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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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Ski Centre of Karpenisi

Ski Centre of Karpenisi

Roughly 11 km outside from the city of Karpenisi, is found the completely organized and exceptional ski center in Velouhi. More concretely the ski center is found in the plateau Diavolotopos, in altitude 1.800 m. Ski period begins in December and in ideal conditions lasts until May. Thus you can pass endless beautiful hours having fun but also relaxing. The high altitude maintains the snow in very good situation offering the visitors a harmonious picture of nature. The Velouhi Ski Center allocates first category chalet and bar of luxury for those who wish to relax, while for the friends of ski there is a shop for buying ski equipment and shop of renting of modern equipment ski.More concretely there exist for the service and the safety of visitors:· 5 lifts with possibility of service of 5000 individuals the hour· 3 graters· 4 snowmobiles and· 2 vehicles for snow making to slopes.Also, the center allocates 10 floors that oscillate from 1.800 up to 2.040m. The floors allocate bar, while exists also unit of First Aids. Functions moreover, modern faculty ski for the learning of beginners but also the preparation of athletes. The facilities remain open and the summertime, giving the occasion to friends of nature to walk in the paths, so that they enjoy the unforgettable beauty of landscape. For information, call: 22370 - 23506, 21112, 22002


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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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Loutra Pozar, Therapeutic Spa

Loutra Pozar, Therapeutic Spa

Pozar (Loutraki) is placed in the province of Almopia, 13km. northwest of Aridaia, in Pella and is spread on the foothills of Kaimaktsalan. The area, which is exploited by tourist hotels, restaurants, cafes, is built on the banks of Thermopotamos. The spa, hot water with constant temperature of 37oC, springs for thousands of years from the mountain, which creates a stunning landscape of mountain and forest. Visitors are arriving at the Spa from every corner of Greece to get the beneficial properties of the hot water (treatment - relaxing) and also to escape to the beautiful mountains with the caves. The thermal bath has therapeutic indications: Rheumatic diseases, arthrosis, bronchitis, nerve - dermatologic - gynecological diseases, circulatory diseases. In Pozar, there are two spas where each one has indoor pools, and individual baths.There is also a beautiful waterfall with spa water and an outdoor swimming pool in a majestic landscape. The whole complex is organized with hotels, swimming pools, restaurants, bars, offering every possible service to the bathers. Also, in Pozar, there is a Physiographical Speleological and Folk Art Museum, which houses a valuable collection of important paleontological discoveries. Bones, artifacts and tools, ceramics, wood and metal, on benches and shelves, followed by descriptions. It is worth mentioning that Pozar baths are located in the foothills of Voras or otherwise Kaimaktsalan. Just 10 km from the Old St. Athanasios you can find the ski center of Kaimaktsalan with modern facilities, accommodation and several magnificent views. Moreover, with the increase of rural tourism and alternative tourism were created places to visit, trying to continue to spread the tradition and customs of the place. In the Loutra Area, you will see a large cluster of 16 caves, in Ida Exaplatanos (in the foothills of Paiko) you will find the Distillery and vineyards Nivourli, and the river Moglenitsa or Almopaios a few km away from Pozar, you can try rafting and kayak.


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Kipi Zagori

Kipi Zagori

Village Kipi or Mbagia in Zagori / Zagorochoria is abstains just 38 km from Ioannina city."Mpagia" is a Slavic word and means "bath". The village was called like that due to the impressive nature and the natural "pools" featured by the rivers around it.Mpagia or Kipi is the only village that is built amphitheatrically in a slope, So the travaller can admire all the region just with a glance.


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Hotel Association Pozar Baths - Loutraki Almopia

Hotel Association Pozar Baths - Loutraki Almopia

Loutraki Hotels Association Almopia - PozarThe Union hoteliers Almopia Loutraki or Pozar takes you through Thermal Baths Pozar!Pozar is one of the most therapeutic spas in Greece, with many amenities and service.The waterfalls in Pozar, large swimming pool with thermal water gushing from the bowels of the earth, ancient baths pose with their special places is indeed a miracle of nature. You will also find a number of new private Pozar where you can isolate yourself for an hour or more and enjoy them with your friends.The area to Pozar has natural beauty and many options to do things ennallaktikou tourism, to see many attractions, view the beautiful locations around Loutraki and of course enjoy the local cuisine, which includes dishes Macedonian holding for centuries.Wizard are traditional hotels and hostels meTzakouzi, Steam and Fire as well as luxury hotels, traditional guesthouses, rooms, wooden houses, restaurants and taverns in Pozar, activities in Pozar and attractions which you can read below.You will find in Pozar hotels, guesthouses, homes, rentals, traditional restaurants, private baths, massage, chiropractors and of course you can reach your Kaimaktsalan specific route.


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Kastoria, the city with the wonderful lake

Kastoria, the city with the wonderful lake

The lake of Kastoria is the most precious treasure of the city. It is a jewel, which enjoys the visitors and the inhabitants as a place for recreation and as a stimulus for romantism and reminiscence. On the lakeshore there are enough squares and parks. In these specially designed areas, visitors can walk on paved paths and admire the natural beauty of the lake at all seasons. Orestida Lake of Kastoria is considered morphologically the most beautiful lake of Greece and has been declared a "Monument of Natural Beauty" by the Ministry of Culture. The natural basin of the lake, surrounded by mountains of excellent geomorphology, constitutes a unique wetland. It is a very important wetlands for waterfowl and for the birds of prey and serves as breeding, feeding and hibernation. It maintains a rich bird fauna, including rare and endangered species. At the lake, there are large quantities of various fish species, and is ideal for fishing, both with the traditional boats in deep waters and with fishing rod in the lakeshores. In the lake there are fish such as carp, butterflies, tsironia, tournes, etc. Fishing is allowed almost throughout the year except the period of reproduction of fish. Fishing equipment can be found in specialty shops in the city of Kastoria and Argos Orestiko.The mountain of Grammos with the sources of the river Aliakmonas is an interesting destination for visitors of Kastoria. The area of Grammos is one of the most productive and pristine forests of Greece. The area is sparsely populated and the main occupations of the inhabitants are forestry, hunting and farming. The area, with excellent morphology and rare flora and fauna, is an ideal place ideal for walks and tours.


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Santorini, a famous island

Santorini, a famous island

Santorini is an island located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km southeast of mainland Greece. It is also known as Thira and is the southernmost member of the group of Cyclades islands with a population of 13,670 residents. Santorini is essentially what remains of a massive volcanic eruption that destroyed the ancient settlement existed on the island and led to the current geological caldera. The breathtaking natural beauty, with a dynamic nightlife, have made the island one of the famous tourist destinations. A giant central lagoon is surrounded by high cliffs on three sides. On the fourth side, the lagoon is separated from the sea by another much smaller island called Thirassia. The lagoon merges with the sea in two places in the northwest and southwest. The water in the middle of the lagoon is about 400 meters depth, thus it is a safe haven for all kinds of shipping. All the ports of the island are on the side of the lagoon and there are ports on the outer perimeter of the island. The capital, Fira, is at the top of the cliff and is looking the lagoon.In the island was one of the largest volcanic eruptions has ever seen the planet: the Minoan eruption (sometimes is called the Thera eruption), which occurred about 3600 years ago. The explosion left a large caldera, which is surrounded by volcanic ash and can be linked indirectly to the collapse of the Minoan civilization on Crete, 110 km to the south, from the creation of a giant tsunami. Another popular theory holds that the explosion of Thera is the source of the myth of Atlantis. Santorini was united with Greece in 1912. The major settlements therein are: Fira, Oia, Emporio, Kamari, Perissa, Imerovigli, Pyrgos and Thirassia. Akrotiri is an important archaeological site with ruins from the Minoan era. The island relies on tourism, especially during the summer months. In order  Caldera to continue its being, the island's pumice quarries closed in 1986.


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