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Exploring Edinburgh




For the first time I will travel along with childhood friends to fulfill  a promise of reunion in Edinburgh.Τwo of our friends are living in the capital of Scotland, they are economic migrants.I have not traveled to the united kingdom again in the past but i have heard so much about the beauties of this city and I am curious to discover them.The best time to visit the Edinburgh is from spring to autumn. In August take place most of the city's festivals.We chose the winter as ticket prices were very tempting!!
 
Edinburgh is often referred to as "North Athens" for many reasons a first comparison between the two cities revealed that they had the same topography as the old city of Edinburgh corresponded to the Acropolis in Athens. Both cities were in a plain that ended in a harbor Piraeus in Athens and Leith in Edinburgh. Also,  Edinburgh was the center of the Enlightenment, many hoped that it would culturally influence London, in the same way that Athens influenced Rome.

Edinburgh is the city with the happiest inhabitants of the United Kingdom.From the first moment at the airport we realized it. All of them smiling and willing to help you in what you need!Τhis warmth of people makes you love this city it isn't coincidence that no one in the end wants to leave it.


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Explore Οld Town

Visit the Old Town with large squares, between the streets whichmaking public markets or fencing public buildings such as the Courts. Old Town in which stands out the famous University of Edinburgh, the Royal Museum, the Royal Mile
the most popular pedestrian street that connects the Castle with the Holyrood House, the winter home of the kings of the past - and the official Queen's residence in Scotland today.As you will cross it, the beautiful medieval buildings and the Gothic churches on both sides will make you feel like a hero of fairy tales


Edinburgh Castle


At the end of the Royal Mile, you will meet the Castle, the city's trademark, which has been built around it.It has been built on an inactive volcano for more than 800 years and operated as a royal palace as a prison, but also as a Parliament. If you want to have a full picture of Edinburgh, then the Castle is ideal for enjoying the great views of the beautiful Gothic rooftops of the Scottish sky.

Panoramic View Edinburgh


Climb to another central hill Calton Hill.There you will find the incomplete National Monument, an attempt by the Scots to acquire their own "Parthenon", but surely it is that the spectacle also steals the panoramic view of the city that you can admire after climbing the 170 steps of the Nelson monument!
if you like hiking another choice to see the panoramic view of Edinburg is Arthur's Seat.Located in Holyrood Park, at the end of the Royal Mile. This large, grass covered hill is the remains of an extinct volcano that erupted 350 million years ago.Arthur’s Seat is the highest point of this extinct volcano.
Although the origin of the name is uncertain, some claim that there is a connection between Edinburgh and King Arthur. Arthur’s Seat may have been the location of legendary Camelot.

Walking at The Stockbridge


Α nice walk over the royal gardens is to walk
along the river Lith there you will see St Bernard's Well after you arrived there make a quick pass from the Circus Lane.Ιs a hidden diamond for the visitor to Edinburgh. It is a very picturesque small mews lane, formerly there were the stables of the mansions that have now become very expensive homes.Τhe area has been known through photos of visitors shared in instagram.

Shopping


friends, known and of course for yourself. Start at Princes Street and George Street and from there get lost in the gorgeous streets to discover other more alternative ... hangouts. Do not be too late to decide what you will get because the shops are closed at 20:00.

Food=StreetFood


I advise you to "skip" expensive restaurants  and eat with delights from some of the many street food you will discover during your tour.If you like the intense tastes tasted haggis is a traditional recipe of the city.Haggis is a Scottish dish consisting of a sheep's or calf's offal mixed with suet, oatmeal, and seasoning and boiled in a bag, traditionally one made from the animal's stomach.I suggest in the morning before you start to taste a soup there are so many local recipes and they are all perfect. especially if it's winter will keep you warm for a long time

Nightlife


The city in relation to the rest of the united kingdom has an intense nightlife. First is the capital of the pubs you will find many on every alley in the city.I suggest to try PubTour.You can insert in for each one to drink a beer and leave. that's what we did!!!.Afterwards you can go to one of the clubs at Cowgate St Don't be late to go because all the night Clubs close at 03:00 regardless of the day.I suggest you avoid days like Friday and Saturday because many people are gathering and forming tails outside the clubs. At the same time, the locals drink too much, resulting in many times losing control so be careful .

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LET'S DISCOVER THE GREENEST ISLAND IN GREECE SKOPELOS

Skopelos belongs to the Northern Sporades and has three main ports: Skopelos, Agnontas and Glossa .Skopelos  is the capital of the island, located on the north side of the island. Its ancient name was "Peparithos", by the son of Dionysus and Ariadne, who was the first resident here. Emerald waters on dreamy coasts, Pelion architecture, natural beauties, imposing monasteries and authentic island atmosphere make up the image of Skopelos, one of the greenest islands of Greece, since most of it is covered with virgin pine forest



How to get to Skopelos 

By Ship: 

From Volos
From Agios Konstantinos 
From Kimasi Mantoudi Evia 
From Kimi Evia 

Time Table:
Anes Ferries - Hellenic Seaways - Aegean Flying Dolphins - Skyros Shipping

By Plane :
To Skiathos Island 

Where to Stay 

For Families : Neo Klima , Panormos, Stafylos , Loutraki , Agnontas

For Couples : Skopelos Town , Glossa 

For Nature-lovers : Glossa 


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Skopelos Beaches 


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ΠΙΣΩ ΣΤΟ ΧΡΟΝΟ ΣΤΑ ΜΑΓΙΚΑ ΚΥΘΗΡΑ ~VISIT KYTHIRA/CERIGO GREECE~

Οι καλύτερες Τιμές για Δωμάτια !! Booking.com Ταξιδεύοντας  με πορισμό την Ελαφόνησο για camping στην ξακουστή παραλία του Σίμου . Τρία χρόνια προσπαθώ να επισκεφτώ το νησί και όλο κάτι στραβώνει και τελικά δεν τα καταφέρνω . Δυστυχώς και αυτή την φορά κάτι προέκυψε...Μία περίπου ώρα ο πριν φτάσω στο λιμάνι της Πούντας για να πάρω το ferry boat κάναμε  μια στάση στο χωριό Άσωπος για ενα καφεδάκι . Εκείνη την στιγμή που περιμένουμε τους καφέδες έρχεται ειδοποίηση στο κινητό μου "φωτιά στην Ελαφόνησο"!! Μετά από λίγα λεπτά άλλη ειδοποίηση "εκκενώνεται το camping " στο μεταξύ έχουν περάσει είδη δύο πυροσβεστικά οχήματα .Όπως καταλαβαίνεται έπρεπε να αλλάξουμε γρήγορα πλάνο . Μετά από ένα μικρό meeting καταλήξαμε στα "άγνωστα" μέχρι τότε Κύθηρα .Με μια γρήγορη αναζήτηση τα Κύθηρα είχαν πάρα πολλά να δούμε και το βασικότερο έχουν camping . Κατευθείαν μπαίνουμε στην μηχανή και φεύγουμε για Νεάπολη από όπου αναχωρεί το πλοίο για το νησί .

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Είμαστε στα μέσα του φετινού καλοκαιριού και  το θερμόμετρο ανεβαίνει αν και η αλήθεια είναι ότι ο καιρός φέτος μας τα χάλασε ! Έχοντας  ρεπό από σήμερα αναζητώ την επόμενη  εξόρμηση. Την ίδια εποχή Πέρυσι είχα επιλέξει την Άνδρο .Mία γρήγορη ματιά σε εισιτήρια και δρομολόγια αποφασίζουμε να φύγουμε την επόμενη το πρωί για Κύθνο. 

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Υπάρχουν δύο τρόποι για να φτάσεις στο νησί είτε από Πειραιά είτε από Λαύριο μέσω της εφαρμογής  Ferryscanner  βρήκαμε και κλείσαμε τα εισιτήρια μας . 

Το καράβι αναχωρεί στις 08:00 Οπότε ένα γρήγορο καφέ φορτώνουμε τη μπέμπα και φεύγουμε για Λαύριο. Αφού φτάνουμε στο λιμάνι θα περάσουμε από το πρακτορείο να παραλάβουμε τα εισιτήρια και θα επιβιβαστούμε στο πλοίο.


Η Κύθνος απέχει περίπου  δύο ώρες από το λιμάνι του Λαυρίου βρίσκεται ανάμεσα στην Κέα και την Σέριφο. Με μια μικρή αναζήτηση στο google είδα ότι έχει δύο μεγάλα χωρία τη χώρα της Κύθνου ή Μεσαριά  και τη Δρυοπίδα αλλά και τρις κύριοι παραθαλάσσιοι οικισμοί…

CAMPING SKOPELOS

Οne of the most famous ways to get close to nature is camping.There are several beaches on the island where you can camp but with the new law in Greece which prohibits free camping  is important to be careful.

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Take great care with the fire. Do not attempt to fire if you haven't taken the appropriate safety measures.


SKOPELOS MAP

I don't present  beaches on the south side of the island ( Kastani, Panormos, Millia , Stafylos , Neo Klima , Loutraki ) they have many tourists at all times of the daybecause they are close to Settlements. Beaches where you can camp is (Perivoliou , Pethamenis , Aggeletou , Xondrogiorgi , Mark , Agios ioannis , Monopati , Velanios ..)  are Greek names local people can help you as well  you can contact me and give you that information you need  :) I have chosen Angeletou it is very close to the Perivoliou  where there is  a Canteen  Perivoliou Beach Bar
 chilling.....

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ΤΑΞΙΔΙ ΣΤΗΝ ΙΟΡΔΑΝΙΑ ~ ΤΙ ΠΡΕΠΕΙ ΝΑ ΓΝΩΡΙΖΕΙΣ ΠΡΙΝ ΠΑΣ

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Μost travelers choose to visit Berlin , the Capital of Germany is the heart of Europe and full of history It’s maybe not the prettiest European city but if you’re interested in Nightlife or culture  you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in Berlin .The locals are very hospitable and polite.There are many immigrants from all over Europe.they create a very warm atmosphere and from day to day you fall in love with this city.


We chose to visit the city in the autumn but the best time is the summer.Because many concerts and events take place in and around the city.Cycling will be more enjoyable in the big parks that the city offers from Brandenburg Tor to Zoologischer garten berlin .


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TOP 5 BEACHES IN ATHENS

Kape Sounio


I think it is the best beach of Athena. while you are there, you will think you are making a holiday on a small island of the Cyclades. If you have visited the Poseidon Temple in Sounio then make a stop for a little swim. There is a nice bar where you can enjoy a cool beer overlooking the Aegean .The beach is not organized, so you will need an umbrella






 Sesi Beach


It is located outside the village of Sesi, 22 km from the Marathon Tomb and just 45 minutes from Athens , beach with fine pebbles and sand, crystal clear waters and salt lakes , ideal for families. There is also a small tavern where you can eat something if you are hungry . I suggest you get to the beach early in the morning because later there will not be enough parking space for your car. The road is good , only 200 meters from the coast the road becomes dirt if you do not have a jeep it would be better to leave the car back and walking to the beach.





Τsonima Beach


At a distance of 20 kilometers from the center…