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By Rania Margari (CNN) - Greece is so closely linked to summer vacations that it rarely features in winter escape plans.That's a shame, because while it rules the Mediterranean in the heat of July and August, it's also got some pretty cool moves in the dead of December.Falling temperatures sprinkle new magic on stone-built villages lost in deep forests and medieval castles built into that beautiful Greek coastline. Throw vibrant cities into the mix, along with buzzing ski resorts - yes, ski resorts - and a whole new perspective of the country opens up.Here are six classy places to consider…
by Monika Moreva Greece is a popular destination, and has numerous islands with one of the best beaches in Europe. Here is a list of the 5 top islands to visit in Greece.SantoriniSantorini is a very popular destination in Greece.Many magazines and travel sites rank it as the world’s top island. It is situated in Southern Greece, and about 290km from Athens.It is a part of a circular archipelago and is the largest island in it. Since, it has more than ten beaches, including a nude one; you can enjoy the variety of white, red and black sand. If you…
1) Porto Katsiki Lefkada: 45 km south west of Lefkada Town Porto Katsiki beach is located 40 kilometres south-west of the capital of Lefkada and it is one of the most beautiful beaches of the island. Long and sandy, this beach is surrounded by impressive hills and it is reachable by 80 steps descending along the cliff. A car parking and snack bars can be found on top of the stairs. Porto Katsiki can also be reached by taxi-boat from the villages of Vassiliki and Nidri. Having become very popular over…
With no doubt the Monastery of Panagia Faneromeni is the greatest religious centre on the island of Lefkada. As it is located on a hill above Lefkada town, it gives you a fantastic view to the capital and the opposite coasts (Aghios Ioannis, Gira, and Castle), especially when the atmosphere is clear. The monastery was built in 1634 on the site of an ancient temple dedicated to Artemis, the goddess of hunting. Apostle's Paul students Herodion and Sosion had preached Christianity some centuries ago. Then, in a miraculous way the temple started to collapse and a new orthodox temple had…
1) Temple of Agia MavraAgia Mavra is located into the catle of Agia Mavra. The castle is located exactly at the entrance of Lefkada, beside the floated bridge. 2) Temple of Agios Ioannis (Angousis)Basically, this church is a cave beside Agios Ioannis shore rocks, which is modified into a scenic small temple. We can say for sure that is the anciest christianic monument of the island. The tradition mentions that Apostles Paul and Acyllas talked about Jesus Christ. 3) Temple of Panagia VlahernonThis church has a great historical value, because in 1821, the period of Greek Revolution against the Turkish…