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San Martin Hotel, Foz do Iguacu
San Martin Hotel is 1.5 kilometres from Foz do Iguacu, Parana, Brazil and the Convention centre. A 4 star Foz do Iguacu hotel close to the main entrance to Iguacu National Park and the Iguazu Cataracts and the Exotic Bird Park. ...
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Brisa Da Praia Hotel, Porto Seguro
Brisa Da Praia Hotel is on the edge of Porto Seguro, Bahia, Brazil in front of the complex of Toa-Toa leisure centre. A 4 star Porto Seguro hotel near the downtown area, in front of Praia de Taperapuan and about 500 metres from the commercial centre. ...
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Maritim Antonine & Spa Hotel, Mellieha
Maritim Antonine & Spa Hotel is a 4 star hotel on the terraced hillsides of Mellieha. The view stretches across the green fields in the valley to the sandy bay of Mellieha and the deep blue sea of the Mediterranean beyond. ...
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It is easy to reach this island by boat from the port of Kimi in Evia, in two hours.

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According to the Greek Mythology this is the island where the goddess Thetis, Achilleas mother, decided to hide her son dressing him as a woman and give him the name Pyrrha (blond), since she found out that he would be killed at the Trojan War. But he was not lucky because the Greeks sent Odysseus to bring him back and ask him to become the leader of the War.

The island according to the archaeological finds has been of great importance. So far excavations have shown that traces of life existed on the island during the Neolithic period (6000-2900 BC) and the developments took place especially during the Bronze Age.

The north part of the island is green, full of pine trees and cultivations, where the south appers to be the opposite, however perfect for goats, sheeps and for the Skirian small horse, which is just 1 m tall and has no relation to the pony of North Europe. This horse is found carved in the Panathinea procession and in the excavations of Marathon and Vergina.

Sandy and pebble beaches are spread around the island. At the same time the pine trees on the mountains of Olympos and Kohilas offer a relaxing atmosphere.

On the island there are almost 300 churches, but the most important of all is the one of St.George, the patron Saint of this island, built in 906 by Nikiforos Fokas and Ioannis Tsimiskis, on the highest point of the island.

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