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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.

When to Go to Mykonos Book your holiday in Mykonos!

The island is an ideal destination from April to October thanks to its wonderful climate.
July and August are very hot In the sections: Mykonos Guide Very popular as a holiday destination for its climate, beaches and nightlife, Mykonos is one of the Mediterranean tourist destinations that best suits most of the year thanks to over 300 days
of the sun kissing this land part of the Cyclades archipelago.
Spring, especially after Orthodox Easter, is the ideal time to organize your vacation in Mykonos: the air and the sea are warming up, the beaches are quiet and the landscape of the island is green and lively.
If you are looking for a frenetic nightlife, however, we advise you to wait for the high season.
Great months for your vacation even in May and June during which temperatures are not stifling, the island begins to fill and have fun,
and the beaches are still crowded.
July and August are the most tourist months and the island is crowded with people who want to sunbathe and party.
Temperatures in recent months can be under severe fluctuations: July is the hottest month, but from the beginning of August the Meltemi,
the wind blowing on the island from the north, creates a pleasant refreshing breeze and ripples the sea that attracts many surfers.
September is a beautiful month to visit Mykonos: nice weather does not leave the island, temperatures are narrower and tourist crowds are just a reminder.
In October, the temperatures are pleasant and the sea is warm enough and ideal for a lonely swim, just a few drawbacks.
From November until early March temperatures drop to 9 degrees and blowing winds from the south.
These are the driest months but the sun shines every day and the temperatures are never stiff.

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 …

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.

Skiing in Greece

It is normally tend to think of Greece as a purely summer resort town, with excellent beaches and islands where nature and fun are mixed. Instead, even in Greece you can organize winter holidays in the snow and below we will report the most renowned ski resorts.
The center is located on Mount Parnassus is probably the richest area ski and arranged in all of Greece. Here you can choose from 17 downhill slopes of varying degrees, 8 off-piste routes, 2 minipiste for beginners and several pedestrian connections for a total of 30 km of slopes between 1640 and the 2260 meters above sea level. Two of these tracks were also approved by the International Ski Federation for international competitions organizations.
To this was added the possibility to practice snowboarding, rent all the necessary equipment and to stay close to the area in one of the many accommodation facilities provided.

A hundred kilometers from Thessaloniki you will find this ski area consists of two peaks: Contact 1500 meters and Tria-Pente Pigadia, ranging from 1400 to 2000 meters above sea level and is the only area that has snow-making system artificial.
And ‘much quieter than many other more famous ski resorts, but also more affordable and less overflowing with people. The accommodation can accommodate up to a thousand people, as well as the twelve downhill slopes, reached by several lifts.
Among the services we find cafes, restaurants, medical service, ski rental and ski slopes for beginners.

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.

Alessandra Ambrosio ‘always on vacation’. And the social life runs on social

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Alessandra Ambrosio ‘always on vacation’. And the social life runs on social
September 18, 2015 Summer and super mundane life for the beautiful Alessandra Ambrosio. The supermodel, 34, goes everywhere attracts the attention, especially on social. Rome, Los Angeles, Mykonos and Venice are just some of the stages that the Brazilian supermodel has done in this long summer. The Ambrosio was however very clear from the beginning ‘coining’ hashtag #foreveronvacation (forever on vacation) with whom he delighted to selfie, but not limited to, its more than 4 million and a half followers. And here it is then to Rome for the winter campaign of Victoria’s Secret or on vacation with her husband and children between Greece and Paris; or even in Venice on the red carpet at the Film Festival

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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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Mykonos: beaches and beach bars craziest summer

 

Impossible not to have heard of her, Greece, one of the most popular destinations of travelers and the people threatened by the great crisis in recent months has put at risk its future. He could only be affected also the real estate sector, but despite this wave that has black-s overwhelmed, apparently the luxury market has not had major repercussions, this concerns mainly the tourist areas of great attraction as the islands of the Cyclades where the newly built houses at a cost of sales, according to data revealed by the Studies of Casa.it, still exceeds one million Euros in 90% of cases. When it comes to holiday at the top, we talk about the wonderful world of celebrities who, apparently, in addition to the usual Formentera, has targeted Mykonos: there are those who know his reputation as a destination for fashionable and transgressive, but beautiful island is definitely a place that you can live in a hundred thousand and no manners.
The goal really has charm to spare and they know many star system from the likes of Federica Nargi that showed off her charms Panormos Beach, in the north of the island, a paradise characterized by fine white sand so to be called a the most beautiful island. In addition to the former tissue, choose the Greek beauty were also Marco Borriello and Kevin Prince Boateng, away from football, they dipped between its crystalline waters.
An island amusement
Considered one of the seaside resorts most “in” the Mediterranean, Mykonos has its trump card and know how to entertain guests, from life on the beach, between the Paradise, the cradle of the very young and the Super Paradise, the favorite of the public Gay for his wit and unconventional alternative where every day they place memorable holidays by the sea.
Tempers wildest find their own happy island at the Tropicana on Paradise Beach, a beach bar where the party starts at sunset dancing on the sand in an atmosphere of pure recklessness or even the Kalua Beach Bar, located on the beach in Paranga where, starting from 18.00 begin sparkling DJ sets. Who chaos h 24 prefer some quiet moment, can make route in the southern part of the island where there is the beach of Agrari, or those who intend to invest in sport, Panormos and Agios Sostis, in the northern part of the island , are practiced swimming and surfing; after a day of sunbathing, all in the afternoon in Little Venice, the favorite meeting place for tourists who are targeting the famous Caprice Bar for a drink with lots of breathtaking views and soft music.
Any advice for the night
The night does not end well, everything here has a slow pace and, to warm the atmosphere, it goes from the cafes of downtown as the Scandinavian Bar-Disco, in vogue from the late 70s and the Space, sparkling disco clubs where to dance in waiting to move to Cavo Paradiso, a local from the scenic setting in which he is perched on a hill that slopes overlooking the Aegean, one of the biggest clubs in the international electronic scene where, every summer, is can take part in DJ sets memorable in the company of special guests.

Against Greek skies, one of the Mykonos Island Windmills, Chora. Cyclades, Agean Sea, Greece.

September 2015: TEN DESTINATIONS IDEAL FOR TRAVEL

 

Fancy a holiday, here is selected for you the best destinations for the month of September.
Summer, vacation time, holidays, relaxing. Regardless of the chosen destination, either at the beach or in the mountains, in Italy or abroad, the desire of all is relax and pleasant days. Most Italians have already reached the resort towns, where they will spend the August or the following week, which promises to be hot. Many others, however, expected in September 2015.

Travel in September is a solution that offers many advantages: the weather is usually good, still hot enough to choose beach destinations, the prices are affordable and the holiday destinations generally less crowded than in July and August. And then, why not start in September? We selected ten ideal destinations for the month of September:

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In Europe, northern Germany offers breathtaking natural scenery. An ideal destination in September, attention this year to the weather forecast. Also in Europe, Austria and Switzerland will enchant you with their green, the mountain lakes, the enchanting scenery.
France awaits you with its cities. Provence is a viable alternative.
Portugal.
In Canada, a popular destination at this time is Quebec.
In the US West Coast, and in particular the City of Angels and San Francisco.
Africa: the resort on the Red Sea, Marsa Alam, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, but also Morocco and imperial cities, the desert.
In Italy all over the south and the two largest islands await you with their heavenly sea, the sun and the warmth of its people.
For a beach holiday, the Canary Islands, in front of the Morocco: Gran Canary, Fuerteventura, Tenerife.
The Balearic Islands, Spain. In particular, Ibiza and Formentera are exceptional in September. United disco the first and the second of the wild, both will welcome you with their crystal-clear sea and white beaches.
Greece and its islands, the sea and the white city: Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, Mykonos.

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Lindsay Lohan, relax in Mykonos:

Lindsay Lohan, relax in Mykonos:
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Lindsay Lohan wins Mykonos. The blonde Hollywood star, filed its tumultuous history between alcohol and problems with the law, you can enjoy a little ‘well-deserved relaxation on vacation.

MYKONOS, GREECE, 4TH AUGUST 2014 LINDSAY LOHAN TAKES A RIDE ON A JET SKI. MYKONOS, GREECE. 4TH AUGUST 2014.

The American actress is sweeping his fans with some hot shots on Instagram, not least that of a few days ago from the resort where you are shooting in the mirror topless, covered only by the slip. A selfie really hot.

MYKONOS, GREECE, 4TH AUGUST 2014 LINDSAY LOHAN TAKES A RIDE ON A JET SKI. MYKONOS, GREECE. 4TH AUGUST 2014.

Guide the new Greece of DOVE

The secret islands and semi-deserted beaches. But the new kitchen and the nightlife of Mykonos, Hydra, Paros. And then the places of culture, including the Athens dear to the writer Petros Markaris, and map active holiday, from hiking to boating holidays. All the best and the unpublished in 180 pages. On sale from June 10
To discover the best and the unusual. Dispelling stereotypes. This is the spirit of the new Guide to Greece of WHERE, on sale from 10 June (€ 5.50).
In the Cyclades you eat badly, always-the-same-things, and drink worse? Catchphrase exceeded. There are interesting young chefs who not only serve souvlaki in Santorini, Naxos, Ios. And Milos, rewarded with Crete to the spectacular beaches. The guide WHERE does know a new generation of entrepreneurs that despite the crisis, open boutique hotel in the mansions of the Crusaders in Rhodes, or in old shops sponges in Symi. Restoring family homes, shelters for rent for leaks couple, such as residences and relaxation of Serifos.

For those looking for blue sea and silence, here is the islets off course, Arki and Marathi off Lipsi, where you sit in peace, safe from banana boats and disco music. But flipping through the 180 pages of the guide are also the place to go and bring in the dawn for bon viveur islands like Mykonos and Paros.

Holidays with children? The beaches most suitable games dell’Aquapark in Corfu, the encounter with the turtles in Kefalonia. And yet, three reportage dedicated to the cultural sites. Macedonia of Alexander the Great, told by the famous archaeologist and writer, Valerio Massimo Manfredi. The workshop of Hephaestus to Lemnos and the labyrinth of Minos at Knossos illustrated by Giorgio Ieranò, journalist and professor of Greek literature at Trent. Finally, the Athens dear to Petros Markaris (and its Commissioner Charitos), with the direct testimony of the writer.

Also available are a map of Greece active, of which no one ever talks about: climb the Meteors, hiking on Mount Athos, sailing in the Sporades. All faces of a country never equal to itself, with 15,000 kilometers of coastline and more than a thousand islands and rocks.

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