Alternative Tourism

 

ATHENS – CULTURE, DIVINITY AND LIFESTYLE

While in Attica, not only will the visitors experience a journey through time, but they are in for a very special surprise as they will find themselves in the centre of different worlds. Whether they choose to spend their days in the city centre or even escape to breathtaking and mythical Delphi, historical Nafplio and Mycenae or even the islands of the Saronic gulf, they are, without a doubt going to make some unforgettable memories.

In the southern part of Athens, one can either head towards Mikrolimano for lunch or dinner in front of the small harbor with fishing boats and then drive up to Kastella hill for a coffee or cocktail at sunset, or head towards the well-known “Athens Riviera” and experience the wonderful Athenian coastline with an array of choices (walks along exclusive marinas, open-air cinemas, shops, beaches, restaurants and night clubs during the summer months). Lucky are those who can make their way to Sounio and enjoy the sunset at Poseidon’s temple.

Official site: www.thisisathens.org

 

 

 

THESSALONIKI  AND BEYOND

The “Lady of the North” as the city of Thessaloniki is called in Greece, is definitely one of the most intriguing destinations. Elegant and refined, a commercial hub where contrasts of tradition and history are perfectly balanced with contemporary art, gastronomy catering to almost all tastes. Enjoy a coffee or a “bougatsa” at a cafe near the White Tower and maybe even attend one of the International Festivals of Film/ Photography/ Art. Even as a business traveler, Thessaloniki inspires.

Shaped like Poseidon’s trident and protruding into the Aegean Sea is Halkidiki: an intoxicating blend of lush blue and green shades that will undoubtedly carry you into the summer, that much sooner. Cosmopolitan Kassandra and Sithonia will take your breath away. Mount Olympus with Mytikas Summit at 2917m is there to challenge the more adventurous visitors whereas the Olympic Riviera at the foot of the mountain, awaits the victorious.  The monastic community of Mount Athos, as well as its bordering area should not be missed! Official site: www.verymacedonia.gr