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? CanÂ´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 canÂ´t wait to return there. Unfortunately, Right now we have to get satisfied with some Greek yogurt, olives and with a little internet surfing.
Kalimera Greece to everyone and maybe we will meet us.
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. (map of Rhodes)
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 ThÃ©ra, 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 doesnÂ´t belong to the GreeceÂ´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 worldÂ´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)
In Greek mythology, Scylla embodies a sea monster with six heads and twelve legs. She was the daughter of Forkyn (the sea god) and Cratai (the goddess of the sea waves). Other sources state that her mother was Keto (goddess of the seas), and according to some legends she was again the daughter of Echinda and Typhon.
In Greek mythology, the Sirens are magical singers whose voice is irresistible. They were the daughters of AchelÃ³a (god of the great river) and Terpsichore (Muse of the Dance). Other sources state that they were the daughters of Forkys (sea god) and KÃ©tÃ³ (sea goddess).
In Greek mythology, the Sphinx is a giant monster that had the head and chest of a naked woman, the body of a lion, the tail of a snake and the wings of an eagle. She was the daughter of the giant Typhon and Echinda.
In Greek mythology, Pegasus is a winged horse who was the son of Poseidon (god of the seas) and Medusa.
In Greek mythology, Python is a scaly dragon with a serpentine body. According to some versions, he is the son of Gaia, the mother of the earth.
In Greek mythology, Satyr is a demigod, a mountain or forest demon who was half man and half goat. He was the son of the god Hermes.
In Greek mythology, the Nemean lion is a dangerous and invulnerable beast.
In Greek mythology, the Nymphs are beautiful water, forest and mountain goddesses or demi-goddesses. Their mission was to sing, dance and entertain.
In Greek mythology, Orthos represents the two-headed dog. He was the son of the giant Typhon and Echinda.
In Greek mythology, Medusa was one of the three Gorgons, the monstrous daughters of the gods Porky and Keto. As the only one of the sisters, she was mortal. Her name translates as "the cunning one".
In Greek mythology, the Minotaur looks like a monster with a human body and the head of a bull. His mother was PÃ¡sifaÃ© (wife of the Cretan king Minos) and his father was a white bull.
In Greek mythology, the Muses are the goddesses of all the arts. They were the daughters of the supreme god Zeus and Mnemosyne (goddess of memory).