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Paros

 
Paros Paros is an island of Greece in the central Aegean Sea. One of the Cyclades island group offering beaches, small villages, churches and less tourists than Mikonos or the neighbouring Naxos. ==== PAROS - SIGHTSEEING Sights here include the Church of Ekatontapliani (one of the most important churches of the Cyclades, if not Greece as a whole), the archaeological museum and the adjacent Butterfly Valley. From Pros, one can easily set off for one of the other islands or explore the rest of the island. Naoussa is a also a fishing port with an interesting Venetian castle. Paros offers some interesting little towns and sightseeing spots, but the main reason for choosing this island is of course to spend some time...
 

Poros

 
Poros Poros is a nice green island pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf south from Piraeus. Poros consists of two islands: Sphairia or Sferia, the southern part, which is of volcanic origin, where today's city is located, and Kalaureia, also Kalavria or Calauria (meaning 'gentle breeze'), the northern and largest part. Poros is an island with rich vegetation. Much of the northern and far eastern/western sides of the island are bushy, whereas large areas of old pine forest are found in the south and center of the island. ==== POROS - SIGHTSEEING The picturesque town of Poros with its beautiful neoclassical buildings is built amphitheatrically on the slopes of a hill. Its most famous landmark is a clock towe...
 

Skyros

 
Skyros Skyros s the southernmost island of the Sporades, a Greek archipelago in the Aegean Sea. Skyros is one of the municipalities that are not part of any provinces in Greece. ==== SKYROS - ATTRACTION The island has a castle that dates from the Venetian occupation (13th to 15th centuries), a Byzantine monastery (the Monastery of Saint George), the grave of English poet Rupert Brooke at Tris Boukes harbour, and the Bronze Age archaeological site of Palamari. There are many beaches on the coast. ...
 

Vergina

 
Vergina Vergina is a small town in northern Greece, located in the prefecture of Imathia, Central Macedonia. The town became internationally famous in 1977, when the Greek archaeologist Manolis Andronikos unearthed what he claimed was the burial site of the kings of Macedon, including the tomb of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great. ==== VERGINA - ATTRACTION Hills around Vergina as early as the 1850s, knowing that the site of Aigai was in the vicinity and suspecting that the hills were burial mounds. The museum which was inaugurated in 1993 was built in a way to protect the found tombs, exhibit the artifacts and show the tumulus as it was before the excavations. Inside the museum there are four tombs and one sma...
 

Delos

 
Delos Delos was the most important Panhellenic sanctuary, and, according to mythology, the birth-place of Apollo and Artemis. The first signs of habitation on the island date from the 3rd millenium B.C., and important remains of the Mycenaean period have been uncovered in the area of the sanctuary. In the 7th century B.C. Delos was already a known Ionic centre because of its religious importance as the birth-place of Apollo. Athenian influence was initiated on the sanctuary with the first purification of Delos by Peisistratos in 540 B.C. but it gradually developed into a proper domination lasting - with short intervals - until the end of the 4th century B.C., when Delos was finally declared free and independent (314 B.C.). ...
 

Cephalonia

 
Cephalonia Cephalonia (or Kefallonia) is one of the seven main islands of the Ionians group. It was not until the beginning of the nineties that tourists discovered the island, not in the least because of the lack of proper roads. Things have changed and although the largest island of the group is still not overrun by loads of tourists, it has everything to offer for a pleasant stay off the commercial track. One way to explore the island is by motorbike but do take care on the narrower roads, especially if you are likely to meet by a bus ferrying tourists from the airport to their resort! Car rental can also be cost effective, consider booking from the locals and keeping the money in the Greek economy. Good beaches (Viniares ...
 

Paleochora

 
Paleochora A beautiful, smaller town in the extreme south-west corner of Crete. Paleochora is a great get-away from some of the larger Cretan cities like Heraklion. There isn't too much space for growth either, because of the mountains. There is only one real road in town, which goes through a small gorge. ==== PALEOCHORA - ATTRACTION Paleochora is a great place to relax. you can also take a boat to the end point of the Samaria gorge, which is one of the greatest of Europe. The boat trip alone is worth the money: the coast is completely unspoiled. If you have your own boat then you are very lucky one because you can stop at any deserted beach. Evening activities include the obligatory Volta around the village, sever...
 

Sitia

 
Sitia Sitia refers both to a port townand a municipality in the far east of Crete, in the prefecture of Lasithi. It lies to the east of Agios Nikolaos and to the northeast of Ierapetra. The town is one of the economic centers of the Lasithi region. ==== SITIA - ATTRACTION There is a long beach along the road leading to Vai and several places of historical interest, the town is visited by few tourists. Near Sitia is Vai a famous palmtree forest with many visitors....
 

Delphi

 
Delphi Delphi is an archaeological site and a modern town in Greece on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis. Delphi was the site of the Delphic oracle, most important oracle in the classical Greek world, and it was a major site for the worship of the god Apollo. The name Delphi has the same root word as the modern English Dolphin, and refers to Apollo coming to the site originally (down by the port, of course) in the form of a dolphin. ==== DELPHI - LOCATION It is located in lower central Greece, on multiple plateau/terraces along the slope of Mount Parnassus, and includes the Sanctuary of Apollo, the site of the ancient Oracle. This semicircular spur is known as Phaedriades, and overlooks ...
 

Dion

 
Dion Dion is a municipality and village in the Prefecture of Pieria, Macedonia, Greece, best known for its museum and archaeological site.The Ancient city of Dion was a place of some importance, due to its location at the foot of Mount Olympus. Archaeological findings show that this was where Zeus was honored. ==== DION - ATTRACTION The site of ancient Dion was first identified by the famous English traveler William Martin Leake on December 21, 1806, in the ruins adjoining the village of Malathria. 4th-century BC Macedonian tomb and an early Christian basilica. Statue of Hera, it is about 2200 years old. ...
 

 

 

 

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