Posts Tagged: Greece

Northeastern Aegean Islands

Samos, Ikaria, Chios, Lesvos, Limnos, Agios Efstratios, Psara, Fournoi, Oinousses, Samothrace and Thassos are among the islands that complete the picture of the northeastern Aegean. The climate is warm and temperate Mediterranean. Temperatures in the summer can go as high as 27°C and 11°C low in the winter. There are steady breezes throughout the year… Read more »

Chalkidiki

Chalkidiki is a peninsula which is formed by three smaller capes, known as the three “legs” of Chalkidiki. The first leg is Kassandra and has popular tourist resorts and organized beaches. The second is called is Sithonia with less organised resorts and more secluded beaches. The third peninsula is Mount Athos which is a close… Read more »

Corfu

Corfu is one of the Ionian Islands, located in the most northwestern part of the Ionian Sea. It is reachable by air (duration of flight is 45 minutes from The Athens International Airport, while there are also flights from Thessaloniki and major European cities) as well as by sea (links to Patra, Igoumenitsa and ports… Read more »

Paxos

The most intense cosmopolitan island of the Ionian is Paxos, owning this to the many yachts that visit the island during the summer months. The islet of Anti-Paxos is uninhabited and has some of the most infinite turquoise beaches in Greece that remind someone of being in the Caribbean. The three main villages of the… Read more »

Ithaca

Ithaca is the second smallest of the Ionian islands, still unspoiled. A gorgeous rocky island with verdant vegetation, mountainous villages with traditional character that is generally identified with Homer’s Ithaca, the home of Odysseus from Odyssey and Cavafy’s “Ithaca,” the symbol of adventure, travel and continuous pursuit. It stands among the other Ionian islands as… Read more »

Cephalonia

This is the largest of the Ionian islands. The main town is Argostoli and the second major settlement is Lixouri. Known by its major earthquake that occurred in 1953, the whole island was rebuilt with the exception of Fiskardo village which remained untouched. The main architectural styles are, wherever remained Venetian, Neoclassical with baroque elements… Read more »

Athens in Spotlight: Documenta 14

After 60 years of legacy in Kassel, Germany, the top-tier art event ‘Documenta’ is inherented to the Athenian audience, from 8th April to 16th July 2017. The ambitious endeavor, first time exhibited outside its native country, is inspired by the intense greek challenges of economic crisis as well as the strenuous immigration wave. The enormous… Read more »