Category Archives: Greek islands

Posts about Greek islands in general

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Gastronomy in Pollonia, Milos

All Cyclades are famous for their local dishes and products, the character of which has been shaped by the special morphology and climate conditions of the islands. Milos is no exception, offering a wide range of local products that will amaze the visitor with their taste –simplicity is a key factor here, as the raw [...]

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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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Patmos island: Small and sacred

The small island of Patmos belongs to the Dodecanese island complex. It is believed that John the Apostle wrote the “Book of Revelation” (which is a Book of the New Testament) in there. Nowadays, Patmos island is famous for its alluring, unspoiled nature and there are many regular ferry itineraries to the island. Skala is its [...]

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Serifos: Enjoy its Calmness

The magnificent Serifos is an island located in the Western Cyclades, really close to Athens by travelling on a ferry. One thing that truly characterizes vacations (and life, in general) on Serifos island is its calmness. Supposedly, even the frogs on this island are mute. Nobody in there seems to be in a hurry, except [...]

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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 [...]