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Why the Greek island Milos is proclaimed holy island?

Milos is an island that belongs to the group of Cyclades and it is proclaimed a Holy Island by the Greek Orthodox Church. Christian catacombs from the first century of our era were found on the island and together with the roman (there is an opinion that christian catacombs are older) belong to the most important monuments of early Christianity. Catacombs were used until the 5th century. During the persecution of...

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Donkeys - a trademark of Santorini

If your wish come true and you visit Santorini one day, after coming to the island, donkeys will welcome you first :) They are trademarks of Santorini. Although there are ropeways, climbing to the city with the help of these animals is still very popular among tourists. The donkeys are still used to carry the burden of construction to inaccessible places, and they are very skilled, light and they walk safe along...

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Nikana travel finally :-)

Finally my own travel agency. I was waiting and waiting and it finally happened! :-) Agency is located in the center of Potos, across the church, on the ground floor of villa Balkan house. Its name is very simple - Nikana Travel :-) Honestly, we have tried to separate agency from my name so we came up with names like island-thassos, booking-thassos, but it didn't go well. All are constantly searching for...

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Thessaloniki Metro

All of us who like to visit Thessaloniki are familiar with traffic jam and lack od parking space, which can make really difficult stay in this city. For that reason we are all looking forward, after 12 years od waiting, the Thessaloniki Metro to be finally completed and released. The first to suggest an underground Metropolitan Railway system for Thessaloniki was Ernest Hebrard during the redesign of the city in...

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Best Greek beer

Everybody knows about the famous Mythos, and lately there is increasingly popular Fix beer. Vergina can be also found in supermarkets. It's little known that Kaiser is Greek beer. It has been made by Mythos since 1976, by the German standards, but from Greek products. However, these brands are not the best beer that Greece offers. As a rule, the best beer is always from local breweries with less production. The beer named Nissos,...

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Short course of the Greek language

It must have occurred to you to come to Greece for holidays and to encounter a salesman that doesn't speak English. Fortunately for the past few years, this is an increasingly rare case. Nevertheless, here are the most basic Greek words that might be of use to you on vacation. Basic terms: - no - ohi - yes - ne - please - parakalo - thanks - efharisto - I do not understand - den...

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Serbian and Greek twin cities

Brotherhood of cities as a form of cooperation began after the Second World War, when peoples in Europe realized the importance of reconciliation which could start from the local level. In Europe, this trend is increasing and fraternal cooperation exists in 17,000 cases. Serbian cities are most frequently twinned with cities in Greece and Hungary. The reason of twinning can be very different. Novi Pazar is twinned with the municipalities in Turkey...

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Saint Nicholas - protector of sailors

Saint Nicholas Day in Greece is celebrated on December 6th. St. Nicholas is considered a protector of seafarers, fishermen, ships and sailing. You must have noticed in Greece the chapels on the cliffs or just by the sea. They are usually dedicated to St. Nicholas and are located in places that overlook open sea. St. Nicholas is also the protector and patron saint of the island of...

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