Sights of Interest in Greece
Monuments and Museums in Kilkis05-10-2012 16:05The visitor of Kilkis region in Macedonia has many things to see, as the place is full of museums and monuments. Take a look at the most interesting...
The Axioupoli Museum of Natural History
The Archaeological sites of ToumbaThe area includes a settlement with noteworthy burial monuments that indicates the most probable site of ancient city of Gortynia. The excavation of the tombs brought to light several details pertaining to the burial process, as well as vessel shells and pieces of human bones.
The Archaeological site of GynaikokastroThe village of Gynaikokastro owes its name to the ruins of the Byzantine castle, built during the 14th century A.D. by the Emperor Andronicos Paleologos for the protection of the settlements against barbarian raids.
Apart from the ruins of the Byzantine castle, a cemetery of the Early Iron Age was discovered. It covers an area of about 350 square meters. During the excavations were found also a crematory, vessels containing human ashes and various objects accompanying the deceased in the grave such as small iron knives and swords for males and copper jewelry for females. There have been found also objects dating to the later Roman period.
The Archaeological site of PalatianoThe excavations started in 1960 in the Palatiano vicinity, 4 marble statues were unearthed, followed by a complex of tombs and the dwellings of a two-chamber tomb. The cult of Dionyssos in the area is also verified as well as the importance of the area geographically.
The Archaeological site of EvroposThe ancient city of Evropos is located in the district of Paeonia about 1km. southwest of the present village. In the excavations in the area performed in 1989, a necropolis was discovered, confirming the ancient place-name as being the one in use today. The earliest indications that the old city had been inhabited come from the prehistoric settlement at the heart of modern municipality. The area witnessed great prosperity during the Roman and early-Christian periods. The prize finding of the archaic period would be Kouros dating to the 6th century B.C. (The Kilkis Archeological Museum).Byzantine / Post-Byzantine Churches
The fall of Gynaikokastro to the Turks in 1383 signaled the beginning of the Ottoman occupation in the territory. Thirty-eight churches remain form this period, three of them in ruins. These churches bear witness to an important past.
Holy Monastery of Osios Nicodemus in Pentalofos, GoumenissaIt is built on one of the most beautiful slopes of Mount Paiko 7km. far from the town of Goumenissa. They belong to the Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras which is located on the Holy Mountain of Athos. Construction first began in 1981. In fact, the church is divided in two levels. The upper level is dedicated to Hosios Nicodemus and the ground level to Saints Raphael, Eirini and Nikolaos. The Monastery is famous for its artistic production, namely, its hand-painted icons. The church services and ceremonies are observant of the Holy Mountain rite. On July 14th, as well as the Tuesday after Easter the monastery hosts a fair.
Holy Hermitage of Agios Georgios in Anydro, GoumenissaIt is a women’s convent, home to only ten nuns. This nunnery rests upon the ruins of the old church of Agios Georgios, built between 1800-1830. The church has Byzantine ornamentation, wooden sculptures and contemporary icons on the iconostasis and the ceiling. Holy relics of numerous Saints are safeguarded in the nunnery.
Holy Monastery of Agios Raphael, Nikolaos and Eirini in Griva, Goumenissa
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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...
For the second consecutive year, three dynamic bodies, the Benaki Museum, Costa Navarino and Athens International Airport, join forces for culture. Leveraging on the Benaki Museum collection of printed...
The Museum of Prehistoric Thera houses finds from the excavations at Akrotiri, conducted under the auspices of the Archaeological Society at Athens, the earlier excavations at Potamos, made by members...
In 1249, the ruler of the Frankish Principate of Achaea William II of Villeharbdouin built a srong fortress, atop the naturally-fortified hill of Myzithra in Lacedaimon. It would play an improtant role...