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Lemnos, the island of Hephaestus

Lemnos, the island of Hephaestus

According to the mythology, the Jupiter in his conflict with the Ira, flew his son Ifaistos from Olympus mountain in the ground of Limnos. Ifaistos installed there his laboratory and taught the art of metallurgy in the residents of the island. Another important fable of the island refers to the first king of Lemnos, Thoas. Thoas, son of god Dionyssos and Ariadnis, married to Mirina from Iolkos and had a daughter named Ipsipili. In his years, the women of island neglected the adoration of Venus so she punished them with an intolerable bodily stench. Their spouses brought concubines from the Thrace and their women for revenge killed all men by throwing them from the cape Petasos. When the anger of Venus calmed down, Jason with his Argonauts came to the woman-handled island.Here in Anemoessa Limnos, the Queen Ipsipili entertained the Argonauts, and in order to honor them she set up prizes and organized games. The first Demigods Pentathletes were Telamonas, Lygkeas, Zitis, Kalahis and Pileas. Pentathlon became an Olympic Sport since 708 BC in the 18th Olympic Games. The unique place of the island in the North-East Aegean opposite Ellispontos determined his historical course. Limnos was colonized occasionally by Sinties, Kares, Cretes, Minies and Pelasgous. The archaeological hoe determines the way that the island had been populated since middle Neolithic Age. The most important prehistoric settlement is Poliochni. It was founded at 4th millennium BC and developed into a fortified state – the oldest perhaps in Europe – with urban structure and important culture, with the first democratic chamber of deputies. In Poliochni, on September 17 1994, the agents of Aegean, invited by the Ministry of Culture, 70 personalities from a lot of countries of the world, persons of science, Politics, Actors, Philosophers, men of Art and Intellect, decided and signed the Statement of Poliochni, gazing the immense light blue sea and they nominated the Archipelago of Aegean as Cultural Park of Europe. Limnos, as well as the neighbouring Samothrace, is connected with the mystic adoration of Kaveires, sons of Hephaestus. Remains of Kaveires’s holy have been found in Northeast Island. Few kilometres southern has been discovered Hephaestia, a city dedicated to Hephaestus that flourished in 5th century BC.


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Lesvos, the island of harmony and beauty

Lesvos, the island of harmony and beauty

Lesvos is beautiful. Olive tree covered hillsides reaching down to the sea and mountains thick with walnut, chestnut and cherry trees and lush ravines with plane trees and streams succeed the cool fragrant gardens of the villages of Gera. At the centre of the island, Ayiassos and the villages clustered around the slopes of the forested Olympos, the fresh crystal waters of the spring of Karyni and the old plane tree the folk artist Theophilos had made his home. To the west is the area of the Petrified Forest. The strong summer light creates a game of shadows enhancing the forms of a hilly landscape with gorges spotted with oleander and willows that roll down to small valleys by the sea. Around it all is the sea, embracing the island with the volcanic sand at Eressos and the soft dunes of Gavathas. Chroussos, Podaras, Pedino, Tavari, Kalo Limani, Yeni Limani, Tsichranta, Tsonia, Tarti, Ag. Ermogenis, Kaya all small beaches far from the crowd, with picturesque taverns by the sea where the visitor can rest and enjoy the island’s cooking. At the bay of Kalloni, Skala, Apothika, Achladeri, Skala Vasilikon, Nyphida, Parakoila, fishing villages with quiet little ports, warm waters, sandy beaches.At the north-eastern part Skala Sykamias, Eftalou, Molyvos, Petra, Anaxos. The changes in the landscape are astonishing.Secluded beaches and further down organized ones where one can rent equipment for all types of sport or umbrellas and deck chairs to just lie around in the sun doing nothing or go to bar or a kafeneion to enjoy cool drinks and music. From the EOT (Greek Tourist Organisation) beach in Mytilini to Thermi, Xambelia, Petalidi and the sandy beaches of the bay of Gera or the truly unique beach at Eressos and all round the island in general the visitor is sure to find what he desires. It is certain that throughout the year a tour around Lesvos by car, jeep, motorcycle, bicycle, donkey or on foot will delight everybody who is even slightly touched by the beauty of nature. One can walk everywhere around the island. Lesvos is ideal for walking. And for those who do not care about discovering the paths and the slopes of the island themselves four routes have been specifically marked out: Vatera - Gera winding through olive groves and woods with pines, oaks, chestnut and plane trees; Petra - Lapsarna along bays, creeks and promontories through olive groves and orchards; Kapi - Sykamia holm-oak, grey rock, olive trees, on the one hand the Bay of Kalloni and on the other Asia Minor; and finally Sigri - Eressos the severe volcanic landscape, rock, dust, sea and sky. The multifaceted landscape of Lesvos. For the summer months. Lesvos has a wide variety of great beaches to offer, open to the Aegean sea or protected in soft curve bays, sandy beaches, pebbly or rocky ones, isolated or organised. Many of the latter provide water sport facilities. In the recent years there has been a rise in activities such as sailing, surfing and scuba diving. During summer nights tavernas, lively bars with Greek and foreign dancing music, live groups and concerts or quiet corners by the sea can satisfy even the most demanding taste.


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Kallithea hotels | a modern village for holidays in Halkidiki

Kallithea hotels | a modern village for holidays in Halkidiki

Located 51 km south of Polygyros, 90 km from Thessaloniki and 500 permanent residents, Kallithea village was founded in 1922 with the settlement of refugees from Asia Minor. Around mid-8th century BC, it wasbuilt a temple dedicated to the god Dionysus and the Nymphs, while in the following centuries and during the Roman period, there were built temples and monuments dedicated to the twelve gods.Kallithea is an attraction pole for thousands of tourists who come to enjoy beautiful beaches and unique archaeological finds, the most important of which include the Doric temple of Jupiter Ammon, the temple of Dionysus and the Nymphs, and the small church of St. Panteleimon with interesting murals. One of the most sought areas of the beautiful peninsula of Kassandra, where pine trees adorn the golden sandy beach, Kallithea is a modern commercial and cosmopolitan resort, which is characterized by large hotels and traditional guesthouses, along with a plethora of nightclubs and bars.


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Mithimna, a picturesque village on the beautiful island of Lesvos

Mithimna, a picturesque village on the beautiful island of Lesvos

The solid traditional buildings, made of stone or of painted wood, are situated in a labyrinth of narrow streets. On the far side of the town, there is a picturesque small port that completes this unique image. The Municipality of Mithimna is also a place of a deep cultural life. This is obvious from its rich cultural past and from its actual cultural activity. Its cultural tradition that is expressed in various ways is a part of the Greek Civilization that has been developed to the east Aegean. The buildings, the popular art, the painting, the literature, the poetry, the dance and the songs reflect all over the island this cultural activity.The visitor discoveries in Mithimna the traditional rhythms that characterize the life when living on an island. The visitor is welcome to be a part of those rhythms thanks to the hospitality of the inhabitants. Tourists have plenty of reasons to visit Mithimna such as the sunrise, the walking around the traditional streets and the venetian castle, the museum, the gallery, the small port and the beach of Eftalou. Many producers and stage managers have chosen Mithimna for their works. One of them was James Parish, who made an excellent presentation of Mithimna through his work, in 1960. This Municipality is consisted of five villages: the village of Vafio, the village of Sykamnia, the village of Skala Sykamnias, the village of Lepetymnos and the village of Argenos. At the Municipality of Mithimna, we will find a Port Authority, a Custom House, a Police Station, a Financial Service, a Post Office, a Telegraph Office, a Branch Office of the National Bank of Greece, a local Office of the Agricultural Service, a Primary School and a Conference Centre.


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Kalloni, Lesvos

Kalloni, Lesvos

The Municipality of Kalloni consisting of seven villages, which are Anemotia, Skalohori, Philia, Parakila, Skala Kallonis, Papiana, Kerami, Argiana, Dafia and Arisvi, is situated in the centre of the island. The area of Kalloni has been the centre and the "lighthouse" of the orthodoxy and the culture. Its contribution to the determination of the education's level, thanks to its Monasteries and to its historic Metropolis, was very important.The square of Kalloni has been reborn many times from its ashes due to the strong will and insistence of the locals. It is Orthodoxy's and Civilization's lighthouse because of the historic Monasteries, the Metropolis and the local culture. At the holy Monastery of Limonos - in the year 1530 - we find the first school for clerics and at the holy Monastery of Panayia Myrsiniotissa at the same year the first school for women - unique in Greece. There, in the year 1804, the Regional Greek Institute had been established. No matter where we are on the island, we can go to the Municipality of Kalloni in less than an hour. In the Municipality of Kalloni we will find a big and modern market place with shops that can satisfy everybody's needs. The Medical Centre of the north west island is situated in the Municipality of Kalloni. The inhabitants have the possibility to get there a full medical and pharmaceutical care.


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Ski Center Velouchi - Karpenisi

Ski Center Velouchi - Karpenisi

The Ski Center Velouchi Karpenisi is one of the best winter destinations and boasts all modern instruments and service for skiers. You can find hotels and hostels in Karpenisi and the region to stay.


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Parnassos Ski Centre

Parnassos Ski Centre

One of the best organized and full equipped ski centers in our country, in order to cover all the requirements from beginners to advanced friends of ski is Parnassos. Parnassos skiing centre offers in the lovers of winter sports a lot of different ring levels, possibilities for interesting descent for skier out of the ring levers, while they consist an ideal initial point for crossings with mountaineering skis. The three ski centers – Gerontovrahos, Fterolakka and Kellaria – cover the requirements of winter sports and not only, while at the winter period they are in complete operation. The centers allocate: Parking, Helideck, Spaces of reception, Restaurant, Bar, Cafeteria, Experienced personal babysitting, First aids, and Road help. Also function faculties ski and snowboard, shops of renting and sale of types ski and snowboard. For the friends of ski but also for the friends of mountainous nature, in the ski centers that find in altitude 1.600 – 2.300 m., function 1 cable railway, 6 air lifts and 7 sliding lifts and 20 slopes, total length 14 km. From these 16 are slopes of skiing of length 6000m., until 4000m.. From these 13 are for new, medium and experienced  skiers, while the other three are for professionals. For those who want to learn ski or are beginners, the Greek Center of Mountainous Sports Arahovas, as other private faculties, teach daily courses ski at the duration of winter period.


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Milos, the island of Aphrodite

Milos, the island of Aphrodite

The civilization of Milos is considered to be as ancient as that of Crete and spans a period of at least 5000 years. Its fame spread throughout the civilized world thanks to the masterpiece of the Aphrodite of Milos (Venus de Milo), a statue found buried on the island in the 19th century (1820) and is now in the Louvre Museum in Paris. Around 5000 BC, Flakopi, the oldest settlement on the island was in existence between 4000 and 5000 BC.The settlement was destroyed twice by invaders and was finally rebuilt in 800 BC in a different style. The ability to take advantage of the various mineral ores gave the inhabitants a plethora of tools having incredible precision for those years. Flakopis existence is situated between the Neolithic and Iron ages as many recent archaeological excavations have determined. The town was finally burnt down. The end of Flakopi came at around the same time as the Mycenaean civilization was flourishing elsewhere. It was around 1000 BC and at that time the Dorian invaders arrived on the island. In fact, Thucydides reported in one of his books that it was for about 700 years that the Dorians made Milos their home. Milos became a center for artistic endeavor as shown by the wonderful statue of Aphrodite of Milos created around 400 BC.


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