South Pelion – A road trip between two seas

Pelion (Πήλιο) is a unique destination for all seasons. It is the perfect combination of mountain and sea, beautiful traditional villages (with special and characteristic architecture), a rich natural landscape and also beaches of unique natural beauty. Therefore, it is logical to be a popular tourist destination all year round. In this article, we present…

Githio – The imposing capital of Laconian Mani

The story of Gythio (or Githeio/Γύθειο) in Peloponnese (Greece) begins with a love story. According to the legend, on the small island of Cranae (or Kranai/Κρανάη), Paris and Helen spent their first night before fleeing to Troy. This island, known today as Marathonisi (Μαραθονήσι), is the ancient settlement of Gythio. The city was an important…

Psaromachalas – A walk in the oldest neighbourhood of Nafplio

[Μπορείτε να διαβάσετε εδώ την ελληνική έκδοση του άρθρου μας] The soul of Nafplio has lived here for years now, intact and pure. Theodoros Kostouros (1913-1986) Nafplio (Ναύπλιο) is a historic and beautiful city, and capital of the Prefecture of Argolida (Αργολίδα). From references to Greek Mythology to modern history, Nafplio played a leading role…

Ψαρομαχαλάς – Μια βόλτα στην παλαιότερη γειτονιά του Ναυπλίου

Εδώ πάνω κατοικεί, χρόνια τώρα, ακέρηα κι αφτιασίδωτη, η Αναπλιώτικη ψυχή. Θεόδωρος Κωστούρος (1913-1986) Το Ναύπλιο είναι μια ιστορική πανέμορφη πόλη και η πρωτεύουσα του Νομού Αργολίδας. Από τις αναφορές στην Ελληνική Μυθολογία μέχρι τη σύγχρονη ιστορία, το Ναύπλιο έπαιζε πρωταγωνιστικό ρόλο στην ιστορία της Πελοποννήσου αλλά και της Ελλάδας εν γένει. Δεν είναι τυχαίο…

ΞΧΞ – The mysterious island of the Saronic Gulf

#uniquedestinations In the centre of the Saronic Gulf (Σαρωνικός Κόλπος), there is a small island surrounded by mysterious and eerie beauty. It is the island of Metopi (Μετώπη), also known as ΞΧΞ, located between Aegina (Αίγινα) and Agistri (Αγκίστρι). The island from above looks like a sword and a mysterious red lake dominates its one end. The…

Paleokarya – The most photogenic bridge in Greece

#uniquedestinations In the beautiful ravine of Paleokarya (Παλαιοκαρυά), just 30 km from the city of Trikala (Τρίκαλα), with a dense forest and remarkable fauna, run the crystal clear waters of the small river Paleokaritis or Paleokaryotis (Παλαιοκαρίτης ή Παλαιοκαρυώτης), which springs from the nearby mountains and flows into the river Portaikos (Πορταϊκός). In this unique…

Limeni – The historic harbour with the emerald waters

Limeni (Λιμένι) in Mani (Μάνη), in the south Peloponnese, is one of those magical places that if you visit it once it is certain that you will never forget it. It is a small settlement and harbour, with a long and important history that leaves its visitors speechless with its unique wild beauty and the…

Discover the best beaches in Arcadia – Greece (updated)

Two years ago we searched the coastline of Arcadia to find out the best beaches. This year we visited the area again to check if these beaches remain the best. In our search we discover two more wonderful beaches. Arcadia is a region in Peloponnese, which is most commonly known for its picturesque mountain villages…

Kythnos Island – Τhe beauty of simplicity

Kythnos is a unique island that for many years was left out of the tourist development of the other islands of the Cyclades. This is the reason why both the place and the people still maintain their simplicity. It is a barren island, a mountain peak in the middle of the sea, but its every…