Probably only a few know that Greece is mainly a mountainous country. Although tourists prefer to visit the idyllic islands of the Aegean or the Ionian Sea, the truth is that the 4/5 of the country is mountainous, including most of the islands indeed!
The most important range is that of Pindus, which runs from north to south. Its peak, Mount Olympus, is famous worldwide as the place where the Olympian Gods of Ancient Greece used to live.
The nature lovers will find here a true paradise, ideal for outdoor activities and sports, such as climbing, hiking, mountain bike, skiing, snow boarding, mountain trail running and many more...
You have definitely heard about mount Olympus and the 12 Gods of ancient years. But do you know that Greece, apart from the famous islands, has more than 300 mountains?
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Palios Aghios Athanasios or Kaimaktsalan
Palios Agios Athanasios, or Kaimaktsalan as it is also called, is a traditional mountainous village with stone built houses with tiles, built according to the local Macedonian architecture. The ski centre transformed the village into a cosmopolitan winter resort and is considered to be one of the most beautiful mountain villages in Greece, with impressive restored houses turned into luxury hotels, traditional guesthouses and pensions, shops, restaurants and nightclubs.
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Being one of the most important high lights of Mountainous Greece, Karpenissi is not just a classical destination of wintry tourism, but a travelling proposal that can fascinate everyone.
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More than just a famous tourist destination, Santorini boasts a romantic scene where you can have some really memorable moments with your partner. The time when the sun sets deep down to the Aegean Sea and the sky gets these amazing orange colors is the best to enjoy a cocktail. One of the best places to do so is the Classico bar restaurant in the capital of Fira.
When talking about the beaches of Naxos, there are many adjectives one can use: wonderful, sandy, famous, spotless, virgin, well organized... which is why this island of Cyclades is launched on the international lists with the most beautiful coasts in the world.
Touristorama has been travelling all around Greece and its islands for over a decade. This year, during our trip to Naxos, the biggest of the Cyclades complex, we discovered an interesting spot, perfect for your night out on the island… which is what we do best: finding the best places and then propose you should visit them! Prime is a Scandinavian Bar, located on a privileged position in Chora of Naxos, opposite the port. It’s been operating for 21 years and enjoys a great fame to both foreign and local tourists.
The beach of Agios Georgios in Naxos is one of the most beautiful of the island, easily accessible as it is located in Chora, and the ideal choice for those who hate moving around during the holidays. Those who want to relax next to the wave enjoying the services of a well-organized tourist business.
There is no need to convince the thousands of tourists who visit Santorini why they need to experience a sea tour under the unique Caldera cliff. Actually, this is the second “must do” after viewing the breathtaking sunset. But if you need a little convincing, we have compiled a list of 5 good reasons why you should spend a day at the sea, and specifically next to an expert!
In recent years, the beloved habit of pancakes has begun to become widespread in Greece as well. Touristorama discovered in Nafplion the place that makes the most delicious pancakes, according to the original American recipe.
“Brunch” is both a noun, a verb and way of life. It’s not only an opportunity to eat something nice, but also a way to catch up with friends in the middle of the day. In Athens city we love it for both reasons. We have even discovered an easily accessible spot, perfect for the citibreakers to enjoy a full breakfast or a brunch during their travel in the Greek capital.
On Tuesday the 20th of March Tunisia celebrated the 62nd anniversary of its independence, with various celebrations taking place all over the country. In Athens, a great reception took place at the Tunisian Embassy and many diplomats, businessmen and journalists were there to celebrate after the invitation of Ambassador Dr Lassaad M hirsi.
Explore the fascinating volcanic island of Santorini the way you want it yourself! Enjoy a unique accommodation experience, with huge doses of privacy and luxury by choosing to stay in Incognito Villa.
The statue of Poseidon, made of Parian marble, was found in 1877 on Milos island, along with a statue of his mate, Amphitrite. The larger than life-size statue depicts the god almost nude, wearing a himation covering the lower part of the body. In his raised right hand he will have held the trident. Next to his right leg is a support in the form of a dolphin. Today, the statue is exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens city.