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Atlantico Buzios Convention and Resort
Atlantico Buzios Convention and Resort Hotel in Buzios is in front of the beach, near Buzios centre, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A 5 star Buzios hotel facing the Bay of Armacao dos Buzios, only 2 hours from Rio de Janeiro. ...
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Suites of Dorchester Hotel, Miami
Suites of Dorchester Hotel on Collins Avenue in Miami, Florida is a 4 star Miami hotel only one block away from the glorious white sandy beach. Lincoln Road boutiques and the restaurants, bars and nightclubs of South Beach are within close reach. ...
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Ilissia Hotel is a second class Athens hotel in a quiet area of central Athens, overlooking a small park, close to the tourist area including many museums. ...
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The island of Sifnos in the Cyclades was famous in ancient times for the wealth, which came from its gold and silver mines and quarries of Sifnos stone.

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Kamares in Sifnos

Sifnos enjoyed great prosperity in Classical times, as can be seen from its Treasury dedicated to Apollo at Delphi.

An attractive town the port of Kamares, a modern town with pottery workshops, brings us to the island's capital, Apolonia. Standing on three hillsides, with its typical Cycladic architecture, it is breathtakingly beautiful. Apolonia has an interesting Folklore Museum, while the churches of the greatest interest are those of Our Lady "Ouranofora" and St. Sozon.

The architecture of Apolonia is an old assemblage in which walls, terraces, courtyards and alleyways form large cubes in a continuous complex, in total harmony with the natural environment.

The sole exception to this is the old capital of Kastro, which remains an example of medieval town planning. A collection of Archaic and Hellenistic sculpture and of ceramics from the Geometric to the Byzantine period is on display in the Archaeological Museum of the island.

Picturesque windmills surrender their sails to the vagaries of the wind, while no fewer than 365 churches and chapels sprout all over the island like white mushrooms from the grey carpet of the island's terrain.

There are clean and attractive beaches on the island, while the visitor can combine the peaceful island existence close to nature to a lively night life.

Area 83 sq. km.
Distance from Piraeus 78 n. miles.
How to get there:
By ferry from Piraeus
Police 2284 031210
Harbor 2284 031617

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