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.
Glyfada is a suburb of Athens facing Athens Riviera, 15 km southwest of the city centre. It is an excellent choice for those who wish to visit Athens but staying in a hotel by the seaside or vice versa.
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The Athens War Museum is located at the junction of Vasilissis Sofias Av. and Rizari str. The building is one of the most famous in the city because of its impressive style and shape. Many cultural authorities claimed it to house their activities but finally on July 18, 1975 it was established as the War Museum of Athens.
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The building of the Academy of Athens is one of the greatest examples of neoclassicism, part of an architectural trilogy along with the University and the National Library. It is located between Panepistimiou Street and Akadimias Street in the centre of Athens, across the Panepistimio metro station.
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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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.