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Traditional village Mesta and the church is seen in the background

Chios

North Aegean

View from above of a small bay with small boats surrounded by a traditional settlement with red roofs.

Hydra

Argosaronic

Traditional stone settlement above the sea.

Monemvasia

Peloponnese

Stemnitsa

Peloponnese

orchard of bloomed peach trees in spring in the plain of Veria in northern Greece

Veria

Macedonia

Ioannina

Epirus

Litochoro

Macedonia

Kalamata

Peloponnese

View of Kerkyra from above, with Pontikonisi on the background and the picturesque chapel

Corfu

Ionian

Kalabaka

Thessaly

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Greece has historically engaged in wine making. Take for example Dionysus, the son of Zeus, the God of the grape-harvest, winemaking and wine. His face is seen today on the sommelier’s pin which is a symbol of respect to wine’s contribution throughout history.

Τhe concept of democracy developed in Athens around the 6th century BC. The Greek word demokratia (δημοκρατία) meant “the power of the people”.

Greece has one of the richest varieties of wildlife in Europe, including 116 species of mammals, 18 of amphibians, 59 of reptiles, 240 of birds, and 107 of fishes.

Did you know that Greece hosts 50% of the brown bear population in western & southern Europe.

Greece has historically engaged in wine making. Take for example Dionysus, the son of Zeus, the god of the grape-harvest, winemaking and wine. His face is seen today on the sommelier’s pin which is a symbol of respect to wine’s contribution throughout history.

The species and subspecies of the native plants in Greece are about 6,000, almost as much as 50% of the native plants of Europe!

Did you know that Greece is the 4th largest cheese producer worldwide. Greeks eat 28 kg per capita per year. And guess what, mostly feta cheese!

Did you know that Epirus is the most mountainous territory of Greece and the poorest in the EU; however it has a unique natural wealth!

Did you know that Greece is the third largest producer of olive oil in the world? Greeks have cultivated olive trees since antiquity. Some of the olive trees that are still producing olives date back to the thirteenth century.

Greece's national drink is ouzo. Ouzo is a dry anise-flavoured aperitif. Cheers, "stin igia mas" in Greek!

About 7% of all the marble produced worldwide comes from Greece.

Crete, Greece’s largest island and birthplace of the Minoan Civilisation, is the most southern one, except for the little island of Gavdos!

Olympus (2,917m), the mountain of Gods and Muses is the highest mountain of Greece and the 2nd in the Balkans.

Athens is one of the few coastal cities worldwide that is surrounded by mountains. These are Mt. Hymettus, Mt. Penteli, Mt. Parnitha and Mt. Aigaleo.

No part of Greece is more than 137km from the sea.

Continuously inhabited for over 7,000 years, Athens is one of the oldest cities in Europe.

On Anafi Island, lies the rock of Kalamos, the second highest monolithic limestone after Gibraltar; a must-see for climbers who will enjoy a great challenge here.

Did you know that in Greece, 47 mountains are over 2000m., 105 mountains between 2000 and 1500m., 155 mountains are between 1500m. and 1000m. The number of mountains under 1000m. have yet not been recorded.

Do you know what rakomelo is? It is a Cretan hot cocktail! A delicious mixture of honey, spices and the alcoholic beverage tsikoudia. Bottoms up!

The first philosopher is considered to be Thales of Miletus (c. 624 – 425 B.C.). He is credited as giving the first explanation for the origin of the world that was not mythological.

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DORA STRATOU THEATER / ATHENS
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Myths and Symbols in Modern Greek Art

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East Med Multihull & Yacht Charter Show

POROS
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Athens – City Festival 2024

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Easter on Patmos Island

EMMANUEL XANTHOS SQUARE / PATMOS
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Easter on Santorini Island

PYRGOS KALLISTIS / SANTORINI
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Easter on Hydra Island

KAMINIA / HYDRA

Explore Greece

Attica

Athens

A journey through time

Shot of Athens at dusk from above, Lycabettus in the background.

Central Greece

Galaxidi

The Seafaring Town

Delphi

Travel to the Navel of the Earth

Epirus

Ioannina

A journey in a magical land

Metsovo

The jewel of Epirus

Old man walking down a cobblestone alley lined with stonebuilt houses on a sunny winter day in Metsovo

Parga

The Riviera of the Epirus Region

Syvota

The Ionian fjord!

Macedonia

Thessaloniki

City of Experiences

Halkidiki

A breathtaking combination of blue and green

Shallow blue sea and a girl in a swimsuit enters. In the background mainland with low vegetation.

Kastoria

The Lakeside Jewel of Northern Greece

Nymfaio

The land of the Nymphs

Litochoro

The Picturesque Town at the Foot of Mount Olympus

Palaios Agios Athanasios

A Unique Macedonian Settlement

Peloponnese

Kalamata

Where Nature's Bounty Embraces Ancient Legacy

Kalavryta

An action-packed destination

A small stone-built church with a snowy mountain behind in Kalavryta

Olympia

A trip to the birthplace of the Olympic Games

View of the Museum of the History of the Ancient Olympic Games in Ancient Olympia, which is housed in a neoclassical building erected in the 1880s named "SIGGREION".

Nemea

A fascinating wine tourism destination

Vytina

Τhe fir-covered gem of Mainalo Mountain

Dimitsana

A legendary escape in every sense of the word

Stemnitsa

A Traditional Gem on the Slope of Mount Mainalo

Thessaly

Volos

Beauty, Myth and History are all here

Waterfront with yachts and pedestrian street with people. Apartment buildings with restaurants downstairs.

Thrace

Xanthi

The noble Lady of Thrace

Shot of a cobblestone alley with traditional colourful houses

Argosaronic

Places to Visit

Cyclades

Naxos

Travel to the heart of the Cyclades

Night view of a large ancient gate in the foreground and in the background a Cycladic settlement with a port.

Paros

Where cosmopolitan meets traditional

Peaceful harbor with boats and a small white church with lights at sunset.

Irakleia

A rising destination in the Cyclades

View of a stone-built house and the church of Panagia with the light blue dome is shown in the background

Amorgos

The Big Blue

Large white church on high cliffs above the sea

Tinos

The "handmade" island

Stone alley in Panormos village, between the traditional houses with the blue doors

Milos

The island with heavenly beaches

High cliffs above the sea with bushes. Typical large rock with a hole in the sea and next to a small boat.

Kea (or Tzia)

Welcome to the Cyclades

Picturesque settlement at the top of a hill. Tiled houses with some trees in between. In the background is the sea.

Ios

The Exciting Island

White houses densely built on the slope of a small hill. At the top 3 small churches.

Kythnos

Simply irresistible

Thin strip of land that forms 2 beaches. Many sailing boats on one. Gentle hills with few buildings.

Mykonos

An island of beauty and magic

Small picturesque houses next to each other on the sea.

Syros

The Noble Island

Large colored church with a blue dome over colored houses that reach the sea. Small pier in front.

Serifos

An island of raw beauty

2 small white churches with bell tower and harbor view

Sifnos

A balanced and harmonic cycladic island

Girl walking on cobbled alley between white houses. In a yard a large red bougainvillea.

Sikinos

Anti-conformist & carefree

Paved square with a column, palm tree and white houses with arches.

Kimolos

The Chalk Island

Mushroom-shaped rock in a rocky landscape with low green vegetation.

Folegandros

Bathed in the sunlight of the Aegean Sea

Aerial view of a settlement on a high cliff above the sea with green areas around.

Koufonisia

A piece of heaven in the Lesser Cyclades

Aerial view of a white and red boat in crystal clear sea next to small beaches surrounded by rocks.

Delos

The head priest of the Cyclades

Archaeological site with low stone walls and 2 headless statues. In the background is the sea.

Crete

Heraklion

The cradle of the Minoan civilisation

View of the walls and columns of the Knossos Palace

Dodecanese

Astypalaia

A Butterfly-Shaped Island

A beach with greenish blue waters in the islet of Kounoupi near Astypalaia

Kalymnos

The Sponge Harvesting and Rock Climbing Island

Photo with various sponges collection and a sponge collector uniform

Karpathos

The wild beauty of the Dodecanese

Kyra Panagia beach with people hanging around and a view of the church

Kasos

Wild and Beautiful

Kasos port with the traditional whitewashed houses and the church in the background

Kastellorizo

A Remote Treasure Island

The inner part of a sea cave and a boat with visitors in the background

Kos

Hippocrates’ Island

View of the beach of the island from above with greenish blue waters and islets

Leipsoi

Calypso’s Island

Panoramic view of the whitewashed church of the island with blue dome surrounded by a fence with flowers

Leros

A lesser known gem in the Dodecanese

Illuminated windmills during dusk

Nisyros

Island with a Unique Volcanic Terrain

View of Nisiros volcano area

Patmos

Religious legacy meets beauty of Nature

View of Agios Ioannis Theologos Monastery

Rhodes

The island of vivid contrasts

Knightsroad view in Rhodes Chora

Symi

A Fairytale-like Island

View of the colorful houses in the port and at the center there is a large fishing boat

Chalki

The perfect choice for a laid-back holiday

Church with bell tower overlooking the port of the island with the picturesque houses in the background

North Aegean

Samothrace

The island of the Great Gods

Trees with a view of the small river

Lesvos

A Tapestry of Natural Wonders and Cultural Riches

Molyvos port with fishing boats and traditional houses

Limnos

An island of sheer beauty

Sandy beach with a view to the greenish blue sea

Samos

The island of Hera and Pythagoras

Panoramic view of Pythagorio and the church in the background

Psara

The island of glorious past & pristine beauty

View from above with the castle and the canons overlooking the sea

Fournoi

An archipelago away from the crowds

View of Thymaina island from above with traditional houses

Oinousses

Τhe remote islands of ship owners

A view of Oinousses with traditional houses and the church in the background

Sporades

Skopelos

A Mise-en-Scène Island

Large white church with a dome and stone roof with a smaller church and stairs on a rock above the sea.

Alonnisos

Enjoy nature in all its splendour!

Picturesque village of the island with many fishing boats and greenish blue waters

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