Τετάρτη, 10 Ιουνίου 2015

Balos: The jewel of Crete, prior to this year’s high season

Pink sands, blue turquoise seas..

Paradise-like waters, deep blue or turquoise, pink sand, and a backdrop of a wild bushy nature. This is Balos, a beach in southwestern Crete which has become the talk of the proverbial town amongst tourists and international media. Business Insider recently praised the beach as one of the world’s hidden jewels. Conde Nast Traveller included it in its favorite spots in Greece...
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Since we’re on our way to the summer high season and Balos will be brimming with tourists, Sooc offers you a series of pictures that bring out its beauty, as it is naturally.

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Acropolis Ranked Among Top Landmarks in Europe!

Travellers across the globe have ranked the Acropolis in Athens among the top landmarks in Europe for 2015, a leading travel website said on Tuesday.
According to TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travellers Choice Attractions Awards, the Acropolis was ranked 21st in the list of top landmarks in Europe.
The annual awards are based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travellers from all over the world.Acropolis_
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain, topped the Europe list, followed by Italy’s St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City and the Milan Cathedral (Duomo) in Milan.
Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for landmarks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.
Tripadvisor also released the Top 10 Landmarks in Greece as voted for by TripAdvisor travellers.
Archaeological Site of Delphi. Photo © Shutterstock
Archaeological Site of Delphi. Photo © Shutterstock
1. Acropolis
2. Parthenon
3. Meteora
4. Delphi Ruins
5. Temple of Hephaestus
6. Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa (Grace of Panagia -Virgin Mary)
7. Acropolis of Lindos
8. Spinalonga (Kalydon)
9. Epidaurus Theater
10. Hermes by Praxiteles
(source:gtp)