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If you like walking in the midst of history, legend and romance, without forgoing the hustle and bustle of modern life, you’ll love walking in Crete! The largest of the Greek islands and also the most highly-populated, Crete’s local culture-dialect – art and music – is distinct from general Greek culture, so it has its own unique charm. It’s definitely a must-stop place on your holiday in the Greek Isles. Where to start? Heraklion! Your Doorway To Crete The island capital, Heraklion (also called Iraklio or Candia) is an international port and a popular stop for cruises – making it the perfect setting-off point for a holiday walking in Crete. At first glance, what will greet you is a seemingly bustling, modern city- just what you’d expect of a major port- humming with activity, with scooters zipping up and down city streets. Go a little further (preferably with a guide Read more…

Corfu is the second largest Ionian Island, and is off the coast of Greece. The northern area is close to the coast of Albania. The main town on the island shares the same name as the island itself, and is a good place that can be visited on Corfu. Connected with a lot of Greek Mythology, one thing that you can do on Corfu is go in search of things related to this. However, the sites that are all around the island can be traced to many different eras, and the architecture can be a lovely thing to have a look at as a break from a typical beach holiday. Corfu Town itself is on the east of the island of Corfu, and is worth a visit so you can look at a few attractions there. The Corfu Saint Spyridon Church is dedicated to the patron saint of the island, Read more…

Located in the south of Italy, in what could be described as the instep of the boot, Basilicata is a dry and arid region that nevertheless has two coastlines. One part borders the Ionian Sea in the Gulf of Taranto, while there is a tiny stretch on the Tyrrhenian Sea, which is home to one of the biggest resorts in the area, Maratea. Basilicata is most famous for its ancient ruins and archaeological finds and, unsurprisingly, many of the best attractions in the region are museums and outdoor interactive parks dedicated to some of the amazing finds that have been made nearby. Matera Matera is one of the main towns in Basilicata and is home to some amazing rock structures, which were built into the nearby cliffs and ravines. The Sassi are the caves that were first home to prehistoric man and later to monks. More spectacular is the collection Read more…

For more than 3500 years Athens has been attracting visitors. Rich in history and home to one of the most famous buildings of the world – the Parthenon, which represents the golden age of Athens urban planning, it is impossible to compete with the impressive architecture of the city. Apart from being just a tourist spot, Athens is also home to more than half the population of Greece. Athens city breaks will surely help you know about this extremely beautiful city. You are sure to fall in love with the jumbled and elegant skyline of neoclassical facades, whitewashed sugar-cube houses, the Plaka quarter – a colorful mixture of flea markets and antique shops, markets that have stalls piled with huge tubs of olive, fresh fish and well stocked tables laid out of the pavement tavernas. The acropolis is one of the places visited most by tourists. It provides the best Read more…

A tour of upland Guatemala will immerse the traveler in the archeology of the last aboriginal Maya of 900-1524, with unparalleled experiences in how archaeological knowledge about society, culture and astronomy is read in the ruins of the richest civilization of the Americas. The adventure travelers are guided by an archaeologist, who is author of many volumes. Our archaeologist tour director also deciphers the principal Mayan sites of the always climatically temperate highlands. The many Maya who live in the region today also provide keys in their lifeways to reconstructing the rich past. This incomparable experience of learning by doing archeology and anthropology is coupled observations of the incredibly rich flora and fauna under the guidance of an expert ornithologist. Mayan Green Tours is offering a ten day expedition combining archeology, cultural anthropology and birding–to Guatemala during June 11-22, 2007. The four thousand- year-old Mayan culture still flourishes in highland Read more…