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We certainly did not believe what we were going to experience when we began our trip to Platanorema Farmhouse in Chalkidiki. Our Guesthouse was between the second and third leg of Chalkidiki, far from the crowds and prying eyes and very near Pyrgadikia village. We found it pretty easily (also...
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A recent weekend in the region of Kastoria, reminded me the beauty of nature and relaxation that one gets when in contact with this area! Kastoria is located 593 km from Athens and 226 km from Thessaloniki. I started from Thessaloniki, one sunny morning a few weeks ago. The road to Kastoria is big...
We arrived at Ano Pedina planning to visit the very special Monastery of the Annunciation, which at that day had a feast because of the celebration of 25 March. Another monastery on my list, I thought. I didn’t know the history lesson that were about to come next. When entering the small monastery...
You will fairly wonder who Orestis is, because even if you visit the Guesthouse you won’t be able to see him. You will certainly see Mrs. Eleni Pagratiou architect and vice consult of France, moving actively in the room or making flour pies or mpatsaries which you will taste at your breakfast or...
I shall give you an advice. A conference can be just a conference but can also be a great chance to go to new places you have never been before. A channce to travel! So there i was, two weeks ago, for a conference to Heraklion city, to beautiful Crete. I stepped out of the airplane and i felt the...
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In Greece one can find 10 different kinds (species) of tulips and in Chios we can come across 4 of them. The place of origin for the beautiful flower is said to be Central Asia or somewhere between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Starting from there, tulip cultivation spreaded throughout the whole...
A quote from Paolo Coelho's book "The Alchemist" says "When we have the great treasures in front of us we usually don't see them". Something similars happens the Koray library in Chios. Not only the history but also its contribution during history shows how big and important it is. But let's take...
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EASY ROUTES FOR EVERYONE Vradeto-Beloi One of the best routes because you are going to have the opportunity to admire the spectacular view of the deepest point of the Vikos Gorge, as soon as you arrive at Beloi. Distance: 2km Walking time: 1 hour Path: Z2 with good marking Period: Spring up to...
Zagorochoria is a unique phenomenon in Greece. 46 built stoned villages and 92 built stoned bridges built during 18-19th-century compose a complex of villages that are joined together with roads but also hiking mountain paths, torn in the middle by Vikos Gorge and are separated in East, Central and...
Once upon a time there was Paul, a man serious and capable, whose hands could convert silver to gold. He lived in the big city but he was always bored of it, although he had friends and acquaintances and loved ones but when it was feasible he abandoned them and went to the mountains. His favorite...