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Lefkada, the island which enchants its visitor

Lefkada, the island which enchants its visitor

The island of Lefkada, which belongs to the Ionian Islands, is near the Akarnanian beach, which was once united. The Isthmus was opened by the Corinthians in the 7th BC century. The city of Lefkada is the capital, it is a mountainous island, with the mountains of Stavrota, which has the peaks of Elati, Meganoros, chalasmeno Vouno, etc. Among the mountains there are valleys of Fleva, Vasiliki and Egklismenou. The plains are very fertile and produce oil, olives, grain, etc. It also has salt production of 2-3 million pounds. In the 7th century, the Corinthians and Corfu people kill Akarnanes and subjugate the island. In 314, it is subjected to Kassandros and, after its release, it is conquered by the Romans in 197 BC. In 1204 AD, it passes to the Venetians, in 1477 until 1684 to the Turks, when it is occupied by the Venetian Morazinis. After this period, it gets the fate of the other Ionian Islands until 1864, when it becomes united with Greece. Nowadays, the island of Lefkada remains the ideal destination for summer holidays for those who appreciate its idyllic beaches and the serenity of the landscape.


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Argolida - Its rich History

Argolida - Its rich History

Argolida was inhabited in the Mesolithic Era (8000 BC) and it was one of the most crucial centers in Peloponnese. During the Neolithic Era, many significant settlements (Lerna, Tirintha, Mikines) were founded whereas in the period of the Brass the whole area flourished and many centers were developed (Midea, Asini, Tirintha, Prosimna). Among them, Mikines was the most glorious one and it gave its name to one of the most splendid cultural periods of the ancient times, the Mikinean period. The whole area was disordered in the 12th century BC by various movements of immigration. As a result, Argos was subjected to Dories it became a Doric center and gradually it subjected other Argolic towns.In the Archaic and in the classical period, there was a common sanctuary in Argolida Ireo whereas in the Hellenistic years the temple of Asklipios in Epidavros became very significant. In 146 BC, the city was conquered by the Romans and it declined. The invasions by Erouloi (267 AD) and by Goth (395 AD) disordered the area for one more time. During the Byzantine rule, Argolida belonged to the authorities of Peloponnese and it was greatly developed. At the beginning of the 13th century it subdued to the Francs and it belonged to Otto de la Ros master of Athens. For certain short periods of time it belonged to the Venetians and finally it subjected to the Turkish (1540). In the Revolution of 1821, its residents participated in some of the greatest military enterprises that took place here. Nafplio had become the temporary basis of the revolutionary government and the capital of the newborn Greek state (1828) until 1834 when Athens became the new capital. Today Argolida is one of the most fertile areas in Greece and a major tourist center.


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Kos, the island of Hippocrates

Kos, the island of Hippocrates

Kos island has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Originally colonized by the Kares, it was when the Dorians came in the 11th century B.C. the Persians invaded, but they were expelled by the joint efforts of the Athenian Federation 21 years later. The island saw great development in the 4th century B.C., especially after the building of their beautiful new city in 366 B.C., where the modern city is now situated. After a brief occupation by a Persian General, Kos again prospered under the auspices of Alexander the Great. Unfortunately, during the period of the Roman Empire, its libraries and other treasures were looted. But it saw new heights with the coming of the Byzantine Empire.Later conquered by the Venetians, Kos was sold to the Knights of Saint John in 1306. They ruled it for 200 years, until their abandonment of it to the Turks. The Turkish occupation lasted for almost four hundred years, until 1912, when the Italians took over. Germany, too, came to occupy Kos until the end of Word War II when the British arrived as guardians. Kos is known throughout the world as the birthplace of Hippocrates. He is known as the father of medicine (460 B.C.), because until he rescued it from the priests and charlatans, it was not a science but practice of magic and sorcery. He introduced and systematically classified new methods for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, and described conditions, which are today named for modern scientists. The Hippocratic Oath established his as the greatest medical Mind of the time, and the Oath is considered the most significant of his writings. Even today, doctors throughout the world take this sacred vow which binds them to art of healing. One of the most remarkable archaeological sites of the island is the Asklepion, possibly the best and certainly the most renowned hospital of its time. Its famous spa, with running mineral waters, was used to treat skin diseases. Only the foundations and some pillars have remained from the splendor of the Temple of Asklepios, as well as pillars of the arcade that is thought to have been part of Hippocrates Medical School. Also surviving the millenia is the plane tree of Hippocrates tutored his students under the shade of its rich foliage. The International Hippocratic Institute was recently built near the Asklepion as a public welfare foundation whose aim is the realization of the Hippocratic principles of humanized medicine. World-renowned cultural and medical personalities and institutions. In fact the Museum of Medicine has recently begun to function, with noteworthy exhibitions, collections of books, stamps, coins and busts related to Hippocrates.


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Syros, an ideal place

Syros, an ideal place

The seafaring town! A significant presence in the Aegean. Ermoupoli was born and forged in the flames of the National Revolution of 1821 from refugees who fled Chios, Psara, Kydonia, Kassos, etc., when extensive massacres were perpetrated by the Turks. The Aegean was shocked with the cries of uprooted people looking for a new home. And then, the best shelter was found. Syros! It was the ideal place.The island had nοt been touched by war. It was free and protected by a great European power, France. The first refugees were dirt poor and dressed in rags, but they were rich in experience and knowledge. Very soon, alreadγ ίn the years of Capodistria, the first Governor of Greece, the new town begins a peaceful and productive revolution that will lead it to prosperity. The town was dedicated to Hermes, the god of gainful commerce. Ιη the 19th century the town became the most important commercial and shipping centre of liberated Greece. "Ιn Ermoupolis, Greece was reborn..." Eleftherios Venizelos once said. The economic prosperity of Ermoupoli was accompanied by social evolution and cultural flowering. In the city of Kerdood and Scholarly Hermes as well, a genuine Greek urban class was created for the first time. It generated a lively social and literary activity. Cultural centres, theatres, concert halls, clubs, charitable institutions, printing shops, libraries and a particularly diverse press pushed Ermoupolis forward. The town's name went beyond the boundaries of the Aegean and was heard in the salons of Europe. The radiance of the city's wealth and spirit created the first tourist flow towards Greece.


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Dilofo Zagori

Dilofo Zagori

Dilofo is located in Zagoria villages or Zagori. It is built amphitheatrically feet densely planted two oak hills, from where it took its name, at an altitude of 880m. The distance form Ioannina is only 32Km.The earlier name was Sopetseli. It was structured settlement from 540 BC, where the houses were scattered over a large area. Remnants of these buildings are still around today, and the chapel of the Virgin Mary which is now a deserted church, is lost in the dense vegetation. Dilofo, in a few centuries before, was the reference point for residents and the center of the former settlements. The village offers a journey through time, and made few interventions in the structure and architecture of the beginning of this century. The attractions include stone fountains, mansions (among them the tallest house in Zagori, 13.5m. height at the entrance of the village), the cobbled streets so well preserved, its numerous churches.


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Simi

Simi

Today, Simi continues giving her stain. The picture radically has changed and the island is continuously developing. The recovery came with the growth of tourism, which constitutes the basic activity of residents. The visitor can admire the best preserved modern-classic settlement in the Hellenic space, which from 1972 has been declared as reservable. Particular pole of attraction for the visitors of the island is the well-known Monastery of Archangel Micheal of Panormitis, built in the beautiful bight, Panormos, from which it took its name.Daily, most months of the year, daily excursions of tourists are organised in the island with passenger boats from the Mantraki of Rhodes. The needs are covered with enviable plenitude, since the tourist infrastructure is found in very satisfactory level. There are many hotels and even more traditional houses, which are offered for the stay of hundreds of tourists that are bewitched by the natural beauties of this place. The shops, where the most people are gathered, cafeterias, bar, restaurants leave a particular sense, since stone and wood, the most usual materials of layout, give their own atmosphere. The carefree summer morning invites seductively anyone, to know Pedi, Nanou, the Agios Georgios and the other stunning beaches of Simi with their wild beauty. Small boats that make daily the circumnavigation, have programmed also this.


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New Moudania Halkidiki

New Moudania Halkidiki

N.Moudania created by Greek refugees from Asia Minor after the Marmara disaster search site.The reason for the establishment in the area to N.Moudania, asthey called it, is not accidental. The harmonic alternationselaiofyton hills, rich valleys, sea and natural beauty of the region, the charmed and this place has become the home after the eradication of the coast of the Propontis and Asia Minor.


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Porto Lagos

Porto Lagos

Porto Lagos is a fishing village built on the narrow peninsula that separates the lake Vistonida from the sea. According to tradition, at the head of Vistonida were stables for horses of Diomedes, king of the indigenous perspective of Vistones. The archaeological excavations revealed remains of a Byzantine settlement, perhaps Poroi. In the second half of the 19th century, Porto Lagos was an important port in the Thrace. It is 24km. southeast of Xanthi. It worths to see the Vistonida wetland, which is protected by the Ramsar Convention and has a rich bird life, and the Monastery of St. Nicholas, which is built on an island in the lake, which is connected to the mainland by a wooden bridge.


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