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Around The World In 80 Days by Jules Verne 

AROUND GREECE IN 80 YEARS by Spyros Peter Goudas
Around the history of Greece of 4000 years by Jim Kottas
 

 

 

The Hymn to Liberty , Ýmnos is t?n Eleftherian) is a poem written by Dionýsios Solomós in 1823 that consists of 158 stanzas and is the longest Hymn in the world, set to music by Nikolaos Mantzaros. In 1865, the first two stanzas officially became the national anthem of Greece and later also that of the Republic of Cyprus.

The hymn was set to music in 1865 by the Corfiot operatic composer Nikolaos Mantzaros, who composed two choral versions, a long one for the whole poem and a short one for the first two stanzas; the latter is the one adopted as the National Anthem of Greece.

GREEK COMMUNITY TORONTO CANADA

 

Santorini, Greece

This is a detail from '' The secret of mediterranean '' with Trevor Mc'Donald about the picturesque and wonderful island, Santorini.

 

Ancient Sites of Athens

 

Greece Athens City Tour

A day tour of the ancient city of Athens in Greece. With thanks to our excellent independent tour guide Steve.

 

LEFTERIS PAPADOPOULOS (in Greek  Λευτέρης Παπαδόπουλος ) BORN IN ANO PATISIA ATHENS, GREECE.

In the video that follows in PART 2   AT 6.48 into the song  he mentions that he was dreaming of going to Jamaica.

Obviously, this song was written some years ago and at one point and time my Jamaican producer heard the word Jamaica in the song and asked for an explanation of why this Greek singer mentioned Jamaica in his song.  

When we finally explained to him the meaning of the song, he was surprised that the writer gives so much credit to Jamaica as a country to dream of.  He then played the song on our Caribbean Radio Station with the explanation in English that even Greeks with the most beautiful country in the world are dreaming of going to Jamaica.  

Of course, Lefteris Papadopoulos' name was mentioned several times throughout the song .

I would like to make a parenthesis here to mention that the general public, especially the new generation, although they know his songs, they mostly give credit to the singers or to the musicians which they mention by name. 

They do not really know the man behind that huge repetoire and the creator of the most beautiful songs that Greeks have enjoyed for the last fifty or more years, and who knows, of how many years to come.

I have incorporated several links for the general public to become acquainted with this great Greek man.

LEFTERIS PAPADOPOULOS MUSICAL  

Γιώργος Παπαστεφάνου

LEFTERIS PAPADOPOULOS  Λευτέρης Παπαδόπουλος ATHENS GREECE 1935 

POSTED IN FLYERMALL TORONTO CANADA BY SPYROS PETER GOUDAS 

LEFTERIS PAPADOPOULOS   BORN IN ATHENS  1935)  POSTED IN FLYERMALL.COM BY SPYROS PETER GOUDAS TORONTO CANADA

ALEKOS SAKELLARIOS BORN IN ATHENS 1913

Mr.Alekos-Sakellarios wrote 187 stage comedies and 105 movie scripts during a career that spanned half a century. 
He also wrote lyrics for 1,500 songs, many of which are still popular today.

ALEKOS SAKELLARIOS  ?????? ??????????? BORN IN ATHENS 1913  Mr.Alekos-Sakellarios wrote 187 stage comedies and 105 movie scripts during a career that spanned half a century.  He also wrote lyrics for 1,500 songs, many of which are still popular today.POSTED IN FLYERMALL.COM BY SPYROS PETER GOUDAS

SPYROS PETER GOUDAS BORN IN KALAMAKI ATHENS 1942

FOOD PRODUCER  PHILANTHROPIST  BOOKS  ARTICLES  BIOGRAPHIES  RECIPES

SPYROS PETER GOUDAS FOOD PRODUCER Philanthropist BOOKS & ARTICLES

Greece in 12 minutes

 

Impressionen Thessaloniki

HOME TOWN OF THE BIGGEST CROOK KOSTAS TSAVLARIDIS

HOME TOWN OF Kostas Hatzichristos

HOME TOWN OF  Alexis Goudas  Alexandros Goudas

Alexis Goudas  Alexandros Goudas was born in Thessaloniki in 1982.
He studies Philology and music. He is song writer, composer, Classic guitar player.
In 2008 he receives the first award in the Music Song Festival in Thessaloniki with the song “Fantastic Tango”.

Alexis Goudas  ?????? ?????? Alexandros Goudas was born in Thessaloniki in 1982, he studies Philology and music. He is song writer, composer, Classic guitar player, and in 2008 he receives the first award in the Music Song Festival in Thessaloniki with the song “Fantastic Tango”.

  

Port of Piraeus

Piraeus is one of the oldest ports in the Mediterranean. It reached its zenith in the fifth century BC as a port of Athens and main shopping center of the known world.

Today it is the first port in Europe in passenger traffic of up to 20 million annually and the country's main port, providing full services to cruise ships. It is the main port of Athens.

Athens and Piraeus have many points of interest in tourism and culture.

 

Marina Alimos Kalamaki Greece 

Hometown of Spyros Peter Goudas

 

The following two photos taken in the 1950's and 1960's 

courtesy of the Archives of Raimondos Papamanolis.

They reflect this area of Kalamaki and Alimos during this period.
We have included them to show the changes in the area over the years.

From the book trip back home by Spyros Peter Goudas

The 1950's and 1960's courtesy of the Archives of Raimondos Papamanolis.

 

Meteora Greece

 

"Meteora" - Greece

The stone forest of Meteora is one of the most awe-inspiring places on Earth.
The monasteries perched atop these inaccessible rock peaks are amongst the most religiously significant places in the world, and have been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Barry explores this amazing location and learns of a saint after his own heart.
He then meets with a Monk who is not only a cook but a published author!

 

Best Greek Islands Top 10 

 

Symi  The Movie

The promotional video of Symi in High Definition which was shown on 15 September 2011 in Antalya (Turkey) during a special event to promote the Dodecanese islands to Turkey, organised by the Prefecture of South Aegean. A SymiGreece.com production for the Municipality of Symi.

PRODUCED BY SymiGreece.com

MUSIC Mikis Theodorakis

SONGS Strose to stroma sou (prepare your mattress), Slow hasapiko dance from the theatrical play "The dead brother's song", O kaimos (the sorrow), I hartaeti (the kites), O Hasaposervikos (Greek Dance) 

Skiathos, Greece - Beaches

Skiathos, even though it is the smallest island of the Sporades chain, is the most cosmopolitan.
With a surface area of about 50km², the island is inhabited by approximately 6,200 people.
Due to its position, only two hours away from Volos by ferry, it is the most crowded and tourist island of the cluster. Package tourists from Europe and wealthy visitors from all over the world come to Skiathos in summer.

Holidays in Skiathos are ideal for those who love nightlife, shopping, crowded beaches and entertainment. However, the island has managed to keep its authenticity and it can still offer an alternative way of spending your holidays. Picturesque walks, few quiet beaches, an interesting landscape and the lovely town of the island are the way.

 

GREECE ONE OF THE BEST NBC 

A TRAVEL CAFE PRODUCTION OF CHUCK HENRY AND GEORGE TRIVIZAS

 

Greece ...the paradise...from the sky

Greece out of the sky with its beautiful landscapes. Part of the post?ng 'Flying over Greece' with a different soundtrack.

(Mykonos... Naxos... Antiparos... Sifnos... Paros... Santorini... Crete... Rodos... Lesvos... Kavala... Athos... Thessaloniki... Eddesa... Giannena... Meteora... Vouraikos... Monemvasia... Pilos........... Athens)

  

Athens and Side-Trips

The thriving capital of Greece sprawls out from the foot of its magnificent Acropolis.

We'll tour the must-sees of ancient Athens: the Parthenon, Agora, and amazing National Archaeological Museum. We'll take the fast-paced pulse of the modern city, but waste no time getting to Rick's favorite side-trip destinations: the ruins of the mystical oracle at Delphi and a fast boat to the romantic, traffic-free isle of Hydra.

Greece's Peloponnese

After enjoying Greece's charming old port town of Nafplio, we'll time-trip through the ruins of Olympia, take center stage at the remarkably preserved theater at Epidavros, and explore the ancient capital of Mycenae.

Then we'll wander off the beaten path along the rustic, rough-and-tumble Mani Peninsula, relax in the idyllic beach town of Kardamyli, and marvel at Greece's Rock of Gibraltar: the fortress town of Monemvasia.

 

23 Best Things to Do in Athens

Athens is one of Europe's most overlooked cities, despite its strong history. The city's architecture is stained with graffiti of its own people and in the past I've heard not so good things about it. But there's still beauty and Athens is still worth tourist attention. What were my top highlights of this city?

Lesbos -Mytilini Greece - 90 min

HOMETOWN OF LEFTERIS GEORGATSELOS FROM KAMARES
IRINI GEORGATSELOU FROM KERAMIA
TSIRIBIM TSIRIBOM

Lesbos -  Greece, Molyvos, Efthalou, Vafeios, Lepetymnos, Pelopi, Sykaminea, Skala Sykamineas, Kagia, Tsonia, Taxiarchis, Man Katsa, Agios Stefanos, Xampelia, Skala Neon Kydonion, Skala Mistegnon, Thermis - Sarlitza Spa hotel, Agios Rafail, Roman Aquaduct - Moria, Mytilini, Agios Ermogenis, Karini, Asomatos, Agioi Anargyroi, Mt. Olympos, Agiassos, Perama, Skopelos, Tarti, Agios Isidoros, Plomari, Melinta, Panagia Kryfti, Vatera, Nyfida, Hot springs - Polichnitos, Lisvori, Pessa springs, Messa, Chalinados, Agia Paraskevi, Kremasti, Skala Kallonis, Panagias Mirsiniotissis, Limonos, Agra, Podaras, Tavari, Chrousos, Skala Eressou, Eressos, Sigri, Petrified Forest, Ypsilou, Antissa, Gevathas, Vatoussa, Anaxos, Stypsi, Petra, Petri, Nightlife in Molyvos

Lesbos -  Greece, Molyvos, Efthalou, Vafeios, Lepetymnos, Pelopi, Sykaminea, Skala Sykamineas, Kagia, Tsonia, Taxiarchis, Man Katsa, Agios Stefanos, Xampelia, Skala Neon Kydonion, Skala Mistegnon, Thermis - Sarlitza Spa hotel, Agios Rafail, Roman Aquaduct - Moria, Mytilini, Agios Ermogenis, Karini, Asomatos, Agioi Anargyroi, Mt. Olympos, Agiassos, Perama, Skopelos, Tarti, Agios Isidoros, Plomari, Melinta, Panagia Kryfti, Vatera, Nyfida, Hot springs - Polichnitos, Lisvori, Pessa springs, Messa, Chalinados, Agia Paraskevi, Kremasti, Skala Kallonis, Panagias Mirsiniotissis, Limonos, Agra, Podaras, Tavari, Chrousos, Skala Eressou, Eressos, Sigri, Petrified Forest, Ypsilou, Antissa, Gevathas, Vatoussa, Anaxos, Stypsi, Petra, Petri, Nightlife in Molyvos 

Crete island . Incredible Beaches

hometown of ELEFTHERIOS RENIERIS

Hometown of Stylianos Pattakos 

 

Chania Rethymno Heraklion Lasithi

 

The Island Cooking of Crete

Crete is Greece's largest island. It was here that researchers first documented the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. In this brief look at their way of cooking you will be struck by the widespread use of leafy greens and other vegetables. The Culinary Institute of America, in association with Unilever Foodsolutions, presents "Savoring the Best of World Flavors."

 

Rhodes Island

Rhodes Island , Greece - Rdodes Town, Mandraki, Nea Agora, Old Town, Street of the Knights (Ippoton), Palace of the Grand Master, D'Amboise Gate, Archaeological Museum (Knight's Hospital), Mosque of Suleiman, Marine Gate, Hippocrates (Ippocratous) Square, Evreon Martyron Square, Monte Smith, Temple of Apollo, Odeon, Ancient Stadium, Rodini Park, Koskinou, Kalithea, Oasis, Tassos, Nicolas Beach, Faliraki, Anthony Quinn and Ladiko Bay, Traganou Beach, Kolymbia, Epta Piges, Agios Nektarios, Tsambika Monastery and Beach, Archangelos Castle, Stegna, Feraklos Castle, Agathi Beach, Charaki, Vlicha, Lindos, Temple of Athena Lindia, Lindos Beach, St. Paul Bay, Pefki, Lardos, Glystra Beach, Thari Monastery, Asklipio, Lachania, Plimmiri, Korakas Beach, Prasonisi, Apolakkia Bay, Mesanagros, Skiadi Monastery, Fourni Beach, Monolithos Castle, Siana, Attaviros Gorge, Embonas, Kritinia Castle, Kopria Beach, Kamiros Beach, Ancient Kamiros, Profitis Ilias, Mussolini's Villa de Vecchi, Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli, Eleousa, Petaloudes, Ostrich Farm, Ialyssos Beach, Filerimos, Rhodes Town at Night, ...

Mr. Kladitis came to Canada in 1960 from Rodos Island Greece. 

Support the underprivileged, especially the children 

Rhodes Island - ????? (Rhodos, Rodos), Greece - 75 min 

Sikinos' Photos 

Sikinos is a secluded island in southern Cyclades, located between Ios and Folegandros. With limited tourist development, Sikinos island is the ideal place for peaceful holidays. Chora is the capital of the island, constructed on the slopes of a mountain and with amazing view to the Aegean Sea. This is among the tiniest and most picturesque villages in the Cyclades, with the characteristic Cycladic architecture. The port of Sikinos Greece is the most tourist place, with an organized beach and few tourist facilities. The beaches are secluded and can be reached on foot or by bus. The most interesting sightseeing on the island is the Monastery of Episkopi. Source: www.greeka.com

FOOD GREECE RABIT STIFADO

 

Greek Cooking with Aglaia Kremezi

Award winning cookbook author Aglaia Kremezi explains some of the fundamentals of Greek cooking.

The Culinary Institute of America, in association with Unilever Foodsolutions, presents "Savoring the Best of World Flavors."

Aglaia Kremezi 

The Island Cooking of Crete

Crete is Greece's largest island. It was here that researchers first documented the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. In this brief look at their way of cooking you will be struck by the widespread use of leafy greens and other vegetables. The Culinary Institute of America, in association with Unilever Foodsolutions, presents "Savoring the Best of World Flavors."

The Island Cooking of Crete posted by PETER SPYROS GOUDAS 

Oil company in Kisamos Crete

THE OLIVE TREE BOOK

 

On the Greek isle of Crete, Basil (Alan Bates), a shy inhibited writer from England is befriended by Zorba (Anthony Quinn) a boisterous peasant with an astonishing love for life. 

When Zorba agrees to work at Basil's abandoned mine, it is the beginning of a lesson for the young man as he gradually moves from an observer of the world to a participant.
This acclaimed classic co-stars Irene Paps and Lila Kedrova in an Oscar winning performance.

Nikos  Kazantzakis was born in 1883 in Heraklion, Crete writer of the novel Zorba the Greek

Zorba the Greek

Kos - Greece - 50 min.

Hometown of  Hippocrates

Kos Island , Greece - Asklepion, Zia, Paleo Pyli, Agios Stefanos, Kefalos, Lambi, Tigaki, Kardamena, Marmari, Mastichari, Aspri Petra, Embros Therme, Agios Dimitrios, Fokas, Kamari, Theologos, Georgios Petroumianou, Ioannis, Mammas, Antimachia castle, Asfendiou, Asomatos, Camel, Kamila, Bravo, Kata, 

 

SEAFORUM 2015

HOME TOWN OF KOSTAS (GUS) PATINIOTIS 
FROM MR GOUDAS BIOGRAPHY PAGE 112 
“Yah Monnn” Jamaican Patois (funny story) (recorded by Bernadette)

Also the hometown of Antonakis Zoulos, a famous Violinist. 


Also the hometown of Antonakis Zoulos, a famous Violinist.

As I was inserting this link for Tzia, Kostas (Gus) Patiniotis happened to arrive for a visit at my office to view the video.  

As he was viewing this video of his homeland, he recognized many sites from his childhood.  For example, Kastriani Monastery, Kastanies - his place of birth, he even recognized Papa Lefteris - one of the the Ministers the island for many, many years, and was delighted to see his old school building.

Within the video you will see a huge chessboard which was designed and created by Delapitsas. 

You will notice that Tzia is a beautiful island and a wonderful place to visit.

There are many small villages across the island including Ioulida, Marmarei, Noordoost Kea, Bij Pera Meria, Zuidoost Kust Kea, Agios Symeon,, Koundouros, Pisses.

  

CORFU KERKYRA by MATT BARRETT

 

Zakynthos Greece 

Home town of JENNY ROUSSEA . ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS ACTRESSES IN GREECE

Zante or Zakynthos is third Greek largest of Ionian Islands.

One of the most popular destination for cheap holidays in Europe. Its many reasons to visit this beautiful island. Beautiful beaches - Shipwreck Beach one of the most iconic beach in the world, Calm, clear and warm water with many turtles swimmnig around you. 

Enjoy and thanks for watching!

Zakynthos Greece posted by SPYROS PETER GOUDAS 

Kavala Greece

KAVALA one destination, a kaleidoscope of experiences.

A trip to Kavala is a rewarding one!

 

Ammolofoi Beach Kavala,Greece

A complete guide of Ammolofoi Beach Area at Kavala, Greece.
Located around 1 km from Nea Peramos(15 km from Kavala), Ammolofoi Beach(Sand Dunes) is the perfect destination for you and your family...

Ammolofoi Beach Kavala,Greece BY SPYROS PETER GOUDAS

Kefalonia beaches

Athens Street Food 

Greek Foods You Have to Try!

Greek Coffee book.

Sparta

HOMETOWN OF NIKI STAMATAKOS 
NIKI HAVE CREATE the best garden in the world IN TORONTO ONTARIO CANADA

THE FILM HAS 3 OF THE MOST WONDERFUL SONGS
1) BEAUTIFUL YESTERDAYS BY MICKEY ANDREWS
2) ANNOULA TOU CHIONIA BY ANTONIS KALOGIANNIS
3) MAMA SRANANG

Ancient Greeks: Spartan Invasion

The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization
It was perhaps the most spectacular flourishing of imagination and achievement in recorded history. In the Fourth and Fifth Centuries BC, the Greeks built an empire that stretched across the Mediterranean from Asia to Spain. They laid the foundations of modern science, politics, warfare and philosophy, and produced some of the most breathtaking art and architecture the world has ever seen. 

This is SPARTA! History Channel 

A Greek force of approximately 7,000 men marched north to block the pass in the summer of 480 BC. The Persian army, alleged by the ancient sources to have numbered over one million but today considered to have been much smaller (various figures are given by scholars ranging between about 100,000 and 150,000),[7][8] arrived at the pass in late August or early September. 

Click on the image below to view this wonderful documentary.

A Greek force of approximately 7,000 men marched north to block the pass in the summer of 480 BC. The Persian army, alleged by the ancient sources to have numbered over one million but today considered to have been much smaller (various figures are given by scholars ranging between about 100,000 and 150,000),[7][8] arrived at the pass in late August or early September.  

Larissa-Greece

Greek mythology it is said that the city was founded by Acrisius, who was killed accidentally by his grandson, Perseus. There lived Peleus, the hero beloved by the gods, and his son Achilles.

In mythology, Larissa was a daughter of the primordial man Pelasgus.

The traditional houses at Tabakika and the fortress, the acropolis, the ancient theatre, the monument museum of Hippokrates, the park of Alcazar, the Picture Gallery, the Archaeological Museum, and the Cultural-Historical Museum are definitely worth seeing.

There are many beautiful and interesting settlements all over the region which are also worth seeing. The hamlet Agia, built on the slopes of Mt. Ossa, the tourist resort of Agiokambos with its long sandy beach, the historical village of Ambelakia  and the region of Tempi,

 

VOLOS - GREECE

Volos is one of the most beautiful cities of Greece. It features great modern tourist infrastructure that offer all amenities for a pleasant stay, many attractions and religious monuments and easy access from every part of the country. 

  

A Day In Paros

Paros History Paros has been inhabited since at least 4000BC. It started flourishing around 3000BC, and all over the Cyclades the Parian marble can be found from this time. The island was then called Minoa which indicates that the island's civilization was Minoan (Cretan) then. Later on, the Parian marble was to be used in Delphi, Delos and the temple of Poseidon in Sounio.

 

Patra, Greece

 

Greece Patras Carnival

The Patras Carnival is the largest event of its kind in Greece and one of the biggest in Europe.

Zagoria & Ioannina BY Barry Vera

The isolated stone villages of Zagoria in Central Greece are reminiscent of another time and place. Steeped in history and tradition, the area is known for its amazing stone architecture, its iconic bridges and some of the most breathtaking natural scenery in Europe. Whilst exploring the region, Barry discovers a local delicacy growing in the hillside forests and embarks on a mushroom hunt! In the nearby city of Ioannina, Barry visits two craftsmen who carry on the traditions of making brass and silver.

 

CLICK ON THE PHOTO FOR FOTIS RESTAURANT IN IOANNINA GREECE

FOTIS RESTAURANT IN IOANNINA GREECE

Prosvoro

HOMETOWN OF JIM KOTTAS  

Amazing waterfalls of Edessa

by maraike If you happen to go to Edessa do not miss going up to the mountain of Voras (formerly called Kaimaktsalan). It's beautifull in the summer time, but in winter it simply is amazing, especially if it has been snowing. There is a ski center on the top, but since i'm not really a fan of skiing, what I enjoyed most was the view of the snowy mountain and also the view of the lowlands from up there. From so far up, you might even get the chance to look above the clouds as we did!

 

ITHAKI

When Odysseus set off for glorious days in Troy, his beloved wife, Penelope, was left alone to unwittingly excite the appetite of men for a gorgeous queen.

Before long, the palace was brimful of odious suitors who would flirt with the queen persistently. What is more, they made Penelope promise she would marry one of them. To keep them at bay, she came up with a devise: she promised she would come to a wedding with the best of them when she would have finished weaving a shroud. So, she spent the daytime weaving it and the nighttime unweaving it. Thus doing, she managed to stay clear of the suitors for 20 whole years, until Odysseus returned to Ithaca.

Odysseus King of Ithaki

 

Skiathos Island

The closest of the Sporades islands to the Greek mainland, Skiathos is the most accessible island for visitors. With more than 50 beaches and a wide assortment of hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs, it’s the most popular vacation spot in the Sporades as well. Most people come to Skiathos for the beaches, and there’s a stretch of sand sure to please every visitor. Southside beaches boast calm waters that make them perfect for swimming and water sports like kayaking and paddle boarding. The windswept shores on the north side of Skiathos offer a less crowded experience. Reachable only by boat, the northern beach of Lalaria is near to several beautiful sea caves well worth exploring.

 

Mamma Mia Movie in Skiathos

 

A greek cooking show in Skiathos

KYTHNOS ISLAND GREECE

Kythnos is mostly an agricultural island with green valleys and many unspoilt beaches. The island has two main settlements, the village of Messaria, known locally as Chora, and the village of Dryopida, also known as Chorio. Both villages are notable for their winding and often stepped streets, too narrow for vehicular traffic. The villages are very picturesque but in different architectural styles. Chora has the more-typical flat roofs of the Cyclades, while Dryopida’s rooftops are slanted and tiled.

 

SERIFOS 

Serifos is a small island where tourism is just beginning to really develop. Its main attractions are some excellent beaches, and the unspoiled hilltop capital of Hora with its whitewashed buildings. Though small, Hora has most of the services a traveler requires, including hotels and restaurants and at least one bank and grocery store. Smaller villages are scattered around the rest of the island.

 

Syros Cyclades Greece

One of the smallest islands of the Cyclades and relatively rural outside of the capital Ermoupolis, Syros is a beautiful island off the normal tourist track.
Despite its size it has the highest population in the Cyclades since Ermoupolis is the legal and administrative center of the archipelago.
It’s a great place to experience authentic Greek island culture.

Naxos - Greece

Naxos, the largest of the Cyclades islands, figures prominently in Greek mythology (it’s the childhood home of Zeus) and also was invaded in the Crusades during the Middle Ages. Some locals still wear traditional clothing on this island that is both mountains and green valleys. The capital is Naxos City, also known as Chora, which is close to several beaches, including some that allow nude sunbathing. Walking through the old area of Chora ranks high on travelers’ must-do lists Another favorite is the Portara, an archway that remains of a Greek temple to Apollo; sunset is the best time to visit the temple.

 

Nafplio - Greece

Few cities reflect Greece’s rich and diverse history as well as Nafplio, one of the country’s most elegant and romantic destinations. Located in the heart of the historic Argolis region on the Peloponnese peninsula, Nafplio has deep cultural roots in Ancient Greece and the Venetian period of the 15th and 17th centuries. It flourished as modern Greece’s first capital in the early 1800s.
The city boasts gorgeous neoclassical mansions, beautiful Venetian architecture and scenic alleys.
Its landscape is composed by two Venetian castles, Palamidi and Acronafplia, built on two successive hills. Not to be missed, the small fortress of Bourtzi in the Argolic gulf, a short ferry ride from the city, offers unique views over Nafplio and an ideal setting for romantic getaways.

 

Kastoria 

Northern Greece’s hidden gem, the photogenic city of Kastoria is built on a narrow strip of land amidst the still waters of beautiful Lake Orestiada, giving the impression of a floating island. The city flourished during the 19th century as a fur trade and manufacturing center, and many of its traders’ luxurious mansions and traditional houses can be admired in the old quarters of Doltso and Apozari, along with 72 beautiful churches that are a testament to Kastoria’s rich Byzantine past. The lovely promenade around the lake is perhaps one of Greece’s most scenic walks, offering spectacular views of Kastoria and its surrounding mountains.

 

Karpenisi

 

Driving from Prousos Orthodox Monastery to Karpenisi.
The video starts outside Prousos Orthodox Monastery, continues through the canyon on a narrow windy road, at some point it passes literally under the mountain and finishes cruising the streets of Karpenisi town (capital of Evrytania regional unit).

Widely popular among winter sport enthusiasts and nature lovers, Karpenisi is a small town situated in a remote and sparsely populated area of Central Greece that is called the country's ‘Little Switzerland.’ The town’s reputation owes much to the unspoiled natural beauty of its surrounding mountains, alpine forests, and whitewater rivers, which make it an ideal destination for true escapism.

For its size, Karpenisi offers a decent choice of traditional lodgings, bakeries, and restaurants, and boasts a wide variety of local delicacies, such as its famous leek sausages and internationally awarded prosciutto, crafted from a porcine breed native to the area. 

METSOVO MARRIAGE  

Situated at an altitude of 1,200 meters in the very heart of the majestic mountain range of Pindos in Epirus, Metsovo is undoubtedly one of Greece’s more picturesque towns.

The city was home to some of the country’s most skilled stonemasons who used the region’s rich natural resources to build gorgeous mansions, monasteries, fountains, and cobbled streets and squares, most of which remain untouched by time.

Nearby mountain peaks and slopes and pristine forests offer an arresting sight to visitors, who can enjoy scenic hikes in the surrounding area. Despite the rapid increase in tourism in recent years, Metsovo still preserves its traditional character, perfectly combining the past with the present by offering a multitude of cultural and sport activities all year round.  CLICK FOR GREECE 2