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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) …

Paleos Pandeleimonas

Paleos Pandeleimonas

Paleos Pandeleimonas is a semi-mountainous village in Pieria and is located at the northeastern foot of Kato Olympus. It was built at an altitude of 450 meters, probably at the end of the 14th century. The houses were made by craftsmen who had originated from Ipeiros who, according to tradition, worked in various villages of …

Apollonia - Sifnos island

Apollonia

Apollonia, also known as Stavri is built amphitheatrically on three (3) hills in the heart of the island. It is the capital of Sifnos since 1836 and its commercial and administrative center. Apollonia retains its traditional Cycladic architecture with narrow stone paved alleys, Cycladic style whitewashed houses decorated with beautiful flowers and blue-domed churches. It …

Heraklion

Heraklion

Heraklion, built on the north coast of the island overlooking the Cretan Sea, is the largest city in Crete with 140,730 inhabitants and the fourth most populous municipality in the country with 173,993 inhabitants. It is the capital of the region, the largest urban, economic, commercial and scientific center of the island. It occupies a …

Alexandroupoli

Alexandroupoli

Alexandroupoli or Alexandroupolis is a city in Greece and the capital of the Evros regional unit in East Macedonia and Thrace. It has 57,812 inhabitants and is the largest, in size and population city in Thrace and the region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. It is an important port and commercial center of northeastern Greece. Alexandroupoli is one …

Agios Nikolaos - Crete

Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos is the capital of the Prefecture of Lassithi, built on the west side of the gulf of Mirabello, at Mandraki. It is a beautiful quiet small town which the Cretans refer to as “the Agios (Saint)”, but its current name comes from the Byzantine church in the bay of Agios Nikolaos, while the …

Asos village - Kefalonia

Asos

Asos is a picturesque, traditional village on the northwest side of Kefalonia. It was built at the end of the 16th century, during the years of Venetian rule. In older Greek texts the village appears with the name Assos, Assos but also Naxos.  It is built amphitheatrically around the homonymous peninsula and is surrounded by beautiful …