Lassithi

Any place in Crete is sure to fascinate visitors. The island is reputed for its amazing mosaic of landscapes – each one, however, retaining its own character, its own identity and beauty. The eastern part of Lassithi is considered to be the low-key aspect of Crete, one of peace, quiet, things being done in a relaxed way, hospitality.

It is the corner of Crete with the even-tempered mountains, the “smiling shores”, the fine beaches and the countless Blue Flag beaches. Not to mention the dunes in its south coastline and on its small islands in the Libyan sea, and the hot and life-giving sun shining for almost three thousand hours a year − the highest annual sunlight average in Europe!

Lassithi is the Crete of large and renowned ancient cities, Minoan palaces and ports , medieval monuments, traditional villages, unique landscapes, immense olive groves, verdant vineyards, gardens, orchards. It is a place having to offer enchanting cultural and nature-loving treks to canyons, caves, forests, agricultural landscapes, ancient paths, habitats, monuments, castles, monasteries, countryside churches, villages. A place with a long tradition in tourism, high-quality services, excellent resorts renowned the world over, hotels having received numerous distinctions internationally, and all sorts of outstanding tourist accommodation, built at unique locations.

A decentred and, at the same time, “multi-centred” structure is one of the most characteristic features of Lassithi. There are four towns in the area – beautiful, functional, and full of life and movement. Agios Nikolaos is built on five small hills and known for its picturesque lake, indented coastline and cosmopolitan colour. Ierapetra, with its Kale fortress, its immense sandy beach, its spaciousness and its never-ending summer, claims the title of the “nymph of the Libyan sea”. Sitia, with an amphitheatric layout, the Kazarma fortress, the picturesque old town, a vivid island colour and a strong sense of the sea, is the town of high spirits and fun. And Neapoli, with its fine and functional square, long historical tradition, old mansions and peaceful environment, is the town of intellect and literature.

The greatest advantage of Lassithi is that, no matter which part of it one may be at, one can, in a very short while, find oneself in a town or beach! Thus, all the visitors of the area, even those who are staying at mountain villages, can very easily have access to services, town living and the area’s sublime beaches. But the reverse is also the case: those who live in the towns have, very close to them, beautiful and cool villages with traditional taverns and coffee shops, picturesque back streets and squares, old churches and houses, and of course these follow the old paces of life, those of calmness and slowness, of a philosophical disposition and of the traditional hospitality. Such are the seaside villages of Sissi, Milatos, Elounda, Plaka, Kalo Chorio, Mochlos, Palekastro, Zakros, Kserokambos at Ziros, Goudouras, Makris Gialos, Koutsouras, Achlia, Agia Fotia, Ferma, Koutsounari and Myrtos at Ierapetra. In the inland, such is the Lassithi Plateau with Tzermiado and Agios Georgios, Kritsa near Agios Nikolaos, the Chandra – Ziros Plateau, the unadulterated villages of the Sitia province, etc.

Source: www.incrediblecrete.gr

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Elouda beach

  • Jul 20,2017

The nice sandy beach northern to the small port of Elounda is situated at a distance of 11 kilometers far from Aghios Nicolaos at the North, and 70 -77 kilometers eastern to the International Airport of Heraklion, via the New or the Old National road respectively. Protected by the Spinalonga peninsula, the beach is not affected by the winds. Fully organised, the beach offers a wide range of accommodation,... read more

Voulisma beach

  • Jul 20,2017

Voulisma is the second of the three bays in the beautiful village Istron, about 12km east of Agios Nikolaos and 22km north of Ierapetra. The Voulisma Beach or Golden Sands is located approximately 500m from the village (east). Its length is about 700m and is the largest municipal beach of Kalo Chorio.Voulisma is a very well-organized beach, with rare beauty for a beach located in the Northern part... read more

The Dikti Range

  • Nov 17,2016

THIS RANGE LIES BETWEEN HERAKLION AND LASSITHI. Its highest summit is Spathi (2.148 m) and there are two more peaks at an altitude of more than 2000m. Lassithi Plateau, the largest in Crete, lies at the heart of the range at an altitude of 850 m. It is surrounded by a series of smaller plateaus such as Katharo, Limnakaro, Mari, Lapathos, Omalos, Erganos and Nisimos. There is a mountain shelter at Limnakaro... read more

Lassithi

  • Nov 17,2016

Any place in Crete is sure to fascinate visitors. The island is reputed for its amazing mosaic of landscapes – each one, however, retaining its own character, its own identity and beauty. The eastern part of Lassithi is considered to be the low-key aspect of Crete, one of peace, quiet, things being done in a relaxed way, hospitality. It is the corner of Crete with the even-tempered mountains,... read more

Cave of Pelekita or Cave of the Fig Tree

  • Nov 18,2016

It lies to the North-Northeast of Kato Zakros. We arrive at the cave either after a one-hour walk from Kato Zakros or from the beach of the same settlement by engine-vessel (20-25 minutes) and after that, we follow a tiresome ascending route (15 minutes walk). The elevation at the entrance attains 105 metres. Stones consist of limestones from the upper Cretaceous and of dolomites from the Triassic... read more

Amazonas Park

  • Nov 17,2016

The AMAZONAS PARK, a public park for birds in the midst of the mountains is a very special park. In the course of time this park has developed into homes for parrots which have been handed in for various reasons by their former owners. Man considers the advantages that he has by keeping a parrot as a pet: he wants to have a partner he can talk to and caress whenever he feels like it. A parrot is able... read more

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Entertainment in Syros

The cosmopolitan island of Syros is a picturesque island offering various choices of entertainment for all tastes and preferences. From the atmospheric cafés and bars in the capital, Ermoupolis, to the beaches of Galissas, and Poseidonia all the way to Ano Syros with its romantic pool bars overlooking the endless Aegean Sea, Syros is an island with an effervescent character. With the clubs in the heart of the city and the timeless nightlife, Syros promises to elevate the mood of all visitors. For every traveller wondering what to do while on the island the answer lies in the island’s entertainment guide providing detailed information about the nightlife in Syros, Syros’s attractions and also the several other alternative activities.

Along the picturesque streets of Ermoupoli, travellers are invited to relax in one of the café’s down the port, overlooking the magnificent sea, stroll around in the picturesque neighbourhoods with their neoclassical mansions and enjoy a refreshing cocktail in a bar of their choice while the sky overflows with the colours of the sunset. As the night begins to fall on the cosmopolitan capital, the flickering city lights add an extra glow to the island’s effervescent night time scene.
Syros Entertainment Guide: www.syrosisland.gr/places/syros-by-night/

Source: www.syrosisland.gr

Posts about Syros

Kastri

  • Sep 2,2016

At a distance of about 45 minutes from Chalandriani a prehistoric settlement from the later years of the Early Cycladic period II has been discovered covering an area of 3.5 to 5 acres. In this area the excavations brought to light a graveyard with about 600 tombs as well as ruins of inestimable value that indicate that ceramic, stone and metalwork has been developed in the area. Various vases,... read more

The Aquarium in Kini

  • Sep 1,2016

The aquarium in Kini is one of the most popular attractions for both children and adults as it enables visitors to experience the magical marine world of the Aegean Sea and study in depth the marine flora and fauna. The Aquarium boasts an educational character as it invites guests to learn everything there is to know about the sea as well as the sea activities and equipment used in such cases so as to awaken... read more

Pherecydes Cave

  • Sep 2,2016

On the road to Ano Syros and shortly after the rural settlement of Kyperoussa one can find the cave of Pherecydes. To reach the cave he must follow a small dirt road that slowly begins to go downhill leading visitors to a magnificent land nuzzled between the earth, the sky and the blue horizon. That’s where the cave where the theogonist poet and philosopher Pherecydes used to reside during the cold... read more

Chalandriani

  • Sep 1,2016

Chalandriani is located 9.5 kilometers away from Ermoupolis, on the northeast side of the island and it is one of the most important archaeological sites within the Cyclades as a prehistoric acropolis dating back to the 3rd millennium BC has been discovered in the area after excavations conducted by Christos Tsountas in the late 19th century. Source: www.syrosisland.gr [vc_row][vc_column][ivi_nbcaj... read more

Historic Theater Apollon

  • Sep 1,2016

The historic Theater Apollon is one of the major attractions of Syros and constitutes an emblem of the island’s cultural heritage. Created in 1864 by the Italian architect Pietro Sampo who was inspired by 4 stunning Italian standards including the Scala di Milano, the theater Apollon adorns the heart of the capital to this day. The Apollo Theater first opened its doors with an Italian theater troupe... read more

Agathopes Beach

  • Sep 1,2016

Agathopes beach is one of the most popular beaches of Syros, just 14 km from Hermoupolis. It is a beautiful beach with golden sand and shallow waters, offering all the comforts as well as easy access by bus making it a perfect choice for a memorable day on the beach. Guests can swim in the clear blue waters and enjoy a coffee or meal in the cafeterias and taverns along the beach. Just 1 km from... read more

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Athens Spotlighted

Athens International Airport with the support of the city guide magazine “Athinorama”,
welcomes you to the “athenspotlighted” programme!

Be on the Spot and discover the unique character, history and cosmopolitan atmosphere of our city through ideal deals! Through “athenspotlighted” programme you are provided with a free discount city card, which can be used at various cultural sites, museums, art galleries, restaurants, night clubs and a wide variety of selected stores all over Athens. Benefits and discounts, as well as the involved spots and all relevant information can be found at programme’s dedicated site www.athenspotlighted.gr
Make sure that you collect your free city card upon your arrival at the Central Information Counter (Arrivals Level). Athens Spotlighted card is a promotional card for the city of Athens intended for the use of its international visitors. The card provides you with special discounts and benefits at our city’s best spots.

Enjoy your stay in Athens!

 

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Website: www.athenspotlighted.gr

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Psyrri

1psiri1First mentioned in 1678 by the traveller Spohn as one of Athens’ eight original neighbourhoods, Psyrri is one of the city’s oldest and most historic areas. Framed by Athinas, Ermou, Pireos, and Evripidou Streets, it was established under Ottoman occupation, after Athens was selected as the capital of Greece.

ΠDeveloped by wealthy aristocrats who settled here in neoclassical, two-storey homes, the area later began to attract a new crowd, including members of the koutsavakides, a notorious gang of louts who frequented the taverns of Iroon Square.

But history is never static, and today Psyrri is thriving, its youth clubs, ouzo bars, taverns and cafes attracting multitudes of Greek and foreign visitors. The area is famous for its annual Easter bazaar, which offers everything from agricultural and livestock products to leather goods.

Source: www.athensattica.gr

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Fistiki Festival

  • May 29,2017

Under the imaginative title “Hold on my beloved pistachio tree” a daily workshop was held in 2008 on the initiative of the residents of Aegina. Serving as a stage for presenting inter alia the valuable experience of Bronte, a pistachio-producing town in Sicily, this event gave rise to the establishment of the famous Fistiki Fest (fistiki stands for pistachio in Greek). Since then, the Fistiki... read more

Sorros Dairy Farm

  • May 29,2017

Located one breath away from Athens, the Saronic Golf Islands have become a popular holiday destination, mostly for the Athenians. Thus, except for tourism, there are hardly any other professional activities developed and namely in the primary sector. The Sorros dairy farm in Aegina, of a family with a long tradition in meat and dairy products, is a shining exception to this rule. Nektarios, the father,... read more

Philippos Hellenic Goods

  • May 29,2017

What happens when a company brings together the Swiss rationalism and professionalism, the Greek way of looking at life – remaining unaltered for centuries -, the quality of life in Greece, fantasy and creativity? The answer is quite simple; a very successful business, a little gem – showcase of European entrepreneurship -, a company celebrating the successful synthesis of Greece’s long-term... read more

Eleni Kypraiou

  • May 29,2017

I met Eleni Kypraiou during an event – actually during the filming of “Elliniko Proino” (Greek Breakfast) TV programme dedicated to the island of Aegina. Fascinated by Eleni’s interventions and her radiant personality, further to her invitation to visit her estate, next thing I knew, I found myself in Aegina early dawn on the very next day. At her mansion, over coffee served with delicious... read more

Fistiki Aiginis

  • May 29,2017

Fistiki (pistachio) is the fruit of the pistachio-tree, a small deciduous tree. Pistachio is native to Iran with the earliest traces of the fruit being eaten dating back to the 7th millennium BC. The pistachio-tree ranges among the trees known after the conquests of Alexander the Great. During the Byzantine Empire, pistachios used to be very popular and were offered in the eateries as appetizer to accompany... read more

Fistiki Aiginis PDO – Nikos Tzitzis

  • May 29,2017

Aegina Dry Nuts The company “Fistiki Aiginis PDO” – Nikos Tzitzis, under the trading name “AIGINA® – Dry Nuts” is a family business that was founded in 1952, when Giannis Tzitzis decided to process and package himself the pistachios growing on his estates. To this end, the company’s field of activity is the production, processing (cleaning, sorting), roasting and packaging of this unique... read more

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Piraeus

piraeus3The sea breeze has always made Piraeus a special place to visit. Greece’s largest port is well worth exploring, and there’s no better way than by strolling along streets of Peiraiki, Freatyda, Pasalimani and Kastella.

In neighbouring Zea, home to some of Attica’s most lavish yachts and sailing boats, you can enjoy an afternoon coffee or ouzo. Within short walking distance of Zea, the picturesque port of Mikrolimano, with its waterfront tavernas serving the freshest fish dishes, will give you that incomparable Greek-island feeling.

Destination Piraeus project
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Director: Panos Georgiou

Piraeus offers much more than great food. The shops lining its streets are a testament to its long commercial history. Fashion boutiques dominate the shopping scene, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a greater variety of clothes, shoes and accessories.

Given the tiring nature of shopping, start your excursion with a freshly baked koulouri from sellers roaming the city from Iroon Polytechniou to Sotiros Dios Street.

Along the central thoroughfares of Iroon Polytechniou, Vassileos Georgiou and Grigoriou Lambraki, you’ll find many famous-brand shops as well as stores that offer more affordable gifts. Iroon Polytechniou is the main drag in Pireaus, playing home to the grand Dimotiko Theatro. The largest commercial street is Sotiros Dios, which starts at the port and ends at Pasalimani and has a pedestrian zone.

Clothing shops line the street and you’ll always find something in your price range. Many smaller streets (Kolokotroni, Karaiskou, Praxitelous, Alkiviadou and Ypsilandou) intersect this pedestrian zone and all offer great shopping.

Shoe shopping on a tight budget? You’ll find a wide variety of footwear on Filonos Street, while the seaside street along the port is perfect for souvenirs. If jewellery is your thing, Vassileos Georgiou Street, which starts from Aghia Triada and ends at the Dimotiko Theatro, offers many shops with fine items in silver or gold.

piraeus1On the stretch from Korai Square to Grigoriou Lambraki Boulevard you’ll find top-quality clothes, shoes and accessories. On Grigoriou Lambraki Boulevard, clothing shops give way to stores selling household items, such as carpets, rugs and electrical appliances.

Tsamadou Street is another destination and just a stone’s throw from Dimotiko Theatro. Here you’ll find a variety of shops selling everything from clothes and books to spices and travel accessories.

You’ll find the great Pireaus Food Market on the corner of Gounari Street and Tsamadou Street, which offers a wide variety of meat, fish, poultry, vegetables, spices and medicinal herbs. Take a break at Korai Square, where you’ll find delightful cafés, pizzerias and traditional tavernas.

Source: www.athensattica.gr

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Fistiki Festival

  • May 29,2017

Under the imaginative title “Hold on my beloved pistachio tree” a daily workshop was held in 2008 on the initiative of the residents of Aegina. Serving as a stage for presenting inter alia the valuable experience of Bronte, a pistachio-producing town in Sicily, this event gave rise to the establishment of the famous Fistiki Fest (fistiki stands for pistachio in Greek). Since then, the Fistiki... read more

Sorros Dairy Farm

  • May 29,2017

Located one breath away from Athens, the Saronic Golf Islands have become a popular holiday destination, mostly for the Athenians. Thus, except for tourism, there are hardly any other professional activities developed and namely in the primary sector. The Sorros dairy farm in Aegina, of a family with a long tradition in meat and dairy products, is a shining exception to this rule. Nektarios, the father,... read more

Philippos Hellenic Goods

  • May 29,2017

What happens when a company brings together the Swiss rationalism and professionalism, the Greek way of looking at life – remaining unaltered for centuries -, the quality of life in Greece, fantasy and creativity? The answer is quite simple; a very successful business, a little gem – showcase of European entrepreneurship -, a company celebrating the successful synthesis of Greece’s long-term... read more

Eleni Kypraiou

  • May 29,2017

I met Eleni Kypraiou during an event – actually during the filming of “Elliniko Proino” (Greek Breakfast) TV programme dedicated to the island of Aegina. Fascinated by Eleni’s interventions and her radiant personality, further to her invitation to visit her estate, next thing I knew, I found myself in Aegina early dawn on the very next day. At her mansion, over coffee served with delicious... read more

Fistiki Aiginis

  • May 29,2017

Fistiki (pistachio) is the fruit of the pistachio-tree, a small deciduous tree. Pistachio is native to Iran with the earliest traces of the fruit being eaten dating back to the 7th millennium BC. The pistachio-tree ranges among the trees known after the conquests of Alexander the Great. During the Byzantine Empire, pistachios used to be very popular and were offered in the eateries as appetizer to accompany... read more

Fistiki Aiginis PDO – Nikos Tzitzis

  • May 29,2017

Aegina Dry Nuts The company “Fistiki Aiginis PDO” – Nikos Tzitzis, under the trading name “AIGINA® – Dry Nuts” is a family business that was founded in 1952, when Giannis Tzitzis decided to process and package himself the pistachios growing on his estates. To this end, the company’s field of activity is the production, processing (cleaning, sorting), roasting and packaging of this unique... read more

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Exarheia

eksarxeia1Formed after the liberation of Athens from the Turkish occupation, Exarhia was one of the first new districts established in the city. Located at the foot of Strefi hill, the district is bounded by Ippokratous, Kallidromiou, Bouboulinas and Solonos Streets.

Previously known as Pytharadika, after the laboratories on the banks of the Kyklovoros River, the area later adopted the name of Exarhos, from a respected grocer from Epirus who ran his business here on Themistokleous Street for many years.

In the mid-19th century, the district was absorbed into the city’s urban planning, and began to develop rapidly. The area’s narrow streets, first built following the Revolution of 1821, were home to student riots in 1901 as well as major battles during World War II.

Today, due to its close proximity to both the University of Athens and the Technical University, the area is filled with students. Exarhia Square was developed around 1959 and features the Blue Building, the old Vox cinema, the Floral cafe and many other interesting landmarks.

Tailored to the students and scholars who live here, the district is also filled with bookstores, and press and publishing houses. Although the area has been somewhat neglected in recent years, its inhabitants and shop owners are making every effort to restore it to its previous character.

Source: www.athensattica.gr

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Fistiki Festival

  • May 29,2017

Under the imaginative title “Hold on my beloved pistachio tree” a daily workshop was held in 2008 on the initiative of the residents of Aegina. Serving as a stage for presenting inter alia the valuable experience of Bronte, a pistachio-producing town in Sicily, this event gave rise to the establishment of the famous Fistiki Fest (fistiki stands for pistachio in Greek). Since then, the Fistiki... read more

Sorros Dairy Farm

  • May 29,2017

Located one breath away from Athens, the Saronic Golf Islands have become a popular holiday destination, mostly for the Athenians. Thus, except for tourism, there are hardly any other professional activities developed and namely in the primary sector. The Sorros dairy farm in Aegina, of a family with a long tradition in meat and dairy products, is a shining exception to this rule. Nektarios, the father,... read more

Philippos Hellenic Goods

  • May 29,2017

What happens when a company brings together the Swiss rationalism and professionalism, the Greek way of looking at life – remaining unaltered for centuries -, the quality of life in Greece, fantasy and creativity? The answer is quite simple; a very successful business, a little gem – showcase of European entrepreneurship -, a company celebrating the successful synthesis of Greece’s long-term... read more

Eleni Kypraiou

  • May 29,2017

I met Eleni Kypraiou during an event – actually during the filming of “Elliniko Proino” (Greek Breakfast) TV programme dedicated to the island of Aegina. Fascinated by Eleni’s interventions and her radiant personality, further to her invitation to visit her estate, next thing I knew, I found myself in Aegina early dawn on the very next day. At her mansion, over coffee served with delicious... read more

Fistiki Aiginis

  • May 29,2017

Fistiki (pistachio) is the fruit of the pistachio-tree, a small deciduous tree. Pistachio is native to Iran with the earliest traces of the fruit being eaten dating back to the 7th millennium BC. The pistachio-tree ranges among the trees known after the conquests of Alexander the Great. During the Byzantine Empire, pistachios used to be very popular and were offered in the eateries as appetizer to accompany... read more

Fistiki Aiginis PDO – Nikos Tzitzis

  • May 29,2017

Aegina Dry Nuts The company “Fistiki Aiginis PDO” – Nikos Tzitzis, under the trading name “AIGINA® – Dry Nuts” is a family business that was founded in 1952, when Giannis Tzitzis decided to process and package himself the pistachios growing on his estates. To this end, the company’s field of activity is the production, processing (cleaning, sorting), roasting and packaging of this unique... read more

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Kifissia

kifisia2This prestigious district near the terminus of the metro line has always been one of the city’s most important commercial districts. Located 15 kilometres north-east of Athens, this suburb was established in the late 19th century as a countryside resort for the Athenian upper class.

Since then it has become the preferred residential area of entrepreneurs, artists and statesmen. With a number of open green spaces and recreational sites like Kefalari and the Alsos Green, Kifissia offers a uniquely relaxing ambience.

At the Kifissia shopping centre, visitors will find the most famous brand names in clothing, shoes, cosmetics and accessories, as well as a wide array of luxury hotels, cafés, gastronomy and some terrific old taverns. Consider combining a leisurely stroll with some designer shopping and a bit of fine dining.

Source: www.athensattica.gr

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Fistiki Festival

  • May 29,2017

Under the imaginative title “Hold on my beloved pistachio tree” a daily workshop was held in 2008 on the initiative of the residents of Aegina. Serving as a stage for presenting inter alia the valuable experience of Bronte, a pistachio-producing town in Sicily, this event gave rise to the establishment of the famous Fistiki Fest (fistiki stands for pistachio in Greek). Since then, the Fistiki... read more

Sorros Dairy Farm

  • May 29,2017

Located one breath away from Athens, the Saronic Golf Islands have become a popular holiday destination, mostly for the Athenians. Thus, except for tourism, there are hardly any other professional activities developed and namely in the primary sector. The Sorros dairy farm in Aegina, of a family with a long tradition in meat and dairy products, is a shining exception to this rule. Nektarios, the father,... read more

Philippos Hellenic Goods

  • May 29,2017

What happens when a company brings together the Swiss rationalism and professionalism, the Greek way of looking at life – remaining unaltered for centuries -, the quality of life in Greece, fantasy and creativity? The answer is quite simple; a very successful business, a little gem – showcase of European entrepreneurship -, a company celebrating the successful synthesis of Greece’s long-term... read more

Eleni Kypraiou

  • May 29,2017

I met Eleni Kypraiou during an event – actually during the filming of “Elliniko Proino” (Greek Breakfast) TV programme dedicated to the island of Aegina. Fascinated by Eleni’s interventions and her radiant personality, further to her invitation to visit her estate, next thing I knew, I found myself in Aegina early dawn on the very next day. At her mansion, over coffee served with delicious... read more

Fistiki Aiginis

  • May 29,2017

Fistiki (pistachio) is the fruit of the pistachio-tree, a small deciduous tree. Pistachio is native to Iran with the earliest traces of the fruit being eaten dating back to the 7th millennium BC. The pistachio-tree ranges among the trees known after the conquests of Alexander the Great. During the Byzantine Empire, pistachios used to be very popular and were offered in the eateries as appetizer to accompany... read more

Fistiki Aiginis PDO – Nikos Tzitzis

  • May 29,2017

Aegina Dry Nuts The company “Fistiki Aiginis PDO” – Nikos Tzitzis, under the trading name “AIGINA® – Dry Nuts” is a family business that was founded in 1952, when Giannis Tzitzis decided to process and package himself the pistachios growing on his estates. To this end, the company’s field of activity is the production, processing (cleaning, sorting), roasting and packaging of this unique... read more

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Glyfada

Known in ancient times as Aixone, Glyfada was renowned for the red-mullet fishing off the coast. Located 15 kilometres southeast of Athens, the coastal suburb of Glyfada is one of the region’s major marketplaces. Lying parallel to the tram lines, the central commercial district is surrounded by a number of important businesses.

glyfada1In this stunning seaside locale visitors will find major shopping centres offering brand-name clothing, footwewar, cosmetics and accessories. Easily accessible by bus and tram, there are also a number of marinas available to serve visitors arriving by boat.

Source: www.athensattica.gr

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Fistiki Festival

  • May 29,2017

Under the imaginative title “Hold on my beloved pistachio tree” a daily workshop was held in 2008 on the initiative of the residents of Aegina. Serving as a stage for presenting inter alia the valuable experience of Bronte, a pistachio-producing town in Sicily, this event gave rise to the establishment of the famous Fistiki Fest (fistiki stands for pistachio in Greek). Since then, the Fistiki... read more

Sorros Dairy Farm

  • May 29,2017

Located one breath away from Athens, the Saronic Golf Islands have become a popular holiday destination, mostly for the Athenians. Thus, except for tourism, there are hardly any other professional activities developed and namely in the primary sector. The Sorros dairy farm in Aegina, of a family with a long tradition in meat and dairy products, is a shining exception to this rule. Nektarios, the father,... read more

Philippos Hellenic Goods

  • May 29,2017

What happens when a company brings together the Swiss rationalism and professionalism, the Greek way of looking at life – remaining unaltered for centuries -, the quality of life in Greece, fantasy and creativity? The answer is quite simple; a very successful business, a little gem – showcase of European entrepreneurship -, a company celebrating the successful synthesis of Greece’s long-term... read more

Eleni Kypraiou

  • May 29,2017

I met Eleni Kypraiou during an event – actually during the filming of “Elliniko Proino” (Greek Breakfast) TV programme dedicated to the island of Aegina. Fascinated by Eleni’s interventions and her radiant personality, further to her invitation to visit her estate, next thing I knew, I found myself in Aegina early dawn on the very next day. At her mansion, over coffee served with delicious... read more

Fistiki Aiginis

  • May 29,2017

Fistiki (pistachio) is the fruit of the pistachio-tree, a small deciduous tree. Pistachio is native to Iran with the earliest traces of the fruit being eaten dating back to the 7th millennium BC. The pistachio-tree ranges among the trees known after the conquests of Alexander the Great. During the Byzantine Empire, pistachios used to be very popular and were offered in the eateries as appetizer to accompany... read more

Fistiki Aiginis PDO – Nikos Tzitzis

  • May 29,2017

Aegina Dry Nuts The company “Fistiki Aiginis PDO” – Nikos Tzitzis, under the trading name “AIGINA® – Dry Nuts” is a family business that was founded in 1952, when Giannis Tzitzis decided to process and package himself the pistachios growing on his estates. To this end, the company’s field of activity is the production, processing (cleaning, sorting), roasting and packaging of this unique... read more

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Kolonaki

kolonaki3Just a five-minute walk from the Parliament Building, Kolonaki Square is set in one of Athens’ oldest and most prestigious districts. Attracting a host of locals, tourists and business people, Kolonaki is the main hang-out for politicians, journalists and high society.

With stores offering brand-name and designer products, Kolonaki Square is at the centre of Greece’s luxury market. Visitors will find all major couture brands and showrooms, as well as shops specialising in designer products, unique gifts, accessories and rare antiques. Take a break from shopping to savour some of the amazing culinary options, with something to please all tastes and pockets.

Source: www.athensattica.gr

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Fistiki Festival

  • May 29,2017

Under the imaginative title “Hold on my beloved pistachio tree” a daily workshop was held in 2008 on the initiative of the residents of Aegina. Serving as a stage for presenting inter alia the valuable experience of Bronte, a pistachio-producing town in Sicily, this event gave rise to the establishment of the famous Fistiki Fest (fistiki stands for pistachio in Greek). Since then, the Fistiki... read more

Sorros Dairy Farm

  • May 29,2017

Located one breath away from Athens, the Saronic Golf Islands have become a popular holiday destination, mostly for the Athenians. Thus, except for tourism, there are hardly any other professional activities developed and namely in the primary sector. The Sorros dairy farm in Aegina, of a family with a long tradition in meat and dairy products, is a shining exception to this rule. Nektarios, the father,... read more

Philippos Hellenic Goods

  • May 29,2017

What happens when a company brings together the Swiss rationalism and professionalism, the Greek way of looking at life – remaining unaltered for centuries -, the quality of life in Greece, fantasy and creativity? The answer is quite simple; a very successful business, a little gem – showcase of European entrepreneurship -, a company celebrating the successful synthesis of Greece’s long-term... read more

Eleni Kypraiou

  • May 29,2017

I met Eleni Kypraiou during an event – actually during the filming of “Elliniko Proino” (Greek Breakfast) TV programme dedicated to the island of Aegina. Fascinated by Eleni’s interventions and her radiant personality, further to her invitation to visit her estate, next thing I knew, I found myself in Aegina early dawn on the very next day. At her mansion, over coffee served with delicious... read more

Fistiki Aiginis

  • May 29,2017

Fistiki (pistachio) is the fruit of the pistachio-tree, a small deciduous tree. Pistachio is native to Iran with the earliest traces of the fruit being eaten dating back to the 7th millennium BC. The pistachio-tree ranges among the trees known after the conquests of Alexander the Great. During the Byzantine Empire, pistachios used to be very popular and were offered in the eateries as appetizer to accompany... read more

Fistiki Aiginis PDO – Nikos Tzitzis

  • May 29,2017

Aegina Dry Nuts The company “Fistiki Aiginis PDO” – Nikos Tzitzis, under the trading name “AIGINA® – Dry Nuts” is a family business that was founded in 1952, when Giannis Tzitzis decided to process and package himself the pistachios growing on his estates. To this end, the company’s field of activity is the production, processing (cleaning, sorting), roasting and packaging of this unique... read more

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The Ermou Pedestrian Street

Ermou Street is a thriving pedestrian destination with a great history. Combining modern commercial activity with the function of an old town main street, the Ermou pedestrian street starts to the west of Syntagma Square and leads to Monastiraki. Its bustling sidewalks are lined with large stores, boutique designer shops, little snack-bars, coffee shops, and, of course, people.

Located approximately in the middle of the pedestrian street is the historic 11th Century Kapnikarea, with its beautiful murals by Fotis Kondoglou. Ermou street is considered to be the most frequented — and most expensive commercial street in Greece.

Source: www.athensattica.gr

Posts for Attica

Fistiki Festival

  • May 29,2017

Under the imaginative title “Hold on my beloved pistachio tree” a daily workshop was held in 2008 on the initiative of the residents of Aegina. Serving as a stage for presenting inter alia the valuable experience of Bronte, a pistachio-producing town in Sicily, this event gave rise to the establishment of the famous Fistiki Fest (fistiki stands for pistachio in Greek). Since then, the Fistiki... read more

Sorros Dairy Farm

  • May 29,2017

Located one breath away from Athens, the Saronic Golf Islands have become a popular holiday destination, mostly for the Athenians. Thus, except for tourism, there are hardly any other professional activities developed and namely in the primary sector. The Sorros dairy farm in Aegina, of a family with a long tradition in meat and dairy products, is a shining exception to this rule. Nektarios, the father,... read more

Philippos Hellenic Goods

  • May 29,2017

What happens when a company brings together the Swiss rationalism and professionalism, the Greek way of looking at life – remaining unaltered for centuries -, the quality of life in Greece, fantasy and creativity? The answer is quite simple; a very successful business, a little gem – showcase of European entrepreneurship -, a company celebrating the successful synthesis of Greece’s long-term... read more

Eleni Kypraiou

  • May 29,2017

I met Eleni Kypraiou during an event – actually during the filming of “Elliniko Proino” (Greek Breakfast) TV programme dedicated to the island of Aegina. Fascinated by Eleni’s interventions and her radiant personality, further to her invitation to visit her estate, next thing I knew, I found myself in Aegina early dawn on the very next day. At her mansion, over coffee served with delicious... read more

Fistiki Aiginis

  • May 29,2017

Fistiki (pistachio) is the fruit of the pistachio-tree, a small deciduous tree. Pistachio is native to Iran with the earliest traces of the fruit being eaten dating back to the 7th millennium BC. The pistachio-tree ranges among the trees known after the conquests of Alexander the Great. During the Byzantine Empire, pistachios used to be very popular and were offered in the eateries as appetizer to accompany... read more

Fistiki Aiginis PDO – Nikos Tzitzis

  • May 29,2017

Aegina Dry Nuts The company “Fistiki Aiginis PDO” – Nikos Tzitzis, under the trading name “AIGINA® – Dry Nuts” is a family business that was founded in 1952, when Giannis Tzitzis decided to process and package himself the pistachios growing on his estates. To this end, the company’s field of activity is the production, processing (cleaning, sorting), roasting and packaging of this unique... read more

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