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Patmos, a blessed island

Patmos, a blessed island

This particularity lies that it combines the historicity and the religiosity of space with the ideal place that offers in the visitor for relaxation and quiet vacations. One of the smallest inhabited islands of the Aegean, Patmos, is incredibly beautiful. It is the island where Saint John the Theologian, while exiled there, had a vision and in 1995 the 1900 years - since the writing of his Apocalypse were commemorated. The impressive stone monastery dominates majestically over most of the island, inviting you to approach it with respect, wonder and awe. The island, which has kept its ancient name, today has become a place of pilgrimage and the throng of faithful flock to supplicate and relish the spiritual heritage of this sacred island and also to admire and enjoy its beauty and serenity.The picturesque, interchangeable landscape, with the small plains and valleys, the impressive rocks - hoisted like castles on the tops and the slopes of the hills (the most prominent being that of Prophet Elias) - with thick spreading pine and other tree-forests, along with its religious significance and mysticism, presents a sup generis image. The island lies between Ikaria and Leros. It was inhabited since very ancient times and according to legend, it was here that Orestes -who killed his mother Clytemnestra - came to elude the vengeance of the Furies. The most important attraction naturally will be the fortress-like monastery of St John, built in 1088 by the monk Christodoulos. Many priceless treasures are housed in its sacristy. Also, in Hora, there is an Ecclesiastical Museum. Halfway between Hora and Skala there is the "Grotto of the Apocalypse", where the Revelation was written by John the Evangelist. At the mouth of the cave you will see the church of Agia Anna and at a short distance from there, the famous Patmias School is located. At the Patmos shops you find reasonably priced porcelain, crystal and silver items. The Patmian embroidery is famous for its elegance.


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Holidays in the beautiful island of Thassos

Holidays in the beautiful island of Thassos

Thassos is located in Northern Greece, across the coast of eastern Macedonia. The coastline reaches 115 km and the surface spreads 378.84 sq. km. A distance of 18 nautical miles separates it from Kavala, one of the most beautiful cities in Greece, and just 6 miles from Keramoti and the Airport of Kavala. Administratively, Thassos belongs to Kavala Prefecture and it is one of the provinces. It is green and the wood is one of the main income of Thasians, like the marble mining, tourism, oil, olives, honey, etc. Olives, pine trees, fir, linden, cedar, dogwood and other domestic and wild trees cover the small valleys to the peaks of mountains. Blue and green, full of memories and promises, graphic and unexpected.What gives you the opportunity to enjoy nature is the majestic beauty of Thassos. Lush forests of pines, firs and pines, and land cultivated with olive trees cover the entire surface of the island and the picturesque villages revealed one after another. Inlets, beautiful beaches, wild cliffs and hidden caves promise unforgettable emotions. The white marble, the chosen wine, the famous honey, excellent olive oil and demonstrate the wealth of the island. Greater wealth presents the historical and cultural background of Thassos over the centuries. Without special effort, therefore, the emerald island, easily won the impressions of visitors without advertising propaganda gained fame spread all over the world and became a source of artistic inspiration for many artists. The landmarks were known to cause moments of great glory and great disaster settlers and conquerors often filled with the presence of the great history of Thassos. The foreign influences were absorbed rapidly and fertile but the locals have with respect the customs and traditions and traveling the island's history through time. The excellent infrastructure of Thassos, the unique natural beauty and the unique hospitality of the people make the island a unique destination for holiday fun.


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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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Komotini City

Komotini City

Komotini is a flat city, built in the Thracian plain and the foothills of the Rhodope Mountains at an altitude of 31-55 meters, about 30 km drive from the sea. It is a major commercial, financial and transportation center of Thrace and is located on the railway line Thessaloniki-Alexandroupolis. The population, according to the 2001 census, is 52,659 inhabitants, but that number is growing significantly due to approximately 16,000 students living in the city. Population are both Christians and Muslims living peacefully together. Under previously installed and refugees from Armenia, Greek refugees from Asia Minor and recently from the former Soviet Union.Komotini has many major attractions, including the Archaeological Museum, Byzantine Museum, the Museum Basketry of the Romans and the Museum of CaratheodorI.


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Oneiroupoli Drama - Performance

Oneiroupoli Drama - Performance

Every Christmas in Drama, the municipal garden is a great celebration for all ages called oneiroupoli. The institution began in 2004. Throughout the city puts its best to celebrate the revival of our childhood dreams hang out with Santa Claus!


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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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Parga, a heavenly place

Parga, a heavenly place

Parga, this divine land, attracted the attention of gods and daemons. The icon of Mother Mary along with the multiple memories of fleeing the settlement of Paleoparga, situated at the facing mountain called Petzovolio, to the cave outside the castle, convinced the inhabitants to settle on the rock, where today the castle stands. Loved by the virgin Mary, and earlier by Mars, the period of her free life will end on the 15th of April 1819. Archeological finds, written scripts of the past and legend confirm that human activity was present in this region from antiquity.The Neolithic flint stone that was found in an olive plantation, the domed shaped Minoan grave found on the property of Souida, the ancient wall segment found outside the grounds of the Venetian castle along with a foundation stone which constituted part of an ancient dock on the western side of Valtos bay, which unfortunately was covered by rocks to build a marina, the rectangular shaped graves on the road close to Anthousa, all undoubtedly prove the existence of human civilization in the region throughout antiquity. Byzantine sources first refer to Parga in 1337 and most likely refer to the older settlement of the castle and not Paleoparga at Petzovolio. The settlement at its new position will have to deal this many perils during the passing of time. For six years Parga will have to endure the rule of the thief Bogoi (who considered himself as of Alban - Serbian - Boulgarian - Vlahos decent). When he leaves he will request the protection of the Venetians. Their presence will be felt between the 15th and 18th centuries. Throughout this period Parga will be autonomous. The raids and looting from land and sea will not cease during this period. Hairetin Varvarosa will be one of those who will loot her. The situation stabilizes from the late 16th century to the late 18th century. Parga develops economically, and becomes a trade center. The old customs office (Dogana) at Valtos still exists up to this day. Dogana also served as a shelter and outpost for the "kleftes" (rebels who fought against the rule of the Ottoman Empire). The water fountain and the house of Boukouvala, along with the well of Androutso bear whiteness this.


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Piraeus, the largest port in Greece

Piraeus, the largest port in Greece

Piraeus is situated in the west of the district of Attica, about 5 km from the centre of Athens. Much of Athens's industry is located at Piraeus and the city is a major settlement. The port is a busy transit location for both goods and passengers. Ferries for the islands of Greece leave from the port and it is connected to Athens by the metro line.The area on which Piraeus stands has been inhabited since 2600 BC. The city was originally planned by the architect Ippodamos from Melos, and was built in the 5th century BC. Wall defences were built around the port 493–79 BC. Later, Pericles completed the fortification by building the Makra Teichi (the Long Walls) which protected both sides of the road between Athens and Piraeus. The area went into a state of decline from 395 BC onward, and was only revived in the early 19th century AD. In the intervening period the port was rarely used, except by pirates and invading enemies. The recovery of Piraeus began in 1829, and in 1834 the port was rebuilt using the original plans. During World War II, the port suffered extensive damage from both German, and subsequently Allied, bombing of the harbour and the boats moored in it. When the occupying German army left Piraeus they attempted to blow up the port on their retreat; resulting in its near-destruction. Beautiful Neoclassic buildings, hopefully some of them have been saved, are standing out with their prominence and brightness. Yet these ones among them, which have been reconditioned, are standing firm, proud like, ringed with the glamour of another past. The most distinguished among them is the Municipal Theatre of Piraeus, built in 1884, designed by John Lazarides. It is really an architectural jewel of Piraeus. The building of Ernest Chiller (German architect), built in 1876 which is found at Alexandra square, the Chatzikyriakio orphanage for girls, built in 1883, the N.A.T. office building, the Nursing House of Piraeus, the old Post Office, the building of Metro Station, the summer resort of drink maker Metaxa, the building of the French institute (home of C. Strigos) and a lot of other old buildings at Kastella.


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