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Athens. The city with the most magnificent history in the world, a city worshipped by gods and people, a mysterious city. The enchanting capital of Greece has always been a birthplace for civilization. It is the city where democracy was born and most of the wise men of ancient times. The most important civilization of ancient world flourished in Athens and relives through some of the world's most formidable edifices.Who hasn't heard of the Acropolis of Athens? Photos and history of the most well-known archaeological monument in Europe have made the world tour causing feelings of admiration by thousands of people. Acropolis is nominated to be one of the 7 wonders of modern world. In fact the trademark of Athens is one of the favorites. The Holy Rock of Acropolis dates back to the 5th BC, the famous Golden Age of Pe...
Florina is a town and municipality in hilly northwestern Macedonia, Greece and its motto is, 'Where Greece begins'. It is also the Metropolitan seat for the region. It lies in the central part of Florina Prefecture, of which it is the capital. Florina belongs to the periphery of West Macedonia. The town's population is 16,771 people (2001 census). It is in a wooded valley about 13 km south of the international border of Greece with the Republic of Macedonia.It is the entrance to the Prespa Lakes and, until the modernisation of the road system, of the old town of Kastoria. It is located west of Edessa, northwest of Kozani, and northeast of Ioannina and Kastoria cities. Outside the Greek borders it is in proximity to Korçë in Albania and Bitola in the Republic of Macedonia. The nearest airport is situated to the ea...
A hedonist's delight, Mykonos is all about wild, glitzy nightlife and long, golden-sand beaches. Much loved by the global gay community, its deluxe design hotels (complete with spas) and chichi seafood eateries attract gossip-column celebrities, while some of Greece's top dance clubs, which are based here through summer, put the island in a league with Ibiza. Mykonos' hallmark image is the row of five white windmills on the hill that rises up behind the town harbour.There's not that much in the way of high-brow culture here, but visitors can simply spend several hours exploring Mykonos Town. Head for the picturesque waterside area of Little Venice to wander the iconic, pedestrian-only, winding cobbled streets, lined by whitewashed cubic houses draped with bougainvillea. This is where you'll find the main attention ...
Patras is Greece's fourth biggest urban centre and the capital of the territory of Achaea, located in northern Peloponnese, 215 kms west of Athens. The city is built at the foothills of Mount Panachaikon, overlooking the Gulf of Patras.The biggest river in the area is Glafkos flowing to the south of Patras. Glafkos springs in Mount Panachaikon and its water is, since 1925, collected in a small mountainous reservoir-dam near the village of Souli and subsequently pumped in order to supply energy for the country's first hydroelectric plant. The water is also used for the orchards of Eglykas and as drinking water for the city. Other rivers are Haradros, Meilichos and the mountain torrent Diakoniaris.
Peristeri, older forms Peristerio and Peristerion is a suburban municipality in Athens, Greece, situated about 5 km North West of the downtown area. The municipality is bordered by the Cephissus/Cephissos River, Athinon Avenue (GR-8), Chaidari in the west and Petroupoli in the northwest, with a size of around 10 km2 (4 sq mi). The area includes the northern half of the Athens business Area, with its main streets taking in Ethnikis Antistaseos Street and P. Tsaldari Street.
Piraeus today it is the major port of Athens, the largest port in Greece, one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean, an important centre of the merchant marine, industry and transportation. Piraeus port is the chief exit point from the city by sea for destinations amongst the Aegean Islands and elsewhere in the east Mediterranean. Domestic destinations include all of the Aegean islands. Major three ports are central port, the Zea Marina and Mikrolimano.Piraeus in antiquity was an island. Travellers were ferried across to the mainland, in Greek the word for ferried is dipairounto
Santorini Island
Santorini is the last of the Cyclades islands to the South. The neighboring islands are Ios, Folegandros, Sikinos to the North, Anafi and Amorgos to the East and Crete to the South.We refer to it as one, but in reality it is a complex of five islands. Santorini (Thira) is the main island and around it Thirasia and Aspronisi (parts of the ancient Stroggili) and the two volcanic islands Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni.Many reasons made this island well-known worldwide and more or less we all have seen a picture of it (it was that picture the travel agency used for Greece). There is a talk about the connection between Thira and mythical Atlantis. Also Jules Verne made Santorini famous with its books "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" and "The mysterious island" where captain Nemo and his crew watch the volcano er...
Greece's Hippest City - Thessaloniki, (also known as Salonika or Saloniki,) has given Greece some of its best greatest musicians, artists, poets and thinkers. It has some of the most beautiful beaches and has some of the finest hotels and best restaurants in northern Greece. Home to the Thessaloniki Film Festival and the global Trade Fair and host to many cultural events, it would take pages and pages to tell you all about the city and surrounding areas and I would have to spend a year there to see it all. But this site should be enough to get you started.Thessaloniki is Greece's second major economic, industrial, commercial and political centre, and a major transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe; its commercial port is also of great significance for Greece and its southeast European hinterland. It ...
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