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.
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.
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)
The capital city of Heraklion (Iraklion) is the biggest city of Crete and its trade and touristic centre. It lies almost in the middle of the north coast of the island and has many beautiful and significant sights.
The beautiful sandy Elafonissi Lagoon lies in the western part of Crete, approximately 210 km southwest from the capital city of Heraklion (Iraklion). The beach is famous for its pinkish coloured sand.
The beautiful Balos Bay with fine gold sand and crystal-clear water belongs to the most photographed places of Crete. It lies at the very western coast of the island, approximately 191 km west from the capital city of Heraklion (Iraklion).
The international airport Nikos Kazantzakis is located in the northern part of the island and it is the biggest airport of Crete. It lies in close proximity to the capital city of Heraklion, around 3 km east from the city centre.
The international airport Ioannis Daskalogiannis is located in the north western part of the island (on the Akrotiti Peninsula) and is the second biggest airport of Crete. It lies close to the city of Chania (approx. 13 km), around 146 km west from the capital city of Heraklion.
Very popular sandy beach of Ammoudara lies in the northern part of Crete, approximately 6 km west from the capital city of Heraklion (Iraklion). It is the longest beach of the region.
The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion does not only belong to the biggest and most significant museums in Greece, but also in Europe. It protects archaeological artefacts coming from Crete and is unique especially for its wide collection of items from the Minoan Period.
Kournas Lake is the only sweet water lake on Crete and creates a protected nature reserve with a unique ecosystem. The lake lies in the north western part of the island in the prefecture of Chania, close to the resort of Georgioupolis.
The modern and lively sea resort Agios Nikolaos is located in the Mirabello Bay, in the north eastern part of Crete, approximately 62 km east from the capital city of Heraklion (Iraklion).
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).
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.
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.