Though bitterly cold in winter, this is still
a particularly beautiful part of Greece, rich in historical monuments and
archaeological sites. In the area around Florina, are the lakes including the
dramatic Prespa basin. Florina, is the capital spread out over a
hillside covered with wild chestnut trees.
a modern market town, lies 41 kilometres from Florina, while 6
kilometres from there, on the shores of Lake Vegoritis, there
is the picturesque village of Agios Panteleimonas, where an
ancient settlement and cemetery have been excavated. Nimfeo
(53 km. from Florina), on the slopes of Mt. Vitsi (alt. 1.350
m.), is both a winter and summer resort, with delightful
houses built in the local style. Further up the mountain in
the village of Pissoderi (alt. 1.420 m.), where are Vigla ski
centre is located.
The part of
Florina that holds the greatest interest for visitors, whether
Greek of foreign, is its two lakes, which form the natural
borders of Greece with Albania and Yugoslavia. These
lakes, Mikri and Megali Prespa are situated 850 metres above
sea level and are separated by a narrow strip of land. The
shores of the smaller lake are filled with reeds that every
year provide shelter for many kinds of birds. Looking as
though it is floating in the middle of the lake is the islet
of Agios Ahilios, with both ancient and Byzantine ruins, its
rocky coast harbours caves once used as shrines, whose walls
are decorated with religious paintings. On the shores of
Megali Prespa, which may be either steep and rocky of flat and
lush, there is a delightful little village called Psarades,
which is very reminiscent of an Aegean hamlet with its
characteristic architecture. Here, as well as at Agios
Germanos, where there is a byzantine church dedicated to St.
Germanos with excellent frescoes, one will find tavernas
serving freshly caught fish from the lakes.
>> Macedonia :
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.
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
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.
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...