A most useful tool for travelers: Greece — Sit back and enjoy the ride

Planning to visit Greece? Just want to escape from your armchair and see the picturesque villages of Chalkidiki, the beauty of the White Tower and Thessaloniki’s waterfront, the new Acropolis museum, the majestic view from Fira in Santorini?  Now all that is just one click away with Greecevirtual.gr.

Greecevirtual.gr is a user-friendly website designed to guide you around a wide variety of locations in Greece, letting you get the feel of the place you would like to visit through its high quality panoramic photos. As mentioned on the site: Συνέχεια

Ο θρυλικός Michael Schenker στο Block 33

Αν υπάρχει ένας κιθαρίστας που μπορεί να καυχιέται ότι έχει επηρεάσει σε τεράστιο βαθμό μερικούς από τους σημαντικότερους σύγχρονους καλλιτέχνες, όπως τον Slash (ex GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER), Kirk Hammett & James Hetfield (METALLICA), Adrian Smith (IRON MAIDEN), Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH), Gus G. (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND), Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, CARCASS, ex CARNAGE) και πάρα πολλούς άλλους, αυτός δεν είναι άλλος από τον Michael Schenker.

Με μία καριέρα που ξεκίνησε από το ντεμπούτο των SCORPIONS, το “Lonesome Crow”, το 1972, Συνέχεια

Preveza: Drop-dead gorgeous

A site of significant naval battles, heroic acts and natural beauty that is full of surprises

By Haris Argyropoulos

The small, picturesque town of Preveza, 370 kilometers from Athens at the entrance to the Amvrakikos Gulf in western Greece, is so unassuming these days that visitors are surprised to learn that it hosted six foreign consulates at the beginning of the 20th century, while under Ottoman rule.

This curious fact was a reflection of the importance of its position, militarily and commercially, also indicated by the naval Battle of Actium across the strait, in 31 BC — when Octavian scored a decisive victory against Antony and Cleopatra — and the Battle of Preveza in 1538, in which the Ottoman admiral Hayreddin Barbarossa defeated a joint Spanish-Venetian fleet, claiming their supremacy in the Mediterranean for over 30 years.