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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Kastellorizo, a tiny island with eastern architectural influence

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Kastellorizo aka Megisti,  is Greece’s eastern and southernmost island in the Mediterranean sea about 2km off Turkey’s south coast. It is the smallest of the Dodecanese islands and once on it, your feet is your only way of transportation.   
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  Once you arrive closer to the port, you will be amazed by the impressive colours of the mansions built on the seaside. The town’s old buildings have been preserved, making the island a unique place for travelers. Admire the beautiful scenery and do not miss a visit to its ancient monuments.  
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The Old Mosque was build during the Ottoman occupation of the island. A building with magnificent beauty, is now a Cultural Museum and open to the public.

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Tip: The island is ideal for those who seek quiet and peaceful holidays. There are no clubs and late night bars. Instead, you can hike or sail around the island.   Read more...

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      

Fidakia, a car-free traditional village with exceptional views

Photo By ergasiakadikaiomata Traditional architecture and green firs make the village of Fidakia in Evritania really beautiful. Its view at Kremaston Lake though makes this village extraordinary.  
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Covered in snow, this is an ideal winter resort with loads of guest houses and hotels to chose from. The best thing about this village is that use of cars is not allowed. So leave your car and start walking on the alleys, the square and admire the beautifully decorated courtyards. You will also find traditional cafes, tavernas with delicious homemade food and shops that sell local  meat products such as sausages and prosciutto.

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Tip: The locals are very welcome. Once you start a conversation with them at the tavernas, the main square or a cafe, you will get to know more things about this place than you have ever imagined. Find accommodation near Fidakia with Booking.Com Read more...

Feel the historical vibes as you enjoy walking in Tatoi, mount Parnitha

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The Tatoi estate was the residence of Greece’s former royal family. Near Athens, the complex consists of old buildings such as the stables, mews and storage houses.  The steps at the front of the palace lead to the old swimming  pool and the tennis court yard.
 
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This estate in the magical green area of forested Parnitha mountain is just a half hour drive from Athens. Visit the area for a perfect day trip and outdoor activities.
 
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The estate is open for visits from early in the morning until sunset. The area is ideal for walking, trekking, hiking, cycling and running. The Tatoi Friends Association offer organised tours leaving from Syntagma Square in the centre of Athens. 

 
Tip: There are many open spaces and swings for kids. Wooden tables and benches are available for picnic. 
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