Kos lies in the southeastern part of the Aegean Sea and belongs to the Dodecanese archipelago, is one of the largest and most populated in this group. In the northwest, it adjoins the islands of Kalymnos and Pserimos, in the southeast – with the Turkish resort of Bodrum. The larger neighbors of Kos in the archipelago are the islands of Rhodes and Karpathos.
Nature gave the island forests, fertile lands, thermal springs and a wonderful climate. In addition to tourism, agriculture is developing on the island. The main city of the island is also called Kos.
According to one legend, the ship of Heracles, returning from the Trojan War, was nailed to the island of Kos. Hera did not want a safe return of the illegitimate son of Zeus, so she sent a storm, built other intrigues, and was ultimately punished by a thunderous spouse. Hercules, however, recouped on the inhabitants of the island, who took the ship for a pirate ship and rendered it a very awkward reception. Continue reading
Corfu is the Italian version of the name of this island. The Greek version is Kerkyra. It is the second largest island in the Ionian group of islands. Compared to other Ionian ones, it is located to the north of everything. Corfu in the northeast borders with Albania, from which it is separated by the Kerkyra Strait. The northern part of the island is covered with chalk mountains less than a thousand meters high, it is more fertile and picturesque in contrast to the south of the island, covered with hills. The main city of the island also has a double name: official – Corfu, popularly – Kerkyra.
In the Greek epic, the island was glorified as a meeting place for Odysseus and Queen Nausikai – this happened in Paleokastritsa Bay. Continue reading
The capital of the Hellenic Republic is located in the historical region of Attica. Together with the nearest settlements and Piraeus is the Athenian agglomeration with a population of more than 3.7 million people. Due to the population of the agglomeration, the region of Attica is considered the most densely populated in Greece. The Greek capital is surrounded by mountains that influence the local climate.
Summer is hot and arid, with occasional rainfall, winter is warm and humid with sparse snow and frost. In spring, the weather is changeable, but in April and March hot days can fall with air temperature +28 – 30 degrees. May is a period of flowering and riot of greenery, which begins to fade under the bright sun in the summer months. The swimming season here opens in May-June and lasts almost until the end of October, when the sea temperature begins to drop below +23 degrees. Athens’ access to the sea – the Saronic Gulf of the Aegean Sea, separating Attica from the Peloponnese. Continue reading
A region of Central Greece located in the southeast of the Balkan Peninsula and washed by the waters of the Aegean Sea. Three bays approach the shores of this peninsula – the Euboean, Saronic and Petalian. A significant part of the peninsula is covered with low mountains of limestone and marble. The mountains are covered with coniferous forests.
Attica is the historical region of Greece, on its territory are the capital of Athens, the legendary city of Marathon, the city of Eleusis, in which the inhabitants worshiped Demeter, the port of Piraeus. Continue reading
Cologne is a city in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, located in the west of the country, on the banks of the Rhine. Founded in 16 AD, Cologne (then Ara Ubiorum) in the year 50 was elevated to the rank of the city of Agrippina, the wife of Emperor Claudius. In the Middle Ages, the number of religious buildings grew, Cologne became equal to Jerusalem (at least as it was said in those days). In 1248, the cathedral was founded. But its construction was completed only in 1880. In 1388, a university was founded in the city. Cologne was the first city with a democratic constitution and kept aloof from any kind of upheaval. However, in 1794, French troops entered the city, and after 1815 he moved to Prussia. In 1945, the city was destroyed by 80 percent, but the inhabitants lovingly restored it literally “from the ashes.” Continue reading