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The Aegean – History, Myth, and a Glorious Present

Nothing conjures the eternal soul of Greece like the Aegean, the sea to the east of mainland Greece, where most of the famous islands are located. Sailing the Aegean is one of the most cherished items on the wish list of many, and the shores of the Aegean are dotted with remarkable monuments. The Aegean

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

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

A Hiking Holiday Along the Nestos-Rodopi Trail

In the richly verdant countryside of Northern Greece, there is a fantastic hiking trail that brings you in touch with the heritage of the region. The scenery takes you through the Rhodope mountains and along the straits of Nestos, some of the most inspiring scenery in Northern Greece. Moreover, hikers will be following historic paths,

A Hiking Holiday along the Menalon Trail

A hiking holiday in Greece can be stimulating and restorative. Sometime communing with nature - alone, as a couple, or with friends or family - is the ideal combination of activity and solitude. It’s also a wonderful way to experience Greece. Greece’s glorious landscape is particularly rewarding to hikers. There are great stretches of completely

Fast forward- Symi: Cosmopolitan, classy and unpretentious

One of the loveliest of the Dodecanese Islands, small and elegant Symi has a unique identity. Against the backdrop of the sparkling beauty of the Southern Aegean Islands, Symi has unexpected polish. This island is an astonishing mix of architectural distinction and raw natural beauty, cosmopolitan vibes and unpretentious simplicity. In short, Symi offers a

Ski and apres-ski – Kalavryta

With countless magnificent beaches and an archaeological wealth that is second to none, it’s understandable that Greece does not automatically come to mind when you are considering a ski holiday destination. And yet, Greece is actually a prime ski destination, too: this magnificent destination unites excellent slopes and facilities of international standards with charms that

The Best Viewpoints in Greece

Along with history, culture, and archaeology, one of the main things that draws so many millions of people to Greece is that it’s simply breathtakingly beautiful. Experience the wonder of Greece at its very best by making a point of taking it in from an optimal viewpoint.  The Best Viewpoints in Greece  You’re sure to

Discover Crete Without The Crowds

Crete, Greece’s largest island, has a culture entirely its own. The authentic cuisine is exotic and unique, the music is some of Greece’s most stirring folk music - never will you hear the lyre played like it is played in the mountains of Crete - and the people are known for their exceptional bravery and