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Pelion – A Magical Autumn Escape

Although well-known among Greeks, gorgeous Pelion somehow still counts as a somewhat under the radar destination. Easily reached and by no means remote, it is still a place that must be sought out. This forested peninsula on the eastern shores, a couple of hours north of Athens, is a refuge of culture and authenticity, dotted

Contemporary Cultural Festivals that Enrich the Greek Summer

Summer in Greece is about so much more than the stunning beaches, the archaeological sites, and the incomparable landscapes. Besides being the season of long days under the glorious Mediterranean sun, it’s also the season of exciting nights of music, dance, cinema, and - this being Greece - of course theater. Summer is the finest

Traditional Panigyria – Celebrating the 15th of August on a Greek Island

A traditional Panigyri - a religious festival - is a highlight of the season for Greeks and also for visitors who seek a truly authentic experience. Visiting a panigyri is a wonderful way to connect with the culture of Greece. These celebrations held in honor of a patron saint, the Holy Trinity, the Holy Spirit,

The Stories Behind the Names of Some of Our Favorite Places

What’s in a name? Sometimes a lot. The names of some of our favorite places in Greece tell a story - sometimes their geography, sometimes their mythic origin, and sometimes their place in history. Here’s how some of our favorite places took their name. The Cyclades This favorite of all the Greek Island groups, containing

Desert Islands with a Story to Tell

Of the literally thousands of islands that dot the seas of Greece, just over 200 are inhabited today. But many of the uninhabited islands and islets that enchant visitors have fascinating stories to tell. Here are some of our favorites - all near wonderful destinations, they add a fantastic and unexpected dimension to an exploration

Greece and Fashion – an Eternal Inspiration

Is it possible to imagine drape and flow without thinking of the elegance of the Chiton - the ancient Greek garment immortalized by sculptors gracing the curves of subjects, rendered in marble? The eternal beauty of Greece has been an endless source of inspiration for fashion designers - and indeed for fashion - throughout the

Villa Ultima Corfu – An Emerald in the Ionian Sea

Corfu is without doubt one of the most glamorous destinations of Greece. Like an emerald in the Ionian sea, this lush green island has a uniquely aristocratic history. Three centuries of Venetian rule have given the island some grand fortifications, lending an air of romance. Periods of French and then British rule followed, further enriching

The Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2021: The Highlights

The Athens and Epidaurus Festival is the highlight of the Greek summer. This celebration of the Arts, which began in 1955, features performances of theatre, music, and dance.  The Athens and Epidaurus Festival - an Illustrious History From its earliest years, this festival has had worldwide prestige. Illustrious artists have come to its stages over

Lesser-known Ancient Sites in Well-known Greek Destinations

One of the pleasures of a Greek holiday is that there is always an opportunity to enrich your knowledge of archaeology and deepen your relationship with history in a meaningful way. So often, this connection happens in a place it is less expected. Many are familiar with the high-profile archaeological treasures of Greece, such as

The Future of Vegan Fashion: Ioanna Topouzoglou on her sustainable accessories brand Mashu 

Ioanna Topouzoglou is a young, talented fashion designer who is committed to aligning her passion with purpose by creating contemporary artisan pieces that aspire to make a positive change in the future of sustainable fashion.  As a Greek designer based in London, Ioanna stays true to her roots by drawing inspiration from the Cycladic architecture