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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Agios Efstratios

Agios Efstratios

A small island on the edge of the Aegean, marked by Greece’s modern political history, as it was a place of exile, Agios Efstratios – Ai Stratis to the locals – is blessed with the beauty of its landscape and, mainly, the fortitude of its people. The only hamlet on the island lies in the valley formed by two …

Tilos

Tilos

An island with rough, mountainous and verdant volumes, hills and plains where four hundred species of flowers and herbs germinate, inhabited by numerous species of rare birds (Bonelli’s eagle, hawks, nightingales, goldfinches, herons, bee-eaters etc). It has picturesque villages and charming beaches. This is the place where the last elephants of Europe lived: The dwarf-elephants appeared in the island …

Tinos Island - Greece

Tinos island

With big name destinations such as Santorini and Mykonos taking all the limelight, some Greek islands seem to fly under the radar. Tinos is one of those islands. Now, I’m not going to say that Tinos is completely unknown… that’s very far from the truth. In fact, it’s a major place of pilgrimage for devout Orthodox …