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Galaxidi Flour-War Carnival

By Spiros Gioldasis / 17 April, 2017 /

On the craziest feast in Greece! Mad max filming or an apocalypse scene? Just the Flour-war carnival of Galaxidi! “Didn’t you get dirty yet?” A sweet girl asked me. Her features were barely distinguishable beneath the mix of color and flour, which covered her face and body. Then, full of vividness, she stained my face with the…

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Zagori Hike : The Beginning

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 10 April, 2017 /

Zagori Hike : The Beginning   Having left behind Ioannina—the capital of Epirus. We took the old road to Zagorochoria—as all forty six villages of Zagori are collectively named. We hadn’t seen a car or people for the last twenty minutes and I could feel the isolation  of the place as our small Fiat 500x…

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Zagori : The Kingdom of Infinite Country

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 28 February, 2017 /

Zagori : The Kingdom of Infinite Country Epirus—rightfully called the “infinite country” since ancient times; Got its epithet because of its mountains which row after row dominate the land making it seem endless. Zagori is hidden in the heart of this isolated region in northwestern Greece. Its forty six villages, called Zagorochoria are nested between…

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Acropolis Museum : Sanctuary of the Marbles

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 19 December, 2016 /

Acropolis Museum Sanctuary of the Marbles   For many years, the possibility of building an adequate museum that would house the Parthenon marbles and all the artifacts of Acropolis and the surrounding slopes remained distant as a dream. Every plan made by the Greek state, was coming to a dead end. Eventually it took a…

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National Archaeological Museum of Athens

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 2 December, 2016 /

National Archaeological Museum of Athens The national archaeological museum of Athens is the biggest in Greece and one of the most significant in the world. Over 11.000 artifacts belong to its five major exhibitions which stretch from the Prehistoric era until the Roman period. Located in an exquisite neoclassical building on “28th October” Avenue which…

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Athens Zoo

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 18 November, 2016 /

Attica Zoological Park Athens Zoo For decades the only zoo in Athens was a small one inside the National Garden behind the Greek parliament. I have memories of my parents taking me there on Sundays. I can’t remember the animals clearly—due to my young age, but I still remember my enthusiasm when I was there.…

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Athens : A Walk Around the Historical Center

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 29 October, 2016 /

Athens : A Walk Around the Historical Center Writing an article about Athens feels strange to me. After all, it is my hometown and looking at it as a travel destination doesn’t come natural. I have to admit that the Greek capital doesn’t look attractive on first sight. When the rest of Europe was going…

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Ireland : The Cliffs of Moher

By Spiros Gioldasis / 23 September, 2016 /

On the west coast of Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher are one of its most breathtaking features In Ireland the inevitable never happens and the unexpected constantly occurs Sir John Pentland Mahaffy With this trip to Ireland and particularly by visiting the famous cliffs of Moher, I finally fulfill a childhood dream. As a child,…

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Athens : Ten Images in B&W

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 10 July, 2016 /

Athens : Ten Images in B&W These are ten images I took in Athens during my last trip. The capital of Greece can be very atmospheric so I chose black and white. The old Gasworks also known as Gazi are a live neighborhood in the heart of the city. The old facilities have been transformed…

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To Priecne Sedlo and Back

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 2 May, 2016 /

To Priecne Sedlo and Back I was really looking forward for this trip to Priecne Sedlo. For all I knew it looked very promising. A real adventure out in the mountains. And I wasn’t wrong. This trail in High Tatras  was an adventure with all the good and bad things real adventures come with! Our…

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Trekking the Oak Woodland in Xeromero

By Spiros Gioldasis / 7 April, 2016 /

The Oak Woodland of Xeromero In the western part of the prefecture of Aetoloakarnania in Xeromero province, just 30 km from Agrinio, the largest city of the county, is the only Oak Woodland in Greece and one of the largest in Europe. Location Based in Agrinio, a city that would ensure plenty of accommodation and…

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Weekend Escape in Drabsko

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 23 March, 2016 /

Weekend Escape in Drabsko Sometimes you just need a place to escape from your routine, even for a weekend. To have a change of air, to recharge your batteries, and why not? Get in touch with nature. That’s exactly what we were thinking when we booked one room for three days in a tiny village…

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3 Great trails in Troodos Mountains

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 10 March, 2016 /

Troodos trails are like a well kept secret in Cyprus. The island is mostly known for the golden beaches and the wild parties of Ayia Napa.  Cyprus not only has trails, but also has mountain trails. Yes! It has mountains as well! Troodos Troodos is the biggest mountain range in the island. The highest peak…

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Mercure Bratislava Centrum

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 2 March, 2016 /

A contemporary 4star hotel , Mercure Bratislava Centrum counts 175 rooms. It has a beautiful pop art design that gives it it’s own character and differentiates it from the usual.     Location Located in Stare Mesto. It’s three minutes from the train station and 15 minutes from downtown and the castle of Bratislava.  …

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The Majestic High Tatras

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 28 February, 2016 /

The Majestic High Tatras Standing between Slovakia and Poland the proud mountain range of High Tatras has a special charm and atmosphere. Protected by National Park status and part of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves the Tatras are a great place to be for nature lovers, hikers and climbers. If you love mountains then you have to visit…

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Uhrovec Castle : In the Heart of the forest

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 18 January, 2016 /

The ruins of Uhrovec castle are located on Nitricke Vrchy Hills which are part of Strazovske vrchy. Hidden inside the dense forest, the castle  is really isolated and not accessible by car. But you wouldn’t want to go by car anyway because the trail that leads to the castle from Uhrovec Podhradie is ethreal. It’s…

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Bojnice Castle : Straight out of a fairytale.

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 30 December, 2015 /

Bojnice castle is made from the stuff that fairy tales are made of. The most visited castle in Slovakia is 3 hours from Bratislava and it looks like it came out of a fantasy land with dragons, princes and evil Queens. The turquoise tower tops have definitely something to do with it. It is located…

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Bratislava : Why you should visit the capital of Slovakia

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 13 December, 2015 /

Bratislava: Why you should visit the capital of Slovakia Bratislava is one of the jewels of the Danube river. The capital of Slovakia lies on the banks of Danube on the western border of Slovakia just 45 minutes from Vienna. While walking around, it’s not difficult to witness the soviet past of the country. But…

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Patsos gorge, Crete

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 11 December, 2015 /

Patsos gorge is also known as Agios Antonios because of the little church in the cave near the entrance of the gorge. It is located 30km from the city of Rethymno at 490m altitude. In the shadow of Samaria gorge which is also in Crete, Patsos is a smaller and less crowded choice. The whole…

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Samaria gorge, Crete

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 18 November, 2015 /

Samaria gorge, the second biggest gorge in Europe is located in the White mountains south of Chania.It belongs to the greater area of Samaria National park and its flora and fauna are protected by law. It begins at the plateau of Omalos (1200m) and ends up in Agia Roumeli village after 16km. The entrance is called…

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Heraklion, Crete

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 7 July, 2015 /

Heraklion Heraklion is the biggest city in the island of Crete which in turn is the biggest island in Greece and also one of the places  I originate from, consequently I’ve spent many of my childhood holidays here.  It’s a vivid university city which serves as a transportation node to the millions of tourists who…

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Agia Pelagia, Crete

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 4 July, 2015 /

Agia Pelagia Agia Pelagia bay A small fishing village which is 25 minutes from Heraklion. Agia Pelagia is the place to be if quietness is what you are looking for. Built in an amphitheatrical way it has a small beach with six or seven restaurants, two or three bars and as many souvenir shops. Hasn’t…

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