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The Lake Towns of Northern Greece

Northern Greece is a woodland paradise. It’s filled with glassy lakes- each with its own cultural heritage, biotopes, wildlife, and scenery. Here are three unique Lake Towns and their surrounding regions that unite history, culture, and abundant natural beauty. Kastoria, the Gem on the Lake Kastoria is one of northern Greece’s most famously beautiful towns.

Western Macedonia – History, Nature, Wine, and Rustic Charms

There’s no time like autumn and winter to visit Northern Greece. In the cooler seasons, these mountainous and lush regions are at their very best, with their brilliant golden and red foliage in fall and romantic dusting of snow in winter. The rustic, elegant cuisine - so rich in dishes of wild game, foraged mushrooms,

Walking and Hiking – Experiencing Greece in Autumn

For many people - Greeks included - Autumn is the finest season of the year. People from heartier climates farther north will find the Aegean and Ionian still perfectly swim-worthy. And everyone will find the weather for walking and hiking absolutely ideal.  Fans of slower, contemplative travel, blended with a dose of wellness in some

Taking Autumn in at a Brisk Pace in Greece – Five Famous Runs

Autumn is the perfect season to really enjoy nature in Greece. There is still plenty of sweet sunshine, but the intense heat of midsummer has abated, and long sunny afternoons in nature abound. There’s perhaps no better - nor more truly satisfying - way to enjoy the Greek outdoors than to participate in an organized

The Art of Pottery in Ancient Greece

Of the objects of everyday life of Ancient Greece that are the most enduring and the most beautiful, pottery stands out. It combines utility with high art, and with the images and the vessels themselves tell wonderful stories, bringing the ancient world closer to understanding. The Most Important Pottery Workshops – Athens and Corinth It

The Famous Varieties and Creations of Greek Marble

Greece is truly both a geological and an artistic wonder, and those two worlds come together in the wealth of ancient temples and sculpture. Fans of classical architecture and art will have noted that very often the source of the marble that created these wonders is also mentioned - Parian, Tinian, Penteli, Thacian, Naxian. Each

Slow Cruising Along the East Coast of the Peloponnese 

Just south of Athens is one of the Mediterranean’s premier sailing destinations - the eastern shores of the Peloponnese and the Saronic Gulf. It makes a fascinating route to explore by boat; culture and beauty will vie for your attention, unless the endless blue of the Aegean and the skies above capture you entirely.  The

The Dormition of the Virgin – the 15th of August in Greece

The Dormition of the Virgin Mary, a holiday that is observed only by the most devout Christians in much of the western world, holds in Greece a significance on par with that of Easter and Christmas. It is the festive climax of summer, the season’s quintessential peak. If your Greek holiday coincides with the 15th

Tragedy – the Role and Teachings of Ancient Greek Tragedy

The Greek Tragedy is truly one of the foundations of Western culture, an inspiration for centuries of great dramatic works. Specific famous works address and explore the fundamental questions and struggles of human existence, remaining as such as relevant to the contemporary spirit as they were when first performed. Here following are some famous dramatists

Ancient Greek Comedy – the Role and Teachings of Comedy

Of the many fundamental contributions of Ancient Greece to western culture is the birth of theater. Between tragedy and comedy, ancient Greek theater expresses the fullness of the human experience, allowing the audience to vicariously experience emotions of dramatic depth, and also to lighten the soul through merriment. It was a complement to life that