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Athens Travel Guide

Impeccable Greek Vacations

Posted: Apr. 24th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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Just a short hop from Athens is the type of vacations most people only dream about or witness through pictures on the internet and in movies. All of these amazing locales are absolutely stunning and are sure to provide a memorable, one-of-a-kind vacation experience.

Hydra, Saronic Gulf

Why? Wealthy Athenians head to charming Hydra for relaxing weekend breaks: cars, motorbikes and high-rise buildings are banned on the island. The architecture is unique for the region, with many art galleries and museums in 18th-century mansions.

What to do Hydra port is the only town; the interior is largely uninhabited. Narrow streets lead from the pretty harbour to the cathedral, museum, monasteries, churches and galleries. Donkeys and water taxis transport tourists to small villages and swimming spots along the coast (most beaches are rocky or pebbly).

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