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Holidays in Euboea, a pearl among the Greek islands

Discovering Euboea, one of the most beautiful Greek islands, economical and little touristy, between wonderful beaches, historic cities and archaeological sites

Ideal for those who do not like the assaulted places of mass tourism, Eubèa or Evia extends for about 170 kilometers and is connected to the mainland by a road bridge on the Euripo Strait that unites the city of Calcide, the island’s capital with the eastern coasts of Greece. Located in the Aegean Sea is the second largest island after Crete and offers many opportunities, including wonderful beaches, historic towns and archaeological sites that are worth a visit.

Thanks to its strategic position, Euboea has always been a safe route for sailors, often becoming a crossroads of ideas and cultures and a succession of different domination. Euboea has very ancient origins. The region was inhabited by Ionian populations, and the two cities of Calcid and Eretria were very flourishing throughout history and played a key role in the Greek colonization of the northwestern Aegean, Magna Grecia and Sicily.

In the 6th century BC passed under the rule of the Athenians while the Romans arrived in the third century BC. Subsequently during the Byzantine period many churches and monasteries were built up to the thirteenth century when it passed to the Republic of Venice that changed its name to Negroponte, holding it until the Turkish conquest in 1470. Later, in 1830 he was brought back to Greece after centuries of Ottoman domination. Eubea’s entrance gate is the town of Calcide, connected to the mainland by an iron bridge, from where ferries leave and arrive.

Euboea can be visited both in winter and summer. To reach it just take a stop at the Athens Airport and from here take the train or bus to Calcide which is about 90 kilometers from the Greek capital. But the island has a vast network of roads and you can then explore it quietly by car or by bus. Scarcely known and frequented by foreign tourists, the island of Euboea, is one of the main tourist destinations for the Greeks, especially from the Athenians who spend the weekend here or the summer holidays. In addition, it still offers prices that are absolutely cheap and economical compared to other Greek islands.

Its ancient capital is Calcide which besides being the main point of connection to the mainland today is presented as a modern city dotted with bars, restaurants and shops. You can find them in the main street or in the small harbor where to stroll, drink a little ‘tsipouro’ or eat a good Greek fish dish. But Calcide is also a city with 3000 years of history. Here is an interesting Archaeological Museum with several finds from all over the island, and the ruins of some ancient temples, including the ancient fortress of Karababa, built by the Turks in the 15th century to protect the city from the Venetians.

Towards the south, the second largest city is Eretria, an important financial and cultural center in ancient Greece, with its Archaeological Museum and the ruins of an ancient theater destroyed by the Romans in 198 a. Also to see the remains of the Temple of Apollo from the 6th century BC with several sculptures, some of which are kept in the Calcide Museum. Even in this city of Eubea you will find the sacred temple of Isis, one of the most interesting monuments of ancient Eretria, as well as the beautiful mosaic home, an ancient Hellenistic building, featuring elegant mosaics representing mythological scenes.

More in the center is Kimi, one of the oldest cities in Euboea, with its old mansions characterized by wrought-iron balconies. An interesting museum is the one of Folklore, considered one of the best of its kind, you can admire handicraft items, in particular dresses and embroidery and a wide range of local costumes and various traditional and agricultural utensils. Just a few minutes drive you will reach Limni, a delightful town overlooking a natural harbor that connects Euboea with the rest of the Greek islands, distinguished by an urban center with typical white houses with red roofs along the waterfront, along with many typical tavernas and cafes .

8 kilometers from Limni you can visit the oldest Byzantine monastery, the Moni Galataki. It is a wonderful place with many vestiges and frescoes. In the northern part of the island, Edipsos is one of the most renowned destinations in Euboea since ancient times for its healing waters. Today, it is known for its spa and spa resorts where it can regenerate with a nice bath in one of its springs, dive into the mud or relax with a nice massage.

In addition to the many centers, Euboea has wonderful beaches, some of which offer wonderful sandy beaches and places to meet and enjoy.

What to see in Mykonos, the island of mills and fun

Mykonos is an all-seeing island with windmills, white villages and beautiful beaches, but where the venues where to have fun in the morning are not lacking.

The island of Mykonos is one of the most popular in the Cyclades, and especially if you arrive by plane, you will be surprised by its bushy appearance where the blue of the sea dominates and the earth’s brown shades interrupted only by the white of the small villages. Mykonos is a very popular tourist destination so if you want a bit of relaxation the solution is to visit it in the low season (June or September) when the narrow lanes of its old town are less assaulted. Here are the things you should not miss in Mykonos and the surrounding area …

Begin your visit to Mykonos from its capital, Chora, which will conquer you with its narrow twisted streets overlooked by dazzling white houses encircled by blue railings and thousands of colors on balconies and porches. The most famous neighborhood in Mykonos is definitely Little Venice with houses built by water that once belonged to wealthy merchants and shipowners. Today the area is populated by cafes and restaurants to eat just a few steps away from the waves and there are also the most fashionable galleries and shops.

In the port area, however, you find the singular church of Paraportiani, which includes elements of five previous religious buildings “embedded” by the latter, and the square dedicated to Greek heroine Manto Mavrogenous, surrounded by bars where to wait for the sunset . A visit to Mykonos can not be considered complete, however, without getting to the famous anemomies, that is the windmills deployed on a hill offering wonderful views of the city.

If you are hungry then the capital of Mykonos is the right place for you because along its streets there are plenty of restaurants and taverns of all kinds. Starting from the tavern of Niko where traditional Greek cuisine attracts many tourists, so the presence of the Pelican heir to the famous Petros often walks between the tables. In the city there is plenty of suggestions for vegetarians and lovers of Mediterranean cuisine in elegant venues such as M-Eating (we recommend you book) or Vegera in the old harbor area.

At Platys Gialos, one of the most famous seaside resorts on Mykonos Island, the dominant seaside are seafood restaurants such as the Blue Myth overlooking the beach or Yialo-Yialo to dine with sea views and taste very well groomed even in presentation. There are, of course, specialty street food specialties for fast pita and gyros lunches before running on the beach or indulging in a tasty snack throughout the day.

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?

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.

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?

Islands of Greece: the guide of Paros, the marble island

Our review on beautiful Greece and its wonderful islands continues. Fantastic places to see at least once in life. Each with its original features. After the general guide of the Cyclades and that of the less touristic islands, we want to bring you to the discovery of Paros, or Paro in Italian.

The island of Paros is located in the central-southern Aegean Sea, next to the island of Naxos, to which it was formerly united. Off the southwest coast is the smallest island of Antiparos and the uninhabited islands of Despotiko, Strongyli, Fira and Diplo, plus a number of rocks and islets that form the Paros archipelago. Revmatonissi is a small private island between Paros and Antiparos. Other rocks and islets are off the coast of the south and north-east coast of the island. In the north of Paros there are the islands of Syros and Mykonos, South Sikinos and Ios, while the west is Sifnos Island. So Paros is at the center of the Cyclades archipelago, easily reachable from the other main islands. From the port of Piraeus is 90 nautical miles.

Paros is the third island of the Cyclades in size, with about 196 km² of surface after Naxos and Andros. Its coast stretches for 120 kilometers. It has a predominantly mountainous area, like all the Cyclades, although less harsh than nearby Naxos. The highest summit of the island, on the Profitis Ilias mountains reaches 771 meters above sea level. Like the rest of the Cyclades, it has a barren territory, with little vegetation, mainly concentrated in the central part. The rocks of Paros are mainly of granite and marble, a feature that has made the island important for its white marble quarries, still present, still a part of its economy. Although the main activity today is tourism.

The island of Paros was inhabited since prehistoric times. At the center of Mycenaean civilization, like the other Cyclades, he was later involved in the wars between Athenians and Persians, allied with the latter. It was conquered by the Romans and by Byzantines. At the beginning of the 13th century it was conquered by the Venetians and included in the Duchy of Naxos. In his story he was subjected to numerous raids and devastations by pirates. Paros is the home of the poet Archiloco.

The capital of Paros Island is the town of Paroikia or Parikia, on the northwest coast, the second most important city being Naoussa, on the north coast. Highly populated areas are Marpissa, near the eastern coast and its port of Piso Livadi, Lefkes inland, Aliki, on the southern coast.

Islands of Greece: what to see in Paros

The island of Paros offers enchanting views of natural beauty, white villages typical of Cyclades and marinas with fishermen’s boats, today mainly used for tourist activities.

Arriving on the island, the first visit is to the town of Paroikia, a pretty residential town that develops between alleyways and alleys between the traditional white houses with blue doors and windows. The highest part, the one that offers a stunning view of the harbor is Kastro, the castle where the remains of a Franchi fortress, a Venetian tower and some characteristic houses around the ruins are located. Near the castle stands the church of Agios Konstantinos, while in the interior is the Basilica of the Madonna of Katapoliani (Panagia Ekatontapiliani, Madonna of the hundred doors) Byzantine church with bricks, an older part, the chapel dedicated to St. Nicholas , dating to the IV century AD, several mosaics and important icons inside. The religious complex also houses the Byzantine Museum. To visit near the basilica, the Archaeological Museum of Paros, with important finds of ancient Greek and Roman times. Around the port to see the pretty little church of Agia Anna. The town of Paroikia is full of clothing stores, especially for the sea, restaurants, taverns and locals.

In the north of the island, the town of Naoussa overlooks a large bay, with a glimpse into the array of white houses overlooking the harbor. Despite the tourist development, with the tables of the numerous taverns on docks, the port of Naoussa is still dedicated to fishing, one of the main business activities of the town. The many fishing boats and boats give the port of Naoussa a very distinctive and authentic look. To be seen. On the tip of the west shore of the harbor stands, among the taverns and shops, the delightful white church of Agios Nikolaos.

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

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.

Mykonos Holiday

This beautiful and luxurious villa mirroring traditional Greek architecture, offers the very best of Mykonos.
The beating heart of the Cyclades, Mykonos is well endowed with natural beauty and embellished even further with historical significance and beautiful architecture. The sparse shrubberies, golden sandy beaches, the intense blue sea and crystal clear skies have an indescribable calming effect. Traditional white-washed chalets and houses dominate the landscape, with colorful windows and vibrant bougainvillea. In the background, the old windmills, add to the appealing views. The villa is located in Elia, home to one of the longest beaches on the island, which houses a quality beach restaurant, sunbed and parasols arrangements and water-sports.

Mykonos Villas

Just 10 minutes’ walk from Megali Ammos beach and 15 minutes from the ancient town of Mykonos, this spectacular 5-bedroom Greek villa commands sweeping views of the bay and town from its elevated position. Ideal for large and multiple families, up to 10 people will find rest and relaxation here and a pet dog may be permitted on request. Two villa staff live separately on-site and are available to cook, clean and run errands as required.

Every facet of this gorgeous villa has been designed with your comfort and ease in mind and it’s been rated as one of the Top 20 great Greek Island villas by Condé Nast Traveler. Spectacular views of the sunset, harbor and Mykonos town are showcased by huge multiple windows and there are a host of secret corners and generous terraces to sit and soak up the sun, read or just take in the vista. Outdoors a turquoise pool offers a cool respite from the heat of the sun, and is softly illuminated by night. Take a seat at the bar and order your favorite cocktail before raising your glass to the setting sun and dining alfresco on one of the shaded terraces.

Indoors a huge dining table with bench seats and fabulous views is the perfect place to cluster with friends and family for delicious meals and lively conversation before gathering around the open stone fireplace to plan the next day or watch TV. Alternatively there’s another breakfast table in the homely kitchen. Natural materials take pride of place here and wood and stone make frequent appearances.

Three of the villa’s five delightful bedrooms are served by lovely en-suite bathrooms with tubs and rain showers while the two bedrooms in the Family Suite are ideal for a family of four and share a bathroom between them. Rustic stone vanities and unique showers are some of the quirky features that make this place so appealing.

Feeling energetic? Your villa is only 1km from the nearest gym and tennis courts. If you need groceries you only have to drive for 5 minutes or you can ask staff to go on your behalf. Megali Ammos beach is a 10 minute stroll and a 15 minute walk will take you to historic Mykonos Town. Your closest airport is 1.5km away and it’s 2.5km to the nearest port.

Mykonos, Greece. Property and Model released.

Baijiu, the Chinese deluxe distillate: in Italy the new 24K bottle

JNC launches in China Jin Jian Nan 24K, a “baijiu”, traditional Chinese liquor distilled from cereals that drinks the “Ganbei”, “dry the glass”.

Chinese restaurant. Fine meal. A time to close the supper took a sip of a generic Chinese grappa, in pink or plum varieties, sweetie and traitorous,

but useful for digesting fried foods full of glutamate.

Today, the high alcohol content (40-60 °) remains, and the drinking of a Shottino model breath (which would otherwise be rude) but the “baijiu”

(generally known as the Chinese distillate) has risen to level Of course Chinese cuisine.

China’s globalization and expansion in Italy (purchase of Inter and Milan included), China has decided to export a third brand of distillate

“baijiu” that follows the well-known and prestigious Moutai (the most well-known and popular in Our country)

and Wuliangye (expensive bike, already exhibited at the China Pavilion during EXPO): Jian Nan Chun landed in Italy

with the new jumbo jiang Nan 24K, a modern package with a glamorous gold-colored bottle, but the multiple references to the nobility imperial.

Like tea, silk or martial arts, the “baiju” is in fact part of the cultural heritage of the Dragon City

with a history that is lost in the night of the times, it seems to be the favorite liquor of the emperor already during the Tang dynasty ,

In the 1300s. The Jin Jian Nan 24K is therefore a “baijiu”, white liquor, transparent, distilled from cereals

, which traditionally drinks at home at home (try to believe if you hold high gradations) Or at dinner, strictly smooth,

in ceramic shorts at Ganbei’s scream! (Dry the glass!).

Appearing on Times Square screens in New York on January 28 for Chinese New Year

celebrations, and featured as a trademark in several Hollywood films (including “The amazing Spder Man 2” and “Transformers 4”)

, Jin Jian Nan 24K Now finally comes to our tables, soft, pleasing to her well-known sweet sugar, from the lasting scent and from the top to a more

accessible thread of her “competitor”.

Jin Jian Nan 24 K is obviously the last born in the family, if you want to have it even cheerful than you already

drink it, you can break the list of his brothers: K6 and K9 lighter and more delicate, 15 powerful years Pungent and 1949,

leading the date of the creation of the People’s Republic of China and which is a reserve as well as the top bottle of the house

. But attentive: here the prices (which in the case of the K24 are those of a premium base distillate),

go up and may in some cases also touch the 500 euros.

Mykonos

Discover the beautiful waters of Mykonos at Villa.

Set on a hill overlooking the ocean near Fanari, the villa has gorgeous views and a location close to several famed beaches.

The newly built property’s modern decor offers contemporary luxury, and four bedrooms on two levels provide privacy for families or groups of friends.

The heart of the villa is its expansive terrace facing the sea, with an infinity pool,

rows of chaise longues and daybeds, a sunny sitting area and a pergola-covered dining area.

After you’ve watched the sun set over the water, there’s a satellite TV,

DVD player, sound system and Wi-Fi for entertainment, and air conditioning for comfort indoors.

Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk: The baby is here!

BABY-NEWS Congratulations, Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper! The model and the actor got their first child together

Model Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper have become parents, as the People magazine now announced.

Already two weeks ago the little girl was born and called Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper.

The couple themselves would like to enjoy happiness in a more comfortable triad.

Because on the official social media accounts of Irina Shayk or Bradley Cooper are so far no posts to the baby news to find.

The baby is the first shared child of Bradley Cooper and “Victoria’s Secrets” model Irina Shayk (currently also the cover of our May issue).

The two are since spring 2015 a pair. The news, which Irina Shayk is pregnant,

was announced shortly after the Victoria’s Secret show in November 2016, with the model already pregnant over the catwalk.

Radiantly beautiful and in top shape: the pregnant Irina Shayk at her “Victoria’s Secret” debut 2016.

The Russian model was on the run in November 2016 for the first time as an angel on behalf of Victoria’s Secret on the catwalk

– and has equal A record broken.

Under the tight lingerie, the delicate vault of the baby’s belly could hardly be concealed.

The new statue of Cristiano Ronaldo, too bad to be true

The island of Madeira has decided to rename its airport with the player’s name. All went well, until it was not revealed the disturbing bronze bust dedicated to CR7

For Madeira (o Madera, to put Italian) Cristiano Ronaldo is practically a semi-god. In the city of Funchal, the island’s largest, the famous footballer has taken its first steps, and more recently has opened a luxury hotel of the Pestana chain CR7, as well as a new museum dedicated to his sporting achievements. So the local government has decided to further pay tribute by renaming the island’s airport with his name.

A nice gesture, crowned by a press conference with the same Cristiano Ronaldo was present along with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and Prime Minister Antonio Costa. In a speech of congratulations and a statement of pride, everything went smoothly, until the time when she was unveiled: the bronze statue in the likeness of the handsome footballer. Objectively too bad to be true.

It will be for those eyes too close, for that creepy smile, or maybe just for questionable similarity: the fact is that the bust in question, made by the artist Emanuel Santos, sparked the irony of the web, which responded to shots of photomontages and meme.

Some even called into question the good old Cape of Art Attack, the speaker bust of the famous children’s program. The author, in an interview with Globo Esporte, defended himself saying that the same Ronaldo has approved the statue and that basically “not even Jesus loved at all.” Matter of taste, then? Absolutely. But it finds it hard to believe that a lover of aesthetics as CR7 can (honestly) meet again in this funny statue.

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. ”

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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, Crete

An Earthy Heaven,

Private & Peaceful Luxury Retreat Away From The Hustle Of Daily Life
Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 6 persons, Pool, Spa, Garden, WiFi

Newly designed, eco-friendly villa of 195 sq.m located near Heraklion, the capital of the island, on a bay overlooking the city.

The villa is comprised of two levels and it can host up to 6 people.

On the first floor there is the Master Bedroom with a suite bathroom offering a spacious jacuzzi bathtub, ideal to relax & enjoy beautiful view through the window with a

glass of wine.

Its main feature is the amazing view of the horizon & the sea from every corner of the bedroom which entices you to lose yourself with your partner.

Two more bedrooms individually designed & furnished offer you relaxation & comfort.

The main bathroom with shower services the extra bedrooms.

All bedrooms are equipped with CocoMat natural full latex anatomic mattresses & beddings to offer the ultimate sleeping experience.

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.

Greece, Mikonos

Attention To Every Small Detail And To The Overall Architecture Makes This Property Unique!
Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 10 persons, Pool, Gym, Garden, WiFi

Located in the area of Kounoupas, at a convenient 7 minutes drive from the town of Mykonos and only 10 minutes by car from many of the famous beaches on the island , this brand new property is a real dream estate!

The location of the villa offers breathtaking views over to the sea , the island of Delos and also to spectacular sunsets every evening while it provides privacy and exclusivity from all houses around

A stunning and large pool area hugs the one side of the house and includes an elegant outside area and also a lot of lounging spaces equipped with beautifully designed furniture , soft and comfortable cushions and grate shaded areas that can be used for entertaining

Gray concrete , simple lines and natural stones enhance the unique architecture of the villa introducing tasteful style , elegance and practicality at the same time

All bedrooms feature en suite bathrooms and common areas are showered of the Cycladic light during the day and the amazingly intimate lighting at night . Great artwork throughout the house and tastefully handpicked furniture create a very cosy but also cosmopolitan atmosphere.

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