Much of Akrotiri’s excavation finds are housed in the museum of Thera that aims to give visitors a comprehensive idea of the ancient Akrotiri settlement at its height of popularity. There are detailed plaster casts of furniture household equipment in amazing variety and a range of bronze weapons, tools and bowls. While these pay tribute… 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 Kamari Beach Like most sights on Santorini, the volcanic eruptions have left their mark on the 3 km long Kamari beach and have covered the beach with black pebbles and jagged lava rocks in interesting formations. The Aegean blue waters lapping up gently to the blackish austerely beautiful shoreline makes for rather great photography… Read the full article
What to Expect Santorini is an exceptionally beautiful group of islands with beautiful beaches and exciting nightlife but the star of the show is the series of volcanic eruptions that took place here and shaped the history and future of the islands. Though the eruption wiped away an entire civilisation (Minoan), it gave the islands… Read the full article
One of the oldest cities in the world, perched atop the proud Messa Vouno Mountain on the island of Santorini… Thera was a rich populous zone from the 9th century to 726 AD. Thera saw the rise and fall of fierce Spartan colonists and then the Byzantines and the Romans. Incidentally, these spectacular ruins in… Read the full article
1. Visit Amoudi Bay Imagine the term “The prettiest part of paradise” and a picture similar to Amoudi Bay will crop up in your mind. This heaven on earth can be found below the northwest part of Oia… by following a trail from Oia that leads down to an idyllic fishing village and port. Volcanic… Read the full article
About Amoudi Bay Amoudi Bay stands 300 steps below the city of Oia on the northwest part of the town and is a virtual tourist magnet though it was originally meant to be just a fishing village. The picturesque settings of the bay with gorgeous volcanic red cliffs flanking it on 3 sides and a… Read the full article
The island of Santorini/ Thira came into being when an active volcano spewed its contents into the Aegean Sea. Its crater still lies submerged under the ocean; 12 eruptions occurred spaced out by 20,000 years each and the result was the caldera (crater) that’s 400 meters below sea level. Its past filled with geographical peculiarities… Read the full article
Greece is at the juxtaposition of many different continents i.e. Asia, Africa and Europe and perhaps this is why there are far reaching Greek influences across all continents. Its position at the sharp tip of the Balkan Peninsula gives it many neighbours; Alabania sits to the Northwest and Bulgaria and republic of Macedonia sits to… Read the full article
The historical European and Grecian capital had its first settlement in the Neolithic age and since then has been the target of a succession of conquerors who all wanted to possess her. Its strategic position (8 km inwards Bay of Phaleron) that’s an inlet of the Aegean Sea and its north-south demarcation by mountain basins… Read the full article
Getting to the capital town Fira From The Airport The Santorini/Thira international airport is located at the northern part of Kamari village. Fira is the capital Town of Santorini Island and Fira city centre is located north west of the airport at a distance of around 5 kilometres. Santorini airport is well connected with other… Read the full article