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Destinations in Greece where you can find hotels in our site:
Hotels in MACEDONIA (Makedonia)
Chalkidiki - Athos (Halkidiki - Athos, 3rd finger), Chalkidiki - Kassandra (Halkidiki - Kassandra, 1st finger), Chalkidiki - Sithonia (Halkidiki - Sithonia, 2. Finger), Drama, Florina, Grevena, Imathia, Kastoria, Kavala, Kilkis, Kozani, Pella, Pieria, Seres (Serres), Thassos, Thessaloniki (Saloniki, Salonica)
Hotels in CYCLADES ISLANDS (Kyklades)
Amorgos, Anafi, Andros, Antiparos, Dilos, Folegandros, Ios, Kea, Kimolos, Kithnos (Kythnos), Koufonisi, Milos, Mykonos (Myconos), Naxos, Paros, Santorini (Santorin, Thera), Serifos, Sifnos, Sikinos, Syros (Siros), Tinos,
Hotels in DODECANESE ISLANDS (Dodekanisa)
Hotels in IONIAN ISLANDS (Eptanisa)
Hotels in CENTRAL GREECE (Sterea Ellada)
Hotels in PELOPONNESE (Peloponnisos)
Hotels in EASTERN AEGEAN ISLANDS (Anatoliko Egeo)
Hotels in ARGOSARONIKOS GULF
Hotels in THESSALY (Thessalia)
Hotels in SPORADES ISLANDS (Sporades)
Hotels in CRETE (Kriti)
Hotels in EPIRUS (Ipiros)
Hotels in THRACE (Thraki)
Hotels in EVIA ISLAND (Evia)
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Greece ( +30 ) - Information
Greece is located in the eastern Meditteranean Sea. Greece has an area of aprox. 132.000 km2 and aprox. 11.000.000 inhabitants.
Capital of Greece is Athina (Athens).
Greece is a country in southeastern Europe, situated on the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula. It is bordered by Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria to the north, and by Turkey to the east. The Aegean Sea lies to the east and south of mainland Greece, while the Ionian Sea lies to the west. Both parts of the eastern Mediterranean basin feature a vast number of islands.
Greece lies at the juncture of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It is heir to the heritages of classical Greece, the Byzantine Empire, and nearly four centuries of Ottoman rule. Regarded as the cradle of western civilization and being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, western literature, political science, major scientific principles and drama (including both tragedy and comedy), Greece has a particularly long and eventful history and a cultural heritage which has been considerably influential in Northern Africa and the Middle East and fundamentally formative for the culture of Europe and what is now called the West.
Today, Greece is a developed country, a member of the European Union since 1981, a member of the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union since 2001, NATO since 1951, the OECD since 1960, the WEU since 1995, and the ESA since 2005. Athens is the capital; Thessaloniki, Patras, Heraklion, Volos and Larissa are some of the country's other major cities.
The shores of Greece's Aegean Sea saw the emergence of the first advanced civilizations in Europe whose impact is inseparable from today's western institutions and western cultural and political development. In the wake of the Minoan and Mycenean civilizations, there emerged across the Greek peninsula and islands poleis, or city-states, each with their own distinct social and governmental infrastructure, uniting under Athens and Sparta to repel Persian advance. The conditions had been created for the flowering of Athens and birth of Classical civilization, drawing to a close only with the culmination of the perennial conflict between Athens and Sparta, the Peloponnesian War. Within a century the Greek tribes had been united under the rule of Alexander the Great to roll back Persian gains and herald the Hellenistic era, itself brought only partially to a close with the establishment of Roman rule in 146 BC.
Greece consists of a mountainous and craggy mainland jutting out into the sea at the southern end of the Balkans. The Peloponnesus peninsula (separated from the mainland by the canal of the Isthmus of Corinth); and numerous islands, including The Crete, The Euboea, Lesbos, Chios, the Dodecanese and the Cycladic groups of the Aegean Sea as well as the Ionian Sea islands. Greece has the tenth longest coastline in the world with 14,880 km; its land boundary is 1,160 km (721 mi).
The climate of Greece can be categorised into three types that influence well-defined regions of its territory. The Pindus mountain range strongly affects the climate of the country by making the western side of it (areas prone to the south-westerlies) wetter on average than the areas lying to the east of it (lee side of the mountains). The three distinct types are the Mediterranean, the Alpine and the Temperate types. The first one features mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. The Cyclades, the Dodecanese, Crete, Eastern Peloponnesus and parts of the Sterea Ellada region are mostly affected by this particular type. Temperatures rarely reach extreme values although snowfalls do occur occasionally even in the Cyclades or the Dodecanese during the winter months. The Alpine type is dominant mainly in the mountainous areas of Northwestern Greece ( Epirus, Central Greece, Thessaly, Western Macedonia) as well as in the central parts of Peloponnese, including the prefectures of Achaia, Arcadia and parts of Laconia, where extensions of the Pindus mountain range pass by). Finally, the Temperate type affects Central Macedonia and East Macedonia and Thrace; it features cold, damp winters and hot, dry summers. Athens is located in a transitional area featuring both the Mediterranean and the Temperate types. It averages about 16 inches of rain annually. The city's northern suburbs are dominated by the temperate type while the downtown area and the southern suburbs enjoy a typical Mediterranean type.
Greek cuisine is the cuisine of Greece and of the Greeks. It is typical of Mediterranean cuisine accompanied by commonalities with the cuisines of the Balkans, Anatolia, and The Middle East. The most characteristic and ancient element of Greek cooking is olive oil, which is present in almost every dish. It is produced from the trees prominent throughout the region, and adds to the distinctive taste of Greek food. The basic grain in Greece is wheat, though barley is also grown. Important vegetables include tomato, eggplant, potato, green beans, okra, green peppers, and onions. Honey in Greece is mainly flower-honey from the nectar of fruit and citrus trees (lemon, orange, bigarade trees), thyme honey, and pine honey from conifer trees. Mastic is grown on the Aegean island of Chios.
Ancient Greece is a period in Greek history that lasted for around three thousand years. It is generally considered to be the seminal culture which
provided the foundation of Western Civilization. Greek culture had a powerful influence on the Roman Empire, which carried a version of it to many parts of Europe.
The civilization of the ancient Greeks has been immensely influential on the language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, science, and arts, giving rise to the Renaissance in Western Europe and again resurgent during various neo-Classical revivals in 18th and 19th century Europe and the Americas.
( Text - Sources: wikipedia )
Destinations especially for winter:
Parnassos (Fthiotida), Falakro (Drama), Pelion (Magnisia), Kaimaktsalan (Pella), Kalavryta Chelmos (Achaia), Vasilitsa (Grevena), Menalo (Arkadia), Elatochori (Pieria)
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