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In the mountains of Greece in search of the ancient gods

With the stick I release the unlocking and free my boots. I look down at the ski track that goes up along the large ridge leading up to the top of the Skala. The snow in the last one hundred and fifty meters of altitude was hard and windy. Not a great pleasure to climb and probably will not even be down. Below, I’m sure the squirrels will leave the post to the most beautiful spring firen you can imagine, a mantle that will give our skis curves memorable. When I finally look up, I do it slowly, almost with fear.

The true summit of this mountain is just over, taller than just 7 meters. To reach it, however, it is necessary to descend to a collar and climb climbing on the rocks discovered on the ridge. But this is not what I want. I prefer to sit here in the snow and observe that dolomitic wall, that steep climbing stone on which the great pioneer of dolomite climbing Emilio Comici traced in the 30s of the last century a climbing path which from the center ascend directly to the summit, up to the sumptuous rocks of Olympus.

So I stay silent, the gaze fixed on that limestone and yet, for so many efforts to do, I still can not see the son of Crono and Rea, the Sovereign of the Gods, the Lightning Thrower, the Seduction of goddesses, nymphs and mortals. ‘immortal Zeus. I can not even see any of the others, neither Era nor Aphrodite, Ares, Athena or Hermes. Yet I’m sure their spirit still lives among those rocks.

The weight they have had in the history of European men and women is so great that it is not possible to think of this mountain and these lands without going with the thought of the aura of mythology that they pervaded. For this reason, though I went up and down with the highest or harder mountain skiing of this, the feeling that makes my soul tremble now is one of the strongest I have ever experienced. It is an emotion that comes from a past that precedes my births for millennia but which is still powerful as it was when it was living in the words that came out of Homer’s mouth. Here is what we are today, here are the basics of our culture and our way of life. Here are the basics of our civil and democratic coexistence. It is not possible that all this heritage has left a mark on these rocks as well.

I’m still looking at the top of Olympus, but my fantasy does not just take the body. The rocks continue to be deserted. Only a handful spreads his wings from the peak of the Mitikos. With quick wings of wings he stands, stands for a moment on the vertical of the mountain and then disappears to the Gulf of Thessaloniki. Who knows, I think with a smile, maybe it might be just Zeus in one of her many disguises. I knit the skins and catches the skis, strain my boots, and with my friends start the descent. It’s the last day of this little adventure. Tomorrow, an airplane flight will take us back to home for a few hours. A non-trip trip that of return. Because even though it will lead us to affection and affection, it will also be a journey towards the certainties and secrets of everyday life. The journey, on the other hand, is the real journey, is first of all the confrontation of man with himself and with the doubts that the road puts before him. Only in this sense also the return can make sense: it is no longer the end of the experience, but a moment of a circular path, a return to the origins, where everything started and where the history of the journey itself can be metabolized and told.

To live this right here, on the land of Greece, where the prototype of all travel narratives was born, the affair of the Homeric hero Ulysses, was like weaving a fitting with that distant history and with all the mythology of the gods of ancient Ellas . Crossing the Epirus and climbing three of its mountain ranges, with a snow perhaps not abundant but amazing for quality, a gorgeous firn, a granite on which to let slip the aces with unparalleled pleasure, we met other skiers and discovered that even in Greece there are ski mountaineers, perhaps a small number, but with great abilities and a desire similar to ours to enjoy the snowy mountain environment.

Vacation in Syros, the Cycladic Island that you do not expect

In Syros you find the authentic soul of Greece with culture, beaches and postcard views and great cuisine to enjoy.

Syros is part of the Cyclades archipelago, but compared to more popular destinations such as Mykonos and Santorini, it can count on more discreet and sustainable tourism while maintaining the characteristics that have guaranteed the success of these islands in Greece. Syros is a small island, so it is possible to turn it around in a few hours, but it offers excellent cuisine, culture and small beaches perfect for relaxation.

Here are the institutions that deal with the administration of the Cyclades and many of the business activities that are not only related to holidaymakers. In Syros, you dive in authentic Greece with few concessions to “tourist traps” and is a perfect destination for those who are not interested in the world at all costs. Its capital is the town of Ermoupolis climbing on two hills while it is reflected in the waters of the Aegean Sea.

Prosperous and vibrant, this is an ideal base for exploring the island and it will be a pleasure to walk through the paved streets and admire the incredible palaces decorations. Ermoupolis was founded in 1821 on the occasion of the Independence War and, in a few years, saw not only the number of its inhabitants but also their prosperity. Houses and palaces are neoclassical, while if you want to see the typical Cycladic postcard village with its white square squares, you will have to move to Ano Syros, located to the left of the city and built as an amphitheater to defend yourself against enemies. Even here, however, white houses coexist and combine with influences of other historical epochs, considering that the village was founded by Venetians around 1,200.

Among the things to see in Ano Syros is the Baroque Cathedral of San Giorgio and here was born Markos Vamvakaris, one of the most important musicians and composers of the musical genre known as rebetiko and to whom are dedicated a town square and a small museum with his recordings and personal effects. The village is about 3.5 km from Ermoupolis so you can reach it with a nice walk that will let you discover the peculiarities of the Syros landscape.

Ermoupolis is located almost half of the island, which is characterized by a shorter and mountainous northern part, and a much greener south end of the island where the main crops of the island can be found. If water is your element and you love diving, the sea around Syros is not only rich in flora and fauna, but full of wrecks and caves to explore alone or on excursions organized by local diving centers.

For those who prefer absolute relaxation, Syros find beaches that face crystal clear waters and are certainly among the most beautiful of all the Cyclades. Following the coast you can opt for a beach equipped as Vari, Azolimnos, Foinikas or Megas Gialos where you can find all the services you need or to reach more isolated and wild places where you practice, for example, naturism. Of course, there are sandy beaches that are particularly appreciated by families with children like Agathopes Beach just a few miles from Ermoupolis or Lotos Beach near Kini where the winds rarely come and you can swim in peace.

If you want to spend a few hours discovering the cultural aspects of Syros, there are also museums among which we point out the archaeological site of Ermoupolis or the exhibition on traditional professions and their objects in Ano Syros. On the island there is also the historical Apollon theater created in 1864 by the Italian architect Pietro Sampo and inspired among others also at the Scala of Milan. Today, the hotel hosts numerous events including the Festival of the Aegean, which attracts artists from all over the world.

A vacation in Greece can not be called complete without talking about its cuisine and Syros, it certainly is no exception. Unlike other islands, however, here we find a mix of tastes coming from the Orient with dishes such as aetopita (a salted pie with fish and vegetables), the carabola (salvia snails), lachanodolma (rolls of cabbage leaves filled with rice) and many specialties made from local meats and cheeses. Do not miss the restaurants to try them, and we bet that a lunch in a typical tavern or a dinner on the seashore will rightly enter the favorite activities of your vacation in Syros?

Zante

Zante, the island of Greece on the Ionian Sea, epicenter of the earthquake magnitude 8.5 earthquake 8.5 of November 2 for the international tsunami exercise

Everything will start from Zakynthos: the Greek island of the Ionian Sea will be the epicenter of the magnitude 8.5 earthquake that will be simulated on Thursday 2 November for the international “NEAMWave17” Exercise, an anti-tsunami test throughout the Mediterranean, Southern Italy. A very important appointment to test the new monitoring and prevention network established by the Maremotion National Alert System (SiAM), envisaged by the Prime Minister’s Directive of 17 February (in G.U. on 5 June 2017). The SiAM – created to assess the possibility of earthquakes at sea or along the coast of a tsunami and of what magnitude and to spread alert messages – is composed of INGV – National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology, which operates through the Center Tsunami Alert (CAT), ISPRA – Higher Institute for Environmental Protection and Research and Civil Protection Department.

Zante, with an area of ​​405 km, is an island of the Ionian Sea, located 300 km west of Athens and boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. It is a real paradise of terrestrial with very fine sand lapped by a turquoise sea with crystalline backdrops. Note more like Ugo Foscolo, Zakynthos or Zante’s native island is just as the poet depicted in his poetry and the Blue Caves are one of his most famous and publicized attractions, which can be visited either by his own boat or by one of the many organized boat tours.

These particular geological formations, which are named after the particular blue reflections that water takes into them, follow the northwest coast of the island, beginning immediately after Agios Nikolaos and then ending in the vicinity of Capo Skinari, creating scenic scenery, postcard. In many caves it is possible to enter a small or medium boat, while the discovery of the others is reserved only to experienced swimmers and divers. Boat tours to visit the caves start from Makris Gialos Beach, Aghios Nikolaos and Capo Skinari.

The simulation of the earthquake will allow a test of a real state-of-the-art alerting process for southern Italy: the exercise will therefore provide an analysis of the tsunamigenic potential of the earthquake carried out by CAT-INGV, the real-time study of the seaographic data collected by ISPRA and the application of the rapid alert procedures by the Civil Protection Department. It will also be an opportunity to test the ad hoc platform for rapid alert alert delivery, which will allow simultaneous transmission via three channels: email, sms and IVR (Interactive Voice Response). Alert messages will be forwarded to all Regional Civil Protection Offices and Sicily, Calabria, Basilicata and Puglia regions – those most concerned by the exercise scenario – communications will reach, through the platform, some municipal administrations identified by the regions themselves .

What to see in Antiparos, a small gem between the Greek islands

Holidays in Antiparos, Greek island in the Aegean Sea, which hides small-great treasures such as the caves of Agios Ioannis and the archaeological site of Despotiko

Small, beautiful and elegant, Antiparos is an island of Greece that is part of the small Cyclades, in the heart of the Aegean Sea. Next to the island of Paros, Antiparos is a paradise for those who love wildlife and those who want a quiet and comfortable vacation. The best time to visit the island is the beautiful season, from spring to autumn. During the summer months there is a great crowd of tourists, so to enjoy the full holiday it is best to choose June or September.

It’s easy to get around the Greek Cyclades Islands, a relatively cheap trip, a bit for the proximity and a bit because some islands are less well-known and therefore not crowded with mass tourism. A few hours away from Italy you arrive to Athens and there ferries or flights to Paros to which Antiparos is connected by sea. Despite its small size, the island offers a wide range of attractions that can provide everything you want from a vacation: sea, beaches and a lively nightlife, a great destination for younger people but also for families.

Obviously, in order to be able to visit Antiparos Island long and wide, it is better to rent a bicycle or a scooter; Alternatively, in the summer season there is an efficient and cheap bus service connecting Chora to the famous Antiparos Cave and several gulets offering their return service to Antiparos or the Despotiko Island.

The resort of Chora is the small center of the island of Antiparos, characterized by cubic white houses, blue doors and windows, picturesque balconies rich in flowers and decorations, traditional architectural style of the Cyclades. In Chora there is a single main street that leads from the small port to the small and pretty square of St. Nicholas and to the homonymous church of 1783, which is inevitably white. At the sides of the street there are numerous bars, restaurants, souvenir shops and local handicrafts where you can buy some of all and countless taverns where to taste the typical dishes.

The other heart of Life of Antiparos is the harbor, with many fishing boats, tourist agencies, car hire, scooters and bicycles, banks, taverns and bars. The island offers many beaches, mostly sandy and unspoilt with a fabulous sea and seaside rich in fish and marine flora. The best beaches on the island are definitely Monastiria, a small, secluded bay (in order to reach it you must cross a very steep mountain path), ideal for anyone who wants to escape and find peace and relaxation; the sea is gorgeous, perfect for snorkeling.

Among the most suggestive beaches we also suggest Livadi, intimate and unattractive, and those in the resort called San Giorgio, among them the most popular Agios Georgios, on the western side, near the homonymous village, 12 kilometers from the capital of Antiparos . Or the beach of Glyfa, one of the best on the island, in the southern part 6 kilometers from Chora. But along the roads to reach these two lids you will find a myriad of other marvelous coves where you can swim and sunbathe on the golden sand.

If you want to spend a day away from the sea, it is also worth visiting the Kastro of Antiparos, the ruins of the ancient medieval Venetian castle in the center of the village, surrounded by a fortress, and the four ancient churches: Christos, Agios Antonios, Agios Ioannis and Agios Nikolaos. Nine miles south of Chora is one of the main attractions of the island, the marvelous cave on the promontory of Agios Ioannis in the southeastern part of the island. The cave has a real collection of stalactites and stalagmites inside it. It is a large underground cave deep in the 100 meters discovered during the reign of Alexander the Great.

To reach the center of the cave, you have to walk about 411 steps that wind through unique and fascinating formations. In addition, there are several graffiti and decorations, ancient testimonies dating back to the 7th century BC. but also of illustrious characters who in the course of history wanted to leave a trace of their visit to Antiparos, such as that of Brittany of Wittelsbach king of Greece in 1840 or the marquis of Nointel, then French ambassador to Constantinople who in 1673 the most impressive stalagmite of the cave called the altar, celebrated Christmas Mass for 500 people.

In Gavdos, sea and nature all to discover

On the wild island of Gavdos among pristine beaches, small white villages and excursions to the discovery of lighthouses and other magical places

70 kilometers south of the southern coast of Crete lies the island of Gavdos, one of the most beautiful and remote places in Greece, once a secluded and often exile destination for political figures and dissidents, especially under the dictatorship of Joannis Metexas . Homer already quotes it in the Odyssey by the name of Ogigia, while the Venetians decided to call it Gozzo and, since it is the southernmost point of the whole of Europe, is the favorite destination of those who do not like conventional tourist resorts and prefer the contact with nature (not by chance, free and nudist campers are among the usual visitors).

The white reefs of the south coast, the ocher earth and the sun-reflecting sand invite you to discover every corner of Gavdos starting from the harbor to the north where you can take the road that will take you to a must-see destination, the Lakoudi beach you can only walk on foot and at the end of a nice walk will take you in front of a blue sea that you can not resist. Considering that Gavdos is a small island, soon, continuing your journey, you will find it on its tip south of Tripiti Bay, a truly unusual place. Do not forget to take a nice selfie sitting on the giant chair over the beach and give you an incredible view of the background. Equally enchanting are the beach of Potamos with its reddish beach and Pyrgos beach on the opposite end of Gavdos in the northwest. These beaches are definitely the wildest and few offer services or equipment, so remember to bring along the necessary snacks and snacks.

If you prefer a more comfortable place you can choose the most frivolous beaches of Gavdos, among which the most famous is Agios Ioannis, located next to a small village with some of the most loved by naturists for the crystal clear sea and the sand here and there from junipers making it a paradise. Sarakinikos beach, on the other hand, is about 2 km from the harbor, and the small taverns that will be overlooked will also give you the chance to sample some local specialties. If you are passionate about history, on the hill of Kavos, you can admire the numerous prehistoric ceramic shells and stone utensils, while Sarakinikos is still visible in the building where Velouchiotis Aris, founder of the National Liberation Army people who were exiled to this place.

Leaving the beaches to go on a tour of the island of Gavdos you will soon discover that the architecture of the villages consists of one-storey cubic cubicles with a sort of tool-assisted enrichment and enriched by the inaccessible horticulture adjacent to the building. Visiting Kastri, the most important center in Gavdos, you will find that time has stopped and the small village will give you unique landscapes, while in the surrounding area, Lebanon’s pine and cedar woods are a shelter for many bird species.

If you can miss a day at the beach for a pleasant hike, Gavdos Island offers a number of well-groomed trails that allow you to reach the 17 rural churches scattered here and there or the 1880’s lighthouse on the southwest coast. A visit to the latter will prove to be very interesting to understand how it works, since today the structure has lost its original function and the lighthouse is used as a café even though part of the building (the most interesting one) houses a small museum which tells the story through the show of ancient equipment and photographs. We recommend keeping you here until sunset because the show is really magical!

Being a somewhat wild island, Gavdos is quite difficult to spin because transport is few so you need to plan your trip with some caution. To get to Gavdos you can embark on ferries departing from PaleophÃa or HÃara Sfakion and arriving at the port of Karave. Once you arrive on the island, you can use buses that, upon arrival of each ferry, generally provide tourists beaches and the most famous resorts.

Vacation in Syros, the Cycladic Island that you do not expect

In Syros you find the authentic soul of Greece with culture, beaches and postcard views and great cuisine to enjoy.

Syros is part of the Cyclades archipelago, but compared to more popular destinations such as Mykonos and Santorini, it can count on more discreet and sustainable tourism while maintaining the characteristics that have guaranteed the success of these islands in Greece. Syros is a small island, so it is possible to turn it around in a few hours, but it offers excellent cuisine, culture and small beaches perfect for relaxation.

Here are the institutions that deal with the administration of the Cyclades and many of the business activities that are not only related to holidaymakers. In Syros, you dive in authentic Greece with few concessions to “tourist traps” and is a perfect destination for those who are not interested in the world at all costs. Its capital is the town of Ermoupolis climbing on two hills while it is reflected in the waters of the Aegean Sea.

Prosperous and vibrant, this is an ideal base for exploring the island and it will be a pleasure to walk through the paved streets and admire the incredible palaces decorations. Ermoupolis was founded in 1821 on the occasion of the Independence War and, in a few years, saw not only the number of its inhabitants but also their prosperity. Houses and palaces are neoclassical, while if you want to see the typical Cycladic postcard village with its white square squares, you will have to move to Ano Syros, located to the left of the city and built as an amphitheater to defend yourself against enemies. Even here, however, white houses coexist and combine with influences of other historical epochs, considering that the village was founded by Venetians around 1,200.

Among the things to see in Ano Syros is the Baroque Cathedral of San Giorgio and here was born Markos Vamvakaris, one of the most important musicians and composers of the musical genre known as rebetiko and to whom are dedicated a town square and a small museum with his recordings and personal effects. The village is about 3.5 km from Ermoupolis so you can reach it with a nice walk that will let you discover the peculiarities of the Syros landscape.

Ermoupolis is located almost half of the island, which is characterized by a shorter and mountainous northern part, and a much greener south end of the island where the main crops of the island can be found. If water is your element and you love diving, the sea around Syros is not only rich in flora and fauna, but full of wrecks and caves to explore alone or on excursions organized by local diving centers.

For those who prefer absolute relaxation, Syros find beaches that face crystal clear waters and are certainly among the most beautiful of all the Cyclades. Following the coast you can opt for a beach equipped as Vari, Azolimnos, Foinikas or Megas Gialos where you can find all the services you need or to reach more isolated and wild places where you practice, for example, naturism. Of course, there are sandy beaches that are particularly appreciated by families with children like Agathopes Beach just a few miles from Ermoupolis or Lotos Beach near Kini where the winds rarely come and you can swim in peace.

If you want to spend a few hours discovering the cultural aspects of Syros, there are also museums among which we point out the archaeological site of Ermoupolis or the exhibition on traditional professions and their objects in Ano Syros. On the island there is also the historical Apollon theater created in 1864 by the Italian architect Pietro Sampo and inspired among others also at the Scala of Milan. Today, the hotel hosts numerous events including the Festival of the Aegean, which attracts artists from all over the world.

A vacation in Greece can not be called complete without talking about its cuisine and Syros, it certainly is no exception. Unlike other islands, however, here we find a mixture of tastes coming from the Orient with dishes such as aetopita (a salted pie with fish and vegetables), the carabola (snails to sage), lachanodolma (rolls of cabbage leaves filled with rice) and many specialties made from local meats and cheeses. Do not miss the restaurants to try them, and we bet that a lunch in a typical tavern or a dinner on the seashore will rightly enter the favorite activities of your vacation in Syros?

Folegrandros


Greece, Folegandros
Welcome To Green Luxury Villas !
Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 8 persons, Garden, WiFi

Uncompromising horizons, landscapes sculpted by the wind and by solitude, rocky beaches you can only walk or sail to, but also “glamorous rituals” like fish&ouzo evenings in the small squares of Chora, a tangle of white houses built around the old Kastro and the church of Aghios Nikolaos. On Folegandros island, despite its latest success as a tourist destination, very little has changed.

In one of the most charming locations of Folegandros island, on a plot (of approximately 5,000 sqm) looking south-west to Milos island, the bluest sea and sky and the most moving sunsets of the Aegean, we rent two 90sqm villas together as a two-family house.

The villas were built according to sustainable architecture and green housing standards

Not even the beaches are saved: in Greece a tanker is sinking and the coasts are in trouble

in Greece a tanker is sinking and the coasts are in trouble

On Sunday, Agia Zoni II stormed in the sea for still unclear reasons.

Of its 2,520 tons of oil already 300 have poured into the water and have reached the beaches around Athens

After the war: what life did the Nazi hierarchs take over? After the war: what life did the children of the Nazi hierarchs

After losing harbors, islands and a lot of time, the Greeks have remained only the beaches. Indeed,

well look at those, as the ship-tank Agia Zoni II, sunk on Saturday near the islet of Atalanta, not far from Piraeus,

is releasing the crude oil stored in the water in the water. On Monday, however, the situation became dramatic:

the winds and streams transported oil to the beaches, where it appeared in the late morning of Wednesday 13.

In particular, on the coasts of Piraiki and Freatida, areas where Athenians go a bath in the day –

and where the fishermen leave to go off. Not even the beaches, it was said.

According to experts’ estimates, at least 300 tonnes of masut, ie the crude oil distillation residue,

have already been poured into the sea. The Coastguard is already working to spread chemical agents in the water

in an attempt to counteract pollution.

But in Agia Zoni II there are still 2,270 tons of fuel. Come out? Will not they come out? In doubt it is thought to close

all the marinas in the area.

In the meantime disputes have already begun: the authorities are accused of acting late: the ship is sunk on Saturday,

operations have begun in the following days. Residents in particular underline the slowness with which floating barriers were arranged:

a few hours less would be enough to avoid environmental disaster.

It is also not clear why Agia Zoni II is sunk. The authorities argue that everything is under control.

But winds and waves, in fact, are difficult to predict. Perhaps even more than the markets.

A private spa boasts features like a sauna, cold plunge pool and steam room

Nature, art and architecture come together at the stunning 9 Bedroom Villa.
Built dramatically on a hillside that commands views of the sea and neighboring islands, this breathtaking Porto Heli vacation rental represents the utmost in setting, style and luxury.
Come for a sun-kissed destination wedding, a wonderfully relaxed family reunion or simply to indulge in the legendary hospitality of the Aman resorts.


Taking inspiration from classical Greek architecture and modern art, the villa has both traditional colonnades and contemporary finishes, and striking sculptures placed throughout the grounds.
Designers Edward Tuttle and Marios Angelopoulos used natural materials, open-plan layouts and floor-to-ceiling windows to connect the interiors to the formal gardens outside and the countryside beyond.
Lounge, chat or spot yachts in the bay below from the multiple sitting rooms; several dining areas let you gather for a casual meal or formally celebrate a special occasion.
Though chef service is part of your holiday, the villa does have a fully equipped kitchen.

Known as an exclusive resort and a popular yachting destination, Porto Heli lives up to its reputation with tranquil coves perfect for swimming, sun-dappled hillsides and a charming town.
Stay on the resort grounds and take the complimentary shuttle to the Amanzoe beach club, or make the short drive into town and try its oceanfront tavernas.
Sailing to the neighboring islands of Spetses and Hydra or visiting the ancient amphitheater at Epidaurus are sure to be highlights of your trip.

Greece, Crete

Greece, Crete

Exceptional Venetian Construction, Built In 15Th Century, Considered Like A Piece Of Art.

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 10 persons, Pool, Garden, WiFi

Luxury detached house, classified by historical monuments in the hills of the village of Maroulas.

A luxury house inspired freshness, peace and tranquility just 3 km from the beaches and just minutes from the beautiful city of Rethymnon.

A restored home, 540sq meters, on a mountainside with a sea view from the terrace is in a typical village of 400 inhabitants.

Your host will welcome you with great care and will be your best guide to help you discover this magical island.

He will be happy to guide you on the right corner taverns, nightlife and excursions. Built in the 14th century, the house is a beautiful example of restoration,

it can accommodate up to 10 people, hot or cold, it is available for rental throughout the year. Benefits include a swimming pool, Hot tub,

housekeeper, and many more! The villa was restored in 1991 and kept the Venetian charm with modern.

The interior is artistically designed and does not prevent modern comfort. A guide will meet you and escort you to the villa upon arrival.

Greece, Crete

Exceptional Venetian Construction, Built In 15Th Century, Considered Like A Piece Of Art.

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 10 persons, Pool, Garden, WiFi

Luxury detached house, classified by historical monuments in the hills of the village of Maroulas. A luxury house inspired freshness, peace

and tranquility just 3 km from the beaches and just minutes from the beautiful city of Rethymnon.

A restored home, 540sq meters, on a mountainside with a sea view from the terrace is in a typical village of 400 inhabitants. Your host

will welcome you with great care and will be your best guide to help you discover this magical island.

He will be happy to guide you on the right corner taverns, nightlife and excursions. Built in the 14th century, the house is a beautiful

example of restoration, it can accommodate up to 10 people, hot or cold, it is available for rental throughout the year. Benefits include a

swimming pool, Hot tub, housekeeper, and many more!

The villa was restored in 1991 and kept the Venetian charm with modern. The interior is artistically designed and does not prevent

modern comfort. A guide will meet you and escort you to the villa upon arrival.

Emanuele Ferrari is the only Italian among the most influential photographers online

The artist from Milan is the only Italian in the top 100 of the most popular photographers in eleventh place on the Web

GQ is particularly pleased for Emanuele Ferrari. The Milanese photographer working with us for a long time, especially for the site.

Knowing then that is among the international photographers the only Italian in the top 100 of the most influential on the web we immediately driven to ask a selection of his photos to be published for our readers.
The ranking based at WIP (Web Popularity Index) which uses an algorithm that takes into account three factors: visibility, interaction with users and external references.
Applied only to the world of photography are thus emerged the 100 most followed online photographers. Among these one Italian, Emanuele Ferrari, of course, which boasts what is more significant eleventh place in a ranking dominated by the United States, as many as 41, which is headed by Brandon Stanton, ranked fourth a photographer of Peruvian caliber Mario Testino and eighth Terry Richardson, after Steve McCurry.

“It was definitely a nice surprise each receive this alert,” said Emanuele hot Ferrari.

“Becoming part of the ranking of the 100 most important photographers of the web with the ‘giants’ is not a small thing every day … Being prepared on the basis of an index – WIP – an impartial ranking, which recognizes the great Ensure that – as always – I dedicate to the world of the web and social media, and constant interaction I have with my followers. ”

To follow Emanuele Ferrari Online:
To know her work:
www.emanueleferrari.it

How to get to Paros

 

An unforgettable destination for your summer is called Paros – Paros or – one of the largest and most beautiful islands of the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea.
Fantastic beaches, great food, culture and lots of sun, this gives Paros. Yes, but how to reach the white island?

The plane is the fastest means of transport, although not the cheapest. Unfortunately there are no direct connections from Italy, so it is best to arrive by plane with a flight to Mykonos or Santorini. From here you can catch a ferry or hydrofoil that in a couple of hours will dock at the pier in Parikia, capital of Paros. In summer, however, these goals are very popular so you may find it not quite cheap; alternatively you can then catch a flight to Athens and from there leave for Parikia from Piraeus or Rafina.

Same thing for the ships, there are no direct connections, so you agree to reach Piraeus and take the ferry or hydrofoil.

Santorini a paradise; here is when to go

blue sea, white houses and breathtaking sunsets. Here Santorini, the island of love

Santorini is the southernmost island of the Cyclades, known for its mild climate that allows tourists to begin to bathe in its clear waters already in mid-April. If in fact the question is when to visit this island, you know that from mid-April onwards (after Orthodox Easter), the island is already prey to tourists.

you may want to visit Santorini in late spring period in which the temperature is mild, the climate is very mild and the prices of the facilities are still not as high as in August for those who want to enjoy the island away from the summer crowds, . The island will satisfy any request, since it allows to carry out many activities such as hiking, boating or simply romantic walks among the characteristic vicoli.e

You should visit the Ancient Fira and its archaeological site of Akrotiri, as well as the Thera Prehistoric Museum and the Archaeological Museum. Fira is the capital of Santorini and it is a quaint little village in which stand out the classic white houses and the blue doors and windows. Fira is the place where the nightlife is more present, so it is worth visiting if you want to dance the night away.

Also not to be missed in Fira is the old port accessible by cable car, on the back of a mule or on foot via 587 steps. Oia is instead a highly suggestive locations. It is a village that lies on the edge of the Caldera and Oia is characterized by small alleys that intersect one another, shops, museums, small art galleries and the ruins of the Venetian fortress. Oia is a unique place of its kind, as it still tries to maintain its uniqueness, trying to escape the mass tourism.

Along the west coast, in the highest part of the cliff it stands the Imerovigli village. The location of the village so high, you can have a full view of the volcanoes. A Imerovigli the traditional houses are few compared to hotels and luxury facilities (basically prices of the structures are high). Imerovigli is 3 km from the capital Fira.

Santorini is also famous for its beaches, among which definitely stands out the Red Beach. It is a beach of red sand that is located in the southwest of the island. The typical red color of the sand, is its volcanic origin; But it is worth saying that the beach is quite small and therefore often horsebackriding.

Santorini is therefore a destination that can cater for every need, whether you opt for a relaxing holiday, for a fun-filled. The climate, the atmosphere, the sea and the sky of Santorini will offer a unique holiday of its kind.

Greece: the 5 most beautiful islands, straight to go

deserted beaches even in August, walks through the Roaring views, taverns with zero kilometer food and accommodation where they can feel at home

MILOS – The most easterly of the Cyclades, irresistible, unveiled early in the first guides, Le monde en Coleurs: Grèce. Year 1952. It attracts and seduces this Aegean gem, forged like a big horseshoe sprouting here and there colorful villages on the water, rocks and ravines that at sunset turn pink and cherry red, shaped by deep erosion gypsum and sandstone that are thrown in crystal clear waters, adorned with capes that protect postcard bays. The island boasts the most beautiful Aegean beaches, beaches of talcum powder and the shore with amazing shades.

We spend the afternoon on the long beach of a Caribbean postcard Firiplaka, a mix of rock streams, pinnacles, colored sand.

The north side is a string of coves, bays, fishing villages like Firopotamos, Mandrakia; to see the crescents of sand Mikitas, Aghios Kostantinos or Pachena Beach, or those closed between the lunar rocks and levigatissi
Apollonia is the evening destination. The cafes and taverns surround the promenade – excellent cuisine Armenaki, clams in white wine sauce, casserole cuttlefish -. Many solutions for the night: the refinement of Kapetan Tasos studios, declined in shades of white, with design touches and beautiful terraces, the peasant joy of Kostantakis, with flower gardens, a half hour walk from the sea.

SIFNOS – A wave of white houses rising on a slope and glides into the valley and then resumes share on a second hill. It is the village of Apollonia, 5 km from the sea, in the heart of the countryside of Sifnos, the island of the potters, pure architecture, an anthology of styles ranging from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century. People come here to admire the most beautiful medieval villages, the Kastro, the island’s capital until the nineteenth century that today boasts charming hotels and houses on the sea and inland. A base to discover the coast of this island two hours by fast ferry from Piraeus. The beaches are explored in the morning, magnificent and lonely ones of Vathi, then there are the coves near the village of Pharos, with many studios and small hotels to be booked for a few days as the Blue Horizon.

AMORGOS – wild, remote, but with the allure of those unexplored places, where it dropped anchor to walk and discover one of the Aegean secret jewels, the Monastery of Hosoviotissa, millennial, perched like an eagle’s nest on the mountain, very white and crushed against a dark rock wall, three hundred meters above the sea, and is won after traveling a long flight of steps.

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

Mykonos

The beautiful island of Mykonos is part of the Cyclades and is famous for its wild nightlife, nightclubs and beautiful beaches.

Mykonos or Myconos is an island of great charm and is part of the Cyclades.

Trendy, bustling, charming with the beautiful white sand beaches and sophisticated nightlife, Mykonos is the perfect destination for those who like to dance the night away, frequent bars and restaurants by the great appeal and spend the day on the seashore continuing to listen to music.

Blue, by stray dog ​​on a Greek beach in perfect therapy dog

 

When he met her, Valia was walking on the waterfront greek along with his dogs. The woman is an animal lover and was immediately approached the sad little dog who was curled up on the sand. Just saw her, she was immediately rolled to be caressed and Valia started to play with her.

“In Greece, unfortunately, it is normal to see many stray dogs. I try to save those who can not survive on the street: those sick or injured, puppies and pregnant females. ” The dog, however, did not fit into any of these categories and so Valia he left it on the beach, returning to visit her every day.
“I was in a panic. There was something about her that told me how vulnerable. He was so loving and in need of affection. ” So, after a few days, Valia has decided to take it home with her. He called it Blue, as the color of the sea that has been with us in the months of loneliness.
Valia, however, could only host it on hold temporarily to find a permanent family, and that’s how he met Folkerts. The Dutch couple had just lost his dog bark and was looking for a new addition to the family.
“The death of Bark has left us and our other dog Rincewind in complete despair”. Not only them, though: Bark and Rincewind, in fact, worked together as therapy dogs in a center for Alzheimer patients and even hotel guests felt the lack of their four-legged friend.

So when Folkerts viewed Blue they are instantly in love. Thanks to Second Chance Animal Rescue Society, Blue has been prepared for adoption and the transfer was arranged.

Valia telephoned the couple to see if Blue was compatible with their family, which already housed a dog and some cats. Then some Dutch friends on holiday in Greece have brought the dog from his new family.

“Rincewind was immediately in love with her, and even if it is with us only a few months we seem to know it all along.” Blue has also been trained as therapy animals and now attends the senior center together with his new canine friend.

“And ‘very good, it has a very gentle character and does not react even when patients make rash movements, screaming or have attacks of rage. This makes it a perfect therapy dog, “said Karin Folkerts.

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.