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Smashing June Festivals in Greece

As the summer begins to heat up it is time to turn our attention to some of the hottest festivals of the season and embrace the summer warmth through the lens of culture. Get ready to tune in to the most smashing festivals of June and ignite your summer spirit.

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The Blue Flag Beaches of Greece Win the World

Golden, white, exotic and tranquil, lacy and secluded, fully organized or remote, the beaches of Greece have conquered the world. Greece ranked 3rd out of 50 countries for the most ‘Blue Flag’ Beaches worldwide counting 395 beaches and 9 marinas in total for 2015.

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Strange Athens, Strange Cities

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.’’ Albert Einstein.

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Messinia: A Colourful Mosaic of Gastronomy, Nature, Culture & Leisure

Messinia is an unadulterated region in the south-western Peloponnese; a region in Greece not acknowledged by many but yet blessed with the riches of its land, the mind-blowing eco-system, the extraordinary culture and the most thrilling leisure activities most can ever dream of.

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Swim, Run & Ride through the historic city of Nafplion

Nafplion, the glorious capital of Argolida, is known not only for its beauty but also for its cultural heritage. The Palamidi fortress, the Arvanitia Promenade, the Bastion of “Pende Adelphia” and the fortified island of Bourtzi are only some of the points of interest someone can visit in Nafplion and unwind his senses in this picturesque city of the Peloponnese.

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A school full of colours in the centre of Athens

Graffiti art and other types of street art has created a new era of expression in Athens, a city known for its rich cultural background. This contemporary movement has created a communication gateway between artists and the public making the city an astoundingly vivid place to stay and wander around.

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What if you could build History?

Originally built of stone and marble, the acropolis is world renowned as the cornerstone of western civilization. A symbol of glory, aspiration and achievement, a symbol built on the grounds of ancient history as a shrine to Athena, the patron goddess of Athens.

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Blossoming Easter in Greece

Easter traditions differ from culture to culture, from local customs and rituals to regional specialties and ethnic twists but when you breathe in the fresh notes of lilacs, lilies, poppies, daisies, azaleas, daffodils, chrysanthemums, tulips and hyacinths…you know that you have landed in Greece.

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5 “Do Not Miss” Easter Bazaars

Easter is much more than a traditional celebration, than an excuse to take off for a spring break with your family and friends, attend the rituals and relish delicious authentic flavours. It is the time to contemplate, to purify your inner self, embrace love and humanity, share, support and offer hope to those who are struggling for a better tomorrow.

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Dinner in the Sky

Are you the type of passenger that always prefers the window seat in the airplane or the tourist that insists in climbing to the top floor of the tallest skyscraper in the world? Well, if that’s the case prepare for the most intriguing mouthwatering adventure in Athens.

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Successful Burger Stories in Athens

A new trend has come to town also known as the ”Burger…the fast casual”. Burgers are unquestionably the most delicious, affordable and quick bites one can easily enjoy on the street or so it was until recently. Now with so many variations and added flavors some burgers are even considered a “gourmet” delight.

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Wine Bubbling Greece

Greece is world famous for its local products and wines of premium quality and as a result the wine is now not only one of the five primary elements of the Greek nutrition, but also a part of our culture. Wine has been transformed to the perfect high class drink for almost every casual or formal occasion.

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Clean Monday: Long Weekend Islandscapes

The long weekend of Clean Monday is just around the corner and it’s time for you to enjoy the company of your loved ones and get away from your everyday routine. Either you choose to stay in the heart of Athens, take a road trip to the most beautiful places of central Greece or head for the mountains you will probably run into some of the most spectacular events of the carnival.

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Treat your Valentine to a Romantic Day at the Spa

Suddenly it’s all around you, at the flower store around the corner, at the coffee shop in your neighborhood, at the bar you go for cocktails after work. Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day has come to remind you that you have that special someone in your life that is worth the celebration.

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Happy Valentine’s Stay

Believe it or not Valentine’s Day is embraced by many, as a day to celebrate love and gratitude for one another, as a day to do something special for your other half. You can always express your affection for your beloved ones but only once a year you can do so in an environment overflowing with romance. So let’s celebrate the occasion with Cycladia’s top 5 picks for a Happy Valentine’s Stay.

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