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  • Symi (Dodecanesse) | Sailing in Greece - Yacht Charters Greece
    pediments a reminder that 100 years ago this was one of Greece s most prosperous islands There has been virtually no modern concrete construction here and now these fine old houses are being resurrected for visitors The spirit of the island remains intact Symi is divided into distinctive areas Yialos is the main harbour Chorio literally village is the top town Pedi Bay is the valley below Chorio south of Yialos Nimborios is the bay and settlement to the north of Yialos There is a small settlement at Marathounda and a major Monastery complex at Panormitis The interior a forested plateau with many spectacular views can be visited by car or bike on the recently refurbished road from Symi town to Panormitis There are also many interesting walks and guided walks can be arranged through tour operators in Yialos or walking guides can be purchased from the Symi visitor office Symi s recorded history goes back as far as the Trojan Wars 1120 BC and its past is chequered with a series of At its height before the Italian occupation Symi was a thriving island with a population of more than 22 000 It was renowned for its boat building sponge fishing wine making its wood carvers and icon painters and the outstanding educational quality of its schools The church of Constantinos and Eleni on the southern slopes of the Vigla along the Panormitis road has gardens terraces and a well There is usually someone there in the summer The monastery of the Archangel Michael at Roukouniotis was built by the knights of St John in the 14th century on the ruins of an important 5th century monastery which in turn was built on the remains of a pre Christian temple The monastery of Sotiris Megalos shortly before the road

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  • Tilos (Dodecanesse) | Sailing in Greece - Yacht Charters Greece
    Forecast Weather Patterns Meltemi Winds Marinas and Ports Tilos unique friendly atmosphere and breathtaking natural beauty Many travellers return to Tilos Island time after time to experience her unique friendly atmosphere and breathtaking natural beauty The mountainous terrain of the island has an abundance of plant and wildlife and together with the magnificent views makes this island a haven for walkers and indeed anyone who appreciates nature in general There are two villages on the island supported by a population of around 300 Livadia the principle port on Tilos is where our office is located The island s capital Megalo Chorio some 6km inland nestles at the foot of a Byzantine castle with breathtaking views along fertile valleys out to Eristos Bay A warm welcome awaits you in the tavernas and cafes of this very special island where yourselves and the islanders provide entertainment Considering the island s history and mythology her castles churches and monasteries deserted villages and lovely beaches it s no surprise that visitors on Tilos never mention leaving In ancient times the island was famous for its perfumes as well as for the paleontological findings that were discovered there The fossilized bones of dwarf elephants are of great interest Although Tilos is a small island with a total surface of 63 square km it hosts many rare and protected species of flora and fauna like the Bonelli s Eagle the Mediterranean Shag and the Eleonora s Falcon For this reason the island has been designated as a Special Protection Area PLACES TO SEE The ancient town Arhea Poli and the medieval castle on Aghios Stefanos hill Halkadio s cave with its paleontological findings the monastery of Aghios Panteleimonas 15 th century the medieval castle of Messaria the museum of Dwarf Elephants the abandoned settlement of Mikro

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  • Yachting in Greece - Dodecanesse | Yacht Charters Greece
    destinations Dodecanesse Sailing in Greece Sailing Areas Argo Saronic gulf Cyclades Dodecanesse Ionian Sporades Weather Weather Forecast Weather Patterns Meltemi Winds Marinas and Ports Dodecanesse sunny places surrounded by crystal clear waters The island complex of Dodecanese in south eastern Aegean is the sunniest corner in Greece Twelve large islands and numerous smaller ones with crystal clear waters sandy or pebbly beaches important archaeological finds imposing Byzantine and medieval monuments and unique traditional settlements are waiting to be discovered If you are desperately seeking to discover lesser known unspoiled destinations visit Leros or Pserimos But there is always Rhodes and Kos larger and more cosmopolitan islands awaiting to offer you strong and treasured memories Just take your pick Agathonissi Arkoi Astypalea Kalymnos Karpathos Kasos Khalki Kos Leros Lipsi Nisyros Patmos Rodos Symi Tilos They have a rich history and many of even the smallest inhabited islands boast dozens of Byzantine churches and medieval castles The most historically important and well known is Rhodes Rodos which for millennia has been the island from which the region is controlled Of the others Kos and Patmos are historically more important the remaining nine are Astipalea Kalimnos Karpathos Kasos Leros Nisyros Symi Tilos and

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  • Corfu (Ionian) | Sailing in Greece - Yacht Charters Greece
    undisputed natural historical and cultural wealth it has attracted travellers from all over the world has generated timeless schools of Fine Arts has demonstrated how sublimely green and blue can combine Besieged by many nations it has been governed by the Venetians the French and the British who always coveted its economic strength and its strategic geographical position Greece is often described as standing between East and West but this applies even more to Corfu which whilst maintaining its Hellenic origins has enriched them with western influences It s easy to see why Corfu holidays are so popular the island is famous for its picture perfect scenery pristine beaches and endearing people Many say that Corfu is the most beautiful of all the Greek islands Every town and village on Corfu has something unique to offer visitors and there is a wide range of accommodation to choose from Corfu s rural and natural environments have co existed for centuries and in that time very little has changed A visit to any of the rural villages on Corfu is a step back in time Much of the lifestyle and farming techniques have remained the same for hundreds of years You will see traditional houses in narrow streets with thousands of wildflowers and tall cypresses throughout the countryside Corfu is also famous for its olive trees The capital of Corfu Corfu Town Kerkyra in Greek has a healthy mix of modern conveniences and old world charm The historical centre is the cultural lifeblood of the town and its Venetian architecture of tall apartment buildings gates and walls archways broad stairways and the imposing Venetian Fortresses has influenced the design of the more modern Corfu Town The coastline of Corfu varies from long sandy beaches to small pebbly coves The weather with mild

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  • Charter Our Services Yacht Prices Sailing in Greece On line Payments Contact us Greek Islands Ionian in same area Corfu Ionian Greece Sailing in Greece Sailing Areas Argo Saronic gulf Cyclades Dodecanesse Ionian Sporades Weather Weather Forecast Weather Patterns Meltemi Winds Marinas and Ports Lefkada Useful Information Town Hall Police n a Port Authority n a Hospital n a Port Services n a Provisions n a Fuel n a Water

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  • Privacy Policy Disclaimer Terms of Use Sitemap About us Yachts for Charter Our Services Yacht Prices Sailing in Greece On line Payments Contact us Greek Islands Ionian in same area Corfu Lefkada Ionian Greece Sailing in Greece Sailing Areas Argo Saronic gulf Cyclades Dodecanesse Ionian Sporades Weather Weather Forecast Weather Patterns Meltemi Winds Marinas and Ports Paxoi This page s contents are under re construction Thank you for your patience

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  • Yachting in Greece - Ionian islands | Yacht Charters Greece
    Policy Disclaimer Terms of Use Sitemap About us Yachts for Charter Our Services Yacht Prices Sailing in Greece On line Payments Contact us Yachting destinations Ionian Sailing in Greece Sailing Areas Argo Saronic gulf Cyclades Dodecanesse Ionian Sporades Weather Weather Forecast Weather Patterns Meltemi Winds Marinas and Ports Ionian green landscapes over turquoise waters The Ionian Islands are a group of islands in Greece They are traditionally called the Heptanese i e the Seven Islands but the group includes many smaller islands as well as the seven principal ones The Ionian Sea is an elongated embayment of the Mediterranean Sea south of the Adriatic Sea It is bounded by southern Italy including Calabria Sicily and the Salento peninsula to the west southern Albania to the north and west coast of Greece Corfu Lefkada Paxoi The Ionian Islands are off the west coast of Greece and composed of Corfu Kefalonia Zakynthos Lefkada Ithaca Paxos and Kythira Islands well known for their beautiful sandy beaches crystal clear waters charming villages and stunning scenic countryside which is verdant and flourishing with greenery and nature Each Ionian island has a distinct character and between them they offer all you could wish for from a

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  • Alonnisos island in Sporades | Yacht Charters Greece
    Prices Sailing in Greece On line Payments Contact us Greek Islands Sporades in same area Skiathos Skopelos Skiros Kyra Panagia Sporades Greece Sailing in Greece Sailing Areas Argo Saronic gulf Cyclades Dodecanesse Ionian Sporades Weather Weather Forecast Weather Patterns Meltemi Winds Marinas and Ports Alonnisos wooded beauty with a long history Alonnisos the anchient island of Ilkos is a highly wooded island where people s every day life includes more of donkeys and caiques rather than any othe modern transportation motor vehicles The old capital of Alonissos on a hill in the south of the island was deserted after a large earthquake in 1965 The islanders moved to Patitiri and Votsi yet eventually returned and most of the houses in the hill village have been restored At ormos Tzortzi evidence of Neolithic and other anchient habitation have been discovered It is quite uncertain whether this was also the site of anchient Halonessos a city that anchient commentators say disappeared into the sea during a devastating earthquake since some authorities believe that the site was Psathoura the northernmost island Useful Information Town Hall 24240 65555 Police 24240 65205 Port Authority 24240 65595 Hospital 24240 65208 Port Services n a Provisions super

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