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mastichas09

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I am doing some preliminary research on the beaches of Spetses ahead of a trip I will be taking next year. It's a small island and one that is easy to access from Athens. So, this is a good choice. It also seems really pretty. Here's what my research has pulled up:

Agia Paraskevi Beach: Pretty beach on the western side of the island, this small beach is surrounded by pine trees and has calm and shallow waters. You can rent sunbeds and umbrellas or simply lay your towel on the pebbles and enjoy the Greek sun.

Zogeria Beach: On the other side of the island, you'll find Zogeria Beach, a beautiful and sandy beach with crystal-clear waters. This beach is ideal for families with kids.

Vrellos Beach: If you're a fan of water sports, head to Vrellos Beach, located close to Zogeria Beach. This small but beautiful beach is perfect for windsurfing and has a natural bay that creates ideal conditions for the sport.

Kaiki Beach: Near the old port of Spetses lies Kaiki Beach, a small and secluded beach accessible only by boat. You can rent a boat from the old port or take a water taxi to get there.

Xylokastro Beach: Located on the eastern side of the island, Xylokastro Beach is the longest beach on Spetses, with crystal-clear waters and pine trees providing natural shade. There are several beach bars and tavernas where you can enjoy traditional Greek cuisine.

I also found a video about the beaches on Spetses:

Video is in Greek FYI -

 
I am not sure - I haven't been to Spetses yet. My mom went recently and went to a beach that was somewhat close the port. She said she liked it but didn't internalize the name of it.
 

Taking an Architecture Tour in Greece?

I'm planning a trip to Greece and I'm really interested in taking an architecture tour to explore the rich history and unique styles of Greek architecture. Could anyone recommend reputable tour companies or guides who specialize in architecture tours? I'm particularly interested in visiting iconic sites like the Acropolis in Athens, ancient Greek temples, and perhaps lesser-known gems off the beaten path.

Additionally, what are some must-see architectural wonders that shouldn't be missed? Are there specific regions or cities known for their architectural significance that I should prioritize?

Any tips on what to expect during an architecture tour in Greece, including the best times to visit these sites or any local customs to be aware of, would be greatly appreciated.

Visiting Delphi worth it?

I am trying to figure out if visiting Delphi is worth it. I want to fit seeing as many historical sites as I can into my itinerary. I've always been fascinated by ancient cultures and their histories, which naturally puts places like Athens and Santorini on my list. Recently, I've been reading up on Delphi and am intrigued by its significant historical and cultural value, not to mention its picturesque landscapes.

Given its status as the center of the world in ancient Greek civilization and the home of the famous oracle, it sounds like a place full of fascinating stories and ruins. However, I'm also aware that Greece is full of remarkable places to visit, each with its unique allure.

Is Marathon a good day trip from Athens?

I've been planning an itinerary for my upcoming trip to Athens, and I've always been fascinated by the historical significance of Marathon. Considering its role in ancient history and the famous battle that took place there, it seems like a place that might be worth a visit.

However, I'm on the fence about dedicating a whole day trip to Marathon. From what I understand, it isn’t too far from Athens, but I'm trying to weigh up whether the experience is worthy compared to spending that time exploring more within the city itself.

Has anyone made the day trip to Marathon from Athens? Was it an enriching experience, and what are the can't-miss sights? Is the archeological site/museum there engaging enough for a history buff? Also, how about the logistics – is it easy to get to by public transport, or would you suggest renting a car or going with a tour?

I am just trying to decide if it's worth it, or if I should plan to stay overnight. Thanks!


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Greek Islands Food Tour?

I am a foodie and I love to cook. Does anyone know of any food tour situations that I can do in the islands, or maybe island hopping?

I am in the midst of planning an exciting adventure to Greece and am particularly interested in experiencing the country through its cuisine. I've heard that island hopping offers not just stunning views but also a taste of local flavors that differ from island to island.

With so many beautiful islands, from the renowned Santorini to the charming Skopelos, I'm looking for recommendations on food tours or culinary experiences that are part of island hopping packages. Any recommendations you may have would be great!

Advice for Different Dishes to Try in Greece?

I’m really excited about exploring the local cuisine. I’ve heard so much about how delicious and diverse Greek food is, and I want to make sure I don’t miss out on any must-try dishes.

Could you please share your recommendations for Greek dishes that I should definitely try while I’m there? I’m particularly interested in both well-known classics and any regional specialties that might be a bit off the beaten path. Some questions:
  • What are the absolute must-tries that define Greek cuisine?
  • Are there any dishes specific to certain regions in Greece that I shouldn’t miss?
  • I love street food! Any Greek street food recommendations?
  • What sweet treats should I indulge in?
Also, if you have any restaurant or taverna recommendations where I can experience these dishes authentically, that would be amazing!
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