Come autumn, Greece’s country roads and sometimes even its city streets are strewn with spike-covered balls. Some split open to reveal a glistening brown chestnut. You’ll be tempted to gather them, but wear gloves if you do – their spikes are needle sharp. An excursion to celebrate their season brings many other pleasures with it.
Imagine having a holiday from which you return not just relaxed and recharged, nor merely culturally enriched, but substantially, profoundly transformed- body and soul.
A mountain paradise rises just north of the Gulf of Corinth. A favorite weekend destination of the Athenians, the Mt. Parnassos Region is blessed with a unique character and breathtaking natural beauty. Here are the pleasures of the Mt. Parnassos Region which we believe you absolutely must experience.
It’s amazing that such diverse experiences on islands with such distinctive, authentic character are so close to Athens. A short ferry ride from Piraeus brings you to some of Greece’s most accessible island experiences- gorgeous beaches, lush nature, boutique hotels and luxury accommodations, in settings rich with history and culture.
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.