The exquisite architecture in Hydra

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Hydra (Ύδρα), an island in the Saronic Gulf near Athens, stands as a national and historical monument with exceptional architecture and unique character. It is a traffic free island, where cars are banned, a fact that makes the island special. Once you arrive, you will be astonished by the picturesque architectural beauty and the impressive style of its building. 

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Hydra’s mansions, located at the port, represent the island’s splendid architecture.  Admire the beauty of the traditional stone built Kountouriotis, Tombazis and Voulgaris mansions. Another example of the elegant traditional architecture is the locals’ beautifully painted houses and their artistic yards and gardens. Read more...

Kos island to relax, windsurf and cycle.

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Kos island is one island of the Dodecanese islands complex and offers something from everyone. It is very popular for its sights including archaeological sites, Hippocrates plane tree and the castle of the Knights. Popular also for its beautiful organized beaches with crystal clear waters such as Paradise and Marmari, ideal for water-sports. For those who want to swim and sunbath away from the crowds, on the island are also a few isolated beaches, such us Elia.
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Kos island is also known as “the cycling island”. Even if you are not keen on cycling, you will definitely enjoy the unique experience of exploring the island’s unseen natural beauties with a two wheels ride. Bike rental places and cycling excursions information are available in Kos town.   Find accommodation in Kos island with Booking.com

Hozoviotissa Monastery in Amorgos

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What a spectacular monastery! Hozoviotissa monastery is built on a cliff’s side on Amorgos, part of the Cyclades islands. The monastery accommodates a few monks and it is also open for visitors everyday. If you visit the island you definitely must climb up the 300 slippery stairs to get there. Make sure though that you are properly dressed. Men should were long trousers and women long skirts. Once you arrive at the top the views of the Aegean Sea will catch your breath.   
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Once visitors arrive in the beautiful monastery, monks greet them by serving refreshments, rakomelo and small traditional sweets called loukoumi. The little chapel is  the place to feel the religion vibes. The icons in there are a real treasure. 
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Before you start your journey up the stairs, make sure you wear comfortable shoes, a hat and have a bottle of fresh water with you.
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