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Activities, sports and leisure Crete

Activities, sports and leisure Crete

Activities, sports and leisure Crete Beaches Difficult to garbage and to clean ... Officially, in 2019, almost all of the bathing water in Greece was clean. 515 Greek beaches were awarded the famous flag, which is the second best score in the world, just […]

Activities, sports and leisure Greek Islands

Activities, sports and leisure Greek Islands

Activities, sports and leisure Greek Islands Beaches Difficult to garbage ... Officially, in 2019, almost all of the bathing water was clean. In total, 515 Greek beaches have thus been awarded the blue flag (galazio siméo). These beaches are distributed […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Greece

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Greece

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Greece The youth hostels GrèHostelling International. Acccommodation A lot of Greek hotels, built in the 1970s and 1980s, the time of the first tourist boom, have aged a lot. They remain however well kept, and a […]

Recommended routes Athens

Recommended routes Athens

Recommended routes Athens 3 days in Athens The Acropolis The Agora The National Archaeological Museum The Byzantine Museum The Bénaki museum The Cycladic Art Museum The Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments Plaka district The district of Psiri (the […]

Greece: Mount Olympus and the major sites of Macedonia

Greece: Mount Olympus and the major sites of Macedonia

Less known than the rest of the country, the Northern Greece has a lot of assets to seduce the traveler. In addition to its dynamic capital Thessaloniki, Macedonia […]

Themed itineraries Greek Islands

Themed itineraries Greek Islands

Themed itineraries Greek Islands Beach You will be spoiled for choice: most of the islands are suitable for swimming and lazing on the sand. Fêtes The most famous islands for the intensity of their nights are: Ios Mykonos Kos Nature Hiking : Sifnos Amorgos Tinos Naxos Tilos And […]

Culture and Arts Greece

Culture and Arts Greece

Culture and Arts Greece Ancient theater If we tend to say that we haven't invented anything since the Greeks, that's certainly true for the theater. The tragedies echoed the stories of mythology. They were performed in huge open-air theaters, capable of […]

Recommended routes Greece

Recommended routes Greece

Recommended routes Greece These routes concern mainland Greece. See as well recommended itineraries in the Greek Islands. Itinerary 1: the classic tour of ancient sites Days 1-2: we start of course with Athens. Ancient sites (Acropolis, Agora) and museums […]

Crete identity card

Crete identity card

Crete identity card - Area: 8 335 km² Population: 624 inhabitants (340 census). - Pre Official language : modern Greek. - Change : l & rsquo Ré Head of É Head of the Greek government:  Religion: 98% Orthodox. Economy Tourism Until the annéci. […]

History and key dates Athens

History and key dates Athens

History and key dates Athens Ancient period Athens is a city with a tumultuous history. In fact, about fifty particularly glorious years were enough for him to secure eternal fame. At 1200 BC. AD), we especially remember the legendary hero Theseus, […]

Transport and travel Greek Islands

Transport and travel Greek Islands

Transport and travel Greek Islands Interurban bus The most widely used means of public transport by the Greeks. The KTEL interurban coach companies, managed at the departmental level, cover the entire territory, including the islands. The bus is one of the […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Crete

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Crete

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Crete Camping Wild camping is prohibited. In Crete, there are relatively few campsites, generally open from Easter to October. We pay per person and for the pitch of the tent, and then, if you have one, for the car […]

Rhodes history

Rhodes history

Rhodes history The Colossus of Rhodes The century, is at the origin of a monument which one still speaks about. The inhabitants of Rhodes had erected a gigantic statue (32 m) of the god Helios: the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, […]

Entry formalities Greek Islands

Entry formalities Greek Islands

Entry formalities Greek Islands Entry formalities - Passport ou National Identity Card (currently valid). - The Minors must have their own identity document (identity card or passport). For the authorization to leave the country when the children […]

Where to eat, food and drink Crete

Where to eat, food and drink Crete

Where to eat, food and drink Crete Kitchen When we disembark for the first time in Crete, we tend to be content to resume classic Greek dishes. However, it would be wrong to ignore the delicious Cretan specialties. The problem is that there are not many […]

Transport and travel Athens

Transport and travel Athens

Transport and travel Athens Urban transport in Athens and Attica The metro and tram lines are shown on the Athens map distributed to the tourist office. Public transport prices Since a few annetickets). Porticos have been installed in the metro. A single […]

Entry formalities and useful contacts Crete

Entry formalities and useful contacts Crete

Entry formalities and useful contacts Crete Entry formalities - Passport ou National Identity Card (currently valid). - The Minors must have their own identity document (identity card or passport). For the authorization to leave the country when the […]

Climate and weather Greece

Climate and weather Greece

Climate and weather Greece Greece enjoys a Mediterranean climate which varies according to the altitude, but also to the latitude, with mild and rainy winters and hot and very dry summers. Spring is quite short. Summer suddenly arrives and burns everything; […]

History and key dates Corfu

History and key dates Corfu

History and key dates Corfu History of the Ionian Islands and Corfu The Ionian Islands are mentioned in the Odyssey: Corfu is said to correspond to theisland of the Pheacians, Ulysses last stop before his return to Ithaca. Since then, these islands have […]

Where to eat, food and drink Athens

Where to eat, food and drink Athens

Where to eat, food and drink Athens Where to eat in Athens? As a quick snack, Athens also has excellent boulangeries. And a lot of bars are also used to eat (see where to go out in Athens). Finally, if you prefer to prepare your meal, there are several supermarkets, […]

Mykonos transport and travel

Mykonos transport and travel

Mykonos transport and travel Getting to Mykonos by plane L & rsquoest of Mykonos Town.Car rental companies in the arrivals hall (Hertz, Budget, Avis, Europcar ...), as well as a cash machine. - Transport from 10 departures per day) and taxis. Getting […]

Transport and travel Crete

Transport and travel Crete

Transport and travel Crete There are no trains. Stop The Cretans, rather wary by nature, will often avoid taking a backpacker alone, their companions will have much more chances ... Be careful all the same if you are a backpacker alone, as everywhere. bus Almost […]

Greek Islands identity card

Greek Islands identity card

Greek Islands identity card - Sites registered with Unesco: the medieval town of Rhodes, the sites of Pythagorion (tunnel of Efpalinos) and the Heraion in Samos, the historic center of Chora in Patmos, the monasteries of Dafni (surroundings of Athens) and […]

Greece: Spetses, la dolce vita in the Saronic Islands

Greece: Spetses, la dolce vita in the Saronic Islands

Only a few km from the Argolis coast and 2 hours by boat from Athens, the island of Spetses (pronounced “Spetses”) is the perfect conclusion to a trip to the Peloponnese or a stay in the Greek capital. […]

Transportation and travel Rhodes

Transportation and travel Rhodes

Transportation and travel Rhodes Most bus - City bus stations : place Rimini, right next to the new market, and another odos Averof, 50 m. The 1st serves the east coast (KTEL company); the 2nd, the west coast (municipal company RODA). Ask for timetables […]

Practical life on site Greece

Practical life on site Greece

Practical life on site Greece Electricity The Greek electricity network operates on 220 volts and the outlets are compatible with French devices. Language Arriving in Grechose to the ear. 2nd barrier: an alphabet very different from our Latin alphabet! Greek […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Greek Islands

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Greek Islands

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Greek Islands Accommodation in the Cyclades In some islands the homestay accommodation has become a real institution. The price of the rooms can vary from single to triple depending on supply and demand, and especially […]

Geography and landscapes Crete

Geography and landscapes Crete

Geography and landscapes Crete Geography By its surface area (8 km²), Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and the 335th largest island in the Mediterranean, just behind Corsica (5 km²). This stretch of land (8 km long), narrow (between 720 and 260 […]

Practical information and useful contacts Rhodes

Practical information and useful contacts Rhodes

Practical information and useful contacts Rhodes Tourist offices - Office national helléRoyal - Musé42-60-65-75. Email grece.fr. Open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 13 p.m. - Rhodes Tourist Office 41-04-43-35. Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to […]

Entry formalities and useful contacts Greece

Entry formalities and useful contacts Greece

Entry formalities and useful contacts Greece Entry formalities - Passport ou National Identity Card (currently valid). - The Minors must have their own identity document. For the authorization to leave the country when the children are not accompanied […]

Where to eat Rhodes

Where to eat Rhodes

Where to eat Rhodes Where to eat in Rhodes Old Town? To eat on the go, quite a few nights (and even 24 hours a day in summer). It also offers sandwiches to be made to order. Where to eat in Rhodes New Town? Don't expect anything better than in the old town, […]

Practical information and useful addresses Mykonos

Practical information and useful addresses Mykonos

Practical information and useful addresses Mykonos Tourist information - Office national helléRoyal - Musé42-60-65-75. Email grece.fr. Open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 13 p.m. See the booking agencies that can find you accommodation Boat […]

Corfu, a paradise in the Ionian Sea

Corfu, a paradise in the Ionian Sea

Corfu is, with its 590 km², the largest island in the Ionian Islands archipelago. Bordered by the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea, it is both Greek and cosmopolitan. Its […]

Mykonos history

Mykonos history

Mykonos history The power of Delos Religious center as important as Delphi, Deionian deposited in the temple of Apollo the sums intended for their common defense. Preserved from looting by the sacred nature of the site, the merchants developed their businesses […]

Activities, sports and leisure Greece

Activities, sports and leisure Greece

Activities, sports and leisure Greece Beaches Difficult to garbage ... Officially, in 2019, almost all of the bathing water was clean. In total, 515 Greek beaches have thus been awarded the blue flag (galazio siméo). These beaches are distributed very […]

Greece: Thessaloniki, 5 reasons to go

Greece: Thessaloniki, 5 reasons to go

Fancy a sunny, exotic and original city break? Direction Thessaloniki, the capital of Macedonia, located in the north of Greece on the edge of the Aegean Sea. Relatively […]

Money and budget Crete

Money and budget Crete

Money and budget Crete Money, banks, exchange Currency L'euro (pronounced evro). Banks - Since July 1, 2018, for withdrawals from bank ATMs (Visa and MasterCard cards), a flat-rate commission (most often 3 & euroouest, for example, no cash dispenser […]

Themed itineraries Greece

Themed itineraries Greece

Themed itineraries Greece These routes concern mainland Greece. See as well thematic itineraries in the Greek islands. Archeology © Fotolia - Parthenon, Athens The Peloponnese stands out, with the major sites of Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, without […]

Practical life on site Crete

Practical life on site Crete

Practical life on site Crete Time difference There is a 1 hour time difference between France and Crete; when it is noon in Paris, it is 12 pm in Heraklion. Schedules - Store hours are not always easy to follow. In places with a lot of tourism, in general, […]

Money and budget Greek Islands

Money and budget Greek Islands

Money and budget Greek Islands Money, banks, exchange Currency L'euro (in Greek evro), since January 2002. Banks Each time money is withdrawn from an ATM, € 3 commission is deducted from you. Be careful, throughout Greece 14h. They are closed and public […]

Geography and landscapes Greece

Geography and landscapes Greece

Geography and landscapes Greece The Greek territory is above all mountainous (23%). The Greek massifs belong to Dinaric Alps, which runs west / south-east, and ends in Crete, via Epirus and the Peloponnese. Another chain, an eastern subdivision of the previous […]

Health and Safety Greece

Health and Safety Greece

Health and Safety Greece Health The cantonal system of health centers, ie a country doctor's office. European Health Insurance Card For a temporary stay in Greece, consider obtaining the European health insurance card. All you have to do is call your social […]

Money and budget Greece

Money and budget Greece

Money and budget Greece Money, banks, exchange Currency L'euro (in Greek evro), since January 2002. Banks At 14h. They are closed and public holidays. Change For our readers outside the euro zone, avoid changing money in tourist offices. They take a very […]

Traditions and customs Crete

Traditions and customs Crete

Traditions and customs Crete Music and dance Cretan music Impossible to walk in Crete without seeing, plastered on a wall or on a tree, posters announcing a concert on the occasion of a patronal feast. In general, we see the photo of a lyraridis (lyra player) […]

Greece identity card

Greece identity card

Greece identity card - Area: 131 944 km² Population: 10 inhabitants (738 estimate).- Capital city : Athè Official language : modern Greek.- Change : the euro, which succeeded Ré Head of É Head of government: Kyriakos Mitsotakis (since July 2019).- Religion: […]

Activities, sports and leisure Corfu

Activities, sports and leisure Corfu

Activities, sports and leisure Corfu Visit Corfu Town Start with a walk in the old City. With its tall buildings with balconies, its lattice shutters painted green and its churches with red tiled roofs, often flanked by a bell tower, Corfu would find it […]

Santorini history

Santorini history

Santorini history Santorini, a story ... volcanic Santorini offers one of the most striking natural spectacles in the Mediterranean. Only island in the Cyclades (with Milos, less spectacular) volcanic origin, it is unlike any other. Its geology bears witness […]

Transport and travel Greece

Transport and travel Greece

Transport and travel Greece The stop Hitchhiking is particular to Athens or the reverse is possible (which does not mean that it is easy, far from it, the difficulty being to find a place at the exit of these cities where the wait is not too unpleasant). The […]

Activities, sports and leisure Rhodes

Activities, sports and leisure Rhodes

Activities, sports and leisure Rhodes The historical heritage of Rhodes The city of Rhodes, capital of the island After Jean settled on the island and built this medieval town surrounded by thick ramparts. You can tour the city in a few hours, but it is […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Mykonos

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Mykonos

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Mykonos In season, hotels are often full, and it is not easy to find a room with locals. We know few places like Mykonos ... where prices can be 3 times lower on September 15 than on August 15 (another reason - and […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Rhodes

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Rhodes

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Rhodes Where to sleep in Rhodes town? - The old Town has long been considered by the Greeks as the place of accommodation for poor families; the prices were lower there than in the new town, but that is changing.The […]

Santorini transport and travel

Santorini transport and travel

Santorini transport and travel By ferry and catamaran L & rsquodimensional in view of the activity. For departures, due to frequent traffic jams on the very winding port road, plan ahead so as not to miss your ferry, which will rarely leave late. By […]

Culture and tours Crete

Culture and tours Crete

Culture and tours Crete Archeology © Fotolia Like the rest of the named Grèdit Knossos, because a rich merchant in oils and soaps, amateur archaeologist, had discovered large jars there a few years before. The transaction failed; Schliemann died. […]

Transport and travel Corfu

Transport and travel Corfu

Transport and travel Corfu Getting around the Ionian Islands Corfu is in a way "the gateway" to the Ionian Islands, since it can be reached either by air, by road (from Igouménitsa, on the mainland) but also by ferry from Italy. If spending August, this […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Athens

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Athens

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Athens The years to the eye and much cheaper. The city also has a handful of decent and inexpensive AJs. Obviously, sometimes you have to fight to find space. As for the small old-style backpacker hotels, they are […]

Food, food and drink Greece

Food, food and drink Greece

Food, food and drink Greece Kitchen The Greeks were not under Turkish domination for nothing: it is in the kitchen that the oriental influence is felt the most ... What oil! Most taverns do not serve dessert except, at best, karpouzi (watermelon), peponi […]

Santorini, our favorites

Santorini, our favorites

Santorini, the star island of the Cyclades, with its extraordinary bay born from a volcanic eruption, its black, ocher, red cliffs rising from the waters of the […]

Beaches and where to go out Athens

Beaches and where to go out Athens

Beaches and where to go out Athens Beaches Is it useful to want to go to 5 € minimum), crowded and, as a bonus, traffic jams to be expected ... If you are on the coast south of Piraeus, in Voula, Vouliagméni or Varkiza (some nice coves called Limaniakia) […]

Greek Islands cuisine, food and drink

Greek Islands cuisine, food and drink

Greek Islands cuisine, food and drink Kitchen The Greeks were not under Turkish domination for nothing: it is in the kitchen that the oriental influence is felt the most ... What oil! Most taverns do not serve dessert except, at best, karpouzi (watermelon), […]

Recommended routes Crete

Recommended routes Crete

Recommended routes Crete If you have relatively little time to devote to Crete, it is better to devote yourself either to the East or to the West to avoid only flying over, given the particular shape of this island and its tormented relief. In 10 days (and […]

Athens, our 10 favorites

Athens, our 10 favorites

The Acropolis, of course, but also great urban walks, districts bursting with life, museums and markets, archaeological remains and contemporary architecture ... […]

Athens, 5 reasons to go

Athens, 5 reasons to go

Often, we only pass through Athens to visit the Acropolis, before heading to the Greek islands or the Peloponnese. Not necessarily attractive at first glance, the […]

Greece: Hydra, the jewel of the Saronic Islands

Greece: Hydra, the jewel of the Saronic Islands

Only 1 hours by boat from Athens, the island of Hydra is home to one of the most beautiful ports in the Mediterranean, with its amphitheater-built village and splendid […]

Recommended itineraries Greek Islands

Recommended itineraries Greek Islands

Recommended itineraries Greek Islands The itineraries below correspond to 2 weeks of travel. If you are only going for 1 week, you just need to choose 2 islands, or even 3, in the itinerary of your choice. Please note: these itineraries from June to September). […]

Climate and weather Greek Islands

Climate and weather Greek Islands

Climate and weather Greek Islands Greece enjoys a Mediterranean climate which varies according to the altitude, but also to the latitude, with mild and rainy winters and hot and very dry summers.Spring is quite short. Summer arrives suddenly and burns everything; […]

Activities, sports and leisure Santorini

Activities, sports and leisure Santorini

Activities, sports and leisure Santorini Walks and excursions from Fira Superb walk to Firosté15 min). On the left, pretty chapel of Agiou Stylianou. Shortly before reaching the central square, we see on the right the charming Agii Théodori church, dedicated […]

Eastern Crete, a land of legends

Eastern Crete, a land of legends

Crete is the largest and most fertile island in the Mediterranean archipelago. A little over 3 hours by plane from France, it is not yet Africa, but not quite Europe. Land of Minos, Icarus, Theseus and […]

Practical information Athens

Practical information Athens

Practical information Athens Tourist information - National office hellé42-60-65-75. Email grece.fr. Open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 13 p.m. - tourist Office (information office) : 18-20, Dionissiou Aré 03-31-07-16 or 21-03-31-05-29. Open […]

What to do Crete

What to do Crete

What to do Crete Here are some experiences to live at least once in Crete. Find here the things to do in Crete, the activities to try, the dishes to taste… So many timeless and unforgettable moments, to live certainly during your trip. Wander with your […]

Themed itineraries Crete

Themed itineraries Crete

Themed itineraries Crete Beaches and seaside resorts You will find beautiful beaches all over the island. The most attractive are they located in the far west: Phalassarna Elafonissi Paleochora or at the extreme east: Vai And also: Many other beaches […]

Traditions and customs Greece

Traditions and customs Greece

Traditions and customs Greece Religions and beliefs The country is orthodox at 98%. The 50 Catholic are scattered throughout the Cyclades and the Ionian Islands, and are often descendants of Italians (Venice has long held sway over many islands). The Protestant […]

Practical life on site Greek Islands

Practical life on site Greek Islands

Practical life on site Greek Islands How to choose your itinerary in the Cyclades? The Cyclades archipelago is made up of islands that are very different from each other, and it is not certain that you adhere to the spirit of each. Mykonos, Santorini, Ios, […]

Health and Safety Crete

Health and Safety Crete

Health and Safety Crete Health No vaccine is mandatory. The cantonal system of health centers, ie a country doctor's office. That said, you will have to bear a contribution for the drugs and additional treatments and, if you see a specialist, you will pay, […]

Mykonos activities, visits and leisure

Mykonos activities, visits and leisure

Mykonos activities, visits and leisure Visit Mykonos Town Yes, yes, culture is very present in Mykonos! Besides the discovery of churches and chapels, you will be entitled to 3 interesting small museums. The Alefkandra district and the "little Venice" On […]

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