Tinos lies very close to the southern tip of Andros. This is the holy island of Our Lady, which in August is swamped by pilgrims who have come to pray in Her church or in fulfilment of a vow. As Our Lady's feast day on 15 August approaches, the church and the town of Tinos become crammed with people, and religious services take place next to the commercial fair being held in the surrounding streets. A line of mountains, whose highest peak is Mt Tsiknias (in the myths, the home of the wind-god Aeolus), runs the length of the island.
Karpathos, an island ideal for peaceful vacations, has an exceptional landscape beauty, due to the fact that it pulses with picturesque beaches and has many morphological alternations, as the southern part is plain while the central and the northern part are mountainous, composing a peculiar but interesting icon. The island of Karpathos belongs to the Dodecanese Islands cluster and it located at the southern part of the cluster, very close to the island Kassos. Karpathos covers an area of 301 m˛, has a coastline of 160 km and has 6.500 inhabitants.
The capital and the largest city of the island. In the middle of the north coast, is also the transport hub with the international airport and the sea port, resulting in that most of tourism traffic arriving in Crete will pass from Iraklion at least twice. The city has a population of 120.000 the fifth largest in Greece.
When many people are asked what country encapsulates sunshine breaks, Greece is the obvious answer. This ancient land, steeped in myth and legend with its supporting collection of beautiful islands, seems to have it all - gorgeous beaches, spectacular nature, warm, sunny weather, a heritage bursting with history and culture, plus delicious food and drink. Greece holidays can offer all of this.
In fact, so great is the variety, that when people tell you that they are booking one of the many Greece holidays, there is much more to explain. The visitor could be spending their break in Athens, absorbing that ancient city's incredible wealth of historical monuments, capped of course by the amazing site of the Acropolis and the ruins of the Parthenon on the hill.
Conversely, they could be visiting one of the many Greek Islands dotted throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. These are always very popular destinations. Greece holidays wisely capitalise on the time when the nation colonised these islands thousands of years ago. Islands such as Kos, Samos and Santorini are havens of calm and rustic charm, with lovely countryside and quaint villages.
There are even perfect compromise solutions for people who wish to mix their sun-worshipping with a little history and culture. Greece holidays can offer beach breaks on the islands of Kefalonia, Skiathos, Halkidiki and Zante - all of which boast beautiful coves and villages with picturesque tavernas, but also have easy access to the Greek mainland, with its temples and monuments.