Author Archives: Eva V.

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Kythnos island: The jewel of the Western Cyclades

Kythnos, located in the western part of the Cyclades, is one of the loveliest islands of the Aegean Sea. Kythnos island is easily accessible by ferries that depart from Piraeus and Lavrion. Although small in size, it is known to be one of the best places in Greece for relaxing holidays. The island has two [...]

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Agistri: A near to Athens Paradise

Agistri is the smallest island located in the Argosaronic Gulf, near to Aegina and only about an hour away from Pireaus by ferry. Archaeological evidence reveals that this island has been populated since the 5th century B.C. Its first inhabitants were of Peloponnesian ancestry and later on, during the 14th century was inhabited by Arvanites. [...]

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Ermioni: the seductress

Ermioni is really near to Piraeus by ferry and during the last years, it has been experiencing a steadily increasing uprising in its tourism. It successfully combines the beauty and the relaxing atmosphere of an island along with the amenities found in a town.   #What to see Ermioni was founded by the ancient Greek [...]

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Nisyros: An eruption of beauty

Located between the islands of Kos and Tilos, Nisyros is one of the few volcanic islands in Greece. It is a part of the Dodecanese group of islands and one can take a ferry from Piraeus or other adjacent islands and especially, from Kos in order to arrive in there. The Municipality of Nisyros includes [...]

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Hydra: A treasure near Athens

Between the Saronic and Argolic Gulf in the Aegean Sea, there lies the astonishing Hydra island. The name Hydra (coming from the ancient Greek word for water) is not a euphemism, for this island is teemed with cool and bubbling water springs. Formally, the province of Hydra belonged to the Piraeus Prefecture because it is [...]

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Greek Hidden Treasures 13: Iraklia, a synonym for serenity

Iraklia is a beautiful islet that lies near to Naxos, in the Small Cyclades complex. The number of its inhabitants is about 150 and it has only two villages: Agios Georgios and Chora or Panagia. There is a seasonal minibus service but, if you wish, you can also hire a motorbike. You can go there [...]

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Greek Hidden Treasures 11: Koufonisia, 3 worth-visiting jewels

Koufonisia is a complex of two islands, Ano Koufonisi and Kato Koufonisi, which lies southeastwards of Naxos. This complex also consists of a third islet named Keros which was inhabited in prehistoric times and it was a place where, around 2500 B.C, the Cycladic civilization thrived. Excavations revealed a Cycladic period settlement, along with many [...]