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  • Places to visit for their Boutique Hotels

    Hotels, Travel Greece September 14, 2011 at 5:11 pm 0 comments

    The Dodecanese The Dodecanese islands, just off the Turkish coast, still see their share of island-hopping backpackers, but they’re acquiring a new breed of luxurious boutique hotels, designed to complement local architecture. On Rhodes, the breathtaking medieval city of Rhodes Old Town – all cobbled alleyways, shadowy spaces and half-buried […]

     
  • Places to visit for their food

    Entertainment, Restaurants, Travel Greece September 14, 2011 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

    Across Greece! To find the one Greek destination with the best food is about as easy as finding Atlantis, but here goes. Dishes from Crete, the Cyclades and the influx of 20th-century refugees from Constantinople, Smyrna and Pontus who have introduced their traditional foods (meatballs, stuffed tomatoes/peppers, dolmadakia, bulgur, peinerli […]

     
  • The best place for an exclusive retreat

    Travel Greece September 13, 2011 at 8:28 pm 0 comments

    Patmos, Dodecanese The very long ferry trip from Piraeus (usually docking at 3am) and lack of an airport mean that Patmos is too remote for the faint-hearted or the package tourist; there is little here for the party set, and its beaches are simple. Above all, it has a beautiful […]

     
  • The best place for families

    Travel Greece September 13, 2011 at 5:09 pm 0 comments

    Naxos, Cyclades As the ferry arcs toward the island you catch the first glimpse of the Portara, a marble gateway on the headland, all that remains of an ancient temple to Apollo. I first came to Naxos 20 years ago, when donkeys were used for rubbish collectionand the ferry from […]

     
  • The best places to visit for their history

    Travel Greece September 12, 2011 at 6:36 pm Comments are Disabled

    Crete Crete’s story begins almost 5,000 years ago, with the mysterious Minoans. The prehistoric equivalent of a modern superpower, the Minoans built vast palaces, from which they controlled the rest of the island and an empire further afield (the famous “Linear B tablets”, written in a primitive form of Greek, […]

     
  • The best places for its beaches

    Greek Islands, Skiathos, Syros, Travel Greece September 12, 2011 at 5:18 pm 0 comments

    Skiathos – Sporades Skiathos hit the jackpot when it came to beaches. Textbook sands line its south coast, from Koukounaries, the island’s best-known beach – where deep green trees provide the backdrop for a dramatic golden sweep – to Megali Ammos. And if much of the island’s sand is buried […]

     
  • Naked ambitions on a Greek island

    Camping, Greek Islands, Travel Greece September 12, 2011 at 4:35 pm 0 comments

    In a quiet corner of the Cyclades, where hippy campers rub shoulders with A-list celebrities, our writer summons up the courage to go as nature intended… Naked people of varying ages and shapes sit conversing underneath shades made from white bed sheets and bamboo sticks, the only shelter from the […]

     
  • 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 […]