The best beaches of Santorini

The best beaches of Santorini

When you visit the Island of Santorini, remember that you necessarily need to put in your luggage a swimsuit, sun cream, sunglasses and possibly a hat. Why? Because the beaches here are absolutely wonderful and must be tested. White, red, gray or black -  the sand is very varied on the beaches of Santorini, Greece. It is a real pleasure siting in the sun while getting a tan near the crystal clear blue water, occasionally decorated with red volcanic rocks. Most of the beaches of Santorini... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to the Greek Island of Santorini

Tourist guide to the Greek Island of Santorini

Santorini is a small island located in the southern part of the Cyclades, but it is surely one of the most interesting ones. Santorini is different from other Greek islands due to its geological morphology resulting from the activity of a volcano, inactive today. The archipelago is made ​​up of five smaller islands. Fira is the capital of the island. There the landscape seems to be surreal: houses look like they are floating, like being suspended between heaven and earth. Today we are... [ read more ]

The Lindos Acropolis and the Acropolis of Rhodes

The Lindos Acropolis and the Acropolis of Rhodes

The Acropolis of Rhodes is located in the western part of the city and dates back  from the second century before our era. Unlike other Acropolis, it was not fortified. In this area, there were dozens of temples and public buildings of which only remained the ruins. The Lindos Acropolis is the oldest structure in the city, a place where you can find ancient and medieval buildings. The Old Town Lindos is at 45 km in the south of Rhodes town, founded by the Dorians in the tenth century BC.... [ read more ]

3 historical attractions in Rhodes

3 historical attractions in Rhodes

The Temple of Aphrodite is the oldest building in Rhodes, the Goddess worship is celebrated mainly in this area. The Kamiros archaeological site is another historical attraction in Rhodes that shouldn't be missed due to the great importance of the historical resources. The city of Rhodes is surrounded by high gates and towers that are a real stronghold for the city. The walls of Rhodes can be divided into three categories: those built in the days when attackers were using siege engines li... [ read more ]

The Historical Center and Street of the Knights in Rhodes

The Historical Center and Street of the Knights in Rhodes

The medieval Historical Center of Rhodes is represented by the Old Town of Rhodes which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. The old town has narrow streets paved with round stones placed in sandy soil, and the way they are made is particular to this area. The Street of the Knights is the most attractive and most interesting street in the Old Town of Rhodes. In the early sixteenth century this street has become the favorite place of i... [ read more ]

The Grand Master Palace and the Monolithos Castle of Rhodes

The Grand Master Palace and the Monolithos Castle of Rhodes

The Grand Master Palace is one of the tallest buildings in the north-western part of the port. The medieval castle that stands proudly over the cliffs of the island was an important defense against invaders. The Monolithos Castle is an ancient castle which offers splendid views for tourists who visit the villages of the Island of Rhodes. Monolithos is a small village located at 77 km to the south east from the town of Rhodes. The village remained almost untouched by tourism development an... [ read more ]

The Colossus of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes was a huge statue built in antiquity as the seventh wonder of the world. The statue represented the Greek god of the sun, Helios, considered by the islanders the ancestor of their nation. The statue measured between 32 and 36 meters and was built of bronze and later strengthened with iron and stone. It is said that have been used 15 tons of bronze and 9 tons of iron, but calculations show that these amounts were even bigger. The theory that this colossus was standin... [ read more ]

Little Venice in the Mykonos Island

Little Venice in the Mykonos Island

"Little Venice" is one of the more romantic places throughout this Island of Mykonos. It is lined with beautiful and elegant old homes built right on the beach, with their colorful balconies "hanging" over the water and the waves crashing beneath them creates a unique view. Many of the wooden balconies are part of small restaurants serving meals with fresh fish and traditional Greek food. What is undeniable is that many of the travelers who have been here have fallen in love with this cha... [ read more ]

The Church of Panagia Paraportiani in Mykonos

The Church of Panagia Paraportiani in Mykonos

Surrounded by boutiques and places, that have made Mykonos the most stylish and sophisticated of the Greek Islands, in the western port city of Hora, before arriving at the Little Venice, you will discover the imposing Church of Panagia Paraportiani, the most popular and photographed of the 400 churches throughout the island. Built 500 years ago, Paraportiani developed from architectural point of view over a period of about two centuries, starting in 1425. The church is so famous and uniq... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to the Mykonos Island

Tourist guide to the Mykonos Island

The Island of Mykonos is known as the Greek Saint Tropez. It is a magnificent island with white houses with blue shutters and flowers, with picturesque streets, windmills, with a lot of churches and cafes and superb restaurants. Mykonos is one of the most beautiful and typical Greek islands which knew how to preserve natural and historical heritage despite of the influx of tourists. It is famous in the world due to its unique Cycladic architecture, gorgeous beaches with fine sand, ideal s... [ read more ]