The fall of Icarus16-04-2013 22:18As soon as Minos discovered that Deadalus had provided help to Theseus on his successful expedition to kill the Minotaur, he ordered that both Daidalos and his son Icarus should be arrested and imprisoned in the labyrinth.
Daidalos started to put his escape plan in action at once. He made two pairs of wings for Ikaros and himself from bird feathers and wax. Before setting off from the island and fly to freedom, Deadalus warned his son not to fly too high, because the heat of the sun would melt the wax, nor too low, because the sea would soak the feathers.
Despite his father’s warnings, Ikaros was so thrilled by the flight that he kept flying higher and higher until his wings eventually melted and he plunged to his death in the sea below. He fell into the Aegean Sea in the area that is known as the Ikarian Sea ever since. Icarus’ dead body was found on the coasts of an island by Herakles, who buried him there, naming the island Ikaria in his memory.
Daidalos, after the sad death of his son, continued his way flying to the island of Sicily, where he was offered refuge by king Kokalos. King Kokalos helped Daidalos also in setting up Minos’ murder when he set off from Crete in his quest. Deadalus constructed several important public works for Kokalos and stayed there for the rest of his life.
“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.
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.
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.
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...
Brand new, with vivid colorful atmosphere and located in the central square of Fira, Solo Gelato serves the most delicious ice cream, aromatic italian coffee, imaginative smoothies, hand made sweets and...
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...