The Corinth Canal cuts through the isthmus, effectively making the Peloponnese an Island, it connects the Corinthian Gulf on the west with the Saronic Gulf in the east. It is such an amazing engineering feat to stop and admire, completed in the 1890’s it made a saving of 300 nautical miles around the Peloponnese. Nowadays the canal is almost obsolete, only light container ships, small cruise boats and yachts are passing through. In ancient times before the canal, the Corinthians became extremely wealthy by charging a toll to shipping merchants for every ship that passed over on a purpose built stone slipway called the Diolkos parts of which are still visible today.

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Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands and the fourth largest island in Greece. It is strategically located at the crossroads between two major Mediterranean Sea routes, the Aegean Sea and the Middle East coast. The island has inhabited by different people over the centuries leaving both their cultural and architectural mark.

The island is characterized by its Medieval City declared an UNESCO World Heritage City. Wandering through the streets within the walls, you will feel like being transferred into the Knights period. With no doubt, the most obvious influences are those of the Order of the Knights of St. John as well as the Ottomans.

Today the medieval city is very lively and colorful with unlimited shopping and dining options. The highlights of the city are the Grand Master’s Palace, the boulevard of the Knights, the Archaeological Museum, the Clock Tower, Kastellania and Socrates Street. Exiting the Walls, you will come across Mandraki, the old harbor. At the entrance of Mandraki harbor you will see two columns with deers on top, the Windmills and the cathedral of Rhodes.

The myth says that the statue of the Colossus of Rhodes was standing right there, at the entrance of the port.

Walking along the promenade you will get to Elli beach, the main organized and vibrant beach of the town of Rhodes. Other major attractions in the city of Rhodes include Monte Smith hill with the Acropolis and the Aquarium.

The must visit places on the island include Lindos, that resembles the Cyclades, Kallithea and Afantou beach, Anthony Quinn beach, the Butterfly Park, the ancient city of Kamiros and the mountain village of Embonas.

The island has a very strong touristic infrastructure with an international airport, port and unlimited all stars hotel options.

Crete is the largest island of Greece and the 12th largest island in Europe, divided into four prefectures, Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion and Lassitthi.

Chania’s harbor was built by the Venetians between 1320 and 1356, known as the Old Port of Chania.

It’s the highlight of this beautiful town of Crete and the most vibrant spot with cafes, taverns and restaurants along with its unique Venetian architecture reflected in the characteristic narrow buildings.

It was a significant stop for the Venetian navy and one of the most important commercial ports in the east Mediterranean. From the Maritime Museum west to the Neoria (shipyards) east, you can admire all its glory and elegance in this romantic part of Crete.

Strolling along the promenade you will spot the characteristic Egyptian Lighthouse which captures the gaze of everyone. Yiali Tzamisi, one of the few remaining examples of Islamic art of the Renaissance period, which was dedicated to the first commander of Chania Kioutsouk Hasan, is sited between Akti Kountourioti and Akti Tombazi.

The (Neoria) are stone characteristic buildings with an arched facade which were used as a repair yard for the Venetian fleet.

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Thousands of tourists visit Meteora from Athens each year to admire the unique landscape and glimpse into the centuries-old traditions of monastic life.

To tour this area and its Monasteries should be highest on the list of every travelers dream experience. The first sight of the monasteries perched on top of pillars of rock as well as the whole surrounding area of Meteora will truly take-your-breath-away. A truly beautiful and spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Six Monasteries are still in operation and open to the public out of the twenty four monasteries that once formed this 1000-year-old community.

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This pure gem of a Greek Island in the Saronic Gulf is one of the most romantic weekend gateways from Athens.

The islanders use around 500 donkeys as means of public transportation, there are no cars or motorbikes, this is one of many reasons why Hydra preserves its distinctive atmosphere and character through the passage of time, with its traditional stone mansions, narrow cobble stoned streets, quaint secluded squares.

Today it is easy for the visitor to understand that Hydra is a magnet for the international jet-set, and also beloved by writers, painters and photographers. The island experienced an exceptional economic growth in the past, thanks to its great naval and commercial activity. Hydra’s powerful fleet also participated in many crucial sea battles, significantly to the War of Independence of 1821.

It is also a surprising fact, that such a tiny island is actually the birthplace of five of Greece’s Prime Ministers.

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Milos is an ideal destination, the largest of Cycladic group of islands famous for the discovery of The Venus De Milo now in the Louvre and the Asclepius of Milos now in the British Museum.

The island boasts amazing landscapes to explore, early Christian catacombs, and thermal springs not to mention more than 70 stunning beaches with crystal clear waters.

Don’t miss out on the islands many phenomenal gastronomic experiences, also try the unique local tastes such as cream cheese pies, watermelon pies and the delightful bonbons with white pumpkin.

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