Mykonos or Myconos is an island of Greece and one of the top tourism destinations in Europe. It is one of the Cyclades, a group of islands of the Aegean Sea, lying between Tinos, Siros, Paros and Naxos. It has an area of 86 km² and an elevation of 364 m and is made mostly of granite. It has little natural fresh water and relies on the desalination of sea water to meet its needs. There are approximately 6200 inhabitants (2002). The largest town is Mykonos, also known as Hora, on the west coast.
The Greek island of Kefalonia became famous as the setting for the tragic story, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, is a little slice of heaven. The small, rugged mountainous island that lies off the west coast of Greece has a natural beauty that remains relatively unscarred by tourism.
Plovdiv, Bulgaria`s second largest city. It`s one of the oldest still living European cities - contemporary to Troy (Turkey), older than Rome (Italy) and Athens (Greece). It keeps thousands monuments from prehistoric times - 8 000 years ago, from the time when Alexander the Great called it Philipopolis - in memory of his father Philip - 4 c.B.C., from the days it was capital of the Thracian kingdom - till 45 A.D. Roman theater, stadium, odeon, mosaics, Renaissance houses and islamic, orthodox, catholic and Jewish temples adorn the city, which is geological, botanical, archaeological, historical and architectural reserve. Many travelers, for example Evliya Cheleby from the 17 c. call it the most beautiful of all Balkan cities.
The Meteora (Greek: Μετέωρα, "suspended rocks", "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above") is the large complex of monasteries in Greece. The monasteries are built on spectacular natural sandstone rock pillars at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly, near the Peneios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece. The Meteora is home to six monasteries and is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.