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A GUIDE TO GREECE

Greek islands named “Best in the world” at the Condé Nast Traveller 21st readers’ awards

  With two major distinctions and three awards in total, Greece triumphed at the Condé Nast Traveller 21st readers’ awards gala in London. More specifically, Greece ranked 1st in the “Best Islands/Favourite Islands” category and also earned 1st place and top prize of the “The World’s Top 100”. The Greek ...

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A familiar sound and sight in central Athens – Tsarouchia

  A familiar sound and sight in central Athens Tsarouchia by seasoned photoreporter Tatiani Bolari   A tsarouchi (Greek: τσαρούχι; plural: τσαρούχια) is a type of shoe, which is typically known nowadays as part of the traditional uniform worn by the Evzones of the Greek Presidential Guard. Description Their origin ...

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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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