Greece vacations guides
Vacation hotels and holiday destinations in Greece and the Greek islands
Greece occupies the Southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula in the
Eastern Mediterranean Sea. The Athens airport is on the crossroads from
Europe to Egypt ,Africa ,Asia and the Near East.
The Greek islands: More than 3000 islands and islets (from those more then 200 are inhabitant) are spread like pearls in the Greek seas of the Aegean archipelago, the Ionian sea and the Cretan sea as we can see in a map of Greece. In the Aegean are the the Sporades islands Alonissos, Skiathos, Skopelos and Skyros. The north Aegean islands: Ikaria, Lesvos, Samos, Limnos, Samothraki and Samos as well as smaller islands like Psara and Agios Efstratios. More south in the the south east Aegean are the islands of the Dodecanese: Patmos, Lipsi, Leros, Kalymnos, Symi, Nisyros, Tilos, Astypalea, Rhodes , Karpathos, Kastelorizo, Chalki and smaller ones llike Fournoi, Agathonisi, Pserimos etc. To the south of Cyclades is the largest island of Greece Crete and south of Crete the small island of Gavdos the southernmost island of Greece. West of the Dodecanese and south of the large island of Evia are the Cyclades islands including Andros, Tinos, Syros, Mykonos, Paros, the island of Naxos, Ios the island mostly for young people, Amorgos, Anafi, Folegandros, Sifnos, Serifos, Mylos, Kythnos, Kea ,the celebrate volcanic island of Santorini and many smaller islets. In the Saronic and Argolic gulf are the Saronic islands: Salamis, Aegina, Agistri, Poros, Hydra and Spetses. The islands of Kythira and Antikythira located south of Peloponesse and they belong to the prefecture of Piraeus. Finaly in the Ionian sea are located the Ionian islands of Corfu, Lefkada, Ithaca, Paxi, Kefalonia and Zakynthos.
Food:The majority of tourist restaurants serve Continental or Greek food of
good quality. There are also a number of typically Greek dishes like mousaka (alternate layers of eggplant, ground meat and white flour and
milk sauce agreeably spiced), souvlakia (meat on small spits) and
dolmadakia (rolled vine leaves containing rice, ground meat and spices).
A great variety of excellent fish, a variety of good local wines, and
excellent honey from nearby Mount Hymettus are available. Excellent
bottled wines, Achaia, Santa-Helena, Cambas, Dekelia, Demestika, Marco,
Tour-la-Refine. Sweet wines: Robola, Mavrodaphni, Samos, Santorini.
Local liquors: Ouzo, Coriandolino of Rhodes. All Continental wines and
liquors are also available.
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