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Navagio - Zakynthos

Navagio (Shipwreck beach)

Information about Navagio (Shipwreck beach) Zakynthos Shipwreck or Navagio Bay: The beach of Navagio or Shipwreck cove is the most famous beach of Zakynthos lying on the western side of the Ionian island, close to Anafotiria village. The Shipwreck is one of the most photographed sights in Greece. It is considered as one of the most …

Mykonos Airport

Mykonos Airport Guide

Mykonos International Airport (JMK) is located on the southwestern side of the island, around 3 km away from Mykonos Town and the port. It is one of the busiest airport in the Cyclades, as it receives numerous domestic and international flights on a daily basis, especially during the high season. The airport of Mykonos started operating …

Symi - Greece

Symi

HISTORY According to mythology the island was named Metapontida or Aigli from the homonym Nymph, which gave birth there, to 3 Graces.Another version is that Symis’ name is given from the princess of Rhodes that Glaukus eloped there, because the King and father didn’t want to approve their wedding.Glaukus, who is considered as the first …

Karpathos island - Greece

Karpathos

HISTORY According to mythology, the first inhabitant of Karpathos was Titan Iapetos, son of Ouranos and Gaia, father of the gods and people long before the gods of Olympus. The island was first inhabited in the Neolithic era. The contacts that Karpathos had with the island of Crete played a significant role in the island’s development in …

Agia Roumeli - Crete island

Agia Roumeli – Crete island

Agia Roumeli is the small village at the end of the Samaria National Park. This is a fairly new village as the Old Agia Roumeli was located about 2 km north, right at the mouth of the gorge. In 1954, heavy rainfall made the river flood, causing great damage to the village which was then relocated …

Vathi - Ithaca island

Vathy

Vathi or Hora, is the largest settlement in Ithaca and the capital of the island since the 16th century. It is situated in a deep sheltered bay, one of the safest natural bays in Greece. In the middle of the bay lies a tiny islet named “Lazareto” on which stands the church of “Sotiros” (Saviour) …

Livadaki Beach - Samos island

Livadaki Beach – Samos island

Livadaki, one of Samos most pristine beaches, lies on the northwest coast of the island, 13 km from the island’s capital, Vathi. The beach with the white sand and the shallow, turquoise waters is well-hidden in a lovely cove tucked between rocks. The rocks form a sea strip at the beginning of which there is …

Naxos island

All you need to know about Naxos island

In the heart of the Aegean Sea lies the largest and greenest island of the Cyclades, Naxos. This lovely island has managed to remain off the radar of mainstream tourism and therefore offers an uncrowded setting even in peak season. Lush green landscapes, untouched sandy beaches and enchanting villages perched upon mountainsides offer an array …

Top 10 Greek Islands for Family Vacations

Top 10 Greek Islands for Family Vacations

With Greece set to — hopefully — reopen for tourists on May 14, Family Traveler has published its selection of Top 10 Greek islands for fun family vacations. Can you guess which is number one before you scroll down to the end of the article? 10. Tilos The off-the-beaten-track island of Tilos, in the Dodecanese archipelago, made headlines last …

Cyclades islands

Cyclades islands

HISTORY According to archaeological findings, the Cyclades were first inhabited in prehistoric times. Its greatest economic and cultural development occurs in the Ancient Times, during which they developed the famed Cycladic Civilization. In Historical and Classical times they were allies of the Athenians. In the middle of the 2nd century BC. they came under Roman …