Mykonos is a glittering island in Greece. It has a reputation of being glamorous and expensive. Although this is the case, the place is filled with a lot of holiday makers since the charming place is very entertaining. Definitely the town is beyond traditional compared to other nearby cities. It took several decades for this place to open its doors to tourists. Even if there are thousands of people visiting the place, Mykonos hasn’t lost its grip to the past. Be prepared to lounge around under the sun; this is due to the fact that the island is filled with small beaches.
The streets also come to life at night as a lot of partygoers gather around. It can be compared to big cities like Amsterdam. Pubs and discos are open until morning. Every night expect an event so gather up the energy during the day. Although this is the case, there are off beaten tracks worth discovering. You can also find fashionable bars and restaurants that will appeal to your taste. If you do research, you can find a quiet area in this complex town. You can see people from all walks of life from commoners to superstars.
It is easy to get to Mykonos. There are flights coming from Athens or you can take a ferry if you are coming from another island. One should book a ferry in advanced especially during the peak season. This is true as well for accommodation since you would need to book a hotel prior to going there especially from July till September. One can find discounted rooms through the internet. The town of Mykonos is where you can find several examples of great architecture. The town is filled with alleys and if you are not careful you might get lost. If you love shopping, you can find small shops selling all things that you can imagine.
The holidays in Greece are almost always associated with its many islands. The continental part of the country however is equally beautiful and interesting. The Peloponnese is a peninsula of southern Greece situated between the Ionian and Aegean Sea, the land where once reigned the fearsome Spartans. Peloponnese is the ideal destination for those who want a holiday full of different activities. This region, in fact, offers a wide variety of landscapes and possibilities. You can choose to relax on the beautiful beaches or go trekking on its green mountains, visit the fascinating archaeological sites or play in modern nightclubs. A complete tour of the Peloponnese would require a long time so it is best to decide in advance the type of holiday you want to go for, therefore choosing the best area to explore.
Those who seek a holiday in Greece in the name of the ancient history should stop at Nafplio, one of the major cities of the region which you can reach in a few hours and is nearby where all the main archaeological sites can be found, such as the remains of the city of Argos, Tiryns, Mycenae, Epidaurus. While visiting the city you can discover the neo-classical Greece, strolling among the elegant buildings and beautiful gardens and pleasant promenade.
Also, you can head to the central square, the Bourtzi and the Byzantine fortress of Palamedes. A highly recommended stop for any tour of the Peloponnese is Mistra, the town nearest to the ruins of Sparta. The beautiful Byzantine city of Mystras in the Middle Ages was one of the key centres for art and culture of the Peloponnese and still offers visitors splendid palaces, monuments, monasteries and churches to see. Unfortunately, there is not much left of the glorious Sparta. The remains of a sanctuary dedicated to Artemis Orthia dating from the early ninth century BC, the Acropolis with the temple to Athena Chalkoikos and Hellenistic-Roman theater. Regardless of that going to places filled with history is always exciting.
The portions of land that overlook the sea in Santorini are the remains of an island after a massive volcanic explosion that shaped the current boiler. This is one of the main tourist destinations in Europe for its beauty and legendary sunsets.
The caldera of Santorini is discovered as a calm lagoon, surrounded by islands with steep cliffs. The central lagoon is about 12 miles long and 7 miles wide, while the cliffs can reach 300 meters high, sometimes dotted with houses and villages. This is truly a real Greek postcard. Watching the sunset from there is an unforgettable experience. The sunsets in Santorini are considered one of the most beautiful in the world. We leave you with some photos:
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