Kamena Vourla – Greece

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Areal view of Kamena Vourla

You may watch this aerial view of Kamena Vourla on this video.
This “Fly-Over” along the coast line presents the beauty of nature of the specific area.

Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Περιβάλλοντος

Η Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Περιβάλλοντος γιορτάζεται κάθε χρόνο στις 5 Ιουνίου και αποτελεί την κύρια εκδήλωση του ΟΗΕ από το 1972 για την ενημέρωση του παγκόσμιου κοινού σχετικά με περιβαλλοντικά προβλήματα που αντιμετωπίζει η ανθρωπότητα.

Το θέμα του φετινού εορτασμού (2015) είναι «Αειφόρος κατανάλωση και παραγωγή» και το επίσημο σύνθημα «Επτά δισεκατομμύρια όνειρα. Ένας πλανήτης. Κατανάλωσε με προσοχή».

Ως αειφόρος παραγωγή και κατανάλωση νοείται η χρήση αγαθών και υπηρεσιών που ανταποκρίνονται στην κάλυψη των φυσικών αναγκών και συμβάλλουν σε καλύτερη ποιότητα ζωής, ενώ ταυτόχρονα επιτυγχάνεται η μείωση της χρήσης των φυσικών πόρων, των τοξικών υλικών και της παραγωγής αποβλήτων και ρύπων, έτσι ώστε να μην τεθεί σε κίνδυνο η δυνατότητα ικανοποίησης των αναγκών των μελλοντικών γενεών.

ΠΗΓΗ: http://www.sansimera.gr/worldays/38#ixzz3cCZA8tx6

About Phthiotis

Phthiotis (Greek: Φθιώτιδα, Fthiótida, [fθiˈotiða]; ancient Greek and Katharevousa: Φθιώτις) is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the administrative region of Central Greece. The capital is the city of Lamia. It is bordered by the Malian Gulf to the east, Boeotia in the south, Phocis in the south, Aetolia-Acarnania in the southwest, Evrytania in the west, Karditsa regional unit in the north, Larissa regional unit in the north, and Magnesia in the northeast. The name dates back to ancient times. It is best known as the home of Achilles.

Phthiotis was a region of ancient Greece that covered the northern part of the present regional unit Phthiotis and the southern part of present Magnesia. The southeastern part of present Phthiotis was covered by the ancient region Locris, and the southwestern part was ancient Malis and Ainis.

The Spercheios valley was flooded in March 2005.


Termopylae, Modern Greek Thermopýles, also spelled Thermopílai,  narrow pass on the east coast of central Greece between the Kallídhromon massif and the Gulf of Maliakós, about 85 miles (136 km) northwest of Athens (Athína). In antiquity its cliffs were by the sea, but silting has widened the distance to more than a mile. Its name, meaning “hot gates,” is derived from its hot sulfur springs.

The pass, some 4 miles (6 km) in length, has figured in numerous invasions. There, in August 480 bce, during the second Persian invasion of Greece, a small Greek force under the Spartan king Leonidas defended Attica and Boeotia against the southward advance of Xerxes’ Persian army while Greek fleets at nearby Cape Artemesium fought off the attacking Persian navy. Leonidas’s troops held the pass for three days until the Persians, guided along another mountain pass by the Greek traitor Ephialtes, outflanked them. Sending the majority of his troops to safety, Leonidas remained to delay the Persians with 300 Spartans, their helots, and 1,100 Boeotians, all of whom died in battle.

Although the Persians won at Thermopylae and conquered central Greece, they suffered considerable losses in the battle, and most of the Greek troops and ships were able to escape to the Isthmus of Corinth to rejoin the main Greek forces. This battle became celebrated in history and literature as an example of heroic resistance against great odds. A large marble and bronze monument commemorating the battle was erected in 1955. In 279 bce the Greeks delayed the invading Celts at Thermopylae, and in 191bce the Seleucid king Antiochus III fortified the pass against the Romans under Acilius Glabrio.


What to See

Mendenitsa 25km

A most picturesque village tucked away in the green vegetation of Kalidromo with an incredible view and special cultural importance.

Its medieval Castle is one of the most important and well-preserved castles of its kind. Cultural Castle in Medenitsa: Concerts of sophisticated Greek songs, Theatricals, Tradition Evenings and Poetry Evenings. Exhibitions of table wine, ceramics and paintings are also held.

Thermopylae 28.8km

Thermopylae is a location in Greece where a narrow coastal passage existed in antiquity. It derives its name from its hot sulphur springs. “Hot gates” is also “the place of hot springs and cavernous entrances to Hades”. Thermopylae is primarily known for the battle that took place there between the Greek forces including the Spartans and the Persian forces, spawning the famous epitaph beginning with “Go tell the Spartans”. It is on the only land route large enough to bear any significant traffic between Lokris and Thessaly. Passage from north to south along the east coast of the Balkan peninsula requires use of the pass. Further west the way is blocked by mountains and the Gulf of Corinth. For this reason the area has been the site of several battles.

Kalidromo 31.5km

Kalidromo Wood: A wood of unexpected and exquisite beauty with oak trees, cedars, black pine trees, maritime pine trees and a beautiful lake on the plateau of Souvala, rich pastures and an incredible variety of herbs and fragrant plants are found in its ravines which are sheltered by plane-tree thickets. Inaccessible canyons and hillocks compose colour palettes of exquisite beauty throughout the year. Bonfire Festival: Organized by the Mountaineering Club in May.

Delphi 103km

Delphi is both an archaeological site and a modern town in Greece on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis. In myths dating to the classical period of Ancient Greece (510-323 BCE), the site of Delphi was believed to be determined by Zeus when he sought to find the centre of his “Grandmother Earth” (Ge, Gaea, or Gaia). He sent two eagles flying from the eastern and western extremities, and the path of the eagles crossed over Delphi where the omphalos, or navel of Gaia was found.