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Welcome to the Cyclades – the most popular island complex in Greece

The most famous island group in the Aegean Sea comprises some of the most beautiful islands in the world! Gorgeous sandy beaches, architecture in white and blue, traditional lifestyle, folk music, warm, hospitable people and barren landscapes with isolated chapels turn a trip to the Cyclades into a lifetime experience. The name refers to ...

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Five orphan bear cubs ‘fostered’ by Arcturos released into the wild

  The brown bear protection organisation ‘Arcturos’ has announced that five orphan bear cubs, which were cared for at its facilities, have now been released back into the wild, according to ANA. The five cubs had lost their mothers at just a few months old and were raised by expert ...

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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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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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