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The Temple of Poseidon, Sounio - A background of endless blue

The sunset at the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio is breathtaking. Build on a rock 73 meters over the sea, the Doric Temple attracts countless visitors for around the globe. According to Greek mythology, Theseus began his journey to Crete in order to kill the Minotaur from Sounio. His sails were black when he left but he promised his father that if he came home alive his ships would have white sails. Even though he returned to Athens victorious, he was caught up in the excitement and forgot to change the sails. His father, Aegeus, saw the black sails from Sounio and thought his son had been killed. He fell to his death from the cliffs. The sea then was named the Aegean in honor of the fallen king.

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Evros river - An islet shared by three countries

The image of the armoured soldiers into the islet's voluminous vegetation is impressive. They jokingly tell each other: "Let's go on patrol in Vietnam".

Xanthi - Cultural crossroad

An exquisite city of Thrace with picturesque side streets and traditional houses, surrounded by an untouched natural environment.

Syrrako, Ioannina - A pleasure for the eyes

Vlach village at the tops of Tzoumerka with a rich history and traditional houses of a unique architecture.

Ioulida, Kea Island - Like an eagle’s nest on the rocks

The densely built houses with the tile roofs on the top of the mountain compose a rare architectural ensemble.

Alexandria, Egypt - Following Cavafy

Travelogue in Alexandria of Cavafy, at the places where this great Greek poet lived, created and died.

Nicosia, Cyprus - A patisserie in the Dead Zone

In Nicosia, Cyprus there is a traditional patisserie next to the fortification sacks and barrels that separate the free from the occupied part of the city.

Katerini - Passion for pigeons

He trains pigeons so they can fly 1,000 meters high and he gets sad when they are attacked by hawks. He feels sorry, but he can understand hawks need to survive too.

The Acropolis Museum - The magic of ancient Greek art

This museum has a weird energy, which can be accredited to the immense beauty of the statues. The most beautiful statues of all times stand one beside the other and enchant millions of visitors.