The Sporades islands placed in the Northwest side of the Aegean Sea is the sailing area that offers much beauty and an incredible number of wonderful beaches within a limited (is)land extend. The Sporades (their actual name is Northern Sporades) is not the ideal place to check archaeological sites but it is among the very few islands where yachts anchor in a bay and the charterers in the boat’s cockpit enjoy the natural shade of the pine trees running down to the water. The charter base that “serves” the Sporades is in the marina of Skiathos island.
Beautiful white sandy beaches, unspoiled anchorages, ancient ruins and abundant sea life, will offer you a sense of exploration and independence. So, let the beauty of the islands, forests, beaches, villages, churches and castles take you on a journey back in time. Skiathos airport, is an ideal starting point, for a journey to explore the Sporades and the coast of northern Greece.
The island of Skiathos belongs to the Northern Sporades group of islands (along with Skopelos, Alonissos, Skyros and some smaller islands around them), and the area is popular for sailing holidays, as it is not so exposed to the meltemi wind as the Cyclades.
The island is covered with pine-trees and boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. If you are interested into yacht charter skiathos then you shoul know that there are three harbours on the island and a small marina for yachts on one of the two islets called Tsougries that lie across the main harbour, on the south-east coast.
Lia Mykonos: Lia is one of the most beautiful beaches in Mykonos with exotic waters and great environment. It is located in the south eastern edge of the island, 14 km from Chora, near Kalafatis. It is one of the last stops with the boat that goes from Chora to the beaches of the island. Lia beach is well organized with colorful umbrellas, sundecks and other useful facilities. Even though it is considered a rather quiet beach for the standards of Mykonos, Lia has been a favorite place for this reason. Its blue waters and the white sand create the ultimate combination for a swimming paradise. The beach is surrounded by rocks making it a great spot for diving and snorkeling. The beach is easily reachable if you pass from Ano Mera and then follow the signs.
There are two restaurants nearby and a beach bar with various snacks and drinks. The hills that surround the beach are mostly bare and the natural landscape gives you the feeling of total freedom. You can also find various accommodations in the area of Lia.
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Findery, a map-based social networking service started by the co-founder of popular photo-sharing site Flickr, launched a mobile app on Thursday.
The free app, which is available for Apple Inc iPhones, lets users leave notes, photos and videos about real-world locations on digital maps.
Findery is competing in a crowded field, where many users have adopted social networking and mobile messaging services such as Facebook Inc, Snapchat and Instagram to share their personal musings and to get restaurant and movie recommendations from friends.
Caterina Fake, Findery’s founder and Chief Executive, is hoping there’s room for a specialized service that appeals to a different set of Internet users’ sensibilities.
A lot of apps “are still trying to hook you up with your friends who are going to recommend a coffee shop to you,” said Fake. The idea of Findery, which has raised roughly $10 million in funding, is to give people a “more meaningful” experience by supplementing online maps with everything from personal anecdotes about a neighborhood to historical facts about a particular building.
Fake has a record of creating successful online services that harness user-generated content. Fake co-founded Flickr, one of the seminal photo-sharing websites acquired by Yahoo Inc in 2005. She is also the chairman of Etsy, an online market that specializes in crafts that some observers believe could soon be headed towards an initial public stock offering.
While many online companies now espouse a “mobile first” strategy, Findery launched its service as a website two years ago. The company released the Web version first in order to build up the service’s collection of notes, Fake explained. She said it was easier for users to write lengthy stories on a computer than on a mobile phone app.
|At the east coast of Rhodes you will find the peaceful area of Kalithea and Koskinou. Koskinou, which is a genuine small Greek village, is located some distance inland. Kalithea beach have coarse sand with small round stones and offers many types of water sports.
Kalithea is located south of the resort of Faliraki. Here you will find one of Rhodes’s best beaches and a wide selection of restaurants and entertainment (check also Rhodes nightlife).
Lardos Beach is located on the southeast coast of Rhodes and has been awarded the European Blue Flag for its cleanliness.
Approximately seven miles from Lardos you will find Koitari. The water is clear and it is very popular for snorkelling. There are plenty of water sports, but overall the place is very calm, people come here to relax on the beach and enjoy life
The music chosen to be played during the funeral service can be anything from traditional organ music to something more modern supplied by you. Alternatively you may like to have a live musician playing at the service. Moreover it is an opportunity to add a personal touch.
Most crematoria will provide:
• An organist
• Pre-recorded music from which you can choose
• A music system on which you can play music of your choice
Depending on the location of the service, there may be certain restrictions, which funeral directors most times can advise you on.
How to select funeral songs
- Funeral songs should be used to accent the funeral or memorial service and should not be overused.
- Consult friends and family members to get suggestions for funeral music.
- Once you’ve made your final choices, ensure that your notify family members of your selections, to make sure that no one disapproves of your selections. If the service is being held in a church or holy santuary, you may want to review your musical selections with church officials before the service. If anyone objects to lyrics in your selections, consider using the instrumental version, if available.
- Before using funeral music, you should listen to the song completely before hand, and if possible, get a copy of the lyrics. There are many websites that will list lyrics and let you preview songs before you purchase them. Consider printing the lyrics in the funeral program or memorial service bulletin, so that guest can sing along with music.
Popular Funeral Songs
1. My Way — Frank Sinatra / Shirley Bassey 2. Yesterday — The Beatles 3. Time to Say Goodbye — Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli 4. Tears in Heaven — Eric Clapton 5. I Will Always Love You — Dolly Parton or Whitney Houston 6. You’ll Never Walk Alone — Gerry and the Pacemakers 7. Amazing Grace 8. Unforgettable — Nat King Cole 9. Over the Rainbow — Eva Cassidy 10. Dance With My Father — Luther Vandross 11. One Sweet Day — Mariah Cary 12. My Heart Will Go On — Celine Dion
If you were adopted, then you know how frustrating it can be not to know much about your heritage and genetics. Finding your birth parents can help you learn more about your family history and where you came from, as well as answer any questions you might have as to why you were given up for adoption and if you have any other biological family members.
Talk to your adoptive parents about any information they have about your birth parents. So they don’t feel threatened by giving you information about your biological parents, be sure to tell them that you love them but are curious to find your biological family. Ask for names, an old address, the adoption agency or anything else they might know about your birth parents.
Contact the hospital where you were born for your birth records. While it is not done routinely, you could explain your situation and, at the very least, get a name and an old address to track down your birth parents. An old address can lead you to a neighbor who might know where your birth parents went or have forwarding information.
Seek out the adoption agency that you were placed with. It should have information as to whether your biological parents wanted you to contact them, and it might have the contact information so that you can find them. The agency may also have information if your birth parents never wanted to be contacted by you.
Register with the International Soundex Reunion Registry (ISSR, see References). This puts your name on the registry so that your birth parents can find you as well as you finding them. You can also search the database to see if your birth parents registered.
Adamas, a seaside village with approximately one thousand inhabitants, is a tourist centre and port. Between 1844 and 1914 it was a municipality, which in 1885 even had its own member of Parliament. This privilege was granted by the government in honour of the first settlers, who were refugees from Sfakia in southern Crete.
Adamas and the rest of the island, offers us the utmost in comfort and pleasure for our holiday. Peace and quiet is combined with entertainment and an enticing night life. Banks, a post-office, port police, customs office, doctors, dentists, a chemist shop, Greek and international tourist agencies, are just a few of the facilities available to the visitor.
Without having to leave Adamas, we can sunbathe on one of its two beaches. As we look towards the sea from the village centre, the first, Lagada, is only 500 metres to the right while the other, Papikinos, is 1000 metres to the left, just beyond the area called Neochori. Both beaches are shaded by tamarisk trees and are wide enough to enjoy a game of tennis.
In Adamas there are a number of restaurants, ouzeries, pizzerias, snack bars and grills, all offering good service to summer visitors. Fish, lobster and octopus come direct from the morning catch. After the evening meal, it is always relaxing to have a cake, an ice-cream or a cool drink at a waterside cafe while night falls, luring us to partake of its pleasures.
You should also visit the Mining Museum, Agia Triada with its Ecclesiastical Museum and Kimisi Theotokou (the Assumption of the Virgin) or Agios Charalambos and nearby the small Catholic church of Saint Nicholas. The largest church in the village and standing at the highest point, is Kimisi Theotokou or Agios Haralambos. It has distinctive architecture with three aisles roofed with arches and a dome resting over the central aisle.
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