Karpathos through Chrysoula Fourmouzi’s lenses

Karpathos is the second largest island of the Dodecanese islands in the Aegean Sea but among the least touristic islands in Greece.  It is known for its wild mountains and small blue bays. Holidays in Karpathos are ideal for families and trekking lovers.  Chrisoula Fourmouzi, a Greek photographer in profession, visited the island recently and sent us some beautiful photos of the place, which we are sure you’d like to see before you visit the places she photographed. 

  • Foiniki – A lovely coastal village known for its fish taverns

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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...

Best cafes in Athens

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Photo By kupinapopusk
Drinking coffee is a main part of Greek culture. Older people drink their Greek coffee in traditional cafes, named “kafenio” in cities and villages. Younger people choose modern cafes to drink cappuccinos, frappes and espressos, either warm in winter or cold in summer. Here is a list of the best cafe in Athens to have a coffee or a snack. Most of them offer breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes. Check their websites by clicking on their names for details. 1. Pure Bliss – Fresh, organic food and drinks  
Photo By Pure Bliss
  2. Shinovatis – French vintage at its greatest, for coffee and cocktails
Photo By Shinovatis
3. Cafe Taf – Very serious about the quality of coffee – Great service
Photo By Cafe Taf
4. Yard cafe right below the Acropolis – a contemporary nice place to rest  
Photo By Yard Cafe
  5. Regal Cafe Bar – A great chill-out place for coffee, food and drinks   
Photo By Regal Cafe Bar
 

Pelion photos part 1

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We are happy to present our reader’s, Vassilis Karamaounas, great photographs of Pelion (Πήλιο). Pelion is a lush and green mountain that stretches into the sea. Ideal for winter and summer holidays. Traditional architecture is one of its main characteristics. 
Real Greece.  Real Greek Land. Real Greek Nature. Real Food.
Vassilis really knows how to work with light, symmetry, shadows, foreground and background, thus creating some stunning pictures. Thank you Vassilis!             Find accommodation in Pelion with Booking.Com

The ancient olive tree in Crete

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Photo By OliveMuseumVouves
The impressive olive tree (ελιά) of Vouves is located in Ano Vouves, a village near Chania, Crete. Its age is estimated over 3,000 years old and is the oldest one in Greece and probably one of the oldest trees in the world. 
Photo By oleajuice

This ancient olive tree has huge roots and it is 12.5 meters in perimeter and 4,5 meters in diameter. Near the tree is located the Olive Tree Museum of Vouves with free entrance. A great place to spend sometime and explore the Cretan culture through the beautiful displays. 

Photo By Olive Tree Museum of Vouves
Photo By Tripadvisor

In the museum you can also see the Old Olive Oil Factory. If you travel in Crete we highly recommend visiting this peaceful spot. Read more...