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Experiencing the Splendor of Arcadia, in the Peloponnese

In any season of the year, Arcadia is a wonderful destination. Arcadia really has it all - a varied terrain rich in mountains, gorges, a wetland, even a cave. Cultural treasures span the wonders of Ancient Greece, through historic monasteries and the proud and beautiful villages of the Greek War of Independence. Meanwhile, Arcadia’s gastronomy

Ski & Sea – A Spectacular Winter Holiday in Greece

Greece is a surprisingly fabulous mountain destination, combining the best of the classic ski holiday, enchanting traditional villages and, of course, the ever-present sea. The Greek mountain experience is truly magical - in addition to the stunning landscapes and winter sports offerings, this is also a true taste of Greece. Greece’s mountains remain something of

Christmas Caroling in Greece

Christmas in Greece is a very beautiful season. Linking three holidays, the Christmas season is joyous and quite long. Caroling is one of the highlights. The Long Holiday Season in Greece The Holiday mood begins truly in early December, as people decorate their homes and apartments, and municipalities put out many lights and trees. Tree-lighting

The “Polis” – Etymology, Civilization, and Ancient Greece

The Ancient Greek world has much to teach us still. The highest good, the ultimate virtue in ancient Greek society was civic engagement - contributing to the common good of the city and of society at large. For example, the wealthiest of the citizens were expected to fund the building of “triremes” battleships to protect

The Inspiring Story of the Marathon

During the Autumn months, festive and ambitious races of amateur and professional runners take place in cities large and small. The Marathon is now a beloved tradition, a celebration of athletics, dedication, and human achievement. But how did it get its name? And why the unusual yet quite specific - 42.195 kilometers (or 26 miles

Greece’s Mineral Quarries of Antiquity

Greece’s mineral wealth has contributed enormously to its economy and history. It also contributed to culture: ancient coins, vessels, and jewelry are among the precious objects that remain, testaments to both craftsmanship and economic might. And not least, Greece’s mineral wealth contributed to the ancient Greece’s strength as a naval power, shaping its destiny. Greek

The Treasures of the Greek Earth – Ground and Underground

Anyone who has been to Greece knows the beauty of the landscape and of the seas. Beneath the surface, the country is equally rich in beauty, the source of beautiful marbles as well as minerals that have contributed to the wealth and culture of the country. The Marble Quarries of Ancient Greece – Paros, Thassos,

Greek Autumn Delights at Sea and on Land

After the summer rush, when the great heat starts to wane and the light softens, Greece is at its most pleasurable. Here are some of our favorite excursions to make the most of this fleeting and beautiful season. Yachting in the Aegean The very words conjure up images of deep blue seas, rocky islands in

September Favorites – Harvest Festivals and Religious Festivals

Late summer is one of the most special times to experience Greece. There are the great religious observances of September, celebrating the Holy Cross. There is also the grape harvest, steeped in many centuries of tradition. Festivities accompany both, making September a wonderful time to get a taste of true Greek traditional life and culture.

Secrets of the Saronic Islands, Part II

It’s marvelous how each of the islands in this rather small chain has such a unique character. While Hydra and Spetses may be the best known, the charmingly lower-profile Aegina and Poros offer their own special charms, all the more delightful for being lesser-known. Aegina Less than an hour from Piraeus, and with several boats