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Milos

 
Milos Milos or Malos is a volcanic Greek island in the Aegean Sea. It is on the Eurasian tectonic plate, which for almost 25 million years has been undermined by the African plate descending at a rate of 2.5 cm each year at an angle of 35o. Milos and the nearby islands belong to an important volcanoes alignment called 'Aegean Volcanic Arc' formed by the subduction of the African plate under the Aegean area. The average temperature is 52 degrees f. ==== MILOS - ATTRACTION The island is famous for the statue of Aphrodite (now in the Louvre), and also for statues of the Greek god Asclepius (now in the British Museum) and the Poseidon and an archaic Apollo in Athens....
 

Mycenae

 
Mycenae Mycenae is the must see destinations or archaeological site of Greece. The ruins of the old city of Mycenae inspire awe by their size and age - in a way they remind you of Machu Picchu, but these ruins are a millennium or too older. ==== MYCENAE - ATTRACTION The lions gate is very impressive, the bath of Agamemnon is something not to be missed. The Bee Hive tomb of King Agamemnon was covered up with dirt and disguised as a hill. A distant mountain range can be seen to resemble the profile of King Agamemnon's death mask when viewed from the mysterious ruins of Mycanae....
 

Olympia

 
Olympia Olympia a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, comparable in importance to the Pythian Games held in Delphi. The Greeks held their Olympics here in Olympia, 150 km from Athens. The Olympics were held in honour of Zeus, the main man on Mount Olympus, and the statue of Zeus in the temple of Olympia was one of the seven wonders of the world. ==== OLYMPIA - SIGHTSEEING The sanctuary, known as the Altis, consists of an unordered arrangement of various buildings. Enclosed within the temenos (sacred enclosure) are the Temple of Hera (or Heraion/Heraeum) and Temple of Zeus, the Pelopion and the area of the altar, where the sacrifices were made...
 

Patmos

 
Patmos Patmos is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea. It is a beautiful island with a weird shape. The highest point is Profitis Ilias, 269 meters above sea level. Patmos is mentioned in the Christian scriptural Book of Revelation. ==== PATMOS - SIGHTSEEING The churches and communities on Patmos are of the Eastern Orthodox tradition. Historic center Chora, along with the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse, were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The monastery was founded by Saint Christobulus. The best place to visit is Skala the port of the island.The Kasteli towers high above the white city of Hora. Skala is also your most likely place to arrive on the island since it...
 

Patras

 
Patras Patras is Greece's third largest city and the capital of the prefecture of Achaea, located in northern Peloponnese. It was formed by the union of three agrarian settlements in the Mycenaean years and took its name by Patreas, the leader of Achaean. The city is endowed with a number of neoclassical buildings and mansions dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ==== PATRAS - SIGHTSEEING It is severed to the Pano and Kato Poli, it has the right town planning with squares and beautiful gardens and it preserves the memories from the past. The Achaia region is home to 4 museums, including the Patras Archaeological Museum and the Museum for the Sacrifice of the people of Kalavrita. The region is also home t...
 

Pella

 
Pella Pella was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Macedon. The city was founded by Archelaus as the capital of his kingdom. ==== PELLA - SIGHTSEEING The city is built on the island of Phacos, a promontory which dominates the wetlands which encircle Pella to the south, and a lake which opened to the sea in the Hellenistic period. The city wall mentioned by Livy is only partly known. It consists of a rampart of crude bricks (about 50 cm square) raised on a stone foundation; some of which has been located North of the palace, and some in the South next to the lake. Inside the ramparts, three hills occupy the North, and the palace is situated on a place of honour on the central hill. The Pella palace consisted of s...
 

Pertouli

 
Pertouli Pertouli is a small mountain village within the province of Trikala in GreeceThose who know about it, have loved it since 1985 when it first opened. Others have recently discovered it, as it is not widely advertised. The name Pertouli is most famous for the nearby Ski resort that is very popular with snow sports fans in central Greece. ==== PERTOULI - ATTRACTION The Ski Resort at Pertouli is one of the most easily accessible ski resort of the country, just 45' minutes away from the town of Trikala, halfway from Elati to Pertouli. It has tracks for beginners and experienced skiers, two chalets, one at the bottom and the other one on the top and two lifts, all of which make it attractive with or without snow aro...
 

Agios Nikolaos

 
Agios Nikolaos Agios Nikolaos covers a long stretch of the north eastern coast and a hinterland that rises to the tremendous rocky ranges of the Dhikti mountains. It is a coastal town on the Greek island of Crete, lying east of the island's capital Heraklion, north of the town of Ierapetra and west of the town of Sitia. Agios Nikolaos is probably best known as a tourist town that serves as a hub to the twenty or so small villages and farms that make up that part of Lassithi. ==== AGIOS NIKOLAOS - ATTRACTION Tourist attractions include the small lagoon Lake Voulismeni, small beaches in the town, the tiny island Agioi Pantes, the archaeological museum, the local flora exhibition Iris and numerous fairs. The town takes its nam...
 

Kritsa

 
Kritsa Kritsa is one of the oldest and most picturesque villages in Crete, Greece, built amphitheatrically on a rock hill, named Kastellos, surrounded by olive groves, at an altitude of 375 m. The town is considered one of the most important centres of Cretan folk and weaving art. ==== KRITSA - ATTRACTION Kritsa is lit up in the evening it has the form of a scorpion. Old Cretan customs and traditions are kept alive. The narrow streets are visited by tourists. . From Kritsa there is an interesting and spectacular climb to the plateau of Katharo, which provides a panoramic view of Mirabello Bay, Agios Nikolaos and Kalo Horio. The Kritsa Gorge is located on the route to Tapes or to Lato....
 

Epidaurus

 
Epidaurus Epidaurus in ancient Greece, at the Saronic Gulf. The modern town Epidavros , part of the prefecture of Argolis, was built near the ancient site. ==== EPIDAURUS - ATTRACTION The huge theater that delighted Pausanias for its symmetry and beauty, which is used once again for dramatic performances, the ceremonial Hestiatoreion (banqueting hall), baths and a palaestra. The theater was designed by Polykleitos the Younger in the 4th century BC. The theater is marveled for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken word from the proscenium or skene to all 15,000 spectators, regardless of their seating....
 

 

 

 

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