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Mykonos, one of the top tourist destinations

Mykonos, one of the top tourist destinations

Mykonos or Myconos is a Greek island and one of the top international tourist destinations, famous around the world for its cosmopolitan character and its intense nightlife. The island is part of the Cyclades, lying between Tinos, Siros, Paros and Naxos. It spans an area of 105.183 square kilometers and rises at an elevation of 341 m at its highest point. The island is composed primarily of granite. It has little natural fresh water and relies on the desalination of sea water in order to meet its needs. There are 9,320 inhabitants most of whom live in the largest town, Mykonos, also known as Chora, i.e. the Town in Greek, a common denomination in Greece when the name of the island itself is the same as the name of the principal town, which lies on the west coast. Archaeological finds indicate that the Ionians settled on Mykonos in the early part of the 11th century BC. More recent discoveries have uncovered remnants in Ftelia beach from the Neolithic Kares tribe dating back to as far as 3000 BC. In Greek mythology, Mykonos was the location of the battle between Zeus and the Gigantes, and the island was named in honor of Apollo's grandson Mykons. During these ancient times, Mykonos, due to its proximity to the highly populated island of Delos, situated about 2km away, became very important as a supply island and possibly as a getaway location for Delian citizens.Today, Mykonos is one of the world's most cosmopolitan islands, having become increasingly popular especially during the last 50 years due to the numerous international jet set visitors that spend their holidays on the island. It is widely known for its extremely rich, diverse and often intense nightlife featured by a vast number of bars and nightclubs. Mykonos is also distinctive for its sandy beaches, offering everything from crystal clear waters, windsurfing potential, sea side tavernas, bars featuring 24hour loud music and even full nudity in some cases. Many Greek and international celebrities have summer residences in Mykonos and can often be seen walking the white washed roads or having dinner at a small street side table of an expensive restaurant or a taverna. The island is also one of the most upscale areas of Greece, and its real estate is very expensive. The popularity of the island has given rise to a wave of real estate development with the construction of private homes, villas, and hotels. This has raised some concerns that the island may be gradually losing its character. In order to prevent this, the island's zoning requires all new buildings to abide by the rules of the Cycladic architectural style.The nightlife of Mykonos is marketed as among the best in Europe.1. Mykonos is rated among the top clubbing destinations in the Mediterranean, along with Ibiza, Ayia Napa and Rimini. Mykonos also attracts world famous DJs to its clubs and beach bars, the most well known of which are Paradise, Super Paradise and Paranga. In addition, Mykonos is a gay friendly resort area during the summer, featuring several gay clubs.2. Mykonos nightlife focuses mainly on bars rather than clubs, yet a number of notable clubs can be found throughout the island.3. Additionally a number of non Greeks have recently taken up residency in Mykonos coming mainly from Albania and the Balkan republics which is said to have created an uptick in petty crime.


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Plastira Lake

Plastira Lake

The region of Plastiras Lake is located in Karditsa Prefecture, 25 km west of the city. Starting for the Lake by car from Athens you will need to cover about 340 km, and from Thessaloniki just 230 km. The route in the prefecture is mountainous and scenic, thrilling the driving lovers, with several turns and provincial network. The traveler, however, is compensated when reaches the lake edge when enjoying a landscape of incomparable beauty, habitat and wetland. The lake lies at an altitude of 1000 meters and bears the name of Nicholas Plastiras, a great military and political figure, who in 1925 conceived the idea of diverting the river Megdovas and to build a dam in the area. The idea finally materialized after his death and was completed in 1959. The lake spread in the plateau of Nevropolis creating one of the largest artificial lakes in Greece. Around the Lake, there are fourteen villages, giving the traveler a high degree of alternative destinations and different accommodations. The Mesenikolas is the first village leaving behind Karditsa. It's built at an altitude of 700m. and famous for its wine and raki its residents offer. It is worth visiting the church of the Life Giving Fountain with murals of 1646 east of the village. Two kilometers to the north at an altitude of 800m. is the Morfovouni, hometown of Nikolaos Plastiras, with stunning views of the plain of Thessaly. The path alongside the edge of the lake our guide to the villages overlooking the lake. From the village Kerasia, the ring road leads to Krioneri, a village built next to the lake with good tourist infrastructure. Trails lead to the forests of Krioneri with the firs, the oak, chestnut. Do not forget to visit them if you can tolerate. If you love nature, they will amaze you. The next village on the shores of the lake is the Kalyvia Pezoulas with a strong tourism development and organized outdoor areas and beaches. Street from Pezoula will lead you to Fylakti and Neraida. The village of Fylakti is at an altitude of 1200m. on the steep slopes of Mount Voutsinaki overlooking a dense forest. The road ends at Fylakti and so we turn back to Pezoula and at the junction that will lead us to Neraida at an altitude of 1120m. in an area full of chestnut trees and with magnificent views of the lake. Here you can take lots of pictures for your album. The area had been previously resort of the inhabitants of Karditsa. A small road from Neraida leads to a small ski resort at an altitude of 1550m. Then, we head for the largest and most organized tourist village in the area, Neochori, which lies on a slope and has the best view of the lake. In Neochori, it worths visiting the botanical garden that includes plants that make up the ecosystem of the region. The last stop on your journey is the dam you will find a few kilometers from Neochori and after Belokomiti. If you visit the lake be sure to see up close the dam. You will admire the beauty of the landscape and, if you want, you can complete the cycle route to the villages Moucha, Kastania, Lampero, St. Athanasius and Moschato. Lake Plastiras is an ideal destination for every season and is worth visiting to admire the colors of the Greek nature.


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Edipsos - A modern Resort

Edipsos - A modern Resort

Just two and a half hours is Aidipsos from Athens and three and a half hours from Thessaloniki counting the path to the respective ferry boat and the visitor begins his vacation. Nowadays, the resort, thanks to the enthusiasm, the hospitality of its inhabitants and the modern conveniences it offers, still attracts thousands of tourists. The area  of Aidipsos is now a tourist center that hosts a daily basis around 40000 visitors. The visitors' choices are many, being able to choose to stay from luxury hotels to rooms for rent and for food among restaurants, taverns, taverns, and shops fast food. Aidipsos also has some other features, is endowed by nature to provide healing through water, health and rejuvenation. There are more than 80 hot springs where the temperature ranges from 28°C to 86°C. The thermal properties of these sources contribute effectively to treat diseases of the joints, such as deforming arthritis, spondyloarthritides, myalgia, lumbago, neuralgia, etc. With the spa also addressed several gynecological disorders such as salpingitis, endometritis, neutering, ovarian failure, and impotence. Northeast of the spa and just 4 km away is the settlement of Edipsos, the story of which is similar to the spa. The manor was the Ottoman Turks. In 1835 formed the City of Aidipsos, which is situated in  Evia and installed there by public authorities in 1837-38 is the sale of the area by the Turks for their residents. In 1912 the headquarters of the Municipality moved to the Baths. Aidipsos today, because of urbanization, has almost merged with the baths. The charm and cleanliness of the village makes it stand out and be a point of attraction for tourists in the surrounding area, enjoying coffee or ouzo in cafes in the square, beneath the shade of old trees, and delicious appetizers in the taverns. In the square of the village lies the church "Assumption", which was built in 1872 in baroque style.


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Ioannina, a city that combines everything

Ioannina, a city that combines everything

Being built on the bank of Lake Pamvotis in 500 m altitude, it fascinates everyone with its beauty and its warm atmosphere. It is a lively city of 100.000 inhabitants, which carries a history of centuries. Each alley and square, each part of the city echoes its great tradition. The combination of innumerable historical monuments and museums with the unbelievable natural beauty of the landscape is a guarantee for the visitors. The castle of Ioannina, the lake with the island, the cave, the fabulous ancient city with its traditional stores and its exceptional market give no other choice to the visitors but attract their attention and captivate them.It is a city that combines everything. There are idyllic spots for walks in nature for the romantic ones and the nature lovers. There is intense nightlife and superb traditional cuisine for the ones who enjoy a good party and good food. There are important museums and sights for the lovers of tradition and history. But there are also countless opportunities for extreme sports in beautiful natural locations for the bold ones. And those who are interested in escaping from the city, they will be impressed by the wild nature and the magical landscapes that wait for them only half an hour away from Ioannina. Ioannina is a wonderful city worth visiting, a magical wandering beyond your expectations, a journey that you will never forget!


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Serres, a place of challenge, full of contrasts

Serres, a place of challenge, full of contrasts

Serres prefecture is historically rich, starting in mythological times. Through a course of many centuries, that count the following periods; Ancient, Hellenistic, Romaic, Byzantine, Turkish Domination, the Revolution of 1821, Macedonian War, Balkan Wars, World War I & II, Serres constitute the heart of economic, cultural, tourist development of our country, as well as the route of Greece to the northern and eastern countries of Europe.In the prefecture of Serres there are 350 cultural, educational, traditional - folklore, sport clubs with an important cultural presence and work. The railway station is picturesquely preserved to remind the older people of earlier times. It is a beautiful city that combines picturesqueness with the not so noisy surroundings of larger cities. The central square, "Eleftherias", with its fountain, the green, the sidewalks and the many cafes all around, is a meeting place for the inhabitants of Serres. The pride of the city are: the Acropolis (its highest point), the valley of Agioi Anargiroi, Agios Ioannis, the swimming pool, the sports facilities and many other places. The history of the city is many centuries old. It becomes known in history for the first time at the beginning of the 5th century BC and it is mentioned by Herodotus. The cultural life of the city is enriched by the District Public Theater, which offers classical and modern performances with the participation of well-known actors, thus satisfying the theater loving audience in the city of Serres. The nightlife of the city of Serres is quite rich. The young can entertain themselves in many nightclubs, discos, etc. The shopping area of the city is famous for its finely decorated and full shops. Many foreign tourists from the neighboring countries of Eastern Europe often visit Serres to do their shopping. Among the special things that one can buy in Serres is the famous all over Greece "akanes", a traditional kind of Turkish delight, which is made only in Serres since 1927.


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Elati Trikala - The best of winter destinations in Greece

Elati Trikala - The best of winter destinations in Greece

Elati Village in Trikala is the nearest village of Trikala encountered during our journey to ski Pertouli and passing by the nearest route from the village of Trikala Gate.You will love the village, dressed with Pine Trees and tradition which is scattered in hotels and guesthouses in Trikala. In the center of the village Elati you will find restaurants and taverns that will make your nose to sigh for a snack.Try the local traditional recipies and then you can choose (if you have not already) a hotel or guest house in Elati Trikala for your stay.Prices are reasonable and if you choose long stay you will find great deals and offers.


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Tinos, the island of Virgin Mary

Tinos, the island of Virgin Mary

Tinos is without doubt one of the most gifted islands. With the cultural and religious heritage, with intact natural beauty and hospitality of its people, each year attracts thousands of tourists. Visitors of Tinos can admire the island's landscape, the island architecture, art and crafts of the inhabitants. The ever-growing tourist infrastructure expands the range of tourists. Tourists, who will choose Tinos for the holidays, choose the best location to enjoy sun, sea and all its pristine beauty known and unknown, with hundreds of pigeon, masterpieces of craftsmanship and sensitivity and a thousand chapels of Cycladic architecture nestled in the ravines, or perched in the hills. Tinos is the third largest island in the Cyclades after Andros and Naxos. It belongs to the northern Cyclades, located southeast of Andros and northwest of Mykonos. The distance from Andros  (at the Strait named) is just 1/2 miles and the nearest beaches of Mykonos is approximately 11 miles. Southwest of the island, 9 miles away is Syros, the capital of Cyclades. Tsiknias, located in the east, is the tallest mountain on the island with 726 meters height. In the central part is dominated the craggy rock of Exombourgo with 641 meters height with the ancient Venetian town, and the plateau of the "war valley" seems to hide many secrets, waiting the one to reveal them. The total coastline is estimated at 114 km. and the circumnavigation of the coast a short distance from shore requires sailing some 37 nautical miles. The climate is generally mild. The winter is mild and summer with the cool sea breeze. The thermometer in winter rarely drops to zero, in summer rarely exceed 37th Kelsious. The land is generally mountainous with altitudes not exceeding 720 meters. There are great forests and plains. Feature in most of the island is the sloping of the soil so that the fields show picture of large stairs separated by low walls.


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