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Kassandra in August

It is time for Kassandra. I realize that it is as beautiful as Sithonia, but the most beautiful beaches now belong to hotels and in this way became accessible to a small number of visitors. Although it is not forbidden to enter the hotel beach, only a few tourists feel comfortable putting their beach equipment between or in front of hotel lines. Every year we spend a lot of time

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Record In Greece

For the last three years the number of tourists in Greece has increased by 2 million per year.

Last year it was visited by 30 million, and this year it was expected to be visited by 32 million tourists.
It is a great success for the country that was before bankruptcy and exit from the EU.

Many doubted that Greece will reach the projected 32 million this year, but it seems is’s going

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Pleasant evening in Metagitsi, Sithonia

Metagitsi is a hidden paradise in Sithonia in which only locals enjoy. Located in the mainland (14km from Metamorphosis and 5km from Akti Salonikiu) is well hidden from curious tourists. If you are a gourmet, once you discover it, you will regularly visit it.

This village of less than 1000 inhabitants deals with farming and agriculture, so the specialties in rural taverns and restaurants are made from domestic and fresh products.

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Chalkidiki - 40 years ago

Chalkidiki has always been an unique escape to Thessalonians during summer vacations. Thessalonians could not afford the luxury of “running” to the islands, since the islands nearby do not exist, as there is no good ship transport in order to reach them, so the city realized its summer dreams from the sixties on two fingers of Chalkidiki. At that time, these two fingers, if were not covered with swamps, were

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A story that will restore your faith in humanity

This story can really make your day. Everything started on Facebook public group Live from Greece.

Mother of a girl, which car has broken down nearby Ikea made a post in group asking for a help of some mechanic nearby.

There were so many responses of the members that were trying to solve the problem by texting advices and it was wonderful to see so many people involved. Aleksandar Andric, an auto

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Krotiri and Salonikiou - when you need some relaxation and peace

When we stay in Sithonia and want to take a break from work, we always choose not so popular beaches.

When we stay in Nikiti, our choice is some beach between Trani Amuda and Pyrgadikia. On this move, there are almost empty beaches which are harder to reach, or some other large ones that are just less popular.

We usually go and stop where we feel the most cosier.

The only thing we

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In Nea Kallikratia for a few days

Nea Kallikratia is a small town with just 10 thousand inhabitants. From Thessaloniki is only 35km away.

The city has a beautiful and wide sandy beach, usually very crowded.

The city is always full of tourists. The promenade and the square are full of stores, pastry shops and restaurants. By the recommendation of the locals, we tried some homemade dishes in Magiria restaurant. They offer 6-7 meals, not bed at all,

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Greek Baptism Traditions

Text and photos: Katarina Mihalakopoulis

Greek baptism in the Christian Orthodox Church is an important event in the life of any family. Greek culture is full of different traditions. Each region in Greece has its own traditions that uniquely separate it from the rest of the country. Below you will find what is the same in whole Greece when the baptism is about.

For baptism, the godfather must be an Orthodox Christian

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