- accommodations that suits you
- Delphi: the most mysterious ancient site of Greece
- is responsible travel expensive ?
- beach hut
- on the footsteps of Chiron
- Staïkos Staïkopoulos greek hero
- Wolves misandurstood animals
- brown bears, kings of the balkan mountains
- Hydra island, jewel of saronic gulf
- painted ceramic
- wooden puppets
- greek vineyards
- healing plants
- dogs life
- national greek anthem
- one country, one sea...
- sea monk
- lynx, shy inhabitant of balkan
- organic vineyard in greece
- orthodox easter
- cultures and traditions
- knossos, biggest ancient site of crete
- ohrid, an open air museum
- Ohrid, jewel of balkan
- Be a responsible traveler
- snowshoes walk
- Muhammadd ali pacha
accommodations that suits you
Traveling alone ?
The best : a homestay
With friends? An apartment or a house
As a couple ? Charming hotel or guesthouse
With children ? Apartment or house with hotel services
Your accommodation must choose according to: your budget, the needs of every family members activities you will do ... That is why it is important when completing the request quotes to make it clear that vou looking for, what you want to do ...
The holiday rent is the largest budget after the airplane tickets, it will be crucial in the succes of your holidays thanks to the comfort it will provide, its proximity to activities, the welcoming ...
Please note that:
You can expect low prices in low season
Best accommodation have to be booked in advance
Delphi: the most mysterious ancient site of Greece
Delphi ( in 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 site of Delphi was believed to be determined by Zeus when he sought to find the centre of Grandmother Earth (or Gaia). He sent two eagles flying from the eastern and western extremities,
and the path of the eagles crossed over Delphi where the omphalos, or navel of Gaia was found.
is responsible travel expensive ?
Holiday house for rent,
2 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, a terrace, a garden:
€ 110 per night in high season
€ 90 in middle season
€ 70 in low season.
You participate to the local economy allowing villagers to maintain a business and to live from it.
You save money: Which Tour Operator will propose such a offer ?
For all Robinson - liking their comfort - wanting to recharge batteries:
By the sea... Hut - already built - including: in the first floor, a air-conditioned bedroom - 2 beds- with a refrigerator, a small balcony... In the ground floor : opened Lounge...
Chairs "Sunbathing" on the beach... Services camping (toilets, shop food, WiFi)... Nearby Gourmet restaurant ...
on the footsteps of Chiron
An idea of hiking: in the footsteps of the centaur that gave its name to a constellation: Chiron.
You will take the stone paths, that were once roads. You will discover the wilderness of Pelion area. The villages where life flows out of time,
the food, the friendliness of the people (Who maintain these roads) will find a place in your hearts.
Staïkos Staïkopoulos greek hero
Hero of the Greek independence ( 1821 ),
this man (been born in 1799 in Arcadia)
participated in the uprising
against the turquish occupant.
Fine strategist, he made a success with few men to push away the army of the Pasha and to free the region of Argolis.
He died in 1835 in, Nafplio,
whom he had freed at the beginning of this war.
Wolves misandurstood animals
If wolfs lived till the beginning of the XXth century in all the Greek territory, today they do not live more than in the center
and the North of the country. Distributed in approximately 91 packs including some 800 individuals, the population is in increase having fell throughout the XXth century (poaching, poisoning). Favor to a program of protection since the 1980's. The cohabitation between human beings and wolves is always a little bit stormy, indeed not enough financial compensation in Greece, for the breeders whose cattle was eaten...
brown bears, kings of the balkan mountains
The population of brown bears is distributed in 2 mountainous zones of Greece: in the massif of Pinde (between 115 and 145 bears) and that of Rhodope (between 20 and 25). A program of protection was set up in the 90s. The led actions are:
Follow-up of the demographic situation
Study of the species and its environment
Protection of its territory (negotiation on the plan
of the highway of the North of Greece)
Education and information of the population, for a knowledge bringing to the respect for this species: communication in schools, with the breeders...
Help to the shepherds: a sheepdog is given to the breeders who wish it to protect their herds.
Hydra island, jewel of saronic gulf
Hydra, the most beautiful island of the saronic golf,
elegant but natural, very frequented in high season,
a peace of haven the rest of the year. This island where cars are forbidden
(and very advantageously replaced by mules: ecological, economic - compare the price of oat with the liter of gasoline! - patient and sweet)
invites you to change rhythm. The charm of the port, the beauty of houses, coastal paths, flora (in spring, explosion of colors of oleanders), her monasteries hidden in pine forests...
For the manufacturing of this dish: a work in duet:
the artisant which shapes the object, the artist who paints it. And a lot of love - for their job - but also between them because
they are married! If you pass towards Nafplio, why not to visit their workshop?
To find them:
10 Kapodistriou street
21100 Nafplio, Greece
The tradition of puppets continues. Not only the play of theater, but also the manufacturing: from the drawing to the cutting of the wood, the painting to the last finishes... In a craft way, that is under only of the talent of the artist.
Only way of being sure that it is indeed about a hand-made work: buy directly in the workshop (and not from internet).
Europe has another country than France for good wines !!!
When the sun shines all year long, the land is rich enough to feed the wine stock,
wine growers loves what they are doing.
Results are here. Do you really believe that the Greek Gods were driking nectar ?
In Greece, the popular common sense - Which leans on millenniums medical knowledge - leave a important part for the use of healing plants in the daily life. For example: the daily herb tea: the sage,
" plant of the women ", besides its digestive virtues, acts as hormonal regulator. In cooking : the oregano (collected in the scrubland, dried and crumbled) gives all its identity to the Greek salad; with the juice of 1 or 2 lemon and some good olive oil, accompanies the baked chicken... Rosemary, olive tree, thyme, basil, camomile, verbena , anise, hibiscus (flower) are in our plates or our cups, for our pleasure and our health.
If the big carnivores are rather protected well in Greece, the fate of cats and especially dogs is not so enviable. Even very shameful. If cats are far from being a part of the family, we "throw" them the reliefs of the meals. The wandering mistigris (numerous because not sterilized) are plumper in summer than in winter, thanks to full trash cans inns in high season, the tourist influx is benefiting to them too...
In brief, the cats squeeze up the belt and single still straight ahead on the armchair. Worse, the situation of stray dogs: not fed, chased away (often short of stone), poisoned, nothing is made to regulate their population. Programs of sterilisation and attempts of protection
are made from the initiative of immigrant residents.
national greek anthem
Hymn to Freedom
I recognize you the edge
your sword formidable;
I'll admit to this cursory glance
Which you measure the earth.
Sacred of the Greeks,
And your old high energy
Hail, hail, O Freedom! (× 3)
Greek poet born in Zakinthos (1798 - 1857)
one country, one sea...
If the sea had to have a country, it would be Greece. If Humain beings were able to evolve
in this region of the world and to create the first shape of civilization in west, it is partially thanks to the climate very convenient to the human life, but also to the sea which surrounds the territory and does not content with offering its crystal lear waters to the swimmers, but is a reserve of important food. But not inexhaustible, regrettably, the current Humains should show themselves wiser...
The Greek islands are not only for tourists. Some - at good distances of continents and uninhabited - are the place of life for the seals monks, endangered species. These animals disappeared little by little, because of the pollution of seas, hunting and as usual reduction of their territory. The seals monks are protected in Greece, where they can live peacefully in a marine reserve formed by some island. There they can eat their favorite food : fishes, octopuses, cuttlefishes and small squids.
lynx, shy inhabitant of balkan
The abandonment of the agricultural lifestyle by the people makes the happiness of lynxes: fewer people in mountains, less hunting (of the very lynx - although forbidden - and of his preys) and more wild territory, but inconvenience: fewer preys coming from the breeding (sheeps, goats). The population of lynxes is in increase, even if the construction of roads and the illegal hunting - as she of the roe deer (prey of the lynx) - stays a danger for the species.
organic vineyard in greece
A young man who inherits the family vineyard, - Held for generations -
who keeps traditional growing methods,
- guarantee for a quality result - who follow seminars and schools abroad to improve his way of working, deserves that travelers stop in his vineyard, congratulate him, taste his products,
take a moment to discuss.
To leave richer of the friendly, simple and true shared moment.
Knowledge, love of work well done, respect for Mother Earth, traditions ... Even today, these values can bring closer People from different countries..
Easter is the most important religious celebration in Greece, where orthodoxy is a part of the identity of the people. During the Holy Week, processions
prepare the Resurrection of Christ. Good Friday is the procession the burial of Christ. The faithful have colored brown candles
and go around the parish procession. On Holy Saturday, the pope announce the resurrection of Christ. Then, the light returns on Earth
(the pope lights a candle,
transmits the light to the faithful, who transmit it between them). All the bells ring and everybody kiss each other wishing "Christos Anesti".
The date of Easter depends on the Julian calendar.
cultures and traditions
Each country has its own culture, language,
knossos, biggest ancient site of crete
Minoan times. Visit the archaeological site
and Crete. Between the splendor of the past
and the "rebellious and wild" style of today
the largest Greek island
will offers you a lot of surprises.
ohrid, an open air museum
With a guide, because history is rich, fascinating, and only a native of the city will know how to tell it to you. And to go with you for a stroll in the park of Galicica,
to enjoy a wild fauna and flora.
Ohrid, jewel of balkan
The city and the lake of the same name, situated on the West of Republic of Macedonia, are classified in the world heritage
sites of Unesco. The cultural (the historic city and the surrounding villages) and natural heritage (the national park of Galicica and the lake ) will enchant the enthusiasts of history and the nature lovers.
Be a responsible traveler
The traveler's rights :
A authentic and effective welcome
Transactions clear and honest...
And his duties :
Respect inhabitants, culture, traditions, environment of the country
(minimize the impact of its passage)
Accept a different lifestyle, during his holidays, ex: useless to create a scandal in a Greek restaurant because the meat is served cold: in Greece, and especially in summer, it is like that that we eat it!!
What can be interesting, it is to discuss, to exchange with people of the country. Why not to approach the theme of the ecology, for example? Give the message of the interest to protect nature, for the inhabitants themselves, but also for the visitors? The awareness is not made in Greece yet, and some words slid friendly in a conversation can make think.
For winter holidays, an alternative to the overpopulated ski resorts: a small village in the Balkans. A stay in accordance with the nature, an opportunity to rest and discover a protected environment.
The program: strolls in snowshoes, observations of tracks of animals, listening of myths and local stories, tastings the regional dishes, visit museum... Serenity, ressourcement,
Muhammadd ali pacha
Was born the 04 marsh 1769 in Kavala (Greece, but then was Ottoman Empire) from albanian parents. King of 'Egypt and Soudan. He is considered to be the founder of modern Egypt. He died the 02 august 1849 in Alexandria, Egypt.