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Diakopto-Kalavryta; A trip through the impressive Gorge of Vouraikos

Feb 12

The old steam locomotive number 8003 of the Diakopto-Kalavryta railwayIf you have read our previous travel article about the winter destination named Kalavryta you might already know that its most famous attraction is without hesitation the historic DiakoptoKalavryta Railway. The railway was originally built in the late 19th century to transport the mining goods away for further processing. During the course of its history it has been adapted to please the eyes of the tourist. Indeed, the 22-km long rack railway, drives along the fabulous Gorge of Vouraikos, where you will be able to glaze at impressive rock formations or waterfalls, go through tunnels carved through the rocky hills, as well as follow the river Vouraikos, which […]

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The goats of Kalavryta

Jan 20

During our stay in Kalavryta we spotted quite a few goats around the region, especially while driving through some hills. The goats were either having some “snack” at the side of the road, crossing the roads wildly or even climbing down the rocky hills with impressive agility and speed. Watch […]

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Kalavryta: a popular winter destination in Greece

Jan 12

The ski centre of KalavrytaLocated at 758 metres elevation in central-east Achaea in Greece and only 2.5 hours by car from Athens, Kalavryta (Greek: Καλάβρυτα) is the perfect winter destination for relaxation and winter sports. Kalavryta is well known for its ski centre located in the east of the town, on the highest mountain of the region, Mount Aroania also known as Mount Chelmos (2341 m). The ski centre […]

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Aegina Fistiki Fest

Oct 02

The pistachio festival (Fistiki Fest) at the port of AeginaThe yearly Aegina Fistiki Fest is all about the small and green culinary nut named pistachio. During these four days of festivities in September, the port of Aegina transforms itself to accommodate culinary degustations and competitions, concerts and theatrical performances with popular artists, as well as various exhibitions involving the famous local nut. The Aegina Fistiki Fest gathers yearly […]

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Vagia, a picturesque and quiet village in Aegina

Apr 25

Situated in the north-east side of Aegina between Agia Marina and Souvala, the small village of Vagia is known for its traditional fishing port and for its islet, which is at swimming distance from the beach. The beach is surrounded by beautiful pine trees of various sizes, which will make your stay at the beach even more enjoyable providing you with some pleasant shade. The beach of Troulos is […]

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