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of the Greek islands
and ... Thessaloniki
Cousteau looked for the lost city of Atlantis on Santorini.
Crescent-shaped Santorini (or Thíra), the precious
gem of the Aegean, is actually a group of islands consisting
of Thíra, Thirassiá, Asproníssi,
Palea and Nea Kaméni in the southernmost part
Also called “Thermiá” on account
of its thermal springs, Kythnos is very close to Attica;
still, it is one of the less visited islands of the
Greek Mythology has it that Anafi, a paradise of pristine
beauty and “exotic” beaches washed by crystal
clear waters, had emerged from the bottom of the Aegean
sea to give shelter to the Argonauts.
Ios. The locals call their island “Nios”
but its formal name comes from “ion”, the
Greek name for the flower violet. It is said to have
been the birthplace of Homer’s mother and the
place of his own tomb.
Remaining untouched by the growth of the tourist industry,
Folegandros (or Polykandros) offers complete relaxation
in a typical Cycladic landscape. The Greek mythology
refers to Folégandros as son to Minos and head
of the first colonists on the island.
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