Makrinitsa, the Balcony of Pelion

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Makrinitsa village is also known as Pelion‘s Balcony due to its location. This mountainous village’s characteristics are the epitomy of Pelion style architecture: the beautiful cobbled stoned mystical paths, the traditional churches and bridges that send you back in time.   
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Locals successfully managed to preserved its beauty and charm through the years and you are really going to be amazed by the architecture of the stoned built mansions and houses, that look like a piece of art hanging on the mountain.  
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One of the village’s most popular places is the main square. The panoramic views towards the Pagasitic Gulf are just impressive day or night. It is the ideal place to treat yourself with a nice meal or coffee.  Tip: The guesthouses in the village have kept the traditional architecture inside out. Most of them have rooms with fireplaces, and offer breakfast made of local products to make your stay unforgettable. 
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The traditional architecture, beauty and colours of Xanthi’ s Old Town

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The Old Town of Xanthi, is one of the best preserved traditional architecture in Greece. It is an old traditional village hidden in the modern city of Xanthi and it was built in 1829 after a catastrophic earthquake that took place in the area. Traditional and glorious houses stand on each side of its narrow lanes. The power of its colors, aromas and architecture virtually travel you back in time.   
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  Once you start strolling on the alleys you will be astonished by the perfectly crafted buildings and the paved streets. You will get the feeling that you walk in endlessly beautiful labyrinth.   
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Apart from the traditional and neoclassic residences with their well sculptured doors, the Old Town consists of beautiful squares to rest, shops, hotels, guest houses, cafes and restaurants. Tip: Xanthi is also popular for its traditional sweets and the old tobacco storehouses.   Find accommodation in Xanthi with Booking.Com      

Dimitsana, a "work of art" mountainous village

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Dimitsana is a stone-built village on the slopes of Mainalon mountain at an altitude of 1.000m. The first thing a visitor will notice is the outstanding traditional architecture of the buildings. Many guest houses and hotels are found around area which makes the village a fascinating but not crowded with tourists winter resort.     Wandering the cobbled stoned streets is a must. The village’ s little cafes serve hot beverages and spirits all day. After your walk, sit yourself in one of these beautiful cafes and if you visit in the winter treat yourself with a warm rakomelo, the cafes’ most popular drink.   
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Tip: The surrounding area is not to be missed. The hydro-power museum, the Lousios river gorge, the Prodromos Monastery are just an example to perfect your travel experience in Dimitsana Find accommodation in Dimitsana with Booking.Com
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Molyvos, a sparkling jewel on the Aegean Sea

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This is the beautiful town of Molyvos or Mithimna, as it is also known, on Lesvos island. Built on a hill and surrounded by the historical power of its Medieval castle at the top of the hill. The castle is the perfect setting to enjoy panorama views.   
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Make sure you walk back down via the cobbled alleys to the old town to admire the beauty of the stone and wood houses. Some local shops on these streets are also very interesting although some of them get busy with tourists.
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The harbor is not to be missed! A very lively part of the town where fishermen unload their nets or boxes with sardines, mackerel and many other types of fish, which are about to be sold at the local shops and restaurants throughout the island.   Find accommodation in Mithimna with Booking.Com    

Doxa Lake, a quick escape from the busy Athens centre

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Doxa lake, is an artificial lake very close to Ancient Feneos Village. The water is very calm and as you walk around the lake you adore the magnificent landscape reflected in it.  
  In the middle of the lake you will see a small peninsula with a tiny church built on it which is accessible by a narrow strip of land.
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According to triathlonworld.gr the lake helds each summer the Sprint Distance Triathlon: 

Lake Doxa, in the middle of a marvelous pine forest at 900m altitude, will held another Sprint Distance Triathlon, in its crystal waters and asphalt roads in its perimeter.
750m of Swimming21km of Biking and 4.2km of running, with the view of mount Ziria and mount Helmos tops. An exprerience that everybody should live, from begginers to experienced triathletes, in individual and team categories, only 2 hours away for Athens! – The Location

The start of the race will be at 11 in the morning, on Sunday, 15th of July and the road wll be closed for vehicles. The race includes 750m of swimming in a triangle route in the lake, 5 laps of the lake perimeter by bicycle and 1 lap running in the opposite direction of biking. Read more...