Corfu. The jewel of the Ionian
The second-largest of the Ionian Islands, Corfu is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in all the Mediterranean. The island is found in the most northwestern side of Greece, very close to Italy. Corfu had Venetian, British, and French rulers before becoming a part of the modern Kingdom of Greece in 1864. Due to this rich heritage, Corfiot culture is rich and diverse, one of the reasons why it has become such a popular destination.
Corfu has so many attractions to offer that you will be amazed at every corner you see. Sunsets, sandy beaches and clear emerald seas this Greek Ionian island a summertime favorite.
The Meteora is a rock formation in central Greece hosting one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, second in importance only to Mount Athos.The six monasteries are built on immense natural pillars and hill-like rounded boulders that dominate the local area. Meteora, meaning 'suspended in air', is famous for its monasteries perched atop vertical peaks – but few know that before their construction in the 14th century, hermit monks first climbed these soaring stones to settle in the caves and hollows of the rocks as early as the 9th century
Thessaloniki is a Greek port city on the Thermaic Gulf of the Aegean Sea. Evidence of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman history remains, especially around Ano Poli, the upper town. The ruins of Roman Emperor Galerius’ 4th-century palace include the Rotunda that has been both a church and a mosque. Much of the city center was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1917. The rebuilt 20th-century city has a modern European layout. The original name of the city was Θεσσαλονίκη Thessaloníkē. It was named after princess Thessalonike of Macedon, the half sister of Alexander the Great, whose name means "Thessalian victory" honoring the Macedonian victory at the Battle of Crocus Field.