Your Mediterranean cruise is going to Corfu, so what are the attractions you can see in one day and the history behind this island to make it a travel destination? The Greek island of Corfu, also known by its Greek name of Kerkyra, lures travelers from all over the world to its natural beauty, stunning coastline, pristine beaches with crystalline water, multi-cultural heritage and amazing archaeological sites. It is the greenest and lushest of all the Greek islands. Its pleasant Mediterranean climate, appealing natural landscape and abundant resources, and strategic location between Italy, Greece and Albania in the Ionian Sea made it the target of many conquerers over the past centuries. The Venetians, French and British, to name a few, left their indelible mark on the culture and architecture of this island.
Hello Santorini! Click play and you will be virtually transported to Santorini for three minutes of pure wonderful on a timelapse journey around this island treasure.
For us, It brings back many memories of our trip to this beautiful jewel of the Aegean Sea. Videographer Dimid has created a fantastic timelapse video that captures the extraordinary beauty of Santorini, an island that is one of a kind with its bright whitewashed houses, blue domed churches, technicolor fuschia flowers, and steep rugged cliffs. His video captures the incredible beauty of this island, considered one of the most romantic destinations in the world.
Mykonos is quite simply one of the most beautiful and most popular Greek islands of the Cyclades group. Surrounded by the brilliant blue Aegean Sea, Mykonos is famed for its distinct whitewashed buildings with technicolor shutters of vivid blues and reds, and clean white alleyways that twist like a maze through the town where neon pink bougainvillea drape the white buildings and colorful pots of flowers line the pathways. Often referred to as "the jewel" of the Aegean Sea, one can easily see why.
Find your travel inspiration in this captivating short film beautifully narrated with words that will stir your wanderlust to travel. "How beautiful is this life.." Spoken by a Greek man, words that prompt you to open your eyes, see the world, get away from home. Phrases that will grab you and remind you of the exhilaration of exploring new places, meeting new people, and learning new things. That thrilling feeling you get when you arrive in a new destination. Let this video awaken your soul and recharge your zest for travel.
We highly recommend this hotel as we stayed here on our visit to Athens several years ago. It was perfectly situated near the Plaka and the Acropolis. It was an easy walk to the Plaka area, which is the old historical neighborhood and central shopping, museum and restaurant area in Athens. The hotel was quite beautiful, very clean and comfortable. There is a rooftop deck area with wonderful views of the Acropolis and Parthenon, as well as the rest of the city. The hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating. Heather Cowper did a very nice job of showcasing this hotel and its amenities in her video. Take a look at her site, Heather on Her Travels, for travel inspiration and information on places around the world.
If you visit the island of Santorini, Greece, then Oia is the small picturesque town you must see on the steep slopes of the Caldera side. It's almost fairytale like in its unbelievable beauty with its bright blue doors, shutters and domes against the white painted buildings. The sun magnifies the brilliant colors against the white backdrops. Find your seat in a cafe or along the cliff trails to catch the extraordinary sunsets.