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Chalkidiki: Blue waters, countless coves and beaches, lush landscape, and picturesque villages

04.04.2019 in Travel

Chalkidiki: Blue waters, countless coves and beaches, lush landscape, and picturesque villages   Chalkidiki is one of the most popular destinations in Greece and an area of ​​particular natural beauty.   It is only a few miles from Thessaloniki, the three peninsulas of Kassandra, Sithonia, and Athos. Chalkidiki caters to the needs of all travellers. There is exciting nightlife in Kassandra, tranquillity and exotic beaches in Sithonia, and a family friendly atmosphere in Athos. Adventure lovers will find more than 20 marked trails and 17 cycling routes that pass through the oak forests of Mt. Cholomon and the fir forests…

Holiday Season “City Breaks”

18.12.2016 in Travel

Holiday Season “City Breaks” As we enter the holiday season, we propose a holiday option entirely different from the typical getaways to the Greek countryside or islands; we recommend urban tourism, globally known as City Breaks, for a few pleasurable days in one of the many urban centers of the country! For those who haven’t had the chance to experience an “urban experience” or are not familiar with the “city break” concept, it’s worth mentioning that the trend of urban tourism is growing worldwide due to its role in separating “seasonality” with tourism (especially important for countries like Greece). Urban…

Fall, In Love with Greece

09.09.2016 in Travel

Fall, In Love with Greece Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;   John Keats, To Autumn   Most people identify Greece with golden, sandy beaches and the warm, salty breezes of the Aegean and the Ionian Sea ─exclusively associated to none other than the magical summer months. There are, however, (at least!) three more months that are worth considering when making travel plans to the land of the Olympian Gods: September, October and November, namely the Fall…

The German invasion of Greece

01.04.2016 in History

The German invasion of Greece    April 1941. World War II divided Europe into the Axis powers (Germany, Italy, Japan) and the Allies. After the unsuccessful invasion of Fascist Italy in Greece (October 1940-April 1941), the German forces attacked the Greek territory by land and air. Compared to the unprepared and frivolous Italian invasion, the Nazi military machine was more than a considerable enemy. This German operation was part of a wider campaign to occupy the Balkan Peninsula. German dictator Adolf Hitler used this as a defensive strategy before assaulting Russia. However, the renowned German Blitzkrieg (lightning war) came against the…