Trips To Greece – Luxury Island Getaway

Let’s say you have been thinking about where to spend your next family vacation, and it’s proving pretty difficult to make up your mind. Well, not to worry, we are here for you. There are lots of mind-blowing travel destinations that will wow you, but then, never underestimate trips to Greece. Here is why I love Greece:

Greece is a beautiful country that’s strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. The country occupies the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula; sharing a border with Albania, the beautiful Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, as well as the ancient city of Turkey. So basically, its prime location makes it a place to visit.

Trips to Greece

Greece is a unique travel destination as it features historical and attractive sights that are sure going to drive any nature lover crazy. This remarkable European country is one of the most exotic places, filled with mouthwatering sites and dishes that would make you crave for more. It is considered a historical abode to feed the eyes, mind, and soul in one swift slide.

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Why It Is A Great Idea To Travel To Elounda

Elounda Crete, Greece

the amazing view on turquise water, Crete, Greece

What was once a picturesque fishing village is now a perfect destination for those who want to experience a seaside vacation without having to give up anything at all. In fact, Elounda is has archeological interests, crystal clear seas, shaded beaches, a spectacular coastline, and it is not too busy nor too isolated. You can find many smaller, gorgeous beaches in Elounda, and from here, you are able to explore some of the nearby small villages. While this picturesque fishing village once made its money with salt extraction from the Venetian saltpans, fishing, and farming, nowadays luxury tourism is what draws people in.

More about Elounda

Chances are that you have never heard of Elounda before. It is located in east Crete, south of the seaside resort of Plaka and north of Agios Nikolaos. The hills surrounding Elounda were home to “akonopetra” or whetstone – a mineral that is unique to Greece. This fine emery was used to make emery paper and whetstones. The spectacular luxury hotels and beautiful scenery immediately drew in people, making this a destination for those who want opulent luxury without having too many people around.

The Elounda harbor

The harbor of Elounda is also known as the Gulf of Korfos – a beautiful, natural lagoon that has rugged peninsulas bordering it. The island of Spinalonga serves as a gatekeeper to the entrance of the harbor. It is almost as though you find a shelter within a shelter with turquoise, clear waters. (more…)

Make Sure To Explore Argolida In Style

Palamidi FortressThere is a reason that Argolida is one of the most popular locations in the Peloponnese. Many tourists come here every year to experience the magic of the ancient civilizations of Greece and explore the historical and archaeological sites.

A few of the most important things that you can see in Argolida include Epidaurus, Argos, Mycenae, and Nafplion. Each of these brings its own amazing look.

  • Since ancient times, the theater of Epidaurus has been preserved. It has always been renowned for its excellent acoustics.
  • There are a huge number of attractions in the city of Argos. These include the ancient theater, the ancient Agora, and Castle “Larissa.” It is a stunning site with an emphasis on stunning buildings built in a neoclassical style.
  • Mycenae is home to a number of archeological sites, including the vaulted tombs and the palace called the “Lion Gate.” You can find one of the most important museums in Argolis here as well – the Mycenaean archaeological museum.
  • The city of Nafplion is without doubt one of the most picturesque and beautiful cities in all of Greece. The neoclassical age is represented beautifully and it has a Venetian aura with its narrow streets.

Soak up the sun at the beaches of Argolida

When traveling from Nafplion, you can find a number of spectacular beaches. If you want remarkable turquoise waters, look no further than Arvanitia Beach. Even better is the fact that it is only about two kilometers removed from the city. If you want to go a little further (about five kilometers), you arrive at Karathona beach, which has been designated as a ‘Blue Flag’ beach.

If you want to go for a swim after checking out the many different archaeological sites, the pebbled beaches at Epidaurοs and Nea Epidaurοs are perfect places to do so. Porto Cheli and Ermioni offer some spectacular beaches as well.

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The Must-Sees of Chios Island

ChiosHaving played a critical role in Greek history throughout the decades, Chios is currently mostly populated with seafarers and merchants. Complete with breathtaking beaches, along with astonishing tourist attractions, Chios Island is a must-visit tourist destination if you ever set foot in Greece. With monasteries, museums, festivals, and the narrow streets in small villages, Chios is booming with history and culture (the Koraes library is chock-full of information on the history of this area).

In spite of many disasters on the island that have been there throughout the ages, there are many things (historical and modern) on the island to see, here are a few things we think that you must-see.

Pyrgi

A historic town located 25km south of the town of Chios, Pyrgi was built with protection from pirates in mind. It has compact, tightly woven homes separated only by narrow roads, and it is peppered with numerous churches that are a reminiscent of the 13th century.

In the center of the town, you will find a historic defense tower used for refuge in case of attack upon the city. Also, located just 35 km southwest of the village is ‘Mesta’, a perfectly preserved castle/village from the 14th century. Mesta is a medieval village frozen in the sands of time, and full of famous art and artists. On August 17 each year the villagers of Mesta compete in a fishing competition, the result is a night of celebration jam-packed with fish, singing, and drinking.

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Must-See Beaches on the island of Chios, Greece

Chios, GreecePopulated with merchants and mariners, Chios is a large Greek island located in the Aegean Sea. Because it is a popular tourist destination, Chios offers much to do and boasts plenty of beautiful sandy beaches. However, these are not all the same beaches that you are going to find everywhere; each beach on Chios has its own unique history and atmosphere.

Even though we realize that some people are going to say that ‘any beach is a beach’, we believe that you are going to feel differently once you see the amazing difference offered throughout Chios. Here are the beaches on Chios Island that you must see:

Komi Beach

In an area with ample amenities (including hotels, studios, restaurants, and taverns), Komi Beach is located only 4 km from the village of Kalmoti. It is considered to be one of the most attractive beaches of Chios due to the high caliber of the sand, and thanks to the availability of fresh seafood at most of the taverns and cafes. The shallow waters make Komi beach an enjoyable experience for persons of all ages and abilities.

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The Most Beautiful Ionian Islands

KefaloniaEven though there are more than 6,000 islands spread throughout Greece, the Ionian Islands are among the best-loved ones. They are known for their rich history, year-round temperate climate, and startling beauty. With Mediterranean blue waters, soaring mountains, and rugged shorelines, these islands owe their dramatic landscapes to the seismic activity that once ensured that the islands were torn from the mainland. With so much history and natural beauty here, it should come as no surprise that you have a great deal of visitors here. These are just some of our favorites.

Corfu

Corfu is undoubtedly the most popular of the Ionian Islands and it is also the northernmost one. It has been linked to Ancient Greece’s history and mythology. The tourism on Corfu dates back more than a century. It is known for its picturesque beaches and resorts and cultural institutions. You can also see the many different architectural and cultural influences reflected here of the many foreign empires that ruled this island at one point or another. This includes the French, the British, Venetian, Byzantine, and Roman. You can find some of the best historic sites in the Old Town of Corfu, including a Spianada and a 15th-century old fortress.

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Five Reasons to visit Rhodes Island

Rhodes, GreeceWhen you have so many different Greek islands that you are able to visit, what sets Rhodes apart from all the other ones? It cannot just be the 300 days of sunshine that are on offer here or the long and beautiful beaches – you can find those just about anywhere in Greece. Yet there are a number of different reasons why you should choose Rhodes over other options in Greece.

We can forget about resorts and beautiful beaches for a moment and focus on the other amazing things that there are to explore. These are five reasons that you might want to consider a visit to Rhodes in the future.

It offers a rich history

There is a rich history to be found on Rhodes Island that goes back all the way to the ages of mythology – back thousands of years. According to the myth, after Zeus’s victory against the Giants, he looked at the Olympian gods and decided to divide the earth amongst them. However, Helios, the god of the Sun, was the only one not to receive anything.

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The Best Attractions In Athens

Acrópolis AtenasWhen it comes to Athens, there is no shortage of amazing attractions and monuments. However, most people have a limited number of days during their vacation. What are some of the places in Athens that you really do not want to miss during your vacation? Time for a convenient list that you can use to help make the right decision. These are some of the absolute best attractions that you are going to find in Athens.

The Acropolis and the Parthenon

When looking across Athens, you will see that both the Acropolis and the Parthenon dominate the landscape. Even people who have no real interest in history are drawn towards these beautiful structures. Even if there were no Parthenon nearby, it would still be worth visiting the Acropolis. You get an amazing view of the surrounding temples below and the location provides a magnificent view of Athens

The nearby New Acropolis Museum has become an attraction onto itself. It is possible to visit both in the same trip and you can even get a discounted ticket that will allow you to see both, plus many of the local attractions nearby.

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Things That You Should Not Miss In Rhodes

Kamiros, RhodesAs the largest of the Dodecanese Island complex, Rhodes (sometimes referred to as Rodos) is a popular destination for those wanting to experience the authentic Greek Isles. The shores of Asia Minor are relatively close to Rhodes, and on a clear day, you can probably see them yourself. With a subtropical climate, low mountains, hills, and a number of forests, there is plenty of natural beauty to draw you to Rhodes.

However, there are a number of other places on Rhodes that you should make sure not to miss. Even though sea and sand are the main attractions, the island has a great deal more to offer. These are some of the best sights that you should not overlook.

The village of Monolithos and the castle

Monolithos’ main attraction is its mediaeval castle. It rests alongside the pines on an isolated rock. This is where the name Monolithos (which translates into ‘lonely rock’) comes from. After parking at the bottom of the rock, you have a 10-minute walk to the summit. Here you are alone with the fragrance of wild herbs and sounds of the sea.

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Some Of The Best Kept Secrets In The Mediterranean

KastellorizoThe Mediterranean, known for its world-renowned cuisine, relaxed lifestyle and picturesque villages…no wonder that it has become a go-to destination for travelers for decades now. As the popularity of a location increases, often so does the price. What was once an authentic experience of the Mediterranean lifestyle can quickly become a gaudy tourist trap.

However, that does not mean that you should avoid the Mediterranean altogether. It has some of the most amazing beaches, amazing restaurants, and most hospitable people that you can find. This is why we are giving away some of the best-kept secrets in the Mediterranean. Many of these are not too far from the already popular destinations.

 

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