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Mykonos: food guide to the island’s most famous Cycladic

Among the most typical fish is cooked red mullet in a pan with tomato, race served with garlic mashed potatoes and grilled octopus. In some Greek islands, and one of them is Mykonos, the freshly caught octopus, whole or after separating the tentacles, is put to “bake” in the sun for a day before being barbecued. It seems that this type of preparation, once used by fishermen to keep the octopus making dry for days, is the secret behind its soft flesh

Mykonos needs no introduction. Considered the most festive of the Cyclades islands, decades gay-friendly, it is also one of the most expensive destinations. The fact remains that can make everyone happy: those who want to get lost in deserted beaches contemplating the sunset, those who love to dance with the music blaring in clubs on the sea (see the famous Paradise and Super Paradise Beach), those who love to shop as it was in the city center. But we recommend Mykonos, preferably in low season, not only for its windmills and the spectacular succession of houses of 18th century Alefkantra neighborhood, or “Little Venice.” Here you can also go hunting for local products such as fresh cheese (not the usual feta!), Ancient spirits, sweet semolina and organic wine. And especially from the old port of Mykonos you can be reached in just 30 minutes Delos, one of the most historic landmarks in the world. Unesco heritage since 1990, the mythology has it that Leto, pregnant by Zeus, it is hidden here to deliver nothing less than the twins Apollo and Artemis. An origin that is all a program and that almost makes negligible the fact that at some point in history this small island of only 3.4 square kilometers has been free port, independent city-state and probably the most market of Greece.

Holiday from the thousands of beaches of Paros and Antiparos

Our Accidental Guide (Greek island) leads us to discover all the beaches and … of all the pleasure you can give away a holiday in Paros

I hate myself with all the cold and darkness of winter, always, but when the evening are on the train that takes me back home, I think its not longer bear them and then pick up the phone and look at a photo taken at Aldo Paros which I keep as a talisman anti-winter. I look at that picture and winter disappears, I immerse myself too happy in the light color of the sea that caresses you slow … I wonder why in many places of Greece Paros right … the answer lies in the expression of infinite bliss of Aldo enclosing in himself all the pleasure that can give away a holiday in Paros …

Combination Of Minimal Architecture With Provincial Beach House Elements, Where Private Path Leads In 5 Minutes Directly To The Beach.

Greece, Mikonos

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 14 persons, Pool, Garden, WiFi

Rocky Retreat 1 and the sister-villa Rocky Retreat 2 are two stone-built exclusive properties constructed by owner in 2011.

The two luxurious villas distinguish themselves for their unique design, the quiet location and the possibility to be rented together for large groups while still granting privacy one from the other. A private path leads in 5 minutes directly to the beach. The 4.500 sq.m. private land of the properties, located on a dead-end small street, is offering a peaceful surrounding.

The Rocky Retreat 1 villa is the place for those seeking a hidden gem. Located in a privileged and secluded position on top of Agrari Beach (one of the best Mykonian beaches), Rocky Retreat 1 provides tranquility, stunning sea views and total privacy. The villa’s charming interior is a combination of minimal architecture with provincial beach house elements. A fully equipped open-plan kitchen with modern appliances, gives onto a living-sitting space directly accessing the water-front swimming pool and its wide terraces.

Placed in front of the villa is a private lagoon-like infinity swimming pool, next to a large wooden shaded pergola. On the back of the villa a beautiful dining area + traditional wood fire BBQ offers the perfect entertaining area.

Total Interior Coverage: 5 Bedrooms
Ground Floor 153 sqm
First Floor 67 sqm
Guest Suite 83 sqm

Total Villa: 303 sqm
Total Land: 2,250 sqm

Parking area for 5 cars and verandas of 400 square meter
Lagoon-like infinity swimming pool of 30 sqm

Main Villa: 6 guests
• One master bedroom with double bed, A/C and en-suite bathroom.
• One bedroom with double bed, A/C, shared bathroom.
• One bedroom with double bed, A/C, shared bathroom.

Pool House: 4 guests
• One guest studio next to the pool with two double beds, A/C, en-suite bathroom, separate entrance.

Guest Suite: 4 guests
• One guest studio with two double beds, A/C, en-suite bathroom, separate entrance.

Amenities
Air Conditioning
Blu-ray player
CD Music system
Coffee Maker
Dish washer
DVD player
Laundry facility
Outdoor BBQ
Parking
Pet friendly
Pool
Refrigerator
Satellite Or Cable Tv
Smoking friendly
Sun lounger
TV
USB Music system
USB/HDD Media player
Wheelchair Accessible
WiFi Internet

Services included
• Private concierge 7 days a week
• Airport meet and greet on arrival. Baggage assistance & guide to the villas. Ride fee is not included.
• Villa details explained to the guests. Keys given to the guests.
• Introduce you to Housekeeping staff and arrange cleaning and maintenance times.
• Departure assistance with baggage to the airport. Ride fee is not included.
• Housekeeping 7 days a week. 4 hours daily maid service.
• Change of linen twice weekly, change of towels every day.

Services upon request
• In-house Chef (Mediterranean, Japanese, Chinese Cuisine).
• In-house Shiatsu or Yoga sessions, rental of cars, sail-boats or helicopter

Distances
Port (Mykonos Harbor) 6km
Beach (Agrari) 200m
Airport (Mykonos Airport) 4km
Restaurant (at Agrari beach) 200m
Town (Down Town Mykonos) 5km

The most beautiful Greek islands, less tourist: Small Cyclades, Ithaca, Folegandros, Skopelos …

What are the most beautiful and less touristy islands of Greece? Among the most famous and popular destinations by tourists there are certainly Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes and many others where tour operators, major hotels, and aereporti have made this area the most popular summer destinations in Europe.

Nevertheless, Greece is a country that offers an infinite number of islands, namely 6,000, of which only 227 are inhabited. A unique phenomenon for our European continent.

Here are some islands that show the ancient and authentic face of Greece, for those seeking a vacation out of the ordinary, and especially away from destinations affected by mass tourism.
Small Cyclades. Among the less tourist destinations are undoubtedly the Little Cyclades, a mini archipelago in the south-east of Naxos, in the Aegean Sea consists of four islands: Koufonisi, Iraklia, Schinoussa and Donoussa.

Koufonissi, about 4 km long, up to ten years ago pocchissimi visited by tourists, has now become a fairly popular destination for Greeks but still less than the usual mundane overcrowded islands. With its beautiful long sandy beaches, considered among the most beautiful in Greece, this island offers a wild and relaxing atmosphere, very quiet and no noise of cars and motorcycles given the almost total absence of traffic. Chora is the only village where you can find the rooms for rent and taverns to eat good fish.
Iraklia is the largest by extension, about 18 km, but has only 115 inhabitants. This island is the place for those who want to spend their holidays in Greece of old. This is also a destination for those seeking a complete peace and quiet, enjoy walking along secluded paths and spend lazy days on the beaches often almost deserted. The island has two small villages: Agios Georgios (the port) and Panagia (the capital) where there are several guesthouses, three tavernas, a bar, a supermarket and a tourist office.

Schinoussa, very small and certainly the most wild offers a total of 17 beaches, all within walking distance strictly seen, even here, the absence of traffic. Turning around the island are the beaches of Mersini, Tsigoura, Almyri, Livadi and Liolios.

Donoussa, 13 km long, is among the Small Cyclades the most difficult to reach, but the white sand beaches and crystal clear water make this place an exceptional place. Among the beaches to visit: Stavros, Kedros, Bruising and Kalotaritissa. The island’s population is mainly collects in the village of Stavros, who is also the island’s port and where you can easily find the guest house.

Ithaca, well known because of the Homeric narratives that bind to the events of Ulysses, is relatively unknown to tourists. It is a destination that offers much for travelers interested in history, archeology and Greek mythology. Despite being an island became quite famous in years is still an unspoiled place with numerous isolated beaches, small fishing villages, inland villages and several ancient monasteries.

Folegandros, the southernmost of the western Cyclades located between Sikinos and Milos, is the prototype for the typical Greek island, with clear waters, white houses and a few windy alleys. The larger villages are Karavostatis port, Chora and Kastro and all three are worth a visit. And ‘it considered one of the Greek islands less affected by mass tourism because, without an airport, it is difficult to achieve. Folegandros you arrive by sea from the nearest island to it, as well as from Santorini and Mykonos.

Skopelos, the largest of the North Sporades, is little known by mass tourism, probably, again, the lack of a Aereporto, which discourages the lazy tourists. The island can be reached by plane to Skiathos and from there about one hour by ferry to Skopelos. It is a place full of greenery and unique beautiful beaches, considered among the best not only of Greece, but also in the world.

Even Alonissos is part of the group of the Northern Sporades islands. quiet island, almost uninhabited and surrounded by greenery, ideal for walking and especially for couples who love nature, whose idea of ​​nightlife is staying in a tavern while watching the sunset in front of the port of Patitiri.

Crete: a place all to herself

It smells of salt but also nuanced ouzo shrimp, ancient buildings such as Homer, turquoise waters and ancient olive trees. The discovery of an exclusive corner of Crete, where the wind comes from the sea gives taste to the fields making the most delicious food.
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Maybe in summer it serves little, but in this case you may as well leave the umbrella at home, because in Crete there are three hundred days of sunshine a year. A bit ‘of numbers: the island measures 300 km and is the largest of the Greek islands (and fifth in the Mediterranean), and you live more than 600 thousand people. We are in the most southern point of Europe, just to stretch an arm and was in Africa, it can be seen from the coast Libya and Egypt.

Mykonos is the island from fashion here is where they go fashionistas

Beautiful beaches of tranquility and relaxation and nightlife. Mykonos, enclosed in the Cyclades archipelago, has a double face: beach paradise

The shoe designer Bruno Bordese is a true regulars (there goes 85). “The beauty of Mykonos is the all-day beach: you can go to the beach in the morning and stay until the aperitif, but also for dinner and after dinner. There are places equipped at all hours: number one is Alemàgou Beach Bar Restaurant in Ftelia. Cosmopolitan, elegant, with boho-chic sessions, here you can breathe a unique atmosphere, the food is excellent and “risks” to meet many designers, from Peter Dundas (creative director Roberto Cavalli) Kris Van Assche until Olivier Rousteing, head of Balmain designer. If I want to enjoy a cocktail at sunset with great DJ sets I choose the beach club restaurant Scorpios, from design inspired by nature. If I want to isolate myself from everything I go to dinner at Kiki’s Tavern (you can not book!), A hut on the beach of Agios Sostis in typical greek style and no electricity where you prepare meat and fish on a grill wood. It’s so isolated, hidden and suggestive that is already a haven for VIPs. There I even met Madonna. “

Forget home, sexy campaign by Oliviero Toscani for Starhotels

All together, passionately and naked under the duvet and the desire to forget for a few days their domestic routine. The photos
Five smiling girls, young, beautiful and extremely varied somatic traits. A duvet (only that) to cover it and an inscription: “Forget home”, forget about home. The idea behind the new advertising campaign that Oliviero Toscani has created for the Starhotels group is to create a mix of intimacy, warmth and lightheartedness. Adding to all a hint of sensuality. “Starhotels not communicate often – says the President and Ad Group Elisabetta Fabri – but when it does it is relying on big names in international photography: after Helmut Newton, this time it’s up to Oliviero Toscani. For this campaign we decided to return to the essentials, the first things that we offer to our customers the bed and our hospitality. We wanted to represent all the joy that we can be in traveling. ”

“It was interesting to meet the challenge that gave me Elizabeth – says the celebrated advertising – especially to get out from the hotel communications stereotypes, which usually show the lobby, the suite, the pool.

My advertising is essentially an invitation to leave the house. Here then is the claim, Forget home. ” Forget the house and the worries of everyday life, in short, to be pampered by the hotel services. And get lost under the duvet.

Robin Williams was not depressed, but was seriously ill

So the wife of the great actor who committed suicide on 11 August last year in an interview with ABC News: “He would have died within three years, and after a terrible form of dementia, whose course had already started. It was a very brave man but he knew he was going crazy ”
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Robin Williams had serious health problems that would kill him within three years if he had decided to commit suicide. This was revealed in his first interview since the actor died on August 11 last year, was the wife Susan Schneider in a long and dramatic interview with ABC News. “We were living a nightmare,” said the woman to the transmission `Good Morning America’, telling that her husband was” disintegrating before my eyes “, in the weeks before his death.

DISEASE – The actor of the fleeting moment, who had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, it was also affected by a neurodegenerative disease known as dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), caused by deposits of an abnormal protein to ‘ interior of brain cells, which disrupt the normal functions of the brain causing dementia, hallucinations, cognitive disorders, sudden changes in mental status and motor difficulties. Symptoms, said the widow Williams “arise suddenly and without a precise order”, but revealed that the disease only at autopsy. “If he was lucky Robin would have maybe three more years of life. But it would have been hard years and with a good chance it would have been locked up,” said Susan again, remembering that in the months before the suicide, the actor suffered from attacks anxiety, muscle stiffness and motor due to which one day he bumped into a door by getting a deep head wound.
CAUSES – According to Susan, who said he had spent the last year trying to figure out what really killed her husband, was not then depression pushing Robin Williams to suicide. That was just one of about fifty symptoms of his illness. “Robin was aware that he was crazy and could not do anything about it, it was quite lucid and sober when he died.” Was facing its own problems, as best he could, the woman said, describing it as “the bravest man I’ve ever known.” Unfortunately, “Last month the dam broke. And why do not blame him even a bit ‘.” And when asked whether her husband’s suicide could be interpreted as a way to regain control, he replied: “In my opinion, yes.” Susan has finally told in tears, the last moments of the actor before his death. “I was going to bed, entered the room a few times and said, ‘Good night, my love’. Then he came back and took his iPad. I thought he was better. He repeated: ‘Good night’. And that It was the last time I saw him. “

OLYMPIA OF GREECE, THE LIFE OF LUXURY PRINCESS

Olympia of Greece, luxurious life of Princess
blackest summer for the country
A dip in Capri, one in Mykonos and one in the Bahamas, from a luxury hotel to a boat flying the Italian nbandiera in the company of his dog from clutch and friends. The summer (as well as the rest of the year) of the life of Maria Olympia of Greece is carefully documented on Instagram. The girl, 19, blonde and thin, is the daughter of Paul of Greece, Hellenic crown prince (and even the Prince of Denmark) and the American millionaire’s daughter Marie-Chantal.
Its photos fill the tabloids and is attracting some criticism: in a delicate period for Greece its lifestyle five star seems to run up against the ATM eyedropper, the resignation of the prime minister, the dreaded return to the drachma.

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Moreover, the monarchy in Greece was deposed in 1973, and she was born in New York and raised in London, where he lives, the country is little more than a tourist.

Secret Escapes, the dream of luxury vacations come true (on the web)

Secret Escapes is the travel club specializing in online flash sales for four- and five-star and boutique hotels. Imminent introduction in their bids even whole trip packages
Secret Escapes. Leaks secret. Just the name makes you an irresistible urge to go, especially in this beginning of autumn when the melancholy holiday becomes stronger. And if you hear it whisper softly, as in commercials broadcast on television in recent weeks, the desire to escape into a luxurious retreat grows even more.

Secret Escapes is the travel club specializing in online flash sales for four- and five-star and boutique hotels. Arrived in Italy for a few months, he was officially presented today in Milan: the writings in our country are 650 thousand out of a total of 23 million worldwide. The goal is to reach one million by the end of the year. Among the Italian cities, those with more interactions are Milan, Rome and Naples.

Secret Escapes is not just a travel site, but a club. To receive offers must register, using Facebook or your email. Discounts up to 70% on the market price. The target of members is very large: from 25 to 60-65 years of age, with a higher concentration from 40 years upwards. “People with a good standard of living, but not rich: those who could not afford to stay in luxury facilities, this enables it to turn the dream into reality,” said Alex Saint, Chief Executive.

“We offer exclusive holidays, available at prices that can not be found anywhere else – added Alex Saint -. We only work with selected partners who can guarantee, in addition to special rates, including those advantages that make it a truly unforgettable experience: free upgrade, a bottle of bubbles, a massage, a dinner included and other special initiatives. ”

Not only luxury hotel, though. Secret Escapes has announced that it is imminent (by the end of the year at most) the introduction into their offer entire packages traveling in luxury destinations. The dream, in short, becomes 360 degrees.

CARD – Secret Escapes was founded by Alex Saint (formerly Unilever, DMGT, dealchecker.co.uk), Tom Valentine (eBay and Seatwave) and Troy Collins (DMGT, dealchecker.co.uk) in 2011. The company is present in 13 international countries: United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Norway, Denmark, Austria, USA, Switzerland and, since 2015, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and Italy. Secret Escapes works with more than 5,000 hotels and tour operators.

Secret Escapes from 2011 has sold more than two million nights and managed to exceed 100 million pounds in sales volumes in 2014. Compared to last year, the company grew by 60% and the level of satisfaction of users who made a holiday by using the service of Secret Escapes shall be 95%. Among the projects the company’s growth, including the objective of the company to grow further in the US and landing in Asia.

Lose weight eating? Nothing is impossible

Playing sports, finding the right balance at the table, avoiding the excesses and go shopping in a smart way: continue to be good forks without guilt is really possible. Here’s some advice

To lose weight you need to stay really thin? It is not always so. Except in cases very difficult to recover, you can lose weight while continuing to eat. Of course, the important thing is finding the right balance between fast and almost absolute great feasts, poles apart in ways of sharing the same danger level of negative effects for our body.

Frequent snacks and condiments modest
The first useful advice to eat a nod to the scale, therefore, is not to be limited to only two daily meals. Better, however, make frequent snacks, perhaps based on fruit. An apple or a banana mid-morning, for example, and an orange or carrot in the afternoon can quench your hunger without sweat excessively and without compromising the line. Also at the table, before the main meal, you can start with a nice salad as a starter to start the digestion in advance and foster a sense of satiety. To remember, however, that the sauce too threatens to ruin any kind of effort against the bacon.

Goodbye cocktails
The fibers contained in rice, whole wheat pasta and cereals, help in the same way to satiate before salad. And eat the right also helps the proper functioning of the digestive and intestinal activity. However, what we must avoid is alcohol. A glass of wine at the table is granted, a pint of beer a day definitely not. And the spirits? Who poses the question is decidedly off-road. In short, better to say goodbye to cocktails if you want to lose weight without changing their habits.

Avoid skipping meals
Skipping meals, then, is a very grave error, but also among the most frequent for people trying to lose weight. Metabolism is like a sponge: If you fast for lunch, in the evening you could eat a whole fridge without even chewing anything. Set aside the food at noon, then, it is likely to increase the feeling of hunger during the rest of the day and that’s not very good, because it forces the body to absorb more nutrients as soon as possible. In other words, skip lunch means finding not stop over eating, because constantly hungry, soon as you return home from the office.

Sport is the best diet
No diet, too, can lead to satisfactory results without the right amount of physical activity. And also because this train speeds up your metabolism and allows you to burn more calories. Sport, then, is an ally of a healthy diet, which is good that they find little space saturated fats from meat consumption. Better, then, to prefer products of the sea, without excluding the rest. A diet that completely eliminates something, in fact, is difficult to correct diet.

The foods are essential for the proper balance
Finally, if you want to play it safe, the foods that should always be at the table for dining but then complains constantly with partners of their own weight, are for example cucumbers, celery, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, lean meats, tomatoes, papaya and apples. These are natural foods that can satisfy the right, provide nutrients useful to our body and live better. Eat and lose weight, in a nutshell, it is really possible. Just be a bit ‘more careful and complain less.

Cheap cruises: travel options in the Mediterranean for December 2015

Cruises attract many ruristi as type of holiday and try to find the Cheap for every occasion here travel more affordable for the Mediterranean in December 2015 …
You’d find one of the cheap cruises for a fantastic holiday in the Mediterranean, even in winter? December 2015 could be the perfect month for many singles, couples or families, who choose to embark on a fantastic journey by boat, maybe low-cost carriers. If you’re curious about what the best offers please read on!

Offers interesting are right in the Mediterranean Sea. The most enchanting cheap cruises are those that depart from La Spezia, Liguria, and then touch the city of France and Spain, as Marseille, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca, the beautiful and world renowned city of the Balearic Islands.
Another route really interesting is that, starting from Savona, carries its passengers to visit the Greek Islands, as Kalamata, Nafplio and Volos, a journey of 13 days between history, nature, culture and breathtaking views.

Always starting from Savona you can find yourself in the warm city of Africa, touching Barcelona, ​​Tangier, Casablanca, Cadiz and Malaga, discovering the wonders that the land not too far from us we can offer.
Another interesting itinerary is directed to the Canary Islands and that, starting from Genoa, making a stop in Barcelona, ​​Casablanca, St.Cruz Tenerife, Funchal and Malaga, all cities where you will find a mild climate even in winter.

Departing from Savona there are many other offers of cheap cruises that dano possinilità to know the beautiful city in Greece and Croatia, visiting Corfu, Katakolon, Athens-Piraeus and Civitavecchia. Wonderful cities and unspoiled nature await you!
If you prefer to embark at Civitavecchia you will have the opportunity, in a 12-day trip, visiting Rome, Genoa, Katakolon, Athens, Rhodes, Haifa, Heraklion for a wonderful adventure that touches Greece, Egypt and Israel.

Starting instead from Barcelona can discover the beauty of Spain and Italy, passing through Civitavecchia, Rome, Naples, Palma de Mallorca, a holiday among the homegrown and the Spanish lands!
So what are you waiting to choose the right cruise low cost and leave? The routes are so many and the possibilities of many fun, wonderful, unique holiday with all different flavors!

Get the selfie is a disease?

According to some studies, yes, insane narcissism and psychopathology behind the obsession for the self-portrait

Obsession of selfie has something pathological. It is the thesis of a study of 800 men by Jesse Fox, assistant professor of communication at Ohio State, and Margaret Rooney. The research titled “The Dark Triad” in reference to what Fox calls “not a nice personality constellation” in reference to the set of selfie and that would consist of “narcissism as an extreme focus on oneself”, “Machiavellianism as manipulation other “and” impulsiveness psychopathological selfless to others. ” A fairly bleak. But the news is full of incidents of people dying by accident or committed suicide because of a selfie, a sign that a fund “noir” – as claimed by Fox – can cloud up to that point, the reasoning so that some speak of “selficidio”.
The study published in Personality and Individual Differences believes that while the company is a formidable instrument of social relations, there is a niche of users that you have found a very big stage for his own narcissism.

Especially those who frequently change the picture on Facebook or Instagram may have narcissistic traits. Similar observations were reported last year in a study of 400 men and women published in Social Networking. Post photos on social can in many cases have a positive effect on their world of relationships and also on the psychological, and in any case are not the company, according to experts, because of narcissism, but rather an opportunity to make it emerge. Never before in history have we been able to get in touch with millions of people through a photo at such low cost. For clinicians all have a touch – and even more – of narcissism, but there is a narcissism “good” or “bad” one that immerses you to the point in selfie edge of a cliff to fall down.

Word of mouth. Greece, a new hotel in the late summer to Rhodes

Late summer, this year’s’ boom of who prolongs the summer holidays in September (+ 7%) and October (+ 5%). In Italy, in Sicily head. And in the Aegean Sea, the islands’ south where the sun and the water remain warm until late autumn.

As in Rhodes where he was inaugurated Kokkini Porta Rossa, a boutique hotel in a historic mansion, between the old walls of the Knights of St. John for 11 km that surround the Old Town, the city ‘medieval, UNESCO heritage. Only 5 suites no smoking with arches and stone walls of the original building dating back to the Knights, masters of the island for two centuries, from 1309 until the Ottoman conquest in 1522. But after the arrival of Suleiman, in that stone house clearly have lived in harmony Jewish families, Muslim and Christian. And now each room bears the name of those who lived, OrhanKatina, Deniz, Irini and Gulbin with sleeping loft typical of traditional homes.

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The interior? A mix of historical and modern, medieval niches and iPad in every room, antique and contemporary furniture, pillow menu, and Frette linens, bath (tub or shower) and prints of 7-800, LCD TV, Free WiFi and-white photos and Black immortalising sailing ships and brigs in the harbor of the port, the characters in fez and Turkish clothes. At the entrance of Kokkini Porta Rossa, a piano and living room-library with books in all languages, the collection of National Geographic, message boards with harness horse in silver, French prints and maps of 700 Dodecanese. From the living you can see the kitchen counter, the kingdom of Ornella Malacarne, the Italian chef who prepares breakfast with the same commitment required for a dinner of falls. Served in the courtyard, the other living in the hotel: vegetable quiche, sweet light but delicious, homemade jams, fruit salads triumphal white and wholemeal bread, sage honey from the island of Karpathos. In the evening, aperitif wines with new, young and enterprising Greek producers. And always prepared dinners on request by Ornella.
Just in front of the red front door there ‘the Byzantine church of San Giovanni Battista (1470), open to visitors in the evening: it was restored by the owners of the hotel, Nikos Voulgaridis and his wife, and frescoes in the vaults in barrel. A hotel for beach holidays although far from the sea, but in the heart of the story.

Those who book a minimum four-day free rental car to reach the beaches most ‘nearby. Among the rocks of Kallithea, the former baths built during the Italian occupation 8 km from the city, there are five beaches, Thassos and Oasis are the most beautiful with their seaside taverns. Farthest Afandou, 4 km of sand and small stones, deserted even in August. Of note here Katholiki, popular restaurant famous for chickpea fritters and other homemade dishes (tel.0030.2241.052066 / 053,291). It takes its name from the nearby Byzantine church built like a puzzle with marble columns and capitals of an ancient temple.

An address in Old Town. Shopping: jewelry designer from The magic in Odos Omirou, and Witch & Cat, a boutique at 10 Ippodamou full of friendly cats; Asters, rigatterie- copper smith in odos Fanouriou. The dinner is to be recommended in the garden of Marco Polo Mansion, creative Greek cuisine but not outlandish: try the spinach salad, orange and pomegranate; pork tenderloin with figs, beans mousse with caramelized onions (penalty booking:; el. 0030.2241.025562). Do not miss the Archaeological Museum, the exhibition from the Louvre, on the pottery of ancient Rhodes.

Info: kokkiniporta.com.
Prices: for two people b & b, with aperitif, soft drinks from the mini bar, food products as gifts, from 240 euro up to 6 October; 200 € until 8 November. Free car rental for those who book a minimum of 4 days.

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Singles holidays in September 2015: Last Minute to have fun and find your soul mate

 

The holidays for singles are always a good opportunity to spend some days of fun, relaxation, and why not, to find the soul mate who could have given us as a break away from the chaos of every day. In this case, here is what the last-minute deals to be seized to make a truly unique gift. The summer now there is waving, why we choose for our holidays in September 2015 seaside places where you can still breathe the salty that we will in the coming winter months.

In Greece you can experience nights full of fun and events that still animate the island, but also tear the last slices of sun in a season that, we have to say, we did not miss. Who knows Greece knows that the places to stop are so many, who does not know will be able to do on this holiday that will make it unforgettable. Stay in Mykonos, the Pension Marmaras for 7 nights 7 to 14 September will cost 315 Euros for a double room budget.

It can not miss Ibiza as a destination for singles where you can find everything you look for: local, happy hour, new experiences, beautiful beaches. The days here will be full of fun with the beaches that are still full of people from all over the world and with that evening will be full of knowledge and events to see that in Ibiza never fail. The Piscis Park, just 150 meters from the beach and just 300 from the heart of nightlife where there are historical buildings of San Antonio, offers a double room for 7 nights (7-14 September) to 368.70 euro: a bargain.

Even Italy will lose the primacy of fun. The Adriatic Coast has always been a place of nightlife where singles (but not only) organize their holidays. Even here the beaches and nightlife will be the masters in the journey in late summer. Milano Marittima is the undisputed capital of Romagna evening entertainment with its street bars and discos. Stay here at Caesar Hotel for 7 nights in the period 7 to 14 September will cost 300 euro for a single room with sea view balcony and breakfast included.

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Travelogue, what to see in Paros and Antiparos (Cyclades)

Greece, Cyclades islands: the discovery of Paros and Antiparos
A travel guide for those who want to visit two of the jewels of the Aegean
Paros and Antiparos are two Greek islands belonging to the largest of the Cyclades archipelago, located in the Aegean and comprises more than 220 islands and named for the arrangement in a circle around Delos. That’s why they deserve a visit:

Paros has a sea of ​​dreams, clear and easy to reach anywhere on the island you are and several villages scattered here and there, taken care of and provided with all facilities. Parikia is the main village where the ferries and hydrofoils; on the seafront you can dine, watch the sunset, drinking a cocktail by candlelight and continue the evening dancing on one of its terraces.

Naoussa is located on the other side of the island, in the northern part, and it is a jewel; has the advantage of being located a minute scooter from one of the island’s best beaches, Kolimbrites (first photo below), and also has an interesting night life around the small fishing port where there are several restaurants but also après dinner.

Noteworthy also Lefkes, a small inland village where life still moves slower. Dominating the center, pedestrian, the majestic cathedral of Agias Triada. From the square where the church depart several streets including recommended to discover lost craft shops, taverns and other charming little squares, as well as socializing with the locals.

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Antiparos. It is located less than two kilometers from Paros, from which you can then see it. It can be reached in five minutes by boat from Pounda, where more or less every half hour and up per night for links. It ‘also possible to take the car or scooter. The island is very small and similar to Paros but to make a trip out of town, it is suggested to go anyway. The sea will not disappoint you as well as the food and the small center to traffic. Agios Georgios (pictured below) is one of the most popular beaches. It is located on the western side, near the eponymous village.

Note for culinary connoisseurs. Must try the local dishes: octopus in wine is the specialty of the island; Moussaka, a timbale of potatoes, eggplant, bechamel sauce and as well as all dishes that reading to follow are consumed in all the Cyclades; fava (mashed beans) with pita bread (focaccia local); the Greek salad very tasty made with tomatoes, red onion, green peppers, feta, cucumber and capers; cheeses; the potato salad with Greek sauce; the souvlako, a skewer of pork or chicken; tzatziki, yogurt with cucumber and garlic.

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Greece yacht sank in the waters of Mykonos

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In the images of Mykonos TV instants of the sinking of a luxury yacht off the Greek island. Four people on board the boat, which fortunately were able to save themselves. Still unclear how the accident, the hypothesis piùà likely is that of a handling error: the yacht may have hit a rock

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Something About the Greek islands. Here are available (despite the price and bureaucracy)

Greek island: and ‘the unusual wedding gift that Cristiano Ronaldo wanted to do with Jorge Mendes, at the wedding of his historic prosecutor on 3 August. It ‘s not known what is the island chosen it’ the price but there are rumors that the champion Real Madrid has shelled out around 4 million Euros. Certainly less than you would spend to make a penthouse in Chelsea.
It ‘s always been the dream of super-rich men own their own island. And today, thanks to the disastrous situation of the country, the favorite seems to be Greece, where private owners, in view of the increase in property taxes, they decide to market their own jewels of the sea, which has always been handed down from generation to generation.
There are about twenty islands owned ‘private currently for sale. On the site Private Islands Online, specializing in the sale of its islands around the world, sixteen are today “available for sale”. The most ‘expensive (although for many the price is not’ visible unless requested) and ‘Omfori, worth 56 million Euros, “a paradise on earth” in the Ionian Sea of ​​4.5 million square meters on which the government granted the necessary permits to build up to 20% of the territory.

It follows, always in the Ionian Sea, Dulichium 44 million EUR 5.4 million square meters – making it the most ‘extensive private Greek island – the mouth of the Gulf of Corinth. But with much less (4.9 million euro) you can ‘buy Stroggilo that, in spite of the gossip in July that gave Johnny Depp as a buyer, it is still for sale on the site: the island of 218 thousand square meters to 110 meters of the beach, it is located in the Aegean Sea near the most ‘tourist Patmos. For “only” 3.3 million Euros you can ‘buy Linhari Peninsula, 10 minutes from Corinth. “The price and ‘already’ been halved – precise Private Islands Online – this incredible opportunity ‘not remain’ free long.” But the island more ‘economic you can’ find another portal specialized Valdi Private Islands, based in Hamburg and that today are five solutions: 1.6 million Euros sells St. Athanasios, a mini islet 10 thousand square meters ever in the Gulf of Corinth.
Also having the chance ‘, buy a Greek island and not’ anyway so ‘easy: many are not building, and for other difficult’ access to private planes, too many bureaucratic procedures to obtain permission. “National pride and red tape holding back the business,” explained a few days ago Farhad Vladi, founder of the real estate group. “Who buys should get no less than 32 permits, including ok Defense Ministry and Agriculture, in the end the customer often forget exasperated by the government greek.” Not to mention that in Greece the beaches are public, which ‘means that no matter how remote the island can be any person can’ dock and plant your own umbrella.
Contrary to what some imagine in Germany and Finland, but also in Switzerland, where members of the extreme right have demanded that Athens repay the debts by selling the islands, the greek state owns only a modest number. Among the properties’ public instead they include pieces of land also quite areas. For example, about a third of the island of Mykonos and ‘owned’ public. Currently, the public fund greek privatization (HRADF) has held islands and land. The property that are part of the fund are 35 palaces, and the rest ‘represented by companies’, banks, airport concessions and 10 port concessions.

However, buying an island in Greece can ‘be more’ simple than buying a villa or a land with beach. The Land Registry greek and ‘backlog. Are only 4 million properties’ surveyed and recorded. The Agency of Land Registry is completing 28 projects detection which represents 62% of the greek territory. The objective and ‘complete mapping of the properties’ by 2020.

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Alonissos, the pearl of the Aegean

Belonging to the Sporades, the Greek island has nothing to do with mass tourism: here you can enjoy the charm of nature between stunning beaches and picturesque views

Although the crisis has crippled Greece, the people of travelers not give up the dream of a midsummer night. There are poles nightlife dear to the young which Ios and Mykonos but there are actually unknown to mass tourism, places where peace is on the agenda: to respond to the desire for peace is Alonissos that, along with Skiathos and Skopelos, It is part of the Northern Sporades. You, the ancient Ikos, located in the northern Aegean, is the farthest island from the mainland why preserves that aspect so intact and untouched; for those wishing to visit her, you can be reached via Athens from Italy with scheduled flights of the national airline, Aegean Airlines, after the graduation Skytax Wordl Airlines, has distinguished itself as the best airline in Europe in 2015 ; once they arrive by bus to Aghios Konstantinos proceed by ferry or, alternatively, you can opt for the airport of Skiathos served, as well as dall’Aegean, by Volotea, Blu-Express and Meridiana, then to embark sull’aliscafo that, in a few hours, you can reach its destination.

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The history of this island and very troubled, because, in 1952, with the arrival of phylloxera that began to ravage the vineyards from California, the agricultural sector was severely compromised; sometimes, as they say, the worst there is no end in fact, in 1965, the island was disrupted by a huge earthquake that brought the people to move in a hurry in the Patitiri abandoning their homes to find refuge in new earthquake-resistant buildings. To get a small summary of the history of this island, you can visit the Folklore Museum and the Northern Sporades, located behind the beach marina, a private pole owned by Kostas and Anghela Mavrikis that, from May to September, invites tourists to get into the tradition admiring everyday objects that tell the lifestyle of the local as well as make a complete picture of Greek history and the wars that have seen protagonist.

Once out of the museum you can savor the sparkling side of the island between souvenir shops, cafes and taverns where to sit back and enjoy the view as “Alonissos”, a tasty restaurant where you can try the specialties of the house. From here everything begins and everything ends Patitiri, with its picturesque port set in a small bay, is the starting point for any adventure, primarily the National Marine Park of Alonissos, established in 1992, a marvel jealously preserved that articulates in 2200 kilometers square of surface, habitat for about 300 species of fish, dolphins and she, the seal Monachus-Monachus, the rarest species in the world as well as endangered, protected from Mom, the Greek Association for the Study and the defense of Foca Mediterranean which, since 1988, is responsible for defending the marine and coastal environment. In order to know with their own eyes this paradise, it’s worth taking part in day trips aboard the “Gorgona” in the company of Captain Pakis Athanasiou driving, with his stories, at a time of wonders like the Blue Grotto, Peristera, Agios Demetrios then reach Kyra Panagia and visit the monastery, still under construction, where you can buy wine, olive oil, souvenirs and various sacred objects.
Its small size, it is about twenty kilometers in length, allow to discover it in full in a few days, which is by car or scooter: do not miss the old Alonissos, or its Chora, a place with a high level of romance set on the top of a hill where you fall in love those white houses full of fuchsia bougainvillea, a particularly scenic at sunset when the sun gives fascinating play of light and colors that illuminate immense. Here you can stroll among the shops, stopping off in one of the many restaurants and cafes as the “Taverna To Aloni” from whose terrace offers a climate of total relaxation, surrounded by the atmosphere simple and familiar while, to delight the palate, we think specialties such as the famous cheese cake, the tyropita.

Can not deny that Alonissos is renowned for its beaches that have a really authentic look because mostly shrouded by lush vegetation as Milia, located in the south-east of the island in a cove hidden in a thick pine forest: over here the stones, you can take advantage of a sandy area that takes nothing away from the intense blue of the sea. The mix sand and stones is also found in Kokkinokastro, very romantic at sunset when the sun sheds light on the big red cliff that forms a small cape; it was here that, apparently, was the ancient city of Ikos, and, to prove it, are the remains of the walls that emerge from the water. No less Chrisi Milia, the busiest beach of the island and because it turns admiring its golden sand and its position that sees fit in the heart of a lush pine forest and the beaches more rocky site north as Megali Ammos, Tourkoneri and Gialia.

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Ibiza

FROM IBIZA TO NEO dumplings A SINGLE, HERE ARE 10 HOLIDAYMAKERS YOU ARE ON FACEBOOK rosicare

Have you ever thought about what a terrible torture undergo your Facebook friends, were in town, every time you post your vacation photos?
Some will return the favor by posting their snapshots in a kind of give and take in the name of exhibitionism. Others, however, that for one reason or another will spend August in the city also continue to nail biting, biting his elbows and give you any kind of cannibalism. To all these we want to laugh about it and say that people are really happy you enjoy the moment rather than interrupt it with a post or a click.
Here are the 10 that make us vacationers Facebook rosicare to die, attention this article contains irony and even a touch of envy.

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Generally their photos are a riot of skirts, dresses, wedges and skimpy costumes. They are beautiful, indeed beautiful, and if you do not have the air of the island of fun makes those already at the airport. Incredible!

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The Marple in Mykonos are worthy considerations for the chicks in Ibiza. “What happens in Mykonos is in Mykonos” uh … no, if you go on papering Facebook with pictures of your conquests.

I (FAKE) NOBLE

Do not you explain how that friend of yours who has never worked in his life can afford a sailboat and a beautiful blonde? Simply because he rented the first, the second is his cousin.

The NOSTALGIC

Also this year about their holiday in places childhood and after two weeks of selfie with old friends, before leaving to write embarrassing post goodbye to the mountains and all those who “have made the holiday unique.”

WHO IS SATISFIED SO SO ENJOY …

Do not pretend that “it is better one day at Ostia or seaplane that 20 Caribbean”. No matter how wonderful cheap holidays, you could be more daring and push you to Circeo or Lido.

THE LOVERS

At least in the summer have mercy on us, please.

IN FAMILY

The trip with mom, grandma but especially with dad is a classic. We do not think that you have absolutely complex and are sexually inexperienced as the poor Christian.

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She has left the day before traveling to Ibiza with her friends? Returns the favor and post photos of your holiday of freedom and fun.

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Distant relatives hated fashion of hot dogs on the beach, these horrible pictures they want to show how clear the water in which wallow. Who tells me that you are really in Sardinia?

I PREFER THE MOUNTAIN …
Care girls favorite summer the harsh climate of Northern Europe to the tranquility of the sea, what you hide under those heavy sweaters?

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