It is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Mediterranean welcoming some 3 million tourists annually while at the same time it is the perfect place to venture into the wilderness and the unspoiled beauty of nature, both coastal and mountainous!
For most holidaymakers, even for Greeks, Euboea is an uncharted territory: so little publicity for such a big island… This despite the fact that Euboea is linked to the mainland by two bridges and it is easily reached within one hour’s drive from Athens! What’s happening there and why nobody talks about Euboea? One may think that it’s just not worthy – sometimes it’s as simple as that. Big mistake. We visited the southern part of the island and we discovered miles of beautifully wild beaches facing the Aegean Sea, nice hiking trails in the mountains and some intriguing archaeological curiosities. Moreover it has the advantage of being tolerant for wild camping.
Shh… don’t tell anyone.
Continue reading Euboea, For connoisseurs only
We are traveling to the southernmost peninsula of Peloponnese where we discover the most unrealistic, lunar-style landscape in Greece, unique and in the same time surprisingly little visited by tourists: the Mesa Mani region.
Continue reading The Mesa (Inner) Mani experience
We travel to Kythera where we discover why this relatively small island located just off the southern-eastern tip of Peloponnese is considered one of the few remaining ‘untouched’ Greek islands, as magnificent as they used to be before the tourism invasion. It’s quite like time-travel back to the ’70s-80’s: the villages are still picturesque without ‘Rent Rooms’, ‘cafe-bars’ and ‘souvenirs’ signs, the people are friendly and hospitable, the scenery is unspoiled.
Every year 350 millions visitors cross the threshold of this unconventional ‘museum’, inaugurated in Athens in 2000. Strictly speaking is nothing but the city’s metro system but what a metro! The exhibits consist of ancient treasures (original artifacts, statues, relics of roads and aqueduct, replicas from Acropolis marble friezes, etc.) that came to light during the excavations for the construction of the tunnels along with creative works of contemporary, well-known Greek artists.