As soon as you shall face the island of Syros it is indisputable that the non-identical nobility that this island bears shall impress you at once. The traditional profile and the insular mentality in combination with the historical monuments and the natural sites, all under the veil of this unique nobleness, render Syros the ideal choice for your vacations. The island of Syros belongs to the Cyclades Islands cluster, while Ermoupolis, the islands' capital town, is also the capital town of the whole insular group.
Welcome to Rethymnon, the small Mediterranean town with its Renaissance architecture, Venetian fortress, museums and beaches. We are sure that like thousands of others, you will find so much to enchant you that you will return annually to Rethymnon. As for the surrounding province, the difficulty is in deciding what to visit first. The endless beaches, the monasteries and the churches, the ancient sites or the Venetian and Turkish monuments? The area is rich in characteristic villages and areas of great natural beauty, as well as caves and soaring mountains.
Naxos was one of the major centres of the Cycladic culture. Around 3000BC, the main settlements appear to have been near Hora, on the hill of Kastro and at Grotta. The island was later colonised by a party from Karia, led by a son of Apollo named Naxos. Naxos was one of the first islands to work in marble and in the Archaic period produced the lions of Delos and Kouroi statues of increadible size. Indeed, for a period, huge was beautiful on Naxos; in 523BC the tyrant Lygdamis declared he would make Naxos' buildings the highest and most glorious in all Greece, although only the massive lintel from the gate of the Temple of Apollo remains on the islet of Palatia (in Naxos Town).
Travel to Greece offers an experience that every traveler will love. Greece and the Greek Islands are ranked as one of the most popular travel destinations in the world and are located in Southeastern Europe on the Balkan Peninsula. With over 4,000 years of history to explore, the birthplace of comedy, drama, philosophy and the Olympics ensures that those who travel to Greece can view ancient art, ruins, monuments to the Greek gods and more of the countries long and varied history. Travel to Greece also offers a chance to relax on its beautiful and extensive beaches, try local cuisine and soothe away stress in Greek spas and resorts.
Greek cuisine is an experience no traveler should miss! The hearty Mediterranean cuisine shares many characteristics with Italy and the Middle East. Greek cuisine makes use of olive oil, olives, poultry, fish, cheese, bread, lamb, eggplants and pork. A wide variety of herbs such as basil, mint, garlic and oregano are also used. Deserts that every traveler will enjoy when they travel to Greece are the Baklava pastry filled with nuts and syrup and the yogurts made with honey. Greek coffee is served hot, sweet and strong and is a popular drink; however, Greek wine is the most popular drink in the country. When traveling to Greece tourist can try many wines grown in local vineyards.
Travel to Greece is at its height of popularity during the summer months of July and August. Greece has a mild Mediterranean climate and tourist visiting any time of the year will find the weather is mostly pleasant. This mild climate has also had an affect on its people, making Greek citizens more relaxed and laid back. Unlike some other countries where tourists often frequent the people of Greece are friendly and accommodating.