Amvrakikos Cruises in Dolphin Heaven

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We have not posted for a while. We were travelling in the Northwestern part of Greece, visiting places near and about the beautiful town of Preveza (Πρέβεζα). We captured many pictures. Wrote our notes and we are ready to start sharing our best moments with you. The posts we are about to write the following days are about this region and its treasures. One of our unforgettable moment of our trip was the observation of dolphins in the Amvakikos Gulf (Αμβρακικός κόλπος) with Eco-Cruising. Eco Cruising is an effort Vasilis Lekkas (ichthyologist – environmentalist with a Masters on Coastal Zone Management, PADI diving and first aid instructor with professional experience since 2001) and Venetia Gigi (ichthyologist with a Masters on Coastal Zone Management with professional experience since 2003) with the understanding and collaboration of their two children Afrodite and Odysseus. (text by Eco-Cruising)
 
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 Their boat, Agios Sostis, as it is named, is a 30 tonne, 14m long, traditional and wooden “trehandiri” (type of boat), equipped with all safety and navigational equipment required by law. The equipment is completed by a 40” onboard screen where you see the presentations, masks and fins so you can admire the U/W world, IKELITE underwater digital camera and video camera to capture your holidays, and also a large BBQ where they prepare your meal while you enjoy your swim in turquoise waters!!! The Rigid Inflatable tender to Agios Sostis “Fouska” is also ready help you discover isolated beaches, majestic caves and hidden wonders that are inaccessible by larger vessels. (text by Eco-Cruising)
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The boat departed Preveza port at 10:00 and arrived back, 6 hours later. We spotted a numerous amount of dolphins from close by. The views and the feelings you get while you watch them are so powerful. If you have children, they will surely never get bored during this cruise. We were really happy to see a sea-turtle. Hosts are just amazing, very hospitable and very knowledgeable about the ecology of Amvrakikos Gulf. So if you have a question, ask them. They offered us drinks, refreshments and homemade food. We ended the day in a beautiful beach in Amvrakikos Gulf where we also had a meal in a taverna. You can also rent the boat for private cruising. Ideal for private BBQ on board and majestic sunset views. Costed about 40 euros per adult. If you visit this part of Greece, DO NOT MISS IT!
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For more information visit their website www.eco-cruising.gr

Camping sites in Greece

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According to TripAdvisor these are the best camping sites in Greece

 1. Camping Gythion Bay, Gythio Very clean, friendly staff, based on an excellent location. You can rent tents and bikes. It is dog friendly.   
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  2. Lichnos Camping and Apartments, Parga
  • Very clean, greek tavernas by the beach, sandy private beach. Very friendly. The waters are crystal clear.
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3. Delphi Camping, Delphi Helpful staff, stunning view, high quality food, very clean. The pool by night is the highlight
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4. Krios Beach Camping, Paros  Great location, great campsite, friendly staff, very clean and safe place to stay. Wi-Fi and free computers.  
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  5. Camping Vrachos, Meteora  Superb location near Meteora, very clean facilities, great view from the pool, great value for money   
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Greece | Economic crisis

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It is known that Greeks are going through an economic crisis. If you are planning to travel to Greece, but hesitate due to this situation, then this post is for you.  Probably many expected visitors will have the same question. “Should I visit Greece or not during the economic crisis?” And they mistakenly may not visit, because they are not aware that Greece is still a safe place for travelers.  We believe that this period is a great time to visit Greece. The hot Greek sun, the breathtaking landscapes, the blue sky, the paradise turquoise beaches and the delicious local food have not been affected at all. The majority of sightseeing places are open as usual. This summer you can have all these, by spending less money. Although most of Greek popularity live an agony about how their future will be affected by the decisions of the new government, you will stay unaffected by all these – tourists have never been a target. 
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Even if Greece exits the Euro, and reinstates the Drachma, that will have minor effect to your vacation. You will still be able to make payments as before and probably prices will be lower than usual. Either currency changes or not, surely prices at hotels, tavernas and bars are lower compared to the prices before the economic crisis.

There may be some demonstrations in Athens, Syntagma square. You better avoid the area where demonstrations happen. Strikes may cause disruption to public transport. We advise you to be informed for any upcoming strikes that may affect your travel schedule. Taxis are everywhere, throughout the country. Ferry and bus services are rarely affected by strikes. Read more...

Villa Maroulas | Villa Greece | Villa Crete

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  Villa Maroulas (villa Greece , villa Crete), located in Rethymnon (Ρέθυμνο), Crete, is classified as a historical monument by the Greek Archeological authorities. It is a luxurious restored privately owned Venetian villa, which was built in 1426 in the hillside of village Maroulas. The village is just a few minutes away by car from the town of Rethymnon, and 3Km from the most outstanding beaches in the area.
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  The villa was built in 1426, has got 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and has been officially certified by the Greek Tourism Office as luxury accommodation villa in Crete. The bar’s elegant decoration and eclectic music create a cosmopolitan atmosphere and cozy environment. You can choose from a long list of best quality cocktails, wines and spirits. Finger food is available at the bar area.
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The front door opens onto an inner courtyard. High walls offer peace and privacy, yet you are still in the heart of the village. There is a swimming pool, surrounded by potted plants, flowers and elegant garden furniture. This is the place to sunbathe, unwind and relax, or just bask in the shade of a lemon tree… Book your vacation at Villa Maroulas with Booking.com

Text provided by Villa Maroulas.com for Greece by a Greek