Greece and islands of Greece

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Websites about Greece for everybody who fell in love with it

Do you love Greece and beaches, blue and white? Do you love the sun, Frappe and Tzatziki? Do you adore the history of ancient Greece and sailing? Do you like to lie under the sun umbrella? Are you crazy about Corfu, dreaming of a wedding on Santorini? Did you get enchanted by the island of Zakynthos or is Rhodes - the pearl of Aegean Sea, your big love? Can´t you decide whether you go to the Cyclades or to the Dodecanese islands? Are you dancing with the Greek Zorba or buying all children of Piraeus a lollypop? Then you are right here.

These Websites are about the Islands of Greece and about Greece at all - about its history, culture, nature or for example about the traditional greek food. Made for all lovers of Greece and its culture, that can´t wait to return there. Unfortunately, Right now we have to get satisfied with some Greek yogurt, olives and with a little internet surfing.

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Most favourite islands of Greece

Rhodes - the sunniest island of Greece with many holiday resorts. The lovers of history mostly head to the capital city Rhodes, which is an exhibition of long and colourful history of the island. There are a lot of good maintained sights of many different periods and styles. Not only the architecture, but also the nature is very beautiful here. Many daytrips can be directed there and surely will fascinate you. But what kind of vacation would it be without relaxing on the beach. Rhodes has quite beaches made of sand and also pebble beaches with bigger waves.

Zakynthos - a beautiful island in Ionian Sea is attracting above all with its fresh and diversified nature - enjoyable sandy beaches with crystal-clear water, interesting natural aspects and daytrips, not just by boat. It is almost a duty to buy a turtle souvenier here, a symbol of the island. Also here you can find agile holiday resorts with big hotels, but the real authentic greek atmosphere you can enjoy in the small quiet villages with lovely old churches, monasteries and many other sights.

Santorini - formerly called Théra, very romantic place with typical white-blue churches, which are creating the famous image of Santorini. Except old churches and monasteries you can also find and admire many other historical sights. Our tip for an interesting daytrip is the visit of the archeological site Akrotiri. The unique shape of the island is the consequence of a big volcanic eruption in the 17th - 16th century BC. After the eruption, the peak of the volcano collapsed to the ground and created a huge lagoon in the mainland. The volcanic activity also has affected the look of the beaches, covered by the colourful volcanic sand and stones. The most searched touristic destinations lie around the crater of the volcano called the Caldera. (map of Santorini)

Corfu - The Emerald island, the most green and northern of the Ionian islands. The capital city Corfu or Kerkyra offers its visitors the required comfort and entertainment. As holiday resort you can choose any part of the island, as there are appropriate accommodations in every bigger city or resort. Thanks to beautiful and clean beaches the lovers of sport activities, especially of snorkeling and scuba diving, can enjoy their holiday very much. On the island there is a nicely balanced ratio between the natural and historical sights because of what your daytrips should not get boring.

Kos - the home of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. The island is rather flat, good for walking and cykling tours, but has also its "mountain" - the peak Dikeos, 846 metres high, from where there is a beautiful view of the surroundings. Kos is popular especially for its lovely sandy beaches and although it doesn´t belong to the Greece´s largest islands, there is a lot to discover and many historical sights in every part of the island. One of the favorite holiday destinations is definitely the capital city of Kos, which is rich on architectural and natural sights.

Crete - the biggest, most populated and also the southernmost Greek Island lies in the Aegean Sea, approximately 300 km from the african continent. Thanks to the huge amount of touristic resorts and beautiful beaches Crete belongs to the world´s most popular holiday destinations. According to the Greek mythology, the highest Greek God Zeus was born here. Crete is also considered to be the cradle of the significant Minoan civilization. Beside the historical wealth, represented mainly by the capital city of Heraklion or the ruins of the Minoan Palace of Knossos, we can see also very beautiful nature sceneries on the island. High mountains alternate with fertile valleys and dry lands with lakes and waterfalls, which became popular destinations of tourist trips. (map of Crete)

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Palm Bay Beach

Palm Bay Beach - Crete

Categories: Kréta - Beaches Date: 8.5.2020 Condition: new article

The small sandy Palm Bay Beach lies in the Malia Bay in the northern part of Crete, approximately 42 km east from the capital city of Heraklion (Iraklion).

Cretaquarium (Sea Aquarium)

Cretaquarium (Sea Aquarium) - Crete

Categories: Kréta - Trips Date: 26.4.2020 Condition: new article

The big sea aquarium Cretaquarium or also Thalassokosmos (greek "sea world"), belongs to the biggest in Europe and is a home for approx. 200 various sea-animals, which are typical for the area of the Mediterranean Sea. The aquarium can be found 15 km east from the capital city of Heraklion.

Greek Mythology and Crete

Categories: Kréta - History Date: 19.4.2020 Condition: new article

The mythical past of the Greek island of Crete is connected to several legends and mythical figures. The supreme ruler of the Olympian gods Zeus was allegedly born here, also Daedalus and Icarus played an important role in the Cretan history, but most of us probably have Crete connected with the feared Minotaur.


Argiroupoli - Crete

Categories: Kréta - Resorts Date: 15.4.2020 Condition: new article

The scenic inland village of Argiroupoli lies in the middle part of the Greek island of Crete, approximately 104 km west from the capital city of Heraklion (Iraklion). Except beautiful nature, Argiroupoli is also interesting because of several sights, which are reminding on its stormy past.

Weather on Crete

Categories: Kréta - Other Date: 11.4.2020 Condition: new article

Would you like to pack your suitcase and to change your place shortly? What about Crete...But what is actually the weather like today on the island ? And how will it be during the coming days? Take a look at the weather forecast for the two favourite resorts of Crete - Chania a Heraklion.

Map of Crete

Categories: Kréta - Map Date: 11.4.2020 Condition: new article

Ancient Thira (archaeological site)

Ancient Thira (archaeological site) - Santorini

Categories: Santorini - Sights Date: 10.11.2019 Condition: new article

Archaeological site of Ancient Thira is a very significant proof of historical colonization of Santorini. The remains of Ancient Thira are located in the eastern part of the island - east from the Profitis Ilias mountain, on the western slope of Mesa Vouno mountains.

Byzantine Castle Ruins (Oia)

Byzantine Castle Ruins (Oia) - Santorini

Categories: Santorini - Sights Date: 19.8.2019 Condition: new article

If you would like to see the most beautiful sunset on Santorini, then visit the ruins of the medieval castle in Oia during the evenings, as the view from there is really stunning. The castle is located in the north western tip of Santorini and offers its visitors a very beautiful wide panoramic view.

Archaeological Museum of Thera

Archaeological Museum of Thera - Santorini

Categories: Santorini - Sights Date: 19.8.2019 Condition: new article

Archaeological Museum of Thera is located in the capital city of Fira in the western part of Santorini and protects many unique artefacts from various historical periods of the island.

Akrotiri (archaeological site)

Akrotiri (archaeological site) - Santorini

Categories: Santorini - Sights Date: 13.8.2019 Condition: new article

The archaeological site of Akrotiri is a unique and very significant historical place of Santorini. It is located in the southwestern part of the island, approximately 11 km southeast of the capital city of Fira near the Akrotiri village and the famous Red Beach.

Lighthouse Akrotiri

Lighthouse Akrotiri - Santorini

Categories: Santorini - Sights Date: 13.8.2019 Condition: new article

The famous lighthouse of Akrotiri is towering in the southwestern tip of coast of Santorini, near the same named Akrotiri village. The distance between this unique sight and the capital city of Fira is 18 km.

Sunset in Oia

Sunset in Oia - Santorini

Categories: Santorini - Trips Date: 30.7.2019 Condition: new article

If you are searching for a tip for a romantic trip, visit the village of Oia. Oia is famous for its breathtaking sunsets and therefore a visit during the evening hours will surely be an unforgettable experience for you. While travelling to the north of the island you can also visit some traditional villages of Santorini or for example taste the delicious wines of the local wineries.