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Skiathos, the green island of Sporades

Skiathos, the green island of Sporades

The city of Skiathos is the only built-up area of the island. It is built on the southeastern tip of the island in a windless bay which separates the island of Bourtzi in two. It is a relatively new settlement, built in 1829 - 1830 on the site of the ancient city, on two hills situated at the edge of the sea. The ancient settlement was built in 800 BC. The large natural port of the modern city is ideal in shape and in location. This has been a basic element in regulating the life on the island both in the old and in the modern times.In the modern city of Skiathos, the houses are small and simple, with two floors in their majority and built amphitheatrically one next to the other. The streets are narrow without any typical planning apart from few parts in the city. Bourtzi is a small peninsula which separates the port of Skiathos in two. In the past it was a fort, which was established by the Gizi brothers who occupied Skiathos in 1207. It was surrounded by walls battlements and embrasures and on the left and right of the gate there were two round towers.


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Didimoticho, a border town

Didimoticho, a border town

Didimoticho is a beautiful city, built at the confluence of Evros and Erythropotamos rivers. According to the prevailing scenario, "Didymoticho" means "didymariko castle", ie two opposite located fortified cities (Roman Plotinopoli on the hill of Saint Peter, and the Byzantine City on the hill Calais). The town has about 9000 inhabitants and is located 95km northeast of Alexandroupolis. The city has many major attractions worth to see a visitor, such as the fortified Byzantine city, the Church of St. Catherine, the remains of large Vyzantine building.


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Aegina - A Jewel of the Saronic Gulf

Aegina - A Jewel of the Saronic Gulf

Because of the quantity of archeological findings, Aegina is undoubtedly a historical island with lots of sights to visit. During the day, you can swim, fish, give into sea sports, eat in taverns above the sea waves and in the evening you can go to the cafes, bars and night clubs of the island. Surely you will taste the famous peanuts of Aegina and the fresh fish and sea food.The island was first inhabited in the Neolithic Era. This is proven by the stone tools and many clay pots that were found in the settlements on Kolona hill and Messagros, which were established by former inhabitants from the Peloponnese. Around 2100 BC, at the time when the powerful first - Helladic centre of Lerna was in decline, a new population factor from the North appeared. These Middle Helladic people settled in Aigina which become a powerful outpost, defending Attica from sea raiders, but failing to develop into a naval power because of Minoan Cretes naval supremacy. The mountain - dwelling Dryopians, the predominant element in the population in the Late Helladic Era, founded a new settlement at Oros in Aigina and it is said that they have introduced the worship of Hellanian Zeus to southern Greece. In the end of 13th century BC, Aigina took part in the 10-year Trojan War, sending more ships than any other island of the Argosaronic Gulf. During the end of the Mycenean Era, Aigina, now great and powerful, was attacted by the Myceneans, who subjugated the inhabitants. In the middle of 7th century BC, the Calaurian Amphictyony, part of which became Aigina, appeared. At that time the island had close commercial ties with Epidaurus. Around 650 BC, the spark of development was given by the cut of the first silver coin in the Greek area, which established the standards. Aigina developed into a powerful economic and commercial center of Greece and was distinguished for its fine pottery. When, in the beginning of the 5th century BC, the Persian fleet sailed into the Aegean Sea, Aigina offered no resistance and voluntarily cooperated with the Persians, to prevent her commercial dealings with the ports of Asia Minor from being cut off. Aigina's rise was stopped when the Athenian fleet dominated the seas after the Persian Wars. When the Athenians learned, in 459 BC, that the Aiginetans wanted to ally themselves with the Corinthians, the two fleets fought at Cecryphaleia.


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Antiparos, a small Cycladic Paradise

Antiparos, a small Cycladic Paradise

Every year thousands of tourists visit these wonderful beaches. One can even discover small emerald coloured beaches which are unique in the Aegean. These are not the only unique beaches mentioned above. There are others which you can visit in combination with a mini cruise with fishing boats. In such a case one can enjoy the Pantieronisia, the small island of Despotiko famous for its archaelogical findings, the beach of Faneromeni, the one of Agios Spiridonas, the cave of Mastihari....all quiet and most beautiful.A cave with stalagmites and stalactites can't help being a natural wonder, and a sight to see. It is known that throughout history, people used it as a refuge until they started building houses, and later on as a place of worship. If finds dating back to the Stone Age had been discovered there, it also would have had some archaeological interest. Antiparos cave has a uniqueness, not only because of its enchanting stalagmites, which took thousands of years to form from water eroding the limestone, but also because of its strong connection with the history of the island. Ancient pots were discovered in the cave as well as a dedication to the goddess Diana. According to an inscription, one of the caves first visitors was Archilochos the Parian who was a great lyrical poet. The names of Macedonian generals can also still be seen. They conspired against Alexander the Great and found refuge in the Cave of Antiparos in order to hide themselves to save their lives.


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Kallithea hotels | a modern village for holidays in Halkidiki

Kallithea hotels | a modern village for holidays in Halkidiki

Located 51 km south of Polygyros, 90 km from Thessaloniki and 500 permanent residents, Kallithea village was founded in 1922 with the settlement of refugees from Asia Minor. Around mid-8th century BC, it wasbuilt a temple dedicated to the god Dionysus and the Nymphs, while in the following centuries and during the Roman period, there were built temples and monuments dedicated to the twelve gods.Kallithea is an attraction pole for thousands of tourists who come to enjoy beautiful beaches and unique archaeological finds, the most important of which include the Doric temple of Jupiter Ammon, the temple of Dionysus and the Nymphs, and the small church of St. Panteleimon with interesting murals. One of the most sought areas of the beautiful peninsula of Kassandra, where pine trees adorn the golden sandy beach, Kallithea is a modern commercial and cosmopolitan resort, which is characterized by large hotels and traditional guesthouses, along with a plethora of nightclubs and bars.


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Routes in Argolida - 1st Path

Routes in Argolida - 1st Path

Spiliotaki, sixteen km away from Argos City is a flat area with pastures, fertile hills and fields, cultivated with citrus and apricot trees. Situated next to the railway line, it is a wonderful 'balcony' on the cove of the Argolic Golf.


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Aristi Zagori

Aristi Zagori

Aristi constitutes one from the 44 villages of Zagoriou and is found hardly 44 km Northeast from Ioannina, few kilometres from the gorge of Vikos, in the heart of Zagori and the greatness of natural beauty of Pindos.In order to come to Aristi, you leave from Ioannina and you follow the national street Ioanninon - Konitsis. Two kilometres afterwards Kalpaki you follow the signs to Aristi, Papingo and ravine of Vikos.Aristi is one of the biggest and most beautiful villages of Zagori with the old mansions, the churches and the monasteries that testify the acne and the culture of village in the passage of time. With the view to Voidomati river, Aristi it constitutes base of operations for day-long excursions and tours.


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Andros - The Story of a multifaceted island

Andros - The Story of a multifaceted island

Τhe name of the island most probably originates from General Andros from Crete, legendary colonizer of the Minoan times. Archeological excavations prove the existence of developed settlements, dating back to Mycenaean times or even earlier. The island becomes historically known during the Geometric period (9th-7th century B.C.), as it is proved by traces of a settlement found in Zagora, at the south-western part of the island, close to Zaganiari. The capital of Andros island, during the classical times, was Paleopoli. The prosperity during that period is shown by the big production of coins. Relevant findings together with Hermes of Andros statue are exhibited in the Archeological Museum in Hora. In 7th century B.C. Andros island participated with Chalkideans to the colonization of Chalkidiki and coastal areas of Thrace in northern Greece.Andros, following with the rest Aegean islands the fate of continental Greece, consecutively fell under Roman, Frank and Ottoman occupation. Dating back to 11th century, Byzantine style churches are found around the island, like Taxiarchis in Ipsilou, Melida and Messaria and Kimisi Theotokou (Assumption) in Mesathouri. In the 14th century, the "Agias Monastery" (Zoodochos Pigi) was built near Batsi, while Agios Nikolaos monastery was founded in 1560 and rebuilt in 18th century. Panachrantou monastery was founded in mid-17th century. At Agia Triada (Holy Trinity) in Korthi, a school has been established in 1813, before the Greek War of Independence against the Ottomans. It was founded by Samuel Plasimis and it incorporates a separate building, serving as the teachers house and library. On May 10th, 1821, Theofilos Kairis declared the War of Independence, thus marking the starting point of the islands recent history, during which Andros reached the peak of its economic prosperity, thanks to its ships. It is worth noting that Andriot Dimitris Moraitis initiated Greece-North America line in the beginning of the 20th century, while Andros was in 1939 second to Piraeus regarding ship registration.


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