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The Full Moon of August – A Night of Celebration and Culture

The rising of a full moon over the Greek horizon is a sight to behold, whether you are at the sea or in the ancient urban metropolis. The ancient Greeks thought so too, associating the moon with a beloved Goddess - Selene. In fact, even today in Greece the moon is poetically sometimes called Selini,

Athens in July – Open-Air Events and Outings

The Summer Cultural Season in Athens provides a unique opportunity to enjoy both some exciting events as well as the beauty of a warm Mediterranean evening.  The Athens Open Air Film Festival The Athens open-air film festival is the perfect example of this uniquely Greek union of culture, nature, and art. The festival builds on

Kalamata International Dance Festival 2020

The Kalamata International Dance Festival has been one of the Peloponnese’s premier cultural institutions for a quarter of a century. The festival is the key event of the Kalamata dance center, founded in 1995. It brings together both famous international figures in the world of contemporary dance, while also promoting Greek creativity. In addition to

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

Greek Traditional Dances

One of the many wonderful things about Greece is the strong role that traditional culture continues to play in modern life. You’ll see this at any festive gathering of Greeks abroad, and celebrations in Greece. Weddings, saints’ days, Baptism parties, or any time the mood strikes - these are all occasions for celebrating life through

A Private Family Holiday in a Greek Villa

What could be more idyllic than a private family holiday in Greek villa? Reuniting with family is essential. And nothing strengthens a sense of deep family connection like creating memories together. Surrounded by the natural beauty and seclusion of a hand-picked Greek landscape, and ensconced in seclusion and luxury in an enchanting and self-contained villa,

City and out of city break – Chania for All Seasons

Western Crete is fantastic. The whole of the Regional Unit of Chania is filled with varied and wonderful destinations. Not least though is the capital. Chania is one of the loveliest harbor towns of all Greece, a great favorite with both Greeks and visitors alike. It’s a great place to base a sophisticated urban break

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

March 25th in Mani – History, Nature, Cuisine

The 25th of March in Greece is both the most important national holiday as well as a religious holiday. Counting back nine months from Christmas day and the birth of Jesus brings us to March 25th. This is the day of the Annunciation - in Greek, the Ευαγγελισμός (Evangelismos) - when the angel Gabriel announced