The old town of Chania is perched on Crete’s North-Western Coast and it is around 145 kilometres away from Heraklion. Dotted by serpentine lanes and filled with colourful taverns and curio shops and surprisingly chic restaurants, the Old Town is the best place for a long walk. There are enough attractions here to keep you… Read the full article
Greece Travel Guide You Need At Every Step
Even if you have never been to Greece you still have a soul connection with it. After all this is the place where western civilisation was born and Aristarchus of Samos made the first solar map with the sun at the centre. The land that has sprouted the fundamentals of mathematics, astronomy, literature, music and culture deserves more than a simple visit.
Its contribution to the intellectual capital of the world deserves to be revered and mulled over. It’s easy to get bewitched in Greece while exploring the volcanic sculptures of Santorini and the white sands of Kamari and Perivolos beach resorts. It’s simple to lose yourself in sensational parties in Mykonos super glamorous resorts in Corfu and lagoons and sand dunes of Crete.
But when you awaken from the pursuit of pleasure your soul will be stirred by the Venetian village captured in time (Palea Perithla) and the site where the book of Revelation was penned (Patmos in the Dodecanese). The Acropolis of Athens… the ruins of Delphi… the splendour of the Olympia tell their own stories… challenging the intellect as well as all the senses.
The world owes its healthiest cuisine (Mediterranean) and the first chewing gum (Masticha) to Greece. The country has so many facets and layers to it that coming unprepared will rob you off its most precious sights. For Greek demonstrated fully “knowledge is power”.
Arm yourself up with this extensive guide to Greece and all its attractions and facilities. Start exploring the country with this article: Fascinating Greece and its tourism.
Alternatively go through the articles that follow and discover each amazing aspect of Greece including its major cities, attractions, hotels, dining, nightlife, shopping and more…
About Chania Harbour The jewel of West Crete, Chania, is acknowledged as one of the prettiest Mediterranean cities. Chania’s Venetian Harbour is arguably the best-recognized site of West Crete; the harbour’s construction began in 1320 and took decades. Its primary function was to serve as a commercial maritime centre and a base used by the… Read the full article
Chania Airport To City Chania Airport (CHQ) is on the Akrotiri peninsula that’s 14 km away from Chania city. International connectivity to Chania is through Athens Airport and Thessaloniki Airport (mostly through Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines) though between the months of April to November, lots of direct charter flights come directly to Chania from… Read the full article
Oia… the city of famed sunsets and marvellous views is known for its restaurants and cafes that dot every road and alley. Though when tourists consider having a meal at Oia, they generally have a sunset meal with a view in mind but there are umpteen restaurants offering beautiful brunch spreads and traditional lunches that… Read the full article
When visiting Santorini you need to keep in mind that this is an island that is shaped by the volcanic eruptions that happened aeons ago. The beaches are all ground down versions of the lava rocks that give the island its sublime yet wild beauty. Therefore the beaches are not typically ‘sand’ but powdered down… Read the full article
About The Beach A great location for destination weddings and undoubtedly one of the best nightlife hubs in Santorini, Perivolos is a gleaming volcanic black beach. Its exact location is between Perissa beach and Agios Georgios beach. Perissa beach and Perivolos are almost interconnected but the atmosphere is very different on them. While Perissa is… Read the full article
To go from Fira City to the Old Port or from the Old Port to Fira City; you will have 3 basic choices. The first choice is walking down / up 500 (or more) steps. The second choice is to ascend/ descend via a donkey/ mule ride… this is a long-running tradition in Santorini. The… Read the full article
What To Expect Santorini qualifies as one of the best hiking destinations in the world and many seasoned hikers claim that the Fira to Oia hike is the best hike they have ever taken in any corner of the world. The hike proceeds along the edge of the caldera and offers marvellous views of the… Read the full article
What to Expect The Red Beach in Santorini is one of the most unusual looking beaches you are ever going to see. Also called Kokkini Paralia, the Red beach is filled with ground down pebbles and granules of the same iron-rich lava rocks that frame it. Most visitors who come here brave the ‘unsafe’ signs… Read the full article
Perissa beach lies at the foot of the Mesa Vuono Mountain and its beautiful black expanse can be seen by tourists who come to explore Ancient Thera. The black lava of Perissa has attracted hordes of photographers and geologists who were fascinated by this sparkling black sand beach. The dark sand at the pit of… Read the full article