Acheron River, where experiences are endless

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Acheron River (ποταμός Αχέροντας) is one of our favorite places in Greece and we have already written a post about this paradise place. Last summer we visited Acheron River again. And that time we were determined to walk and swim into its cold waters. So we prepared ourselves, bought river shoes (you definitely cannot walk in the river without them) and a waterproof case, where you put your keys, some money and your phone (it is advisable to have your phone with you if you decide to walk a long distance). You can buy these at the stalls at the start of the walk, near the parking places. Leave behind a bag with a towel and dry clothes to change when you arrive back. 
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The water was freezing at the beginning. And this is the most challenging part of the walk. Because of the springs, the water at this point is very cold and you may think that you cannot manage walking any further. We recommend you start walking fast. Or rest for 5-10 seconds on the banks so that your body gets used to the temperature. And then start walking again. The water temperature gets better after a couple of minutes. Nature becomes stunning, and your walk more adventurous. For some short distances you must walk through narrow paths and slippery rocks. At some parts the river gets deeper. Swim hard and fast to cope with the current of the river. Stop for a while, listen to the nature sounds and feel the vibes of this ancient place.
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After an exciting one hour of walking / swimming, we reached this stone bridge. This is the point where you can walk upon the rocks and reach the top of the bridge. The view is breathtaking. From there you can go back to the river or you can follow the path on the right hand side (follow the red spots). It takes about 45 minutes to go back to where you firstly started walking in the river. We chose the second option. We were completely wet by the river and we really enjoyed walking in the dense green nature. 

 

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Kos island to relax, windsurf and cycle.

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Kos island is one island of the Dodecanese islands complex and offers something from everyone. It is very popular for its sights including archaeological sites, Hippocrates plane tree and the castle of the Knights. Popular also for its beautiful organized beaches with crystal clear waters such as Paradise and Marmari, ideal for water-sports. For those who want to swim and sunbath away from the crowds, on the island are also a few isolated beaches, such us Elia.
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Kos island is also known as “the cycling island”. Even if you are not keen on cycling, you will definitely enjoy the unique experience of exploring the island’s unseen natural beauties with a two wheels ride. Bike rental places and cycling excursions information are available in Kos town.   Find accommodation in Kos island with Booking.com

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Give yourself a treat, with a Yoga Retreat in Greece

Yoga is a way of life. An alternative way to exercise and meditate the same time. Those who have practiced yoga regularly, claim that it lowers stress, boosts confidence, strengthens your body, increases flexibility, helps you lose excess fat and weight, improves your posture and permanently relaxes the mind and body in the long term.

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Yoga retreats are suitable for peaceful style of vacation, to recharge batteries, to find clarity and reboot your life, exercising and eating healthy food the same time. They are offered all over the world. Greece is one country with very popular Yoga Retreats destinations. One who is keen on participating can choose from a very big list in various areas, islands mostly. In this article are listed two of our favoured ones. Om.

1. Atsitsa in Skyros

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Would you kitesurf next time in Greece?

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Kitesurfing is an extreme water sport quite popular in Greece. Kitesurfers are being pulled by a large kite while standing on the surfing board. So, a surfing board, a large kite and of course some lessons are what you need to practice it if you feel adventurous next time you spend your holidays in Greece.
In this post, we are introducing two of the best points in Greece where in short time you can learn kitesurfing.
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BigBlue-SurfCenter is located at the Psalidi area in Kos island. Friendly and warm IKO certified instructors that speak the language of your preference teach beginners how to start and some new skills to those who already know how to kitesurf. The spot has got a beach with pebbles and sand. 
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Kite in Athens offer various lesson packages for beginners with special prices for 2 or more persons, for students and prepaid packages. The instructors are extremely friendly and informative. The locations are in various destinations depending on the tour that you prefer, half day or day ones.

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The alternative side of the cosmopolitan Mykonos island

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Whether you are a beginner or a master scuba diver, Mykonos‘ professional diving centers offer the choice you are looking for.
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The amazing diving site of the “Anna II” Shipwerk is one of the most popular.
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The Kalafakiona reef is also a diving site with outstanding underwater scenery.  
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Another site of great diving interest is the caves complex in Tragonisi. 
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If you wish to spot fish, starfish, sea urchins and more marine life, then wall diving in Agia Anna is highly recommended.
Tip: Tripadvisor offer reviews of diving centers in Mykonos to choose from Find accommodation in Mykonos with Booking.Com

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