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Agelisaos
(444-360 BC)

King of Sparta who came to the throne after Lysander had helped him declare his nephew illegitimate (Alcibiades was suspected as the father).

As a general Agesilaus had been successful in defeating the Persians in several battles in Asia Minor. When the Corinthian War broke out he was called back to Greece.

Epaminondas wanted the Boeotian League to be recognized, but Agesilaus refused, which led to war. At Leuctra, in 371 BC, the Spartans were defeated, but Agesilaus managed to avoid Sparta itself being attacked by Epaminondas army.

Agesilaus remained a man of the military to the very end. As an old man he still believed he could be useful in an army, and tried to enroll in both the Egyptian and Persian armies. When he failed to do so he set off for Greece, but died on the way at the age of 80.

He had always been an extremely strong character, stubborn and persistent, despite of ailing health and and a limp all through his life. His epitaph was not the best though, since he did contribute to the fall of Sparta.


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Mykonos Island


Ιt is the cosmopolitan center of the Cyclades Complex. Its reputation has spread during the last years due to its unique landscape, its archaelogical sites, its cosmopolitan environment and its magnificent beaches.

White-washed, cube-shaped houses are scattered all over the island, narrow streets in the town, chapels and picturesque tavernas hide among art galleries and stores selling jewellery, souvenirs etc.

Trends that sweep through the international scene are born in the intense nightlife of this modern resort.

An island of tempting and tempestuous reputation such as Mykonos, with high tourism and a rather superficial lifestyle, inevitably has both fans and critics.

But even the most unsuspecting visitor immediately realizes that Mykonos is not only a crazy “bon-viveur”, but also an attractive, picturesque island with white Chora aside the crystal-clear blue waters of the Aegean Sea.

Direct international charter flights and regular domestic flights from Athens serve frequently, during summer, the airport of Mykonos.

Because it is so famous, Mykonos gets really overcrowded during high season but for those who enjoy the crowd, great fun and all night long entertainment, Mykonos is the ideal place for holidays.

Have a wonderful time...