Category Archives: Islands

Posts about the Greek islands

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Leros: a treasure of the Dodecanese

Leros is one of the loveliest islands of the Dodecanese island complex, in the southern Aegean Sea. The municipality of Leros numbers few islets, most of which are uninhabited. It is also called the island of Artemis (the goddess of hunting) and probably, there was a temple dedicated to her. Leros played such an important [...]

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The magnificent beaches of Karpathos

Karpathos is the second largest island in the complex of Dodecanese, full of contrast in it’s beauty. The bigest part of the island has mountains except the south part wich is full of canyons and valleys. The island is also consisted with a lot of forests and amazing beaches. Some of the most popular beaches [...]

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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 [...]