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GREECE

Ελλάς, Hellas is a country in Southern Europe, on the southernmost tip of the Balkan peninsula, with extensive coastlines and islands in the Aegean, Ionian, and Mediterranean Seas, with a population of approximately 11 million as of 2016. One of the world's most popular tourist destinations, ranking in the world's top 20 countries. According to the greek Ministry of Tourism, the nation received about 17 million visitors from January to mid August 2007, a large number for a small country of 11 million.

Most of the country, including all coastal areas, enjoys a so-called Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry with a 7-month period of near-constant sunshine generally from April until November. The remainder of the year is characterized by a relatively cold, rainy period which generally starts sometime in November and lasts until late March or early April. The most pleasant weather occurs in May-June and September-October.

Greece's official currency is the Euro (€)

Greece boasts a very long history, with the Greek language being present in the country for nearly 4,000 years.

 

Arachova

It is located 35 km west of Livadeia. Aráchova is a mountainous village nestling picturesquely at the foot of Mt. Parnassós in Viotia, Southern Greece.It is the most cosmopolitan winter destination in Greece, a great favourite for passionate ski lovers and celebrities, or just first-time visitors who wish to relax in a dreamy mountainous setting with modern tourism facilities. Its modern ski resort, its close proximity to Athens, and its breathtaking mountainous landscape are the strongest reason why. Apart from the mountain activities, Aráchova is also famous for its bustling nightlife and as the favorite mountain resort of Athenians. Stay up all night and enjoy the village’s bustling nightlife. There are a plethora of barsand clubs up and down the streets of Aráhova.

MUST VISIT: The Byzantine churches of the village with their well preserved frescos. Discover the traditional character of the village by taking leisurely walks through its narrow cobblestone streets. Enjoy hot and sweet or soft and fruity drinks in cafés, or traditional kafeneia (coffee shops).

SUGGESTED TOURS: ARACHOVA 

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Delfi

Delfi - Athena's Dome

(Greek: Δελφοί) is both an archaeological site and a modern town in Greece on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis. The Pythia (Greek: Πυθία]), commonly known as the Oracle of Delphi, was the name of any priestess throughout the history of Temple of Apollo at Delphi, located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, beneath the Castalian Spring (the new priestess was selected after the death of the current priestess). The Pythia was widely credited for her prophecies inspired by Apollo. Apollo's sacred precinct in Delphi was a panhellenic sanctuary, where every four years, starting in 586 BC athletes from all over the Greek world competed in the Pythian Games, one of the four panhellenic (or stephanitic) games, precursors of the Modern Olympics.
Most of the ruins that survive today date from the most intense period of activity at the site in the 6th century BC : Temple of Apollo, Amphictyonic Council, Treasuries, Altar of the Chians, Stoa of the Athenians, Sibyl rock, Theatre, Tholos, Gymnasium, Stadium, Hippodrome, Polygonal wall, Castalian spring and Athletic statues.

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Meteora

Meteora - Monastery

The Meteora (Greek: Μετέωρα) is a rock formation in central Greece hosting one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, second in importance only to Mount Athos. The six monasteries are built on immense natural pillars and hill-like rounded boulders that dominate the local area. It is located near the town of Kalambaka at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains. Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List under criteria I, II, IV, V and VII.

Greece, Meteora

 

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