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Aegina in a day!

15.10.2017 in Travel

Aegina in a day! They say that you can’t see Rome in a day but can you see Aegina in a day? You sure can! Within a 40-minute boat ride from the port of Piraeus you find yourself in a place of charm, tranquility and warm-hearted people where history and culture dwell in every corner… As soon as you arrive at the island, you will see the Temple of Apollo overlooking the port. The historical site is also called Kolona (column), as a kolona is the sole remnant of the temple. Let yourself wander around the site, take in the…

Ermoupolis, A Nobel Town

15.07.2017 in History

Ermoupolis: A Noble Town The name Ermoupolis literally means the “city of the god Hermes”. When the town was established, the entire island was transformed into a hugely significant commercial and industrial center of Greece. It seems only right that Hermes, god of commercial affairs, rightly became the patron deity of the capital of Syros. Ermoupolis, the capital of Syros Island, is a picturesque colorful town with unique architecture and a striking aesthetic. By contrast with the rest of the Cycladic islands, Ermoupolis resembles the eastern Italian coastal towns rather than the typical white and blue “monotony” of the neighboring…