It is the holy place of the gods and this is what we think it has in its atmosphere. For some it’s just a “pile” of stones for us… an immortal shrine to history. Amazing views, a stone on which history has left its mark, transport you into the enchanted world of Athena, Dionysus, Herod or Zeus. Only here can you see with your own eyes how old the world is.You are cordially invited to the Lemon House for a rest, and this magnificent building is only 30 km away.
Mount Lycabettus ( / ˌ l aɪ k ə b ɛ t ə s / ), also known as Lycabettos , Lykabettos or Lykavittos ( Greek : Λυκαβηττός , pronounced [likavitos] ), is a chalky limestone hill in Athens , Greece at 300 metres ( 908 ft) above sea level. Pine trees cover its base, and its two peaks are home to the 19th-century St George’s Chapel , a theatre and a restaurant.
Monastiraki ( Greek : Μοναστηράκι, pronounced [monastiraci] , literally small monastery ) is a flea market district in the old city of Athens , Greece , and is one of the main shopping districts in Athens. The area is home to clothing boutiques, souvenir shops and specialty shops, and is a major tourist attraction in Athens and Attica for bargain shopping. The area is named Monastiraki Square, which in turn is named after the Pantanassa Church, which is located in the square. The main streets of the area are Pandrossou Street and Adrianou Street .
Located in the square, Monastiraki metro station serves both line 1 and line 3 of the Athens metro .
Besides many taverns and restaurants, we recommend visiting Laiki. It takes place in Porto Rafti every Tuesday in Agios Spiridonas on the main street.
Laiki agora (λαϊκή αγορά, Greek for people’s market), also common in the plural Laikes agores (λαϊκές αγορές, people’s markets), are farmers’ markets that operate all over Greece, selling foodstuffs and gardening or household equipment, as well as children toys and various “do it yourself” tools.
Greece is famous for many natural wonders and the remains of ancient times, when it was a power in all possible areas. A place that has been a dream of the Greeks since ancient times, but only came true a little over 100 years ago – the Corinth Canal.
The canal itself separates the Peloponnese peninsula from mainland Greece, making it an island, and connects the Saronic Gulf (Aegean Sea) with the Gulf of Corinth (Ionian Sea).
The canal is 6.4 kilometres long, with a width of just 21 metres. However, it is as high as 79 metres from the water level to the end of the wall. The wall is cut almost flush, and from the height of the bridge you can feel the enormity of the undertaking.
It is crossed by 6 bridges, including a railway bridge and one private bridge. The main bridge for car traffic for a tourist looks inconspicuous, when you go over the peninsula by bus you can miss this crossing without much trouble.
The ancient city of Corinth, apart from the canal, was also famous for the priestesses of Aphrodite. They were engaged in prostitution and lured guests to the temple, enjoying themselves at feasts. There were about a thousand of these sacred prostitutes called “daughters of Corinth”. Because of them, Corinth was called the city of debauchery.
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One of the oldest Greek spas Loutraki, in ancient times called Therma from hot springs. It was famous for its healing qualities already in Roman and Byzantine times. Today, modern hydrotherapy methods are used in the spa for many health problems (rheumatism, joints, nervous system and skin diseases), but also for purely relaxation purposes.
Loutraki is also a modern resort full of life and entertainment. You will find here, among others, a casino. Although the beach here is rocky, it is worth taking your diving goggles with you because the sea is exceptionally clear. Interestingly, in the local bars and tavernas you will not get anything to drink except for the local healing water!
The ancient city of Mycenae is located in the north-eastern part of the Peloponnese. In the second millennium BC there was a rich culture here. Numerous excavations have allowed the discovery of monuments that we can admire here today.
These are: the ruins of the acropolis (also called the Mycenaean citadel), the remains of the palace and the shaft and chamber tombs. The tombs contained a variety of objects such as golden masks, weapons and jewellery. In Mycenae you can also admire the ruins of houses, as well as tablets with Linear B writing and clay statues.
On the hillside there are buildings surrounded by Cyclopean walls with the Lion’s Gate and other gates. In the king’s residence you can admire frescoes, stucco and plaster floors. In Mycenae there are also monuments of a later period – the ruins of a temple, a theatre and a gymnasium.
Mykonos is a noisy, lively island that never sleeps. Known for its prestigious bars and discos, it enjoys the fame of the Greek Ibiza. No wonder it is loved by celebrities and partygoers. Everyone can feel like a star when they step onto the dance floor of a trendy club and lie on the golden sand in the company of the cream of the show business world.
Mykonos, however, has much more to offer than parties. Its biggest attractions are the idyllic beaches and the beautiful Chora, the island’s capital, with its charming streets where you might come across a pelican strolling along. The friendly bird is the biggest symbol of Mykonos, next to the white windmills.
A holiday without a party is no holiday at all? On Mykonos you will find out what real nightlife means. The best clubs can be found on crowded beaches with golden sand, blue water and an atmosphere of complete idyll. There you can lounge on a sun lounger all day long without a guilty conscience or fight the rough waves. Mykonos is a paradise for windsurfers. If you like sightseeing, there are plenty of interesting places for you to visit, but don’t expect any extraordinary discoveries.
Nafplio is considered one of the most romantic cities in all of Greece. According to Greek mythology, Nafplio was founded by Nafplios – the son of Poseidon. The history of the town dates back to prehistoric times and remembers, among other things, the Trojan War. Nafplio declined considerably during the Roman Empire, and experienced its revival during the Byzantine period. The town does not lack Venetian and Turkish accents, which have influenced the culture, architecture and traditions of the town over the centuries.
The first point of interest in Nafplio is the Palamidi Castle, located on a hill and accessible by 999 steps carved into the rocks. Imagine how stunning the view must be from the very top! At the foot of the hill is the historic rock – Akronafplia, also known by its Turkish name “Its Kale” (meaning inner castle).
In the heart of the city is the Italian square Syntagma, where the historical buildings are located. In the square you will find, among other things, two Turkish mosques (one of which was the seat of the first Greek parliament), the Archaeological Museum with important artefacts from the prehistoric and Mycenaean eras and the Municipal Gallery.
It’s definitely worth going deep into the old city to get the full feel of its atmosphere. There is no shortage of monuments, statues and fountains. You will find stunning neo-classical buildings that are sure to delight you. All this in narrow, cobbled streets, where souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants are located. The island character is added by ubiquitous bougainvillea. We were enchanted by this atmosphere – the bustling streets took us to a completely different world. And it was a very romantic world indeed.gional unit of Argolis.
Santorini, undeniably the most picturesque of the Greek islands and one of the most beautiful in the world, is an enviable showcase for Greece. Its white houses with blue roofs scattered on high rocks harmonise with the blue of the sea, creating a truly fairytale setting. Behind this idyllic space, however, hides the power of the volcano, which centuries ago with a powerful eruption split Thira into smaller islands and to this day remains active. However, it is hard to think about it when you look at the picturesque beaches, follow the remains of history, admire the charming scenery of the towns and give a cry of delight at the sight of the most beautiful sunset in the world.
Who’s it for.
Do you dream of spending your summer holiday lounging on the beach? Full of charming beaches and coves, Santorini is the right destination for you. You’ll also love it if you like a more active holiday, both in the water and on land. Or maybe you prefer sightseeing? You will find some interesting monuments on the island. There are also some great clubs. You will probably be interested in this information if you belong to the party people.
Temple of Poseidon
The Temple of Poseidon on Sunion – a sacred building of ancient Greece, built between 444-440 BC on the peninsula of Sunion in honor of the god of the seas and oceans Poseidon.Temple built as peripteros hexastylos, was part of the sacred circle dedicated to Poseidon, led to it road decorated with a monumental gate, flanked by a portico. The remains of the temple are ruins located within an organised archaeological site under the. The Directorate of Prehistoric and Classical Monuments of the Ministry of Culture of Greece.
Magnificent views and a piece of history within 30 km of Hebehome
P.S and the sunset…knocks you out
Thoricus or ThoThorikos is located on the north-east coast of Lavreotiki and is about 50 km from Athens. The double hill of Velatouri (height 145 m), which is the centre of the Mycenaean settlement and the ancient municipality of Thorikos, lies on the edge of the fertile alluvial plain of Thorikos, close to the sea. Thorikos is one of the oldest settlements in Attica and one of the twelve cities inhabited by Theseus. According to tradition, it was founded by Kekropas, the first mythical king of Athens, in mythology it is associated with Kephalos, who married Kekropas’ daughter Prokridas, and as mentioned in the Homeric hymn to Demeter, the goddess was found here during her journey from Crete to Eleusis. The settlement of Thorikos was a prosperous metalworking centre in the 5th and 4th centuries BC because it was close to the Lavrio mines, and because of its current location it gained a lot of commercial value.
The settlement on the Velatouri hill was long and dense. On the summit are the ruins of an acropolis with traces of late Neolithic settlement, houses from the Early Helladic and Middle Helladic periods (2900 – 1600 BC) and five vaulted and chambered tombs from the Late Helladic (Mycenaean) period (1600-1100 BC)…). In Mycenaean tomb 1, vessels and figurines from the 7th to the end of the 5th century BC were found, indicating the presence of a heroic cult that lasted for many centuries.
Brauron (Ancient Greek: Βραυρών) was one of the twelve cities of ancient Attica, but never mentioned as a deme, though it continued to exist down to the latest times. It was situated on or near the eastern coast of Attica, between Steiria and Halae Araphenides, near the river Erasinus. Brauron is celebrated on account of the worship of Artemis Brauronia, in whose honour a festival was celebrated in this place.
The sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron (Modern Greek: Βραυρώνα – Vravrona) is an early sacred site on the eastern coast of Attica near the Aegean Sea in a small inlet. The inlet has silted up since ancient times, pushing the current shoreline farther from the site. A nearby hill, c. 24 m high and 220 m to the southeast, was inhabited during the Neolithic era, c. 2000 BCE, and flourished particularly from Middle Helladic to early Mycenaean times (2000–1600 BC) as a fortified site (acropolis). Occupation ceased in the LHIIIb period, and the acropolis was never significantly resettled after this time. This gap in the occupation of the site lasted from LHIIIb (13th century) until the 8th century BCE. Brauron was one of the twelve ancient settlements of Attica prior to the synoikismos of Theseus, who unified them with Athens.