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Vouliagmeni Lake – in the heart of the Athenian Riviera is the hidden treasure of Attica’s nature

  The lake is recognised as a wonder of nature because of its unique appearance and the surroundings.   Arriving at Athens airport you can see down on the ground what looks like a volcanic crater filled with the bluest water. It is called Lake Vouliagmeni and it is a ...

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The Kalochori Lagoon and estuaries of the Gallikos River

    The Axios-Loudias-Aliakmonas National Park is amongst the most important wetland systems both in Greece and throughout Europe. Beginning just 10 kilometres south-west of the city of Thessaloniki, the park extends as far as Pieria, an area of 38,800 hectares. The case of the lagoon Kalochori is unique in ...

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Discover a hidden part of Athens – Mount Parnitha

  Parnitha is the perfect place for nature and hiking lovers, herb collectors and gambling fans. Everybody finds something interesting on Parnitha Mountain, which is the highest mountain in Attica (1,400m) and one of the most beautiful in Greece.   Ancient Greeks believed that the cloven-hoof god Pan used to ...

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The Holy Relics of Saint Helena and the Holy Cross arrive in Greece

  Saint Helena is a revered Saint amongst Christians around the world, particular the Orthodox community, for her tireless work with the poor and her contributions to the early Church. Tradition credits her with a pilgrimage to Syria Palaestina, particularly to Jerusalem, during which she discovered the True Cross.   ...

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‘Odyssey of a Diplomat’ – A twist in our perceptions about adventure and envoy

  A twist in our perceptions about adventure and envoy   By H.E. Ambassador Dimitris Hatzopoulos, Director, MoFA Directorate for South America and the Caribbean   ‘The Odyssey’ is the tale of the homecoming of Odysseus amid hardship and adventure, in a remarkable convergence of reality and fiction. It is ...

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The beauties of nature at the mouth of the Alpheus River in Elis

  The beauties of nature at the mouth of the Alpheus River in Elis, as the recorded through the photographic lens of John Spyroyni from the photographic agency – Eurokinissi.   The Alpheus River, also known as Rofias, crosses a large part of the western Peloponnese and it ends into ...

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Greek Yogurt – Oh, So Rich in Possibilities

  Yogurt is about as ancient as milk. Its beauty lies in its simplicity. Plain Greek yogurt is a nutrient-packed snack that has many health benefits, helping you meet the recommended dietary guideline of three daily servings of low-fat or non-fat dairy products.   Greek yogurt isn’t just a fad; ...

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The heart of Greece: the Prefecture of Fokida

It wouldn’t be too much of an exaggeration to call Fokida prefecture the heart of Greece. From olives to fresh fish, from skiing to bathing, from culture to magnificent nature, Fokida has it all.   (Photograph by K.Ashenden) Everybody knows Delphi, the mystic oracle site that clings to the sides ...

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Magical Greece: winter destinations

Greece is known worldwide as one of the best summer holiday destinations. However, winter in Greece is just as magical. The Greek countryside is ideal for winter vacations, as they provide modern winter sport facilities along with spectacular scenery and a traditional welcome.   Nature, snow, fresh air and good ...

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