Ancient Corinth is inhabited since the Neolithic Ages from as early 5000 B.C., and historically one of greatest cities of Greece. The City has played a key role through out the History of Greece from the Peloponnesian War thru the time of Julius Ceasar’s rule when it was known as the province of Achaia. During medieval times impressive fortress were built, and later in 1858 a devastating earthquake destroyed the city. Corinth was rebuilt and today it is an important metropolis located only 84 kilometers west of Athens.
Delos is an uninhabited island, Rich in History & Culture and only a few Kilometers from the Island of Mykonos.
According to legend Leto gave birth to Apollo on the island of Delos bringing to this world the music of light. This invisible harmony burst over the Aegean turning to stone and bringing the Cyclades to life. Deriving their name from the word ‘kyklos’ meaning circle they surround the uninhabited sacred island of Delos forming an island group that is known for its ability to enchant, entertain, and soothe the spirit of both man and god alike.
The island of Delos has been a land of the Gods and served both as a religious and economic center back in Ancient Greece and no mortals would ever be allowed to die on the island, and women on the brink of childbirth would be carried to the neighboring Greek Island of Rineia to give birth. Today there is no place on this earth like Delos and it not just an open museum, but a natural archaeological site of great importance. No other island on Earth hosts so many monumental antiquities from the Archaic, the Classical, and the Hellenistic periods.
When visiting Mykonos make sure to set a half a day aside for a day trip over to Delos for an experience of a lifetime. There are no Hotels on Delos so day trips are the only way to experience this magical island.
Getting to Delos: The island of Delos is accessible on a daily basis by boat from Mykonos and during the summertime there is ferry service from the Greek Islands of Tinos and Naxos.
Greek Tourism has significant potential in supporting and restarting the Greek economy, and Up Greek Tourism is a grassroots campaign for the Greek people, by the Greek people. They have taken matters into their own hands to jump start the Greek tourism Industry. The main objective of the ‘UP Greek Tourism’ campaign is to promote Greek tourism abroad in two ways: directly, through the outdoor advertising campaign, and indirectly through the word of mouth created through traditional and social media who will re-produce the campaign.
The Organization has managed to negotiate an electronic billboard in the heart of Times Square worth of US $45,000. This means that for every $1 contributed, Up Greek Tourism will buy 3x the value in media exposure. The organization is Led by a great team of individuals who donate their time to Up Greek Tourism, and their goal is to mushroom this grass foots campaign funded by Greek Diaspora to get the Greek Islands and Greece back on its road to its historical greatness.
Greece has always been about art and creation. Ceramics, sculpture, goldsmiths and silversmiths have decorated the tradition of Greece with inspiration and artistry. Throughout the country and since the ancient times, the Greeks have embraced art.
Watch the Video below to see what people from around the world are saying about Greek Culture and the Greek Islands.
Anthony Bourdain is a 28-year veteran of professional kitchens, having worked as a dishwasher, line cook and chef in places good, bad and horrible — most of them in New York City. In 2000, he published a memoir of his experiences in the culinary underbelly. Kitchen Confidential became an unlikely, but enduring, international bestseller.
He has continued traveling for No Reservations (now entering its fifth season). Videos of his Trip to Greece were published on You Tube however, Travel Channel has had them removed, but they always seem to come back, so here you go:
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the women visiting Greece during those times landed in a country that had just shaken off a seven-year military dictatorship and where courtship between Greeks was tightly regulated by strict tradition that still kept unmarried girls inside the home. Some believed that the practice boosted tourism as many of the seduced women would return with friends or relatives.
The Greek Islands in the 70s and 80s might as well been described as the Sex Islands, when at that time most local men practiced the art of “Kamaki”. “Wherever we went, they would hit on us,” says Tarja, a Finnish woman who first visited the island of Rhodes in 1980, met her future husband on her first night out — and eventually settled down to start a family.
A taboo-breaking documentary has recently exposed the seedier side of vacations in Greece with a focus on a once-legendary army of lovers that courted — and bedded — thousands of tourists two decades ago.
Titled Colossi of Love, the documentary highlights the halcyon days of the kamaki (Greek for harpoon) suitors in the 70s and 80s when droves of women from mainly Scandinavia, Germany and Britain flocked to the Greek islands.
“I used to make love on the beach, in the water, on the rocks, everywhere. For me, making love is living” said one gentleman reminiscing the good old days on the Greek Islands. But the rise of AIDS would eventually bring the carefree era to an end, but not to say that kamaki is dead on the Greek Islands.
This beautiful beach at Myrtos Bay, on the Ionian island of Kefalonia, is known as Myrtos and is backed by steep limestone cliffs.
Myrtos is often lauded as one of the most dramatic beaches in Greece with its mile-and-a-half long arc of dazzling white pebbles that cuts deep into a sheer cliff on the island’s northwest coast. Film buffs will recognise it as the location for the mine explosion in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and the first time you catch sight of it from the coast road high above is truly memorable.
The nearest you can get by public transport is the top of the winding three-mile approach road on any bus bound for Assos or Fiskardo. Consequently, a hired vehicle or stout legs are the way to go. Kefalonia has daily flights from Athens and several weekly services from the UK, while ferries leave from Patra and Kyllini on the mainland. Content provided by the Telegraph of UK
Greece offers a temperate climate that is ideal, especially in late spring and early autumn which are the best times to visit. The temperature in Athens ranges from 55F in January to 92F in July and August. The country averages more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year.
We can go on and on to describe how beautiful Greece and her Islands are, but as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, so we list some videos that are worth taking a look at.