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Take Time Out in Chania, Crete

holiday in chania on the greek island of creteAs thoughts are definitely centred on holiday time, this is a great moment to take a few days away to travel over the border and check out the beautiful town of Chania on the Greek island of Crete. If you prefer lazing at home avoiding the masses and the heat, yet are still looking for wonderful weather out of season, then Crete is an excellent choice as even the winters are mild. Old and modern meet here to create a wonderful blend and appeal.

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Experience Greek Island Lifestyle

beautiful greek islandsIf you thought that cafe culture was developed in Bulgaria, you should head for the Greek Islands to see how far cafe culture really has come. The Greeks have turned it into an art! Cafes abound on every street, fishing village and promenades.

 

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Thessaloniki: The City of Museums

seattle of the balkansThis majestic city in Northern Greece is rooted in 3,000 years of history and the fact that it is home to one of the largest collections of museums in the Balkans is testimony to this. Not only is Thessaloníki culturally very rich, but a hive of activity and entertainment, so much so that last year the New York Times dubbed it the "Seattle of the Balkans." Anyone who visits this beautiful city will see that it pulses life with skateboarding teenagers, enthusiastic shoppers, stray dogs, beggars and old men selling a syrupy concoction called salep. Thessaloniki lies in the Greek state of Central Macedonia (not to be confused with the independent country the Republic of Macedonia). The city is home to one million people and is Greece’s second largest city after Athens.

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