, Sougia, Loutrou, Frangocastello, Sfakia, Marathi, Kalives, Georgioupolis, Kavros and Almyrida. But from the first moment in Chania, the visitor will be impressed because of the large number of buildings, monuments and great history. It is worth visiting the old town situated on the hill of Kastelli, around the Venetian harbor with its many picturesque streets and architecture showing the influence of foreign invaders. The Minoan civilization left a legacy of magnificent tombs, pottery and interesting objects from various periods.In the past, in the city lived people of different nationalities, culture and religion (Catholic and Orthodox Christians, Jews and Muslims) influenced and shaped the culture and the arts. Chania attracts not only lovers of history, but also is suitable for those who prefer alternative tourism, such as water sports, climbing in ideal surroundings (beautiful forests, canyons, caves) and religious tours to numerous churches and monasteries. Also, rural tourism has been developed with accommodation and restaurants in Chania to participate actively. Of course, for those who just want to enjoy the sun and sea with all amenities there are available hotels in Chania that can fulfill all the desires of the guests during their stay in the island. Today, especially Chania is identified as a cosmopolitan city during the summer months with theatrical performances, musical evenings, art exhibitions organized in Chania and interesting cultural events. Moreover, are taking place the international sport games "Venizeleia" and the celebration of the Nautical Week.


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Kefalonia, an island with a long history

Kefalonia, an island with a long history

Kefalonia has been inhabited in an organized manner since the 10th century B.C. According to the historian Thoukidides, as early as the 5th century B.C. it was divided into four distinct and autonomous states that comprised the "Kefalonian Tetrapolis" (Sami, Krani, Palli, and Pronnoi). The names of the four city-states, according to myth, were derived from the names of mythical Kefalos four sons. Significant findings from archeological excavations in the area prove that it has been inhabited since prehistoric times and that it was an important Mycenaean Center. Excavations to date point to Kefalonia as the undisputable center of the Mycenaean Era in the western island region of Greece. This reasonably associates the island with the ongoing archeological research for the geographical location of Homeric Ithaca. Findings at the Drakena Cave in Poros prove human existence at least 6000 years B.C. and use of the cave as a place of worship.The most significant archeological find however is located at Bortzi near Tzanata village. It is a vaulted tomb of the Mycenaean Era that was excavated by archeologist L. Kolonas in 1992. The tomb has a diameter of 6,80 m. and is the largest and best preserved such tomb in western Greece. The excavation finds include seals, pottery, golden jewelry and copper tools. The discovery of the tomb proves the existence of a significant Mycenaean Center and strengthens the argument that this was the location of Homeric Ithaca. Other significant sites of archeological interest include the Temple of Apollo or Poseidon on the location of St. Georges chapel in Skala dated to the 6th century B.C., and the Roman Villa in Skala with its fabulous mosaic floors. Like the rest of the island, southeastern Kefalonia came to know many conquerors in the course of its history: Romans, Francs, Venetians, Russians, Turks, French, and the British - until 1864 when Kefalonia along with the other Ionian Islands was reunited with Greece.


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