Lemnos island and its flamingo lakes

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Lemnos is a Greek island located in the northern part of the Aegean Sea.  The two lakes where about 5000 flamingos live are top attractions for those who adore nature.  Near Aliki Salt Lake is another small lake called Asprolimni. Located on the northeast coast of Lemnos, it is an important area part of the NATURA 2000 network. An abundance of rare plants and animals, especially birds are found here. The seasonal flamingo population here and the Aliki Salt Lake are the largest in Europe. Read more...

Tzoumerka – the unknown beauty of the Greek land

Tzoumerka is a mountain range in Northwestern Greece, Epirus. Nature is very wild and the whole area is unspoiled by modern civilization. People visit Tzoumerka for its natural beauty, gorges, rocks, rivers and lakes. It mainly attracts nature lovers and those who adore outdoor activities. On the slopes of Tzoumerka stand its villages. This is where tradition meets history and life away from the stressful cities. Tzoumerka mountain range has entered the European network Natura 2000. Last December we visited Tzoumerka and below are the highlights of our trip. Read more...

The traditional tiny island in Ioannina’s lake Pamvotis

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Ioannina is a city in Northwest Greece, known for its lake Pamvotis and the picturesque island in it, where about 100 families live permanently. The island is accessible by boat from Molos in Ioannina city. There are also guided tours. The route is about 10 minutes long.
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Once you arrive you admire the architectural beauty of its houses and the well maintained gardens. Stroll through the narrow alleys and visit the little shops that sell local traditional folkloric items and silver jewels.
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One of its main characteristics is the Museum of Ali Pasha. You can visit Ali Pasha’s bedroom where the bullets that took his life still lay on the floor. There are also displays of traditional costumes and Ali Pasha’s personal objects and documents.
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Other places on the island that are worth visiting are the Pre-revolutionary Period Museum with a great collection of exhibits from the Ottoman occupation period. You can also visit the 5 monasteries on the island that are of great significance.

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Great and Small Prespa Lakes, a natural paradise in northwestern Greece

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  Prespa lakes are two lakes in Northwest Greece, one called Small and the other one Great. The Great one is shared between Greece, Albania and FYROM. The Small one is shared between Greece and Albania.  
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The lakes are one of the most important natural parks in Europe with exceptional beauty. Visitors have stunning views of the surrounding mountains reflecting in the waters. If you like bird – watching this is a paradise of 261 bird species, such as pelicans, wild ducks, Dalmatian pelican and many migratory birds.
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Saint Achilios is a small island in Small Prespa. One can visit the island by a wooden floating bridge. There are 11 houses on the island, a guest house with a restaurant and the  ruins of Saint Achilios church which does worth a visit. Definitely an ideal place for those who seek quiet vacation near nature.

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