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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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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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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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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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Looking for a wonderful Autumn day-trip – try Livadeia

  Autumn is a particularly wonderful, but relatively short period in Greece; as the summer days stretch on until late September, early October. This time of year provides perfect weather for travelling and sightseeing at the weekends. One such trip might be to Delphi and Arachova in Viotia, which you ...

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