Category Archives: Islands

Posts about the Greek islands

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Sifnos: Panagia Chrisopigi festival

One of the most unforgettable experiences one can have during his stay in Cyclades is definitely that of the traditional festivals -or “panigiria” as are known in Greek. The islands have a lengthy history of organizing celebrations to honor their favorite protector-Saints, but the most well-known festivities are always in honor of Panagia (Holy Mary) [...]

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Traditional Easter Holidays on Poros Island

Are you planning on visiting Greece for your Easter holidays? Go to Poros island! Located southwards to the Saronic Gulf, Poros is a small Greek island that will surprise you with its pure beauty. Poros is easily accessible by ferries for it lies really close to Piraeus (the most well-known port city of Greece). Poros [...]

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Donoussa: Enchanting dives into the blue

Donoussa is a small island in the southeastern Cyclades and is located 10 miles north of Amorgos and east of Naxos. According to ancient Greek mythology the island took its name from the god Dionysus, who inhabited the island. Historically, the first settlers came from the island of Amorgos and founded the village “Stavros” where they built [...]

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Agrotourism in Greece: How to

Agrotourism is one of the most special types of tourism, broadly defined as the kind which aims at bringing tourists closer to nature. In some countries, tourists stay in farms while in others, they join groups and actively participate in various agricultural activities. Agrotourism’s popularity has been steadily increasing in the later years, resulting nowadays in [...]

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Crete: The Incredible Minoan Palace of Knossos

The alluring island of Crete is the largest Greek island and it was the place in where the famous Minoan civilization thrived. According to scientists, the Minoan civilization is one of the earliest civilizations of Europe, classifying this period from 3650 to 1400 B.C, that is in the middle of Bronze age. In order for [...]

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Paros: As beautiful as it gets

Belonging to the Cyclades island group complex in the Aegean Sea, Paros is a not to miss destination for those who wish to have a-m-a-z-i-n-g holidays! This lovely island has been inhabited since 3,200 B.C. Being strategically located, Paros flourished and became an important trading center and thus, very prosperous. Along with this economically related [...]

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Milos: A Lovely Archaeological Tour

The incredibly beautiful island of Milos, located in the Aegean Sea and belonging to the island complex of Cyclades, is inhabited since prehistory. It is shaped like a horseshoe and, except for its long and rich history, is also known for its two dormant volcanoes. Their existence naturally led to the formation of obsidian, which [...]

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The unique culture of Syros island

Located in the island complex of Cyclades, Syros is yet another astonishing island in the Aegean Sea. Apart from its exceptional beauty and marvellous beaches, Syros is also famous for its rich and long culture. Its name either derives from a Phoenician word that means “happy” or from a word which means “rock”. One of [...]

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Samothrace island: The place to be

Samothrace is one of the small islands with big perspectives. Thermal springs, amazing views, rich flora, waterfalls and interesting sights await you on this beautiful island of the northern Aegean. The municipality of Samothrace belongs to the wider area of Evros in Thrace. Although the island has no airport, it is reachable by ferry from [...]

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Small islands in Greece: Discover Kythnos

Greece has a lot of small islands scattered around in the Aegean Sea and despite the fact that they do not boast much of the fame and heavy tourism of the big isles, they still remain one of the most beautiful secret escapes of Greece. Kythnos is one of these little natural treasures of Greece [...]