Category: Greece

Pelion – where Gods spent their holidays

We didn’t have to choose. Pelion is a place where we have found everything: pine-tree forests with waterfalls and water springs, long sandy beaches, villages with traditional architecture and beautiful squares in shade of thousand years old plane trees. Pelion is rich in myths and history, so this is the place where gods of Olympus resided in the summer and Jason and the Argonauts went in search of the Golden Fleece.

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Spetses: car-free island with giant trucks

Many would agree that Spetses is one of the most wonderful islands in Greece, known for its lush landscapes, traditional architecture, turquoise waters, legendary history, fancy prices, and terrible noises. Actually, car traffic is forbidden on the island, but it seems that motorcycles are not counted. There are more motorcycles in the streets than mosquitos. The only difference is that mosquitos don’t make such a terrible noise.

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Nafplion – a town with romantic mood

Once upon a time, Napflion was the capital city of Greece, but today it is a favorite one-day destination for tourists coming from nearby Athens. This town looks a bit different from other seaside Greek towns because of its significant Venetian influence. Here, the Greek tradition is spiced with Venetian charm.

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Meteora – halfway to heaven

How did they do it? This is the first thing most people ask when seeing Meteora. I still haven’t figured out how these monasteries were built on top of these cliffs. It is truly mystical. This is one of those places where you and your kids have something in common because you both start believing in unbelievable stories. There are many myths and legends related to Meteora. According to one of them, the founder of the first monastery did not come up alone but was brought up by an eagle.

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Thessaloniki is another Greece

As soon as we arrived in Thessaloniki, there was no doubt where we would go first. That was, of course, to meet the great philosopher, Aristotle. He is sitting in the main town square. While people hang around in nearby cafes, Aristotle is in a deep-thinking mood. He is happy not to be a teacher nowadays when teaching is a job not appreciated as it was when he was educating Alexander the Great.

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Mom the Muse

The Muses were the Greek goddesses of inspiration in literature, science and the arts. They exist even nowadays and people call them Moms. You can meet the modern kind of muses in the story Mom the Muse.