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MONTHLY ARCHIVES February 2016

Porto Katsiki Beach

Porto Katsiki (‘goat port’) ,the name is said to be because formerly only goats could reach this area,is one of the most famous beaches in Greece because of the unique landscape.The golden sand beach is between incredible hills and the crystal clear blue-green waters of Ionian sea.Porto katsiki It is located 45 km southwest of […]

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ManKatsa Waterfalls

Just 1500m from the intersection Pedi – Aspropotamos and 30 km north of Mytilini on the way to Mantamados, you come across “Lakos Mankatsa” or the Mankatsa Ditch  waterfall. On the Mytilene to Mantamados road, take the dirt road on the left about 90 m before the turning to Aspropotamos (when heading north). Follow this […]

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Papanikolis Cave

“Ι dare you to dive into the frozen waters” a friend said. And I only had to think about it for a second. Because once you reach the Papanikolis Cave, the real challenge is to stay on the boat, resisting the allurement of the crystal clear sea. So, are you strong enough to spurn the […]

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Olympus, home of the Gods

We are descending the winding road from Macedonia to Thessaly across a rather shallow ravine. We passed by the crossroad to Metaxa village upon the Kozani-Larissa road  and handing to Sarantaporo. Winter is everywhere and the white veil of snow is the only thing one could see. Leafless trees grow from the frozen land on the steep ravine’s banks […]

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Doirani Lake

    Doiran Lake is a lake with an area of 43.1 km² shared between the Skopje (27.3 km²) and Greece (15.8 km²). (Geographical Apartment: Macedonia, Municipilaty:Kilkis) Maximum depth reaches 4 meters! Herodotus mentions the name “Prasias” Distance to Doiran Lake: Athens: 578 km Thessaloniki: 80 km Skopje:180 km Sofia:249 km             H...

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Fakistra, Pelion

The wild and remote beach “Fakistra”. A wild and beautiful beach with fine sand, and rocks, turquoise water, deserted and secluded, it is imperative for a swim, swimming and exploring the surrounding rocks. To reach the beach, the closest village is Tsagarada. In the northern part there are two historical caves. The sea cave of Panagia Megalomata that […]

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Vergina – Aigai, the Royal City

I was trying to recreate the feeling of professor Andronikos as he first laid his eyes on every rock, object or artifact on place. As I stood here in front of the heavy and imposing yet somehow elegant facade of king of Macedonia Philip the II’s tomb, it was like travelling back to two different […]

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Walk Tsagarada-Damouchari

This is one of the most famous and spectacular walks in Pelion, starting in the Square of Agia Paraskevi, (famous for the oldest plane tree in Greece) and goes through some of the most amazing natural scenery, all the way down to Damouchari beach. The path is mostly paved with stones, (kalderimis), whiche were used […]

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Damouchari Beach

3 This is Damouchari, the only natural harbor of the east Aegean side of Pelion. It is famed for the crystal-clear green-turquoise waters and, more recently because it featured in the Mama-Mia movie. The name Damouchari translated literally, means “For Love’s shake” and is an idylic and iconic part of the Pelion Peninsula.  

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Kalogeriko Bridge

Near the Zagori Gardens, 39 km  From Ioannina, is the beautiful three-arched bridge Kalogeriko. It is said Kalogeriko because after the wooden bridge that had made the people from Negades for going to the mill, the abbot Seraphim from the monastery of Prophet Elias in 1748 built present three-arched stone bridge.

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