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The Stories Behind the Names of Some of Our Favorite Places

What’s in a name? Sometimes a lot. The names of some of our favorite places in Greece tell a story - sometimes their geography, sometimes their mythic origin, and sometimes their place in history. Here’s how some of our favorite places took their name. The Cyclades This favorite of all the Greek Island groups, containing

Desert Islands with a Story to Tell

Of the literally thousands of islands that dot the seas of Greece, just over 200 are inhabited today. But many of the uninhabited islands and islets that enchant visitors have fascinating stories to tell. Here are some of our favorites - all near wonderful destinations, they add a fantastic and unexpected dimension to an exploration

Greece and Fashion – an Eternal Inspiration

Is it possible to imagine drape and flow without thinking of the elegance of the Chiton - the ancient Greek garment immortalized by sculptors gracing the curves of subjects, rendered in marble? The eternal beauty of Greece has been an endless source of inspiration for fashion designers - and indeed for fashion - throughout the

Villa Ultima Corfu – An Emerald in the Ionian Sea

Corfu is without doubt one of the most glamorous destinations of Greece. Like an emerald in the Ionian sea, this lush green island has a uniquely aristocratic history. Three centuries of Venetian rule have given the island some grand fortifications, lending an air of romance. Periods of French and then British rule followed, further enriching

The Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2021: The Highlights

The Athens and Epidaurus Festival is the highlight of the Greek summer. This celebration of the Arts, which began in 1955, features performances of theatre, music, and dance.  The Athens and Epidaurus Festival - an Illustrious History From its earliest years, this festival has had worldwide prestige. Illustrious artists have come to its stages over

Lesser-known Ancient Sites in Well-known Greek Destinations

One of the pleasures of a Greek holiday is that there is always an opportunity to enrich your knowledge of archaeology and deepen your relationship with history in a meaningful way. So often, this connection happens in a place it is less expected. Many are familiar with the high-profile archaeological treasures of Greece, such as

The Future of Vegan Fashion: Ioanna Topouzoglou on her sustainable accessories brand Mashu 

Ioanna Topouzoglou is a young, talented fashion designer who is committed to aligning her passion with purpose by creating contemporary artisan pieces that aspire to make a positive change in the future of sustainable fashion.  As a Greek designer based in London, Ioanna stays true to her roots by drawing inspiration from the Cycladic architecture

Arcturos- A Sanctuary for Flora and Fauna

As we shake off the chill of winter and move into the glorious Greek spring, it feels truly like a time of renewal, complete with blossoms on every branch. The season of hibernation is over at last, and no one knows that better than the bears. When you think of Greece, you may not think

The Isles and Islets of Greece

Greece is a land of contrasts - by turns sophisticated and wild, lush and arid, serene and challenging. We love the complexity and duality of the Greek experience. And nowhere is this nature of similarities and contrasts easier to explore than in visiting the island pairs of Greece.  These islands are the product of Greece’s

The magic of the active volcanoes in Greece

The landscape of Greece is famous for its dramatic beauty, and some of that beauty has been shaped by dramatic geological events, welling up from deep in the earth. Of the volcanoes in Greece, Santorini  - Thira - is the most famous. But in fact Thira is just one of several volcanoes of Greece that