Visit the palace of a Homeric king in Pylos

#uniquedestinations Nestor’s Palace (Ανάκτορο Νέστορος) is a central mansion of the Late Greek Age, surrounded by a fortified enclosure and is considered by archaeologists to be related to the heroic King Nestor, who played a key role in the Trojan War. It was an impressive building that included storage rooms, laboratories, baths, skylights, reception areas,…

Neapoli Lakonias – The unexplored nautical town of Southern Greece

Neapoli – also known as Neapolis, Neapoli Voion or Vatika (Νεάπολη -ς / Νεάπολη Βοιών / Βατίκα) – is located in the bay between Elafonisos (Ελαφόνησος) and Cavo Maleas (Κάβο Μαλέας) in Lakonia (Λακωνία). It is the last southeastern continental city of Greece and Europe. The old part of the city has been built amphitheatrically…

Poros Island – So close and so unique

Poros (Πόρος) is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, separated from the Peloponnese by a 200 m wide sea channel, with the scenic town of Galatas (Γαλατάς) on the mainland. Poros consists of two islands, Sphaeria (Σφαιρία), the southern part, which is of volcanic origin, where the town of Poros is located, and Kalavria (Καλαυρία) (meaning gentle breeze…

Favourite record shops from our travels in Europe

During your travels, one of the things you always do is shop and buy special things that you can’t find in your country and are typical of the place you are visiting. For music lovers and especially those still buying vinyl and CDs, a visit to a new city is an opportunity to search and…

Old Town of Xanthi – The Little Paris of Northern Greece

“I was born on October 23 in Xanthi, in the fairytale Old Town, the preserved” this is how Manos Hadjidakis described his birthplace in his autobiographical text. The Old Town of Xanthi (Η Παλιά Πόλη της Ξάνθης) is one of the largest urban traditional settlements in Greece, which has remained unaffected by time and preserves…

8 stops on a road trip in Evros County

Evros County in Thraki (Θράκη) in the minds of other residents of Greece it is the most remote area of Greece. It is actually a magical place, with an impressive history and important Byzantine heritage. The river Evros (Έβρος), which flows between Greece and Turkey, determines the past, present and future of the region. The…

Pavlopetri and Ancient Asopos : The sunken cities of Lakonia

#uniquedestinations Laconia (Λακωνία) is an area of Peloponnesos/Peloponnese with many popular destinations, wonderful beaches, unique archeological sites, Byzantine churches, picturesque villages and much more. However, few know that in Laconia there are two of the most important sunken ancient cities in Greece and probably in Europe. Both are easily accessible and the visitor could admire…

Apaggio – The secret beach of Cavo Maleas

On the far edge of Lakonia (in Peloponnesos or Peloponnese) near the coastal town of Neapoli, at the unexplored Cavo Maleas (aka Cape Maleas or Cavo Malias) (Κάβο Μαλέας ή Μαλιάς), you will find one of the last unspoiled and secret beaches of Southern Greece. Cavo Maleas separates the Laconian Gulf in the west from the…

No time to waste at Fokianos Bay

What separates the beautiful town of Leonidio in Peloponnese from one of the best beaches in Greece is an hour and 34 km of not so easy mountain driving. But it is certainly worth the effort. This breathtaking beach is located in a protected bay ringed by cliffs. The clear blue waters gives you the…