Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The island of Chios in Greece

The island of Chios was planned for a visit in October 2007, but instead we made another visit to Crete. Chios is situated in the eastern part of the Aegean Sea between Lesbos (or: Lesvos) in the north and Samos in the south. The island of Chios is very close to the mainland of Turkey (5.5 kilometer). This is the fifth largest island in Greece but still small enough to offer you a very special kind of hospitality and culture. Like many of the Greek islands, Chios has a colourful and sometimes violent past. Today you will find superbly preserved medieval villages, Byzantine monasteries, interesting architecture showing the various influences of the island rulers throughout it's history and of course, ancient monuments and an abundance of churches and monasteries. Chios claims to be (without any proof) the birthplace of the poet Homer.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Greenwood resort kemer reviews

Greenwood Resort
Kiziltepe Mevkii, Goynuk

Completely renovated in 2005, this elegant, air-conditioned hotel located on a main street consists of a main building and several annexes, comprising a total of 223 rooms, of which 6 are suites and 3 are disability-friendly, set over 4 floors. Guests are welcomed in the spacious foyer with a 24-hour reception desk, lifts and a currency exchange counter. The hotel also features an attractive garden area. Facilities on offer here include a small supermarket, a range of shops, a hairdresser, a cosy bar, a nightclub, an air-conditioned à la carte restaurant (only during peak season) and a restaurant with an outside terrace and highchairs available for children. Also on offer are a games room, a TV room, a dining room and a public Internet terminal (charges apply). Guests may also make use of the in-house laundry service as well as medical assistance (charges apply). Younger guests may let some steam off in the childrens playground and those arriving by car may use the hotel car park.