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Santorini hotels accommodation

Santorini hotels accommodation

Santorini island ideal for accommodation in hotels, apartments, camping on beaches in Santorini and offers offers and cheap prices and hotel rates.


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Kalambaka, a city built below the rock of the Meteora

Kalambaka, a city built below the rock of the Meteora

kalambaka hotels : Every year, millions of visitors come from all over the world in order to admire and honour Meteora. If its needed, they stay at Kalampaka and Kastraki. Kalampaka is a city of rich history and important monuments. The one of the greatest importance is the Holy Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary that is at the north-eastern part of the city under the very high rock of Aea. The city of Kalampaka is built on the feet of the Meteora and it is at the left side of the river Pinios at the point that it enters the plain of Thessaly. It is the starting place for those visitors who wish to be familiar with the monuments and the magnificent sites of Aspropotamos of Hasia, of Koziakas and especially of the Meteora. The city of Kalampaka is the capital of the homonymous province that takes up the north-western part of the prefecture of Trikala. There, one can find nice hotels, modern campings, restaurants, tourist shops, etc. The ancient name of the city was Aeginion. This is how it is mentioned in the Hellenistic and Roman years because of the great importance of its position. The name Aeginion is witnessed from an enshrined inscription on the wall that is at the eastern part of the church of Saint John the Baptist. At the beginning of the 10th century (901-907) Kalampaka of today is mentioned as Stagi, a name that is reserved until today as a Metropolitan title. Many travellers passed through Kalampaka from the ancient years until today and they refer to it by the name Aeginion or by the name Stagi or by its present name Kalampaka. At the north-eastern part of the city exists the picturesque neighbourhood of Sopotos, under the rock of the Holy Trinity (east) and the rock of Alsos (north). In the city there are many small churches -country chapels of post Byzantine age. In fact, many of them have admirable hagiographies.The cathedral church of Saint Vissarion is constructed in the honour of Saint Metropolitan of Larissa, who was the founder and the owner of the Monastery of Dusikos. The church has been hagiographied entirely by John Albanis. The Byzantine church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary is the most important and most imposing monument of Kalampaka which constitutes a point of reference and adoration for all the faithful people. Despite the significant efforts that have been materialised, it is obvious the abandonment on behalf of the people in change for the systematic maintenance of the temple and the environmental space, too. Let us hope that UNESCO, the European Community and mostly the Greek state will be interested in the maintenance of this appreciable monument of Orthodoxy before it is too late. The church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, which is found in the old city, was erected between the 10th and the 11th century on the ruins of an old Christian "basilica" church. The order (way of building) is "trikliti" (triforium) basilica of mixed type "it has very high and lit the intermediate "klitos" (aisle) of the narthex and the "trivilo". The outer narthex was added in the 16th century. In the southern wall there are surrounded with wall externally a lot of ancient parts of bas-reliefs (rodakes representations wrought in relief, signs, capes etc.), as well as old Christian sculpture with a vine-shoot. From the sculpture decoration of the Byzantine basilica, the oldest is the marble "kivorio" (tomb) of the Holy Altar found in the Sanctuary. Special interest presents the unique in Greece marble pulpit that imposingly is raised at the centre of the intermediate "klitos" in front of the Holy Gate. It has been reconstructed to its biggest part from architectural parts of the old pulpit. The murals of the church are dated from the 12th until the 16th century and are of exceptional interest. A lot of murals were created in 1573 by priest Kiriazis and by Neofytos, son of the eminent painter Theofanis from Crete. The most important of the temples portable pictures is the both sides painted picture, which on the one side portrays the Assumption of Virgin Mary and on the order the Christs Crucifixion. The two now separate, pictures after the theft and their restoration are kept in the Varlaam Monastery of the Meteora. The wood carved temple of the church belongs to the appreciable work of the post Byzantine wood carving and it was created during the 17th century. In a little depth on the front left part of the main temple, part of a mosaic flooring had been revealed. As we enter the temple on the northern wall of the inner narthex they are written, with capital letters writing, the "golden bull" of the Emperor Andronikos c Paleologos 1336 with which the borders of the Bishopric of Stagi are determined and privileges are granted, as well as the "sigilio" (the Patriarchs edict) of the Ecumenical "universal". Patriarch Antonios D 1393 with which the privileges of the Bishopric of Stagi - that various emperors of Byzantium had granted occasionally are renewed. Impressive and imposing is also the churchs bell tower, found on the northern side of the entrance in the grounds of the church.


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THREE REASONS TO VISIT MESOLONGI

THREE REASONS TO VISIT MESOLONGI

In our time, many of our habits have unfortunately changed. The invasion of technology in our lives has acted as a catalyst for the digitization of many aspects of it, from online shopping and public services to distance learning and teleworking. Among other things, with the click of a button we can now place a NetBet bet online for any match we want or tour virtually a city wherever it is located. So, until the conditions allow it and we can travel again without restrictions, today we will travel conceivably to the city of the Free Besieged, Messolonghi.


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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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Villas in Zante

Villas in Zante

The verdant island of Zante lies in one of the most seducing parts of Greece, the Ionian Sea. Carrying clear influences from neighboring Italy, it consists a popular destination for visitors from Europe and not only. On Zante, you can find some of the most visited and famous beaches of Europe which will amaze you with their sandy sceneries and the crystal blue waters of the Ionian Sea. What is more, the island's vivid night life is one of its main characteristics that has made it popular among tourist destinations in Greece. Luxury could not be absent from Zante, as it hosts an amazing selection of villas that are capable of offering you unique moments of endless wellness.Consequently, Divine Retreats driven by its passion for high-quality services in terms of luxurious vacation in Greece, has gathered an exceptional list of villas in Zante that will impress you in case you do not want to leave any of your comfort back home. The website's layout makes it more than easy to find a villa on Zante tailored to your own needs and preferences, that will eventually host your summer escape in Greece.


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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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Casino in Thessaloniki

Casino in Thessaloniki

In a short distance from International Airport of Thessaloniki, next to Regency Casino, which is one of the largest casinos in Europe, a few minutes from the center of Thessaloniki is located hotel Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki.Visitors who select to be accommodated in hotel Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki have a  lot of options during their stay such as:The Club Olympus, which includes two fully equipped gym with sauna and steam rooms.Two synthetic turf tennis courts new technologyAir conditioned Squash roomsHeated indoor pool with Jacuzzi approximately 17 meters longOutdoor free-form pool, covering a total area of 1200 square meters with separate children's poolRecreational activities organized in consultation hotel for you and may include hiking, biking, sailing, water sports, team sports, horseback riding, skiing at nearby ski centers, tennis tournaments and squash.The Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki Hotel offers conference and banquet rooms for multiple uses large gatherings or small meetings or events. The halls are:Grand Ballroom with a capacity of 1,000 people that can be divided into three smaller spaces - meeting rooms for 250 people eachPre-function area that communicates with the Grand Ballroom and an additional space for conferences and exhibitions, overlooking the lush gardens and outdoor poolFlexible rooms for exhibitionsSix rooms of various sizes for any useLuxurious conference rooms for private meetings during VIP hospitalitySpecially designed parts of the garden for party or outdoor events during the summerExpert Services team and Catering are available for the preparation of the events. Also available:Audio and videoISDN linesWi-Fi InternetREGENCY CASINO THESSALONIKIThe largest and most luxurious casino in Europe offers exciting games and a wide variety of activities and amenities that include restaurants, bars, theater, gift shop and 2000 parking positions. The games can be enjoyed in casinos are:RoulettesBlackjacjPunto NancoStud Poker911 Slot MachinesWe hope to meet all your needs and offer you our luxury accommodations.Have a pleasant stay in Thessaloniki and Casino Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki.


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Edessa, the City of Falls

Edessa, the City of Falls

Edessa 3000 years of history History & Culture. In 814 B.C Heraclides KARANOS makes Edessa the capital city of the first kingdom of the Macedonians and the fate of the city was identified with the history of Macedonia. Ancient, byzantine but also industrial finds testify the towns' history. Romans, Slavs, as well as Ottomans, pass from its history. On 18th October 1912, the town was liberated and incorporated to the Hellenic state as capital city of the Prefecture of Pella. In 1923 many Asian refugees came to live in Edessa while in the 50 - 60, the "White Coal" (hydro energy), which for centuries had moved mills, workshops, industries and factories, becomes useless. This was the end of the industrial growth of the town.Capital of the prefecture with 18.832 inhabitants. Built on the foot of Vermio mountain, it has beautiful view on the plain, much green, gardens full of flowers and abundant waters. It is one of the most beautiful cities of Macedonia. In 1977, the excavations in Vergina proved that this city has no relationship with the city of Aeges, the ancient macedonian capital, as it was believed in older times. Edessa, as the excavations at Logos proved, was a significant city already since the Hellenistic Times, although its greatest bloom was noticed in the Roman and the Paleochristian Years, fact that is probably related to the existance of Egnantia Street as well as the decline of Pella. The city, which in the 7th century became bishop`s base, was significant even in the Byzantine Times. In the years of the wars of Basil the second (976-1025) against Samuel, the castle of Edessa was captured twice by the Bulgarians, yet it was taken back by the Byzantines in 1018. The sources of that age frequently mention the city by the name Vodena which results from the Slavic word "voda" which means water. In the 14th century, the castle of Vodena was under the domination of the Serbs of Dousan, till, after a siege of eight months, it was underhandedly captured by the Turks. In the years of the Turks' domination, christianity was intense in the city, while in the middle of the 18th century a hellenistic school was founded, where Parasceuas Amfilochios teached, who came from the city of Giannena. In 1782, "Hellenomuseum" and the "Common School", which was a public school, were founded, while the local people were offering money for their needs. In the end of the 18th century, when the city noticed great bloom and the Greeks were of the population, Edessa came to the authority of Ali Pasha. It was liberated with the rest Macedonia in 1912.


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