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Municipality of East Mani and Interesting Sights

Municipality of East Mani and Interesting Sights

The Municipality of Eastern Mani based in Kotrona occupies the eastern part of Mani. It consists of the villages pyrrhic, Kotrona, Forest Nymph Outside, bones and Laya and also includes 42 smaller settlements.


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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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Chios, the island of Greek tradition and local culture

Chios, the island of Greek tradition and local culture

The Town of Chios, which is called "Chora" by the locals, was built in the central east part of the island like all the adjoining in Asia Minor islands. Chios is situated opposite to the peninsula of Erythraia from which is separated with a narrow straight (channel), a position that proves the close connection between Chios and Ionia. Chora is built almost in the center of the east coast and is the most significant harbor in the island. According to archeological finds the island has been inhabited since 6000B.C. Chios town was built by Ions little before 1000 B.C. So, Chora has a history of more than 3000 years time. During this period, Chios enjoyed great prosperity but also a decline. The Town of Chios has a population of about 29000 people and is the largest area of the prefecture, for this reason is considered to be the administrative, spiritual, cultural, educational and business center of Chios prefecture.The harbor is connected coastal with the other two islands of the prefecture, Psara and Inousses, also with the biggest harbors in Athens and Greece generally, and with Turkey. As a result we have a great trading development and frequent journeys and trips both from tourists and residents. Today the Town has kept the basic town planning schedule without big changes during the course of time, with the castle, the harbor, the streets and the settlements. But the destruction of 1822 and the terrible earthquake of 1881, with the general reconstruction in postwar years have ruined the historic architectural physiognomy of the Town. For all its extent, the Town affords a unique opportunity for wandering by feet among the small streets of the settlements and the central arterial roads. In the center of the Town is the famous "Vounaki" square, where the biggest part of the area is taken up by the Public Park. From the center of the square, the "Kenenti" street leads to the official gate of the medieval Castle of Chios. The building of the Castle was at the end of the 10th century and the beginning of 11th in the area of the ancient town and very close to the harbor. By the time the Castle was built and until today is constantly inhabited and has kept the main characteristics of the old castle, narrow streets, many ruins and buildings of various ages.


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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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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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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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Holidays in Fourka Halkidiki | Halkidiki hotels

Holidays in Fourka Halkidiki | Halkidiki hotels

Fourka Halkidiki is one of the most popular summer destinations in Greece. These hotels have rooms Fourka to stay covering all your needs and requirements.


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Macedonia Airport - Flights Schedule

Macedonia Airport - Flights Schedule

Airport MACEDONIA | (info) +30 2310 473212 | (reclaim department) +30 2310 471 560. Also information on the companies aircraft operating to or from Macedonia Airport will find below:OLYMPIC AIRWAYS (Information) - +30 2310 368 311OLYMPIC AIRWAYS (Reservations) - +30 2310 368 666OLYMPIC AIRLINES (Airport) - +30 2310 408 411AEGEAN AIRLINES - +30 2310 239225 - +30 2310 239226ALITALIA - +30 2310 471372 - +30 2310 257707AUSTRIAN AIRLINES - +30 2310 471220JAT - +30 2310 268332SWISS AIRLINES - +30 2310 471481 - +30 2310 471466GOLD AIR - +30 2310 236454CYPRUS AIRWAYS - +30 2310 272531 - +30 2310 228352TAROM - +30 2310 250598CSA - +30 2310 472326


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