Even though Greece is among the best travel destinations in the world and despite the thousands of tourists who visit it every year, there are still unspoilt places, ideal for alternative holidays. You just have to look a little harder, but you'll meet plenty of them.
Except for the mass tourism, which is undoubtly a "bless" and a considerable economic resourse, there are others who prefer unknown destinations, with less progress and tourist infrastructure, but with more authenticity and truth. In Greece, there are traditional villages and settlements, on both the islands and the mainland, where the visitors outnumber the locals, who have learnt lately how to show hospitality instead of being hesitant.
Read here about the changes that take place on the field of tourism. Learn about ecotourism, holistic holidays and generally about less known destinations of extreme beauty and interest.
Summer holidays in Greece is almost identical to spend your time on the beach and enjoy the sea and hot sun and there are thousands of reasons to make you believe so...
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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!
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.
“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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.