Greece Travel Guide Archive

Maleme, Crete – sightseeing and things to do

The small town of Maleme is situated on the North West coast of Crete, Greece.  Maleme is perhaps best remembered for the role it played in the Battle of Crete during World War 2.  Continue reading “Maleme, Crete – sightseeing and things to do” »

Suda Bay, Crete – Things to do

Suda Bay or Souda as it is locally spelt is situated in the North-West of Crete near to the city of Chania.  A natural harbour, it has provided shelter for ships and boats for thousands of years.  Indeed it was at Souda Bay that the Roman army first gained a foothold on the island of Crete in 69 BC. Continue reading “Suda Bay, Crete – Things to do” »

Historic Sites in Greece: UNESCO World Heritage List

Greece has an abundance of cultural attractions and resources that tourists flock to. Greece’s is the crossroads of cultures and civilizations. Vacationer love to experience the evidence of the rich historic past in Greece. Greece has an abundance of ancient monuments of outstanding value. Continue reading “Historic Sites in Greece: UNESCO World Heritage List” »

Meteora, Greece – Majestic, mystical and almost divine

Majestic, mystical and almost divine. These are adjectives commonly used to portray the esoteric site of Meteora in Greece. It is speculated that approximately one thousand blocks of rock of marine origin emerged as the sea withdrew about 60 million of years ago, giving life to sandstone pillars of almost surreal appearance. Weathering, abrupt temperature changes and earthquakes further contributed in shaping the rocks sculpting them into the intriguing mass formations admired by many today. Continue reading “Meteora, Greece – Majestic, mystical and almost divine” »

Zakynthos, beautiful Greek Ionian island with lovely, sandy beaches

Zakynthos is one of the most beautiful Greek Ionian islands. Lovely, sandy beaches as Ag. Nikolaos, Alikes, Argasi, Gerakas and some others attract the visitors from May to October. Swimming, yachting and fishing can be enjoyed in a glittering turquoise and emerald sea. Continue reading “Zakynthos, beautiful Greek Ionian island with lovely, sandy beaches” »

Peloponnese, Greece: ancient Greek sites, beautiful view and clean beaches

If you’re headed for the Peloponnese you’re in for one of the greatest experiences of your touring life. Blessed by a Mediterranean climate and steeped in over 3000 years of history it has everything, except long sandy beaches. Continue reading “Peloponnese, Greece: ancient Greek sites, beautiful view and clean beaches” »

Macedonia, Greece: things to do and see in the largest region of Greece

Macedonia is the largest region of Greece, located in the northern part of the country and extended from Kavala (eastern part) to Grevena (western part). Macedonia consists of 13 prefectures and is administratively divided into 3 sub-regions West (Florina, Kastoria, Kozani and Grevena), Central (Thessaloniki, Halkidiki, Imathia, Kilkis, Pella, Serres and Pieria)and East (Drama and Kavala). Visitors who would like to make the round of Macedonia will need several days perhaps weeks to visit the main points. Macedonia offered for a visit at any time of the year (summer or/and winter vacations, travel recreation etc). Continue reading “Macedonia, Greece: things to do and see in the largest region of Greece” »

Delphi, Greece – one of Greece’s most visited tourist spots

Delphi is one of Greece’s most visited tourist spots, and for good reason. Situated in a spectacularly beautiful location at the southern end of the Pindus mountains, it is about a three hour drive from the capital, Athens. Continue reading “Delphi, Greece – one of Greece’s most visited tourist spots” »

Paros, Greece Holidays: visiting a traditional Greek island

Situated in the centre of the Cyclades islands, and with blue skies, clear tranquil sea, and very good beaches, Paros is the very picture of a traditional Greek island.

Parikia, the island’s capital is quaint with sparkling white houses and little streets you can wander around. Many visitors like to stay here. Continue reading “Paros, Greece Holidays: visiting a traditional Greek island” »

5 Great reasons to visit Athens, Greece

Want a city break that offers shopping, entertainment and history? With a nearby coastline offering sun, sea and relaxation? Then try Athens. Continue reading “5 Great reasons to visit Athens, Greece” »