European’s Longest Coastline-Greece

Greece ©Jason and Kirsten/flickr

Greece ©Jason and Kirsten/flickr

This place is the main target of Hollywood movie moguls for its stunning beauty. Mountainous yet tranquil and lots of unspoiled islands, Greece really has a lot of island fun to offer. From Corfu to Rhodes to Crete, you can island hop, or you can take a long vacation to explore this historical destination with a lot to discover. In Athens, you can check out the Parthenon, the amazing Temple stadium at Olympia and some wonderful breathtaking amphitheatres such as the one of Epidaurus.

Explore the Treasure Trove of Archaeological Wonders of Greece

Surely if you are one such explorer or traveler, you must not missed seeing the seven wonders of ancient Greece. They are the statue of Zeus which is located at Olympia, the Theatre of Epidaurus, the Colossus of Rhodes, Apollo’s Temple at Delphi, the Palace of Knossos and the settlement at Santorini. The most amazing of them and the world’s greatest design and architecture is the Parthenon.

Awesome Greek Islands

There are so many islands to jump from one to the other. For example, there is the Crete Island, the Cyclades Islands, the Dodecanese Islands, the Ionian islands, the North Eastern Aegean Islands, the Saronic Gulf Islands and last but not the least, the Sporades Islands.

Sporades Islands

Although there are 11 islands in the archipelago, only 4 of them are inhabited. They are namely, Alonnisos, Skiathos, Skyros and Skopelos. The Alonnisos is the third member of the Northern Sporades and it is about three kilometers East of the island of Skopelos. Locally, they called it the Chora and their main port is Patitiri. Near the Municipality of Alonnisos, you can find the other islands such as Gioura, Peristera, Psathoura, Adelfoi, Kyra Panagia or Pelagos, Piperi and Skantzoura. To get to Thessaloniki for example, you can take the hyrofoil or ferry service from Patitiri. It also goes to Volos from Patitiri, other than Agios Konstantinos.

Ikos

Greece ©Aster-oid/flickr

Greece ©Aster-oid/flickr

If you are reading some historical books, you will realize that this island is known rather as Liadromia. to the ancient greeks, it is called the Ikos. Here their local speciality agriculture are almonds, figs, grapes, olives. You will see lots of Spruce trees everywhere too. Otherwise, it is limestone mostly everywhere amongst the area of sixty four square kilometers. As for animals, you will find the Monachus-Monachus or better known as the Mediterranean Monk Seal.


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