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Aspraggeloi Zagori

Aspraggeloi Zagori

The Asprageli, or else the "Gate of Zagori", 30 km from Ioannina, is an ideal base for visiting other villages. In 1943, it was destroyed by the Germans. The ruins of the church of St. Nicholas, revealing the bygone glory of the village. It is worth visiting the Monastery of Aspraggeloi path to an hour, which overlooks the plain of Ioannina. Unique is the sunset from the entrance of the village and walks on the slopes of the mountains.


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Kastoria, the city with the wonderful lake

Kastoria, the city with the wonderful lake

The lake of Kastoria is the most precious treasure of the city. It is a jewel, which enjoys the visitors and the inhabitants as a place for recreation and as a stimulus for romantism and reminiscence. On the lakeshore there are enough squares and parks. In these specially designed areas, visitors can walk on paved paths and admire the natural beauty of the lake at all seasons. Orestida Lake of Kastoria is considered morphologically the most beautiful lake of Greece and has been declared a "Monument of Natural Beauty" by the Ministry of Culture. The natural basin of the lake, surrounded by mountains of excellent geomorphology, constitutes a unique wetland. It is a very important wetlands for waterfowl and for the birds of prey and serves as breeding, feeding and hibernation. It maintains a rich bird fauna, including rare and endangered species. At the lake, there are large quantities of various fish species, and is ideal for fishing, both with the traditional boats in deep waters and with fishing rod in the lakeshores. In the lake there are fish such as carp, butterflies, tsironia, tournes, etc. Fishing is allowed almost throughout the year except the period of reproduction of fish. Fishing equipment can be found in specialty shops in the city of Kastoria and Argos Orestiko.The mountain of Grammos with the sources of the river Aliakmonas is an interesting destination for visitors of Kastoria. The area of Grammos is one of the most productive and pristine forests of Greece. The area is sparsely populated and the main occupations of the inhabitants are forestry, hunting and farming. The area, with excellent morphology and rare flora and fauna, is an ideal place ideal for walks and tours.


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Orestiada Evros

Orestiada Evros

Orestiada is located in the northern part of Evros and is 977 km from Athens, 464 km from Thessaloniki and 115 km from Alexandroupolis. It has 14783 inhabitants, 41 villages and 25 communities. The entire city was built after 1923 in order to house Greek refugees from Adrianople, and in particular the suburb Karagats or Orestiada of the west bank of Evros river, which came to Turkey by the Treaty of Lausanne. For this reason it was originally named New Karagats or New Orestiada. It is a characteristic example of refugee settlement with a simple urban design and large vertical streets and squares. In 1923, the town became the seat of the homonymous province, in which incorporated villages which until then belonged administratively to Adrianople. In 1946, the community of Orestiada became a municipality and its population is growing until today. Evros River is the eastern boundary between Greece and Turkey. It comes from the Rila mountain in Bulgaria and flowing southeast tributary of the Thracian Sea. Entering Greece from Ormenio, a small part of it, and it is the natural border between Greece and Bulgaria. From New Vissa to its mouth, it is the border line between Greece and Turkey. Its total length is 530chlm., from which 230km. belong to Greek territory. It is one of the largest rivers of the Balkan peninsula. Its tributaries are Erythropotamos in Greece, Ardas in Greece and Bulgaria, Tountzas in Bulgaria and Turkey and Erginis in Turkey. The landscape of the river Evros from Dereio to the sea, presents a wide variety of habitats rich in flora and fauna. Notable are the forest Dadia - Lefkimi - Soufli, the canyons and forests in the areas Circe - Avantas - Aisymis, as well as the area of the river Ardas. In the area of the river, there are measured 36 protected or endangered species of mammals (including Vidra, jackal and wild cat), 10 species of birds (including the Black Stork, the Eagle and White-tailed) and 17 species of reptiles and amphibians.


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Chios, the island of Greek tradition and local culture

Chios, the island of Greek tradition and local culture

The Town of Chios, which is called "Chora" by the locals, was built in the central east part of the island like all the adjoining in Asia Minor islands. Chios is situated opposite to the peninsula of Erythraia from which is separated with a narrow straight (channel), a position that proves the close connection between Chios and Ionia. Chora is built almost in the center of the east coast and is the most significant harbor in the island. According to archeological finds the island has been inhabited since 6000B.C. Chios town was built by Ions little before 1000 B.C. So, Chora has a history of more than 3000 years time. During this period, Chios enjoyed great prosperity but also a decline. The Town of Chios has a population of about 29000 people and is the largest area of the prefecture, for this reason is considered to be the administrative, spiritual, cultural, educational and business center of Chios prefecture.The harbor is connected coastal with the other two islands of the prefecture, Psara and Inousses, also with the biggest harbors in Athens and Greece generally, and with Turkey. As a result we have a great trading development and frequent journeys and trips both from tourists and residents. Today the Town has kept the basic town planning schedule without big changes during the course of time, with the castle, the harbor, the streets and the settlements. But the destruction of 1822 and the terrible earthquake of 1881, with the general reconstruction in postwar years have ruined the historic architectural physiognomy of the Town. For all its extent, the Town affords a unique opportunity for wandering by feet among the small streets of the settlements and the central arterial roads. In the center of the Town is the famous "Vounaki" square, where the biggest part of the area is taken up by the Public Park. From the center of the square, the "Kenenti" street leads to the official gate of the medieval Castle of Chios. The building of the Castle was at the end of the 10th century and the beginning of 11th in the area of the ancient town and very close to the harbor. By the time the Castle was built and until today is constantly inhabited and has kept the main characteristics of the old castle, narrow streets, many ruins and buildings of various ages.


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Prespa, two beautiful lakes

Prespa, two beautiful lakes

A large number of Greek and foreign vacationers and tourists flock to the reputed Prespa Lakes. The latter are situated on the Greece - FYROM - Albania border, with an elevation of 850 m above sea level and a depth of 50 m. In many parts, the lake banks are steep rocky walls, while elsewhere they become almost flat with lush vegetation. Mikri (small) Prespa lies on the left side of the central road and is separated from Megali (big) Prespa by a narrow strip of land measuring 1,000 m.The entire area is worth visiting and has been designated as a national park. Mikri (small) Prespa, fringed with reed beds, provides shelter to pelicans, wild ducks and to many rare species of birds that attract the interest of international scientific institutes. Access to the Prespa Lakes is possible via two roads. One starts from Florina and the other ascends from Kastoria. They intersect at Prevali. 50 km from Florina near the village of Lemos Prespon the road forks again, one branch leading to Agios Germanos, the largest village in the Prespa area, and the other to the military post of Koula. On the rocky lakeshores of Prespa caves are found featuring religious paintings. The Prespa Lakes are situated 45 km west of Florina, and 50 km north of Kastoria.


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Tolo, a charming seaside resort

Tolo, a charming seaside resort

The majestic Tolo is one of the most cosmopolitan parts of Greece and is one of the major tourist resorts. It is an auxiliary port of Nafplion - from Byzantine times already - that followed the fate of passing through the hands of the Franks, Venetians and Ottomans. The well-protected bay of the safe harbor will be the starting point of the campaign of the chief of coalition forces - the Venetians, Germans and Poles - Vice Admiral Morosini to capture the occupied by Turkish Nafplio. After the success of the campaign and by 1718 the region fell back into the hands of the Turks, Tolo will be used as the substation of the Venetian fleet.With the liberation from the Turks, and resolution of the Governor Kapodistrias, sections of land in the bay of Tolo will be allocated to Cretan fighters who were forced to leave their island and take refuge in Free Greece. The natural beauty of the bay and the peace which fills the visitor, the beautiful surrounding landscape, will transform the once fishing village into a modern tourist resort with hotels around forty total capacity of 7000 beds! Situated almost on the beach, Tolo, with the traditional tavernas and international restaurants, small bars and big clubs, comfortable hotels and shady campings, and with a highly developed market, is offered for both family vacations and fun for young because here you will find one of the most well-organized water sports beaches. For a romantic stroll through the adjacent Kastraki is necessary, the village that inspired George Seferis with the ruins of ancient Assini found by Swedish archaeologists excavations, while the environmentalists will find their paradise on the island Psili with countless Young Seagulls.


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Limenaria Beach in Thassos

Limenaria Beach in Thassos

Limenaria beach is excellent, sandy and its crystal clear waters ly in Limenaria village as a small paradise destination. You will find in Limenaria hotels, rooms, studios, apartments and camping for families. Enjoy the sandy beaches Limenaria Thassos and enjoy the caress of the sun on your summer holiday in Thassos.


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Andros - The Story of a multifaceted island

Andros - The Story of a multifaceted island

Τhe name of the island most probably originates from General Andros from Crete, legendary colonizer of the Minoan times. Archeological excavations prove the existence of developed settlements, dating back to Mycenaean times or even earlier. The island becomes historically known during the Geometric period (9th-7th century B.C.), as it is proved by traces of a settlement found in Zagora, at the south-western part of the island, close to Zaganiari. The capital of Andros island, during the classical times, was Paleopoli. The prosperity during that period is shown by the big production of coins. Relevant findings together with Hermes of Andros statue are exhibited in the Archeological Museum in Hora. In 7th century B.C. Andros island participated with Chalkideans to the colonization of Chalkidiki and coastal areas of Thrace in northern Greece.Andros, following with the rest Aegean islands the fate of continental Greece, consecutively fell under Roman, Frank and Ottoman occupation. Dating back to 11th century, Byzantine style churches are found around the island, like Taxiarchis in Ipsilou, Melida and Messaria and Kimisi Theotokou (Assumption) in Mesathouri. In the 14th century, the "Agias Monastery" (Zoodochos Pigi) was built near Batsi, while Agios Nikolaos monastery was founded in 1560 and rebuilt in 18th century. Panachrantou monastery was founded in mid-17th century. At Agia Triada (Holy Trinity) in Korthi, a school has been established in 1813, before the Greek War of Independence against the Ottomans. It was founded by Samuel Plasimis and it incorporates a separate building, serving as the teachers house and library. On May 10th, 1821, Theofilos Kairis declared the War of Independence, thus marking the starting point of the islands recent history, during which Andros reached the peak of its economic prosperity, thanks to its ships. It is worth noting that Andriot Dimitris Moraitis initiated Greece-North America line in the beginning of the 20th century, while Andros was in 1939 second to Piraeus regarding ship registration.


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