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Active vacation in Greece - things to do, entertainment and nightlife

Corfus New Fortress Greece is ready to provide unlimited opportunities to fans of active sports. You can windsurf and dive on the numerous beaches of the country. You can ride a yacht to beaches that are not accessible by land. Fans of extreme sports will be able to raft on narrow, but very unpredictable mountain rivers. The magnificent landscapes of Greece amaze the imagination. The warm climate makes walking tours possible throughout the year. Another popular activity is climbing to the main peak of the country, Olympus, where, according to numerous myths and legends, ancient Greek gods lived.
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The height of Olympus is 2917 meters. That’s the highest peak in Greece. It is a monument of history and the most important natural object. There is a national park with the richest flora and fauna next to the mountain. Every year, thousands of tourists come to Greece to go climbing. The track begins in Litochoro. The next point is in Prionia, where you can stay overnight at the monastery of St. Dionysius. The routes goes to three peaks. The most difficult route involves the conquest of Mikkas. The rocks in the Thessalian valley are also popular among the climbers. Famous monasteries of Meteora are located there. You can conquer rocks and peaks in the islands of Zakynthos, Crete, and Corfu. Tourists can climb the mountains of Mussoorie and Armeos on the island of Kalymnos with an experienced instructor.
Winds blowing from the Aegean Sea are ideal for windsurfing for almost the entire year. The best conditions for this sport can be found on the coast of Rhodes. The Prasonisi area is one of the best places for beach recreation and windsurfing on the whole island. A strong wind often blows on the islands of Naxos and Paros located in the Ionian Sea. On the island of Lefkada, the new windsurfers feel great. They are be able to take the first lessons there. The height of waves in Greece is not enough for surfing. Newcomers to this sport will feel comfortable on the island of Karpathos. There, you can learn how to keep on the board and perform simple tricks. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The richest underwater world waits for tourists on the numerous beaches of the country. Scuba diving is possible on the island of Halkidiki, which is the center of the beach tourism in Greece. A huge number of picturesque caves is close to the shore. There are numerous schools of diving. The underwater route will bring you to the uninhabited island of Kelyfos. Off the coast of Crete, you can immerse yourself in the Elephant Cave. The bones of elephants, preserved since ancient times, lay deep beneath the water. Travelers can enjoy the magnificent scenery while cruising along Ithaca and Kefalonia. A special kind of kayak, cyclade, is used there. Brave ones can go to conquer mountain rivers. This kind of kayaking is considered the most extreme. The most famous river for this activity is Arktos. Many amazing legends are associated with it. The Acheron River is no less popular.
Sailing regattas are also popular in Greece. Every year, there are numerous competitions in the country. The most famous is the International Aegean rally. Tourists can enjoy walks on yachts along the coast. You can go to uninhabited islands and beaches. The island of Aegina features amazing views. You can conquer the sea with an instructor, so even those who do not have experience in yachting, can do that. Another activity that is very popular in Greece, is cycling. Trails are quite complex, which is explained by relief diversity. Many routes pass through the mountains, and, therefore, you need to have some training. Mountain bikes are best suited for Parnita, Dionysos, Mani, and Parnassus. Simpler trails run through the island of Crete.
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Michelin-starred restaurants in Greece
♥   Restaurant 'Kuzina' Athína. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Mama Tierra' Αthens. Type - Vegetarian|International. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Nolan' Athens. Type - Fusion|Asian influences. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Oikeîo' Athína. Type - Greek. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Papaioannou' Piraeus. Type - Seafood. On the map   Photos
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Water attractions in Greece
♥   Water park 'Watercity' Crete. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Waterland WaterPark' Thessaloniki. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Waterpark' Faliraki, Rhodes. On the map   Photos
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Amusement parks in Greece
♥   Amusement park 'Water Park Limnoupolis' . On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Waterland' . On the map   Photos
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National and city parks of Greece
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Tzoumerkon-Peristeriou kai charadras Arachthou (Zoni III)' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Ygrotopon Amvrakikou' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko limnothalasson Mesolongiou – Aitolikou' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko ygrotopon ton limnon Koroneias - Volvis kai ton Makedonikon Tempon' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Ethniko parko dasous Dadias - Lefkimmis - Soufliou' . On the map   Photos

Unique attractions in Greece

Waterfront of Nafplion

From the series “The Most Beautiful Waterfronts and Embankments”
Greece small Nafplion town has an incredibly beautiful and outstanding embankment. It will steal your heart from the first sight. The atmosphere of this place is very romantic. The main decoration of the embankment are the old houses, built in Venetian style. From the embankment opens the great panorama view on the gulf. Also, you can see the Bourtzi Fortress. It has located on the island. This fortress is very outstanding and has the important place in the history of the town.

Waterfront of Nafplion is a real entertainment center in the open air. There you can find several restaurants and cafes. In the evening you can drink some glasses of vine in the bar or to dance in the club. In the daytime tourists can rent a boat and to make a sea voyage along the coastline. There is no minute … Read all

Saint Theoktisti Street

From the series “Top 13 Most Fantastic and Colorful Streets and Quarters”
The Greek island of Lesvos can boast the charming old town of Molyvos. Its central street is one of the most beautiful places not only in the country but in the world. The main decoration of this ancient cobbled street are wisterias. Because of them, the street shines with dozens of purple shades. When wisteria is in bloom, its magnificent trusses with flowers give pleasant shade. The cobbled street looks like a real fairytale tunnel.

Even on the hottest days, it's nice to walk along this street. There you can see many beautiful old buildings. Amazing shops and restaurants are on the first floors of some houses. They make a trip even more exciting. Molyvos is considered one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities of Lesvos. There, the old architecture was preserved as much as … Read all
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Entertainment, recreation and attractions in cities of Greece

Athens
Music lovers should not forget to visit the Palace of Music, which has become a regular venue for various concerts and festivals. Travellers with children must surely visit Adventure Park located in the suburban area of Athens. It works all year round and here visitors will find truly stunning choice of rides and carousels. Allou Fun is the newest entertainment park of the city, so all most exciting rides, slides and a huge Ferris wheel are located in it. Fans of speed should go to Athens Kart, … Read more
Naxos
Due to the excellent natural protection of the beach from winds, this coastal area will greet the visitors with serene sea. This is an excellent place for recreation with kids and toddlers. The Plaka beach offers the guests total privacy being a perfect destination for undisturbed peaceful leisure. The beach is deprived of noisy cafes and sport grounds but it offers instead calm sea of the ultimate beauty. The Plaka beach always sinks in the atmosphere of harmony and serenity. The most … Read more
Chania
Fans of water sports would like Limnoupolis Water Park. It provides a huge pool with an abundance of colorful slides and excellently equipped rest areas. In addition, the water park has several attractive bars and cafes. You can go karting in the Pista park, it is ideal for family holidays. On the waterfront of Chania there are lots of exciting nightclubs and bars; they serve visitors until late at night. The Irish pub Conor Pass invites visitors to enjoy beer and friendly atmosphere; there … Read more
Rethymno
The Dr.Fish health center is a popular recreational destination among tourists, this center offers good facilities to rest and recreate as well as various health improving services. Another exciting sort of leisure for tourists is on foot exploration of local parks and wildlife sanctuaries. A necessary spot, many tours running through, is the Biotopoi Nature park, keeping a large collection of rare tropical plants and flowers. This park is located near a historical center of the city, its … Read more
Mykonos City
Diving amateurs may join a school of underwater swimming and scuba diving and in several tutorials master the basics of the diving. Expert divers are offered to rent all the necessary gears and equipment. The assistants of the rental center also organize tours for divers to the most popular diving destinations of the island. The most popular among youth is the Paranga beach which offers its visitors a vast choice of entertainments and beach attractions. The beach neighbors several attractive … Read more
Thessaloniki
Shopaholics will love the largest market place of the city named the Flea Market which offers the vastest choice of souvenir goods. The market presents a good assortment of stylish handmade accessories and add-ons, original home fineries, gold and silver ware as well as antiques. Tourists can successfully mix business and pleasure: they can walk and enjoy the brightest assortment of ethnic goods and try the best ethnic dishes served in local restaurants and cafes. Those tourists who will lack … Read more
Hersonissos
Travelers who like interesting walks and want to appreciate the natural splendor of the resort are certainly recommended to ride on colorful local l trains. To be precise, those are small tourist buses painted in different of colors and equipped with stylized locomotives. Their route would take you through the most interesting and picturesque places in the resort. The Kartland entertainment center is very popular; most people visit it at night when the heat subsides. There you can have a great … Read more
Agios Nikolaos
Those travellers, who want to walk in beautiful natural places and to see the unique historical monuments, are definitely recommended to participate in a trip to the Spinalonga Island. Vai Palm Grove is one of the most attractive nature reserves. In summer the grove becomes the venue for a large Lato Festival, which gathers best Greek musicians and theater actors. If your aim is to visit most stylish fashion boutiques and jewelry shops, you will find what you need on 28th October Street. The … Read more

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