The most beautiful places in Athens

1. The Acropolis Set on what is known as the Sacred Rock, this complex is the ultimate symbol of Ancient Greek culture. The name Acropolis means ‘high city’, and both the Acropolis itself and the Parthenon, the imposing temple dedicated...

Greek island of Skiathos world’s third most beautiful film location

The smash camp film sensation Mamma Mia! made the Greek island of Skiathos – where it was shot along with nearby Skopelos – the world’s third most beautiful film location by Big 7 Travel. A lush green setting unlike many...

Protocol for Arrivals in Greece

Dear Traveler, We welcome you to Greece and hope you enjoy a wonderful and unforgettable holiday experience. On behalf of the Greek Government and the Greek Ministry of Tourism, we would like to inform you that we have done everything...

All you want is Greece – Summer 2021

Greece will open to tourists from 14 May 2021, the Greek Tourism Minister has said – although they will need to provide proof of full vaccination, Covid-19 antibodies, or a negative test to enter. Speaking at the International Tourism Fair...

Greek Summer is a state of mind

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The Best Hotels In Athens For Business Travelers,

Birthplace of democracy, Athens is full of history and culture. Acropolis and the temples on it have a massive significance in Greek Mythology. The hotels here are just as rich as the history of this city. For those who are...

Traveling To Greece For Less Than $1,500 Can Be Easy With These 7 Tips

Ever since I watched The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 when it first came out in 2008, going on an adventure to Greece has been on my bucket list. I've wanted to see the blue domes of Santorini, the...

20 Places To Watch The Most Breathtaking Sunsets In Greece

Each day the sun sets, regardless of where you are in the world. However, Greece has always been known for having some of the most spectacular sunsets in the world. Why is this? You may think that there is nothing...

10 Amazing Things Everyone Should Do In The Greek Islands

World-renowned honeymoon destinations, legendary party, and some of the most significant ruins of the ancient world - the Greek Islands offer something for every kind of traveler. The more famous islands of Santorini, Crete, and Mykonos boast an endless stream...

Top 10 Delicacies To Sample In Greece

When we think of Greek food, we tend to picture the classics: tender lamb on the spit, gyros stuffed with lamb or chicken and salad, fried halloumi, Greek salad, and the super-sweet Baklava, a walnut and syrup dessert. But Greek...

10 Things You Should Definitely Know Before Visiting Greece

Greece is a country where the locals are as warm as the sunny Mediterranean climate. The cuisine is colorful, the architecture is stunning, the history is fascinating, and the culture is rich and wonderful. Mainland Greece and the Greek Islands...

Kerkyra, the queen of the Ionian Sea

Those who have visited the beautiful island of Kerkyra (Corfu), understand from the first moment why it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. The island offers everything: rich history, culture, beautiful nature, fantastic beaches and amazing...

Which Greek island is for you?

  There are approximately 6000 Greek islands and islets in the Aegean and Ionian Seas to discover (ok, some are unreachable and untouched!) and those that are indeed inhabited each have a singular style, ambiance, cuisine, architecture, culture, and history....

Spirit of the Sporades: A little-known Greek Island chain to beat the crowds

Sipping chilled rose by a sandy beach as clear blue water laps at your feet, it really doesn't get any better than this. Sporades means 'scattered', and this understated archipelago does look that way; there are 24 lush green islands...

Climbing and diving on Kalymnos: an Aegean islands adventure continues

I’m sitting on the shady patio of the Paradisio cafe in Vlychadia, overlooking an azure bay. My wet swimming kit is drying on the fence. “I should explain the breakfast,” says Stethis, who has been my guide on an epic...

Santorini is an amazing trip – and makes a perfect honeymoon hideaway

We spent two days at the incredible Carpe Diem resort, possibly the most-amazing hotel I’ve ever stayed at. I read online it had won the World’s Best Honeymoon Hideaway award in 2017, which filled me with delight as I was...

Five reasons Greece is such a popular holiday destination

Millions of tourists flock to Greece each year for their summer holiday and it’s not hard to see why. This stunning Mediterranean country pretty much has it all; delicious food, fabulous beaches, rich history and the list goes on. For...

Explore the Ten Best Beaches on Chios, Greece’s Island of a Thousand Faces

Surrounded by the sparkling, deep sapphire waters of the Aegean Sea, Chios is the fifth-largest island in Greece, and it is a hidden gem waiting to be unveiled. Together with the smaller islands Psara and Oinousses, it offers almost endless...

This idyllic Greek island is paying families with children to live there

A once in a lifetime opportunity of living an idyllic lifestyle on a Greek Island may be too much for anybody to resist. The authorities want to increase the population of the small Greek island of Antikythera, situated between Crete...

Is your holiday destination safe? Travel advice Greece

Since April 7, 2019, the Greek police have been implementing systematic passport control checks for all European citizens travelling to and from destinations outside the Schengen area (including the UK) Waiting times at passport control may be affected on departure...

Best Greek food: 24 of the tastiest selections

Renowned for its nourishing simplicity, Greek cuisine is considered among the finest and healthiest in the world. With an emphasis on baked rather than fried food, most traditional dishes avoid elaborate sauces, preferring the perfume of herb seasonings. Nutritionists have...

Patmos: The heavenly Greek island that mass tourism can’t reach

Of all the prophecies in the Book of Revelation few are more startling than the Four Horsemen, a fiery stampede sent to signal the end of the world. Yet the Greek island of Patmos, long worshipped as the place where...

Private Jet Service From Ibiza To Mykonos Launches Today

When you travel to Europe, it's hard to pass up a trip to one of the big party islands if you like a boogie. Everyone knows that it costs an arm and a leg to enjoy yourself properly if you...

Cruising the Greek Islands

Five course dinners with double-starters and delicious deserts, all-inclusive drinks, fabulously friendly staff and tomorrow morning we sail into Santorini! Idyllic Aegean indeed as I’m on a seven-day cruise around the Greek islands with Celestyal Cruises on their yacht-like ship...

Greece’s Milos Voted ”Best Island in Europe” By Travel & Leisure Magazine

The readers of the famous ”Travel + Leisure” magazine recently voted the Greek island of Milos as ”the best island in Europe” for 2019. The list is comprised of 15 islands across Europe, with Greece being represented by four of...

Amorgos: Explore the Greek island of “The Big Blue”

Amorgos is situated at the southeastern tip of the Cyclades, between Naxos, the Small Cyclades and Astypalaia. It combines the wild and mountainous landscape with the endless blue of the Aegean Sea. The island, which became widely known from Luc...

How to pick which Greek island should be your next holiday destination

It’s hard to imagine somewhere better equipped to deal with every kind of traveller – whether it be fly-and-flopper, anxious parent or squealing kid – than the Greek islands. Beyond the textbook beaches, brilliant blue waters and boat trips, there...

Top choice historic site in Acropolis Area

The Acropolis is the most important ancient site in the Western world. Crowned by the Parthenon, it stands sentinel over Athens, visible from almost everywhere within the city. Its monuments and sanctuaries of white Pentelic marble gleam in the midday...

This is the most sought-after holiday destination for Brits

The European country has been the most-searched-for destination on Travelzoo’s UK site since 2018, pipping Spain, Italy and even the Caribbean to the post. “Greece is known for the breath-taking landscapes, crystal Greek beaches and beach taverns,” explains James Clarke,...

Why Greece is the best place in the world to travel with kids

Greece has just been named best Family Holiday Destination for 2018 by leading British publication Travel Bulletin and we aren’t the least bit surprised, as we agree, Greece is the ideal place in the world to travel with children of all ages. Family-oriented Greeks make...

Unforgettable Athens

The Greek islands are so iconically picturesque, families seeking fun in the sun sometimes overlook Athens. At first glance, it’s easy to see why. Yes, Athens boasts the wow factor of the Parthenon and the Acropolis, but it’s also a...

The Saints Stores the Best Organic vegan restaurant…

Mediterranean hideaways Try out stylish but discreet retreats in Greece

1 — Serifos, While Mykonos and Santorini are the megastars of the Cyclades, Serifos remains gloriously in their shadow, overlooked and undisturbed by the holidaying masses. As one guidebook puts it, “Little has happened here since Perseus returned with Medusa’s head.”...

Greece Among Most Popular Destinations for Holidays

Greece has been announced the second most popular destination for family holidays at the Traveler Awards 2018, held by the Russian edition of the National Geographic Traveler magazine. The awards were determined following an online voting procedure with the participation...

Tinos is the wild and raw Greek island of your dreams

Most people who travel to Greece bypass Tinos. And had it not been for for a one-week photography workshop I did there last summer, I, too, would likely have given it a miss. But that would have been a serious...

Kommos The Coolest Beach In The World

Forget that for a hot moment it lit up my Instagram like a brand new Kardashian curve: Kommos Beach in Crete is cool on all counts. The first time I saw this overlooked Greek beach I very nearly rolled like...

10 Places You Need To Visit In Greece This Summer

Greece may still be fiscally flabby but it's shaping up to be one of the world's hottest destinations this summer. In recent years Athens has emerged as a great city break destination and the country as a whole still offers...

Five reasons you just have to travel to Mykonos for this summer!

You have already started thinking about your summer vacations and you can’t wait to relax under the sun and dive in cool, transparent waters. You are looking forward to leave the office for a while and all the pressure and...

Escape to a little touch of Greek paradise

I was dreaming of escaping to the charm of an ancient Mediterranean culture and longing to enjoy the warmth of the sun and an authentic place where tradition and modernity coexisted. The Isle of Crete, Greece was my answer. I...

Spend the night in an old war-tower in Mani

Studying the forces that in passed times built structures and forms, we awake in our modern self its most real world. Aris Konstantinidis: a prominent Greek architect of modernism Architectural Heritage preserves the rich diversity of cultural changes through space and...

Grand Resort Lagonissi Most Expensive And Must Visit Resort In The World

Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens, Greece. Grand Resort Lagonissi is a waterfront peninsula in the seaside town of Lagonissi. Some of the most awe-inspiring pieces of the architectural heritage of Greece are accessible from this resort. All of the innumerable princely...

Travelling to Greece – Main Tourist Attractions

Travelling, just like any other hobby requires proper planning and finances. Mainly it doesn’t mean that you plan one day and leave the second day. However, there are possible ways to enjoy more in less money or vice versa. What...

Time Machine: Re-Visiting the Golden Age of Greek Science

I gave a lecture recently at the Hellenic Library at Bellflower, California. I spoke about the Antikythera Mechanism: a 2,200 years-old computer that predicted the eclipses of the Sun and the Moon and tracked the positions of the planets. This...

101 Things to Know before your travel in Greece

General Info 001 Do not forget your passport Do not forget your passport and other needed travel documents. Get the phone number of your embassy in Greece, just in case. 002Do no try to see too many islands/locations. Enjoy every...

Attica: A multidimensional collection of destinations, for all year round, short break holidays

You are planning your next short break trip and are looking for a destination that will satisfy all your travel preferences and expectations, any time of year. Is there such a place, that combines many destinations in one? Of course...

Rivers in Greece

Rivers in Greece are an important natural feature. In antiquity they were worshiped as individual deities. The ancient Greeks believed that river landscapes were beautiful beyond human standards and belonged to the world of the gods. The largest river in...

Museums in Greece

Mountains in Greece

The mountains of Greece are a continuation of the mountain range of the Balkans, with in turn are a continuation of the Alpine range. The two greatest ranges in Greece are the Pindos and the Rodopi. The Pindos range divides...

Lakes in Greece

Greece lakes are both gorgeous beauty-spots and precious ecosystems. The largest lake in Greece is the enchanting “sea” of Trichonis in the mountains outside Agrinio, followed by lakes: Volvi near Thessaloniki Vegoritis near Florina Kerkini near Serres Kastoria in the...

Greece in 12 minutes

Greece is called Hellas (Greek) and is officially known as the Hellenic Republic or (Elliniki Dimokratia). Greece is located in southeastern Europe occupying the southern most part of the Balkan Peninsula. It borders Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia...

Visiting new Acropolis Museum

Biblical Places in Greece

One of the most remarkable religious routes in Greece is "The Route that Apostle Paul Followed in Greece". Paul constitutes a remarkable personality for the Christian religion, although he never belonged to Jesus’ 12 Disciples cycle. He spread the word...

Travel in Greece

Visiting Greece in October October is an interesting month to be in Greece. The first two weeks of October may be considered the tail end of the tourist season. Most charter firms scale back their operations by the mid to...

Crete named amongst Top 5 destinations in the world for 2018

Greece’s largest island Crete, ranked fifth on the list of the Top 10 Destinations in the world for 2018, according to the Travelers’ Choice Awards for Destinations, which was announced by travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor. The stunning Greek isle...

Animation Restores Ancient Greece’s Parthenon

One of the grandest and most famous archaeological sites in the world — the Parthenon in Athens — has rewound time to give us a glimpse of the glorious structures created by ancient civilizations. Through the animated GIFs, the Travel site Expedia managed...

A small settlement of the Trikala Gate

It is a semi-mountainous town at an altitude of 216 meters. It is located 18 kilometers west of Trikala, just below the two mountains of Itamos and Koziakas, which mark the beginning of the mountainous area of ​​Pindos. The data...

Olympos: the village where time stood still

Olympos, Karpathos. Olympos or Olymbos, is both the most traditional and the most remote settlement on the Greek island of Karpathos. The village is located in the extreme north of the island and until recently it was not accessible by car....

Explore Greece’s fairytale castles and fortresses

Seek out romantic ancient ruins that offer interesting insights into the past, plus amazing views of Greek landscapes Whatever you seek from a holiday destination, Greece – with its visually striking palette of warm stone, cobalt sea and olive foliage, and its...

Paxos: An Under-the-Radar Greek Island

Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, and Rhodes are the Greek islands most popular with tourists looking for beautiful beaches, crystal clear blue water, ancient ruins, and white stucco architecture. Last month we discovered Paxos, an off-the-beaten-track island gem that has not yet been discovered by Americans....

The Best Athens Travel Tips From Our Readers

Like the ancient Spartans, the commenters on our call for Athens travel tips were few but mighty. Captbrad6 may have set the all-time Hack Your City record with six comments each on a Homeric scale. His recommendations alone could fill a weekend...
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