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Some of our favorite mountain and coastal villages in Greece

Much of the true soul of Greece resides in its traditional villages. In traveling through Greece, we can see the tremendous diversity of personality and style reflected in villages of unique character, each reflective of a different aspect of Greece. Be they in the rugged mountains or along the pristine coastlines, these are among our

Mountain tops and coastal saints: St. Nicolas and Prophet Elias

One of the greatest glories of Greece is the wealth of beautiful Orthodox churches of every description. Not only do they fill the cities and villages, but you will find them in the most rugged and remote locations all throughout the mainland of the country and the islands. On the highest peaks and in the

The Island of Crete in Autumn

Crete is one of Greece’s blockbuster islands. Greece’s largest island, it boasts world-famous archaeological sites, beaches that regularly make the list of Greece's loveliest, enchanting villages, epic world-famous hikes, and an amazing local wine scene. And this is just for starters.  But Crete also has a secret side, and the best time to discover it

The Land of Epirus: Nature, Gastronomy and Culture

In the Northwest of Greece, bordering the jewel-toned waters of the Ionian sea, is a land of lakes and mountains, gorges and beaches - plus culture, cuisine, wines, and ancient sites. Welcome to Epirus, one of the best kept travel secrets of Greece. Epirus is a beloved destination for Greek travelers in all seasons. Fall

The Grape Harvest in Greece

The relationship between Greece and Grapes is mythical, literally. There was a god for the grape harvest - Dionysus. He was also - not coincidentally - the god of wine, of fertility, and festivity. The grape harvest is, and always was, a significant time in Greece, a tradition of millennia, with cultural and ritual significance,

Honey in Greece

Honey is one of the most venerated food products in the world, prized since ancient times in various cultures - Greece, of course, chief among them. The role honey has played in the history and lore of mankind transcends mere sweetness and joy. Honey’s antiseptic and antibacterial properties elevated it beyond a sweetener. It was

The Greek Sun

The brilliant light of Greece is famous the world over. Seeing the great ancient monuments bathed in sweet bright light, it seems almost as though the country has a special relationship with the sun. Some places in Greece - Rhodes for example - are basking in the sunlight 300 days per year. And Athens is

The Full Moon of August – A Night of Celebration and Culture

The rising of a full moon over the Greek horizon is a sight to behold, whether you are at the sea or in the ancient urban metropolis. The ancient Greeks thought so too, associating the moon with a beloved Goddess - Selene. In fact, even today in Greece the moon is poetically sometimes called Selini,

Athens in July – Open-Air Events and Outings

The Summer Cultural Season in Athens provides a unique opportunity to enjoy both some exciting events as well as the beauty of a warm Mediterranean evening.  The Athens Open Air Film Festival The Athens open-air film festival is the perfect example of this uniquely Greek union of culture, nature, and art. The festival builds on

Kalamata International Dance Festival 2020

The Kalamata International Dance Festival has been one of the Peloponnese’s premier cultural institutions for a quarter of a century. The festival is the key event of the Kalamata dance center, founded in 1995. It brings together both famous international figures in the world of contemporary dance, while also promoting Greek creativity. In addition to