Main Cities

  • Karpenisi

    Karpenisi, Main Cities September 19, 2011 at 7:26 pm 0 comments

    Built on a lush green slope of Tymphristos at an altitude of 960 m, the capital of Evrytania is a small beautiful town with 6,592 inhabitants. It experienced financial and cultural prosperity during the Turkish occupation, while it played a significant role in the 1821 Revolution. The town suffered serious […]

     
  • Nafplio

    Main Cities, Nafplio September 5, 2011 at 4:38 pm 0 comments

    Naflio (or Nafplion, or Nauplion) is a modern but also an historical town that offers to the visitor a large number of monuments from its long history. As the name suggests, Nafplion was probably a naval station in ancient times, for the neighbouring Mycenae and Argos, even though according to […]

     
  • Chania

    Chania, Main Cities, Travel Greece September 5, 2011 at 4:13 pm 0 comments

    History of Crete comes from the depths of centuries. In the crossroad of three continents, since the Neolithic Age till 1912 when it was integrated to Greece, has developed civilizations with visible proofs. From 2600 till 1000 B.C. there was the Minoic civilization. Afterwards, the Geometrical Age, 1000-600 B.C. and […]

     
  • Rethymno

    Main Cities, Rethymno, Travel Greece September 2, 2011 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

    Rethymno is located in the north end of the prefecture, built by the sea and is a city with many faces. Rethymno or Rithymna as it was once called has been inhabited since the Later Minoan III period. Nowadays, it keeps the elements inherited by its history (from antiquity up […]

     
  • Didymoteicho

    Didymoteicho, Main Cities, Travel Greece September 2, 2011 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

    A beautiful city of 8,600 inhabitants with a rich history, well-preserved ancient Byzantine and Ottoman monuments near the border line. Didymoteicho is built in the shape of an amphitheater on a steep hill next to Erythropotamos, a tributary of Evros river. Some say the town was named after the two […]

     
  • Volos

    Main Cities, Travel Greece, Volos September 1, 2011 at 6:41 pm 0 comments

    Volos, one of the most enchanting towns in Greece, is situated at the centre of the Greek mainland (320 km north of Athens). Built on the innermost tip of the Pagasetic Gulf and at the foot of Mt Pelion, it combines modern facilities and beautiful natural surroundings. Volos is the […]

     
  • Xanthi

    Main Cities, Xanthi August 31, 2011 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

    If you find yourself in beautiful Thrace, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the cosmopolitan Xánthi, a colourful city with a distinctive personality, and a vibrant cultural scene. The tobacco cultivation and trade, which flourished at the end of the 18th century, contributed significantly to the economic prosperity of the […]

     
  • Ioannina

    Ioannina, Main Cities, Travel Greece August 31, 2011 at 3:50 pm 0 comments

    The largest city of Epirus and capital of the prefecture. Built on the northwest side of lake Pamvotida, Ioannina is one of the most beautiful cities in Greece, with an important course in the nation’s history. The modern buildings and shopping centers coexist with the well preserved buildings of the […]

     
  • Patras

    Main Cities, Patras August 30, 2011 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

    Patras, a bustling student city, a place where entertainment, history and culture mingle together to create a destination filled with wonderful discoveries. Start your exploration around the city from Aghiou Nikolaou (Ayiou Nikoláou), the most famous pedestrian street. There, 192 steps await to lead you to the Old City. A […]

     
  • Heraklion

    Heraklion, Main Cities August 30, 2011 at 3:24 pm 0 comments

    Heraklion is the largest city of Crete and one of Greece’s major urban centers. Its development begun in the wake of the 9th century AD (in antiquity, Knossos was the island’s most important centre, followed by Gortyn). In later times, Heraklion came under Arabic, Venetian and Ottoman rule; its conquerors […]