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The Rare Fauna of Greece

Greece is a haven for rare fauna, protected by public and private organizations. Here are some of the magical species that make up Greece’s unusually rich biodiversity. The Caretta Caretta of Zakynthos Also known as the loggerhead sea turtle, this magnificent animal is among the most legendary. With average sized caretta caretta reaching nearly a

Greece’s Most Famous Vegetarian Dishes

Greece’s vegetarian cuisine is every bit as memorable as the crisp fried calamari, the savory moussaka, and the grilled lamb, and in some cases, it’s also even more famous. These iconic Greek dishes tell the story of Greece’s culture. They reveal both the bounty of the land, and also the spirit of the people, never

Ancient Akrotiri – The Mysterious Excavation on Santorini

Amid the many charms of Santorini - the sunset over the caldera, the drama of cliffside Thera (Fira), the crisp Assyrtiko wine - Ancient Akrotiri holds a place of its own. Akrotiri is one of Greece’s most fascinating and mysterious excavations. A visit here will illuminate a facet of Ancient Greek culture less known. Ancient

Epiphany – a Bright Day in the Heart of Winter

The Holiday season in Greece does not wrap up on January 1st - there is still more to celebrate here in this devout and festive country. In Greece, the holiday season comes to a finale a few days into the new year. On the 6th of January, all Greece celebrates Epiphany. This is the 12th

Vasilopita – The Greek Cake of Good Fortune

As many friends of Greece know, the holiday season in Greece has many of the same elements of the holiday season elsewhere, just not necessarily in the same order. While many countries have Santa Claus visiting homes on Christmas Eve, in Greece there is Agios Vasilis - Saint Basil. Bearing gifts and good cheer, this

Christmas Greetings from Greece

Wishing you a beautiful Holiday Season! As Christmas and New Year approach, we’d love to share Greek traditions with our friends from around the globe. Holiday Greetings from Greece Greeks love to exchange kind greetings at any opportunity - even wishing one another “Happy Week” on Mondays – Καλή Εβδομάδα (Kali Evdomada). Merry Christmas in

The Lake Towns of Northern Greece

Northern Greece is a woodland paradise. It’s filled with glassy lakes- each with its own cultural heritage, biotopes, wildlife, and scenery. Here are three unique Lake Towns and their surrounding regions that unite history, culture, and abundant natural beauty. Kastoria, the Gem on the Lake Kastoria is one of northern Greece’s most famously beautiful towns.

Western Macedonia – History, Nature, Wine, and Rustic Charms

There’s no time like autumn and winter to visit Northern Greece. In the cooler seasons, these mountainous and lush regions are at their very best, with their brilliant golden and red foliage in fall and romantic dusting of snow in winter. The rustic, elegant cuisine - so rich in dishes of wild game, foraged mushrooms,

Walking and Hiking – Experiencing Greece in Autumn

For many people - Greeks included - Autumn is the finest season of the year. People from heartier climates farther north will find the Aegean and Ionian still perfectly swim-worthy. And everyone will find the weather for walking and hiking absolutely ideal.  Fans of slower, contemplative travel, blended with a dose of wellness in some

Taking Autumn in at a Brisk Pace in Greece – Five Famous Runs

Autumn is the perfect season to really enjoy nature in Greece. There is still plenty of sweet sunshine, but the intense heat of midsummer has abated, and long sunny afternoons in nature abound. There’s perhaps no better - nor more truly satisfying - way to enjoy the Greek outdoors than to participate in an organized