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A Pre-Season Break in Greece – Clean Monday and the Beginning of Spring

What a wonderful season to visit Greece - in early spring, just as the land wakes up from its winter sleep. The landscape is lush and vibrant with fresh green, and the trees in fragrant blossom, also in the city streets. Clean Monday is the day that Greeks start to think that Spring is finally

Greek Boats: The History of Greece’s Seafaring Heritage

Greece’s rich seafaring heritage is second to none. Ships have been an essential component of the identity and history of Greece since the Age of Myths. Helen of Troy, for instance, is referred to as having a “face that launched 1000 ships” in reference to the Trojan war. But it is not just in war

The Windmills of the Aegean Islands

The Greek Islands are famous for many reasons, but two characteristics stand out in particular- the purity of the beautiful vernacular architecture in pristine white against the clear blue Aegean skies, and the brisk and cleansing winds that sweep over the islands. Our story today is a little about both. The Meltemi The winds of

The Art of Stone Crafting in Greece

While Greece is perhaps more famous for its endless coastlines and glorious islands, this Mediterranean country is also a fantastic mountainous destination. It is, for the most part, in the interior of the country that one finds the best examples of traditional stone crafting. In many cases, this excellent stone work is a defining feature

10 Little Known Museums in Greece Worth Visiting

Greece is a prime destination for lovers of culture. But besides the beauty of the sites of classical Greece, and the major museums like the National Archeological Museum and the Acropolis Museum, there are many niche museums that make fascinating culture destinations. Greece’s excellent craftsmanship, agricultural and culinary traditions, and technology are the inspiration for

Regional Celebrations: Unique Customs of Christmas and New Years in Greece

The holiday celebrations in Greece are as splendid and varied as the Greek experience overall. This devout land, rich in traditions, marks the Christmas, New Years, and Epiphany season in unique and beautiful ways, with individual regional customs that recognize the local topography, gastronomy, musical traditions, and cultural heritage. Here are some of the most

Greek Winter Escapes – Thematic City Breaks

Winter is a fantastic time to get back in touch with culture. Greece’s cities are at their best in this almost always sunny - but not very hot - season, with cultural events and festivals, new exhibitions, and a host of other delights. Here are some of the nicest ways to enjoy an urban holiday,

Reasons to Escape to Greece in the Autumn: Gastronomical traditions

The harvest season in Greece is truly a magical time to visit the country. The Mediterranean is slow to grow cold - there are plenty of sunny afternoons for lunching al fresco in short sleeves, and maybe even slipping in a late season swim or two. It’s also an enormously busy and festive season. The

Greek Autumn Escapes: Secret lakes – Doxa, Kourna, Vegoritida

With the arrival of autumn, the light of Greece grows more golden, as the foliage begins to turn. This is the season when Greece’s lakes are at their best - the birds are migrating, the days are cool enough for some wonderful hikes, and the colors of the season are reflected the lakes’ glassy surfaces.

The Secret Chapels of Greece

One of the most wonderful things about Greece is the strength of the connection between faith and nature. Greece is perhaps unique in the sheer number of churches per area; even in the most remote, uninhabited locations, one finds a small chapel. Often they are even in the most unusual spots - a mountain peak,