Although Greece is a world wide famous destination because of its idyllic islands, you should have in mind that there are modern cities, ideal for citybreaks all year round. Athens is considered as a stop-by, only because it's needed before you take a boat to the islands, but it has much more to offer and you'll need days to see the most of it.
The Greek capital has stood at the center of the world for thousand of years as a leader in philosophy, history, culture and mythology... and there are innumerable monuments to prove that. Thessaloniki as well... It's the home to the homonym Film Festival and the Internation Trade Fair and the host to many cultural events.
It would take pages and pages to tell you about Patras, Ioannina, Heraklion, Rhodes... so we just mention that here, you'll read some interesting articles concerning the cities of our country as travel destinations.
Plaka is the oldest neighborhood in Athens and one of the nicest. Although it used to be a hot spot full of night clubs in the past, the government banned the loud music and the neighborhood became much more pretty and traditional, ideal for walks.
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Follow us and discover Athens most beautiful districts with the best way… walking! One of the best routes you could do is that from Syntagma to Gazi.
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The Athens Suburban Railway, also called "Proastiakos" is a good choice for reaching the nearby eastern suburbs of the city and the Athens International Airport. In fact, it connects Piraeus and the Athens Central Railway Station with the airport in Spata, while also providing regional rail links to Kiato, via Korinth.
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The Marmita Restaurant is now a part of the history of Santorini, since it has been operating in Megalochori since 2004. From 2013 it s been running under the observation of new owner Giannis Manikas and the sense of renewal is obvious.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
It opened in 2004 and soon became one of the favourite dining spots in Santorini. It is called Metaxy mas which means.. between us, but it is not a secret any more that this restaurant has a rich menu with almost 40 different dishes and appetizers based on traditional Greek cuisine.
We have been choosing Parea Tavern for our meals and dinners for 14 years! Every time someone from Touristorama travels to the island of Santorini, he enjoys authentic Greek cuisine at the terrace of this restaurant in the heart of Fira. And we are not the only ones. Thousands of tourists include it among their favorites on the volcanic island.
Like a relay race of three generations; a journey with happy days, sad days, joys, sorrows, wars, Occupation, poverty, hunger, deaths, volcanic eruptions, catastrophic earthquakes, flee for a better life, return, better days, feasts, tourism explosion, financial crises and so on… Everything has been indelibly inscribed on the walls of this small building, Aktaion. I feel grateful that life has given me the opportunity to hold the reins of Aktaion all the way to its centennial.
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.