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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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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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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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Agios Nikolaos, Crete - A Sunny Destination

Agios Nikolaos, Crete - A Sunny Destination

Agios Nikolaos, with its forty years of experience in tourism, is an international and cosmopolitan resort that welcomes thousands of visitors. The lake is the most charming place of the city. The legends have Athena and Artemis bathed in its waters. It binds to the sea by a narrow channel, while the natural surroundings of red rocks and trees makes it a magnet for visitors. In the small theater of the lake, locals and visitors enjoy interesting artistic events. A stroll through the shops of Agios Nikolaos is an enjoyable experience. In the shops of the city, the visitor can find a selection of traditional Cretan artwork, copies of objects from different archaeological museums, jewelry, embroidery, etc. There are also many weavers, Byzantine icons, jewelry shops, bookstores, cosmopolitan cafes, quaint cafes and bars, favorite hangouts for the local raki. There are countless opportunities for fun at numerous bars and discos in the summer, surrounded by honeysuckle, Christina cinema, or to centers of genuine Cretan feasts are always accompanied with local wine or strong raki. And range of sporting facilities enable athletes, fans and sports enthusiasts, locals and visitors to engage in any sports. Football, tennis, volleyball, basketball, beach volleyball, mini golf, swimming pools ... offer opportunities for exercise and fun.


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Lake Kerkini - A paradise for nature lovers

Lake Kerkini - A paradise for nature lovers

Lake Kerkini in Serres is a destination for nature lovers. The hotels, hostels, hotels generally offer a variety of activities often serve to guests of Lake Kerkini. Halls and sports centers are available for your events and for weddings, christenings and celebrations.


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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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Rhodes, the island of Knights

Rhodes, the island of Knights

Rhodes is the biggest island of the Dodecanese. It lies at the south-eastern corner of the Aegean, opposite the coast of Asia Minor, about 11 miles away. It has an area of 1398 square kilometres, being 79.7 km long and 38 km wide. The city of Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese Prefecture, a group of islands formerly known as the Southern Sporades. The name Dodecanese (Twelve Islands), although finally prevailing, does not correspond to the actual number of islands making up the Prefecture, there being many more than twelve. The medieval town of Rhodes, or the Old town as the locals call it, is a living monument. It is a well preserved centre where many Rhodians live and work. Various projects are currently being implemented and developed by the Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Rhodes in aid of the restoration and improvement of the medieval town, which has been designated a world monument of architectural heritage by UNESCO.The fortress town was divided into two parts: The KOLLAKIO or KOLLAKO to the north, including the Street of Knights, leaders, the Palace of the Grand Master (Castello), the official churches of the Order, the Hospital (today’s museum), and other edifices. This area was separated from the rest of the town by inner fortifications, sections of which are still preserved. The BURGH or HORA to the south, with the old market (Socrates Street) and Turkish bazaar around Suleiman’s mosque, and other sites. Hora was the area for the bourgeois, and the Greeks, as well as other nationalities (Jewish, Turkish and others) each lived in their own districts. Dating from 1522 – the start of the Turkish occupation of Rhodes and their settlement within the fortress town – construction began on the newer districts beyond the walls, the so-called Marasia. These took their names from the major churches of the districts Ag. Anargyroi, Ag. Iannis, Ag. Anastasia, Metropolis, Ag. Giorgios Ano, Ag. Giorgios Kato or Kammenos (burned down), and Ag. Nikolaos. Greater Marasi, or Neohori, was developed by the Italians (1912-45) who also constructed the recent buildings of Mandraki city centre. They did not employ the island’s traditional style, but rather tried to echo the walls and fortifications, creating an architectural complex that impresses even now. These buildings included the Prefecture Administration building, the City Hall, the Port Authority, the Post Office, the Bank of Greece, the Aktaion, the New Market, the National Theatre, and the Hotel of the Roses, which now houses the Casino following its restoration (April, 1998). Adjacent to the Prefecture building is the Church of the Annunciation, modelled on the destroyed Knights’ church of Saint John. Opposite the National Theatre is the mosque of Murat-Reis. The visitor may see other buildings of the same period in the area of Neohori: the Teaching Academy of Rhodes, the Girls Orphanage, the Hospital, and others.


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Chora of Samothraki

Chora of Samothraki

Chora of Samothrace is a traditional preserved settlement with special color, built in the slope of Mount Saos. Its picture is composed by beautiful cobbled streets, small squares and houses with tiled roofs. Some attractions worth a visit are the medieval castle, the Church of the Assumption from 1875, the Municipal Library and Cultural Center.


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