Located between Crete and Rhodes, in the heart of the Dodecanese archipelago, it is another of the islands to see in Greece.
Karpathos is one of the unknown islands in the country, making it one of the places to visit in Greece if you are looking for tranquility, nature, and peace.
It is a mountainous island that must be traveled by car to discover every corner of it. Although there are beautiful and deserted beaches – some of which don’t even have names – the authentic charm of Karpathos lies in its two sets of small towns, called Catajoriá and Panojoría. Colada, Piles, Ozols, and Apero stand out in the first group, typical white houses, and quiet life.
This small island in the Cyclades has almost 120 km of quiet beaches where you can enjoy its many sunny days.
The central city and port that the ferry arrives at are Parikia. It is another typical Greek coastal town, with low whitewashed houses and narrow streets where life runs slowly.
It is worth hiring a buggy and exploring the mountainous area of the island in an original and fun way. It is also almost obligatory to visit the islands of Antiparos and Despotic – which are part of Paros -, the towns of Costo, Piso Livadi, Marmara, and Lefkes, the old marble quarries in the Marathi area, and the beaches of Drios, Marcello Beach, Kolymbithres and Monasthi.
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Among the things to do in Greece, you cannot miss where the Olympic Games were held in ancient times.
The first Olympic Games were held here, in honor of Zeus, in 776 BC. These games were part of the four Panhellenic Games of Ancient Greece, the others being the Pythic Games – held in Delphi and dedicated to Apollo -, the Nemean Games – in Argos and as a tribute to Hera – and the Isthmian Games, in Corinth and honor of Poseidon.
In Olympia, you will be thrilled to see the ruins of the original stadium where the competitions were held. There are also remains of the study of Phidias, the gymnasium, and the Temple of Zeus.
To complete the visit, visit the Archaeological Museum of Olympia and the Museum of Ancient Games.
Located in the west of the island, Chania is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Crete.
It has a fascinating history. Inhabited since Neolithic times, it experienced a period of decline with the arrival of the Arabs, followed by another splendor with the Venetian occupation. The Turks later conquered it, and today it is the second most important city in Crete.
The most beautiful thing about Chania – also called Chaniá – is its picturesque fishing port, located at the foot of the White Mountains (Left Ori).
The most exciting visits to the city are:
- The Firkas fortress.
- The Chaniá lighthouse.
- The market.
- The Janissaries’ mosque.
- The Etz Hayyim synagogue.
- The Venetian walls.
- The Oasis and Kalamaki beaches.
At the northern end of the Aegean Sea is the island of Thasos, a true treasure to visit in Greece. In addition to beaches with crystal clear waters, you will find all the elements of Greek culture and tradition.
Thasos has a beautiful natural setting, close to the Gulf of Keramoti and the mouth of the Nestos River. It has a mountainous orography, with beautiful coves here and there and dense forests of Mediterranean pines, firs, and oaks. Not surprisingly, three-quarters of the island is occupied by trees.
The most famous beaches are Skala Kallirachi, Skala Potamia, Aliki, Limes, and Limenaria, but it is also worth strolling through the streets of the mountain villages of Prinos or Kazaviti.
The Tasos Festival is held between July and September, a cultural event with theatrical performances, dance, and other activities. You can immerse yourself in the island’s culture.
You will be amazed at how cosmopolitan and eclectic the city of Thessaloniki is
Thessaloniki, located in the Aegean Sea, also called Thessaloniki or Thessaloniki, is the second-largest city in Greece and the birthplace of Aristotle. Located north of Athens, about five hours by car, it is considered one of the essential attractions in Greece, as it is one of the most eclectic cities in Europe.
You must visit La Torre, the emblematic symbol of the metropolis, a cylindrical stone tower, a rising museum. From its terrace, you will be able to contemplate an excellent view of the metropolis. From there you go to see other monuments such as:
* The Arch of Galerius.
* The Rotunda of San Jorge.
* The Basilica of Santa Sofia.
* The church of San Demetrio.
A unique experience is taking a red guided tour bus, sitting on the bus’s roof, and seeing many tourist places. The night activity is quite an experience; You can go to Club Bouzouki or the magnificent Regency Casino. Don’t miss the Taverns on the streets with live music for dinner, something the Thessalonians enjoy.
From many important cities of the old continent, there are direct flights. It only takes a 45-minute flight; likewise, Thessaloniki is connected by train to many cities. And to stay comfortably and economically, the Daios Luxury Living Hotel with excellent views and facilities will be your best choice.