Alternative Holidays in Greece
Summer alternative activities in Greece07-10-2012 16:05Summer 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. For those travelers you wish to scratch upon the surface of their destination, Greece can be miraculously rich in offering different kind of experiences.
Scuba-divingScuba-diving is very popular in the islands and there are numerous dive schools where you can enjoy the experience as independent scuba-diving is strictly forbidden in order to guard against the pilfering of underwater antiquities. For those who wish to go solo snorkeling is permitted and can be enjoyed practically anywhere.
HikingThe natural beauty of the Greek mountains is thrilling and hiking is the best way to enjoy nature. There are well-maintained trails in the mountainous part of Pindos mountain range, an extensive network of stone built trails connecting the villages on Mount Pelion and hiking trails on almost every mountain. Apart from the mountain trails, for those of you who wish to visit Crete, there are trails crossing gorges, like the famous Gorge of Samaria. Hiking can also be enjoyed in the islands as well, but in the summer can be very hot to walk under the sun for too long.
Mountain BikingGreece is blessed with some spectacular trail rides that cross the mountains. Notable areas are the Peloponnesian Mountains, Mount Olympus, Pindus Mountains, and Crete’s Mountains. You can join organized tours or explore it on your own.
Bird watchingThe mainland of Greece is the least known part to the foreigner tourists and can offer a different aspect of what you have seen till now. The ecosystems found around wetlands and lakes are home to rare species of birds. Enjoy being part of their home and observe them with respect.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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The Jewish Museum was founded in 1977. Its goal is to collect and exhibit artifacts related to the presence of Jewish in Greece. As the museum expanded, a neoclassical building of the 19th century was...
In about 70 kilometres from Athens towards the tip of the Attica peninsula one finds the cape Sounion. There you can admire the ruins of an ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in Greek...