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Our last day in Athens

After 17 days of traveling around Greece, it is time to see the last sunset in Athens and leave this amazing country. The very hot temperatures, sometimes reaching 40 degrees Celsius, did not bother us because we were surrounded by fascinating history, amazing natural beauty, very kind local people and, …

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Our tour of the Peloponnese

Today, I would like to present our tour of the Peloponnese. I will use the official description of the tour program and illustrate it with our pictures. Here is their website: https://www.tours-greece.gr/index.php/transfers/excursion/3-Days-Tour-Argolis-and-Delphi/en DAY 1 : ATHENS – MYCENAE – ANCIENT EPIDAURUS – NAUPLIO: 09.00 we depart and driving along the mainland coast from …

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Osios Loukas, Arahova and Delphi

This train took us from Thessaloniki back to Athens in five hours. From Athens, we took two organized tours. Today, I would like to present one of them, a day trip to three amazing places: Osios Loukas monastery, the small town of Arahova and the very famous archaeological site of …

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Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki

Hello from Thessaloniki! Today I would like to invite you to visit the Byzantine treasures of Thessaloniki. Early Christian and Byzantine Monuments  Founded in 315 B.C., Thessalonika, provincial capital and seaport, was one of the first bases for the spread of Christianity. Among its Christian monuments are distinguished churches, built …

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Thessaloniki

‘Thessaloniki has beauty, chaos, history and culture, and wonderful sea views’. This statement from Lonely Planet is very true about this city. It is a city of contrasts where old and new cohabit wonderfully. Second city in Greece and capital of Macedonia, Thessaloniki is very proud of its past. This …

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Mount Athos

  I have always been fascinated by Mount Athos. The only way I can see this place as a woman is from a cruise boat. Our boat cruise started in a small port of Ouranoupoli (a two-hour drive from Thessaloniki). Another sign promoting Macedonia as part of Greece. The statue …

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Meteora

Hello from one of the most amazing places on earth, Meteora! Today, with my travel companion Joanna, we took a day trip from Thessaloniki to see this amazing place. It would have been even better to take a two day trip to see more and to hike in the area. …

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Crete: Chania and Rethymno

Toaday I would like to invite you to visit two beautiful Venetian towns: Chania and Rethymno. Both towns have a Venetian Harbour, fortress, old churches, mosques and synagogues. They attract thousands of tourists with their restaurants, narrow streets cute shops and many other attractions. Chania One of the main cities, …

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Crete: Heraklion

Hello from Crete! This ferry boat took us from Santorini to Heraklion (Iraklio) in 2.5 hours. Crete is a great destination to explore some of the most fascinating stories of antiquity, to see its mountainous landscapes and rocky coasts. Venetian fortresses, Turkish mosques and Byzantine churches bring history alive in …

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Santorini: from Fira to Imerovigli

Hello from Fira again. Today I would like to invite you for a walk along the rim of the caldera. The population of Fira is around 2000, and the town sprawls north and merges into two more villages: Firostefani and Imerovigli, located on the highest point of the caldera edge. …

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