Rhodes, fourth largest of Greece’s Islands, is one of the best known, and one of the first that attracted mass tourism. It’s full of major sites and large resorts, but one of the best ways to get the most out of this big island is to explore its quieter side: its wilder beaches and remote
When friends ask you where you’re going in Greece and you say “Thessaloniki!” you sometimes get a polite, blank smile in return. “Ah.” They say. Sometimes they add: “Where is that, exactly?” Then, you mention Alexander the Great, and the Ancient Kingdom of Macedonia, and maybe Mt. Olympus (it’s right across the bay), and a
Greece is home to more than 150 inhabited islands, therefore choosing which one to visit next can pose a justifiable dilemma. There are islands that are known for their cosmopolitan flair and glamour, others for their sheer natural beauty and some for their traditional attributes.
The prefecture of Messenia, at the south westernmost corner of the Peloponnese, is a region known for a few reasons. When mentioning Messenia, the following are bound to come up in a conversation among Greeks: the famous olive groves of Kalamata, the fiery temperament of Mani’s culture and the Navarino castle and fortifications of Pylos.
Greece has a few hidden destinations that do not prepare the visitor for the thrill they are in for. Nymfaio is one of them, so picturesque and diverse it is sure to not only thrill but absolutely enthrall those who are lucky enough to discover it.
As if Greece were not already blessed enough with gorgeous waters, the country is also rich in therapeutic natural thermal springs that make ideal destinations for a wellness get-away. The famous thermal springs of Greece offer a broad spectrum of experiences.
Clean Monday or Kathara Deftera is one of the most important Greek celebrations which is represented with numerous unique traditions being held in many towns and islands around Greece. Let’s explore how the Greeks celebrate one of the most prominent holidays of the year.