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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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Kallithea hotels with half board offers

Kallithea hotels with half board offers

In our tourist guide you will find offers from hotels and apartments in Halkidiki. The offers come directly from the accommodation of Halkidiki and is attractive to stay on your summer holidays in Halkidiki.


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Alonissos - The Story of a Βeautiful island

Alonissos - The Story of a Βeautiful island

Today Alonissos took this name in the early years of the liberation of Greece and is not the same as the ancient Alonissos. The island in ancient times was called Ikos, while the neiborhood island  to the north, Kyra Panagia, was probably called Alonissos by the ancient Greeks. The island's history is lost in the Paleolithic era, when it is probable that it was connected to the other islands and Thessaly. Tradition says that Cretans led by the mythical hero Stafilos made colonies in Peparithos (current Skopelos) and Iko. This colonisation became in the 16th century BC during the Minoan naval in the Aegean Sea. In that time, begins the cultivation of olives and vines. The Minoan colony takes later a Mycenaean character. The Mycenaean city is located in today Kokkinokastro, on the east coast of the island. At the end of the Mycenaean era, on the island come the father of Achilles, Peleus, and stays until the end of his life. According to tradition, in the island was found the tomb of Peleus. Historically, however, it is clear that in the geometric times is found Iko under the authority of Dolopes. The Dolopes appeared to be a part of the great race of the Pelasgians. After a period of time, they became dangerous and evil pirates of the Aegean. To deal with them, later, the Athenian fleet under the command of Cimon moved to the island, who routed them and annexed the islands to Athens. Thus, in 476 BC, the island joins the first Athenian Alliance. In the classical era, Ikos must have two cities (the geographer Skylax, 5th century BC, called it dipolin). At that time the island is famous for the cultivation of vines and fine wine. The wine was exported in jars, which are one of the two handles bearing the inscription IKION. At this time it appears that the location of the island is very important. This is confirmed by the number of ancient shipwrecks, which have been identified in the region. This important position has made the island base of the Athenian fleet struggles against Philip. In 190 BC the island was conquered by the Roman fleet. We have almost no information for the history of Iko until the capture of Constantinople by the Franks in 1204 AD, when the island and the adjacent islands came into possession of the Franks. Along with Skopelos, Alonissos is an alternating conquerors. After the conquest of Constantinople by the Turks in 1453, the islands were obtained by the Venetians. They remained Venetian until 1538, when the Turkish fleet under Barbarossa Chairedin imposed on the Turkish authorities. During the revolution of 1821 and the first years of liberalization of the Greek nation, the Greeks resorted to Alonissos from various parts of Greece. They, along with the natives of the island, compose the present population of Alonissos.


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Limenaria Beach in Thassos

Limenaria Beach in Thassos

Limenaria beach is excellent, sandy and its crystal clear waters ly in Limenaria village as a small paradise destination. You will find in Limenaria hotels, rooms, studios, apartments and camping for families. Enjoy the sandy beaches Limenaria Thassos and enjoy the caress of the sun on your summer holiday in Thassos.


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Sivota Thesprotia, a beautiful seaside village

Sivota Thesprotia, a beautiful seaside village

Sivota is a picturesque little fisherman's village, situated 25 klm south of the harbor city Igoumenitsa and 25 klm north of the known city of Parga. The prefecture to which Sivota belongs is called Thesprotia, one of the most distant parts at the northwest of the country. 91 percentage of the prefecture is covered with mountains, through which the rivers Kalamas and Acherontas flow calmly on most days. The wild and hard on its residents environments is filled with canyons and rocks and forests and wildlife, offering an impressive and majestic view to its visitors. The local economy is based on agriculture, animal breeding, trade and tourism. The harbor of Igoumenitsa is the largest source of income for the area, which counts for approximately 45.ooo citizens.Thesprotia is a place filled with remainders of its rich history. The first Greek tribes to settle in Thesprotia were the Thesprotians, from which the area took its name, in 2000 b.C. One thousand years later, the Molossoi settled in the area, and from the 8th to the 6th century b.C. the Corinthians, the Ileians and the Kerkyraioi founded colonies in the area. At this time, the area knows its blossoming. The first copper coins were cut, a written language was used and the Common of the Thesprotians was founded, with its capital first at Elea and then at Gitani. Unfortunately, during the last two prechristian centuries, Thesprotia became familiar with destruction by a number of different exogenous factors, especially by a variety of Roman armies. Through Pax Romana new wealthy settlements were founded, Foiniki and Ladochori, only to be raided by German and Slavic tribes at the end of the 4th century A.C. Residents of the area were driven to naturally fortified positions, meaning the hard mountains of the area. Thesprotia, due to its strategic position, was the victim of wargames for years to come. It lost its shores from the Venetians, which were the rulers of the whole area at that time, at the end of the 4th century A.C. Parga, Fanari and Sagiada were created during that time. Igoumenitsa, Paramithia and Osdina were created in the After Byzantine times, in the 13th and 14th century. These cities, after their subjection to the Turks, flourished in trade and continuously struggled against the Turks, most known examples, Dionysos the Skylosophos and the villagers of Souli. After centuries of struggle, invasions, trouble and war, the Greek army finally liberated Thesprotia on the 23rd of February 1913. Consistent to its history, Thesprotia is filled with monuments of all periods of its existence, more information at recreation. Cultural Tourism, Thesprotia has a rich tradition throughout the centuries and is reflected in all parts of the area through monuments of all periods.Many sites are worth visiting, especially if one considers their significance in the Greek history. Castles at Ligia, the 3 castles situated south of river Kalamas are considered to be a colony of Corfu. Excavations have shown the existence of a small altar, a water deposit and military facilities. Elea, ancient village, city of Eleatis, founded in the 4th century B.C., first capital of Thesprotia. Now one can see parts of the walls surrounding the village. Excavations have shown a shrine, a public building, storage areas and part of a theatre. Fanoti, ancient village with castle, at the situation Ntoliani. Surrounded by walls. Elina, Ruins of an ancient village were found above Karavostasi beach and are said to be ancient Elina, capital of Thesprotians. Village protected by walls. Gitani or Titani, second most ancient capital of Thesprotians, blossomed in during the Hellenistic period. Ruined in 167 B.C. by the Romans. Excavations show parts of the city walls, two public buildings, a shrine, private homes, part of the theatre of the city and an ancient market. Thesprotia hosts approximately 16 convents of historical significance, with the oldest one dating the beginning of the 10th century and the oldest dating to the middle of the 19th century. Traditional settlements can be found in the area of Margariti and Paramithia. The area offers a large variety of alternative activities, mostly sports and nature visiting. The main natural attractions of the area are the following: Kalamas River and Kalamas delta, the river was used in the ancient days as a trade route. At it shores many important cities were established, as Ligia, Gitani, Fanoti. Today the river is a place of exquisite natural beauty and has a very important ecological significance. The area is protected, since it hosts a large variety of flora and fauna, including rare or endangered species. Kalamas Canyon, protected nationally and internationally area, hosts many variances of birds. Waterfalls, near Katarraktis or Gliziani, waterfalls that impressed many visitors of the last century, including Lord Byron. Theogefiro, natural bridge made of large rocks, used as water crossing for many years. Situated at Lithino village. Acheron River and Canyon, location of exceptional natural beauty, protected area on national and international level. Mountain Mourgana and Mountain Gorillas, filled with forests and traditional villages. One can visit the cultural museum of Tsamantas and the convent of Kamitsiani. Gorillas can be accessed through Paramithia. Activities, Canyoning at Acheron River, 4 to 5 hours route. Horse riding at Mesovouni Margariti. Sailing, from Igoumenitsa. Canoe Kayak and Rafting at Kalamas River, 3 to 5 hours, depending on route chosen. Diving, from Sivota, training offered.


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Leros, the island of Goddess Artemis

Leros, the island of Goddess Artemis

The island of Leros is located in the north Dodecanese, a few miles south of the island of Patmos, while in the south is separated by a relatively narrow sea passage with the island of Kalymnos. The geographical terrain is punctuated by small hills and countless bays, with greater the Bay of Lakiou, which is the largest natural harbor in the eastern Mediterranean, and for this reason also Italians in 1932 created there in the main naval base in the Dodecanese. Other major bays are of Alinta, Gourna, Vromolithos, the bay in Partheni, Blefouti and Panteli. The island of Leros is green and in its inside, there is agricultural production, there are countless vineyards, fig trees, prickly, Gkavafes (found only in Leros), crops and many roads are covered with eucalyptus and pine trees. In the beaches, there are plentiful trees that provide shade to visitors. There is even a small river running from the hill Imerovigli and emerges in the Gulf of Gourna. The island is small but has many villages and beaches. The Capital, Platanos, is at east of the island down the mountain Apitiki and the castle of Virgin Mary. Agia Marina is the second largest port and city located in the north only a few minutes walk from Platanos, as well the graphic Panteli in the south.Many beaches are found in Leros, almost for every taste. There are organised, in Alinta, Panteli, Vromolithos and Gourna, Xirokambos, Blefouti, Two Lisgaria. In many beaches, there are taverns and canteens, as well as umbrellas and sunbeds. The most have sand or pebbles. But if you want to explore the island you will find numerous small beaches only for you, especially if you have a boat or you like hiking. There are other small beaches that you will find to Tourkopigado and Vourlidia opposite Panteli. The road after Merkies to the bowl of the port will lead to innumerable small bays and secluded beaches. Leros in recent years has witnessed a good tourism development, the Municipality has made several development projects, as pedestrian walks, restoration of traditional buildings, and biological treatment, and new roads. For many years the Psychiatric and political prisoners formed a position on this beautiful island, but now all that is past and for many Greek and foreign visitors, Leros has become their holiday island. The island has many tourist complexes, hotels, rooms, studios, furnished apartments and a campsite. A very interesting night life, winter - summer, with several bars and cafes, countless options for dining at traditional taverns, restaurants, taverns and ouzo.


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Parga hotels holidays and accommodation in a superb summer destination

Parga hotels holidays and accommodation in a superb summer destination

Parga, 48 km south of Igoumenitsa and 77 km north of Preveza City, spills down to a rocky bay flanked by coves and islets. Add a Venetian kastro and the long pebble-and-sand Valtos Beach, and you have somewhere trully alluring. So it will come as no surprise that it's overrun with tourists in midsummer and that hotels, rooms and travel agents have swamped this once-serene fishing village.


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