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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

Secrets of the Saronic Islands, Part I

Hydra and Spetses are two of Greece’s most elite destinations. These islands have substance, each having played a tremendous role in the War of Independence, and in the case of Hydra as a center for the arts. Both islands share another wonderful trait- they are car-free, adding immeasurably to a sense of serenity. Hydra- An

More Marvelous Islands of the Dodecanese

Here we are again with a look at some unique and lesser known destinations in the Dodecanese, ideal for the traveler seeking a special experience. This island chain boasts enormous biodiversity, an array of architecture styles, a bold naval history, and a choice of magnificent natural settings. Nisyros Did you know that Greece has an

The Dodecanese Islands – Beautiful, Quiet Destinations for Unwinding

The Dodecanese island group features some very high-profile destinations, Rhodes and Kos for instance. While these islands offer a great deal to the visitor, they are also the best known.  For a more personal experience of the charms of the Dodecanese, these quieter destinations offer an appealing alternative. Patmos - Faith and Wonder Long a

Windmills and Watermills in Greece – History, Beauty, Sustainability

As renewable energy sources are something many of us are thinking about more and more, we can turn to the example of the wisdom and technology of Ancient Greece. Here in the Mediterranean, the powers of the famously brisk Aegean winds and the flowing waters of Greece’s many rivers have been harnessed for millennia. Wind

Inspiring under the radar actions in wonderful under the radar places

As the talk of where to go in Greece this summer starts warming up, we are thinking more and more of out-of-the-radar places where we can connect with nature. Here are some destinations offering unique experiences, places who take care of their natural environment and who have initiatives worthy of support. Sustainability and Substance -

Greece in Full Color – Rare, Lovely Flora

In spring and early summer, Greece’s meadows are ablaze with color, and on the mountain slopes for even longer. And early autumn has its own famously fragrant bloom. Greece is a paradise of rare flora; some special species of plant are even endemic to a specific small area, unique and a pleasure to behold. Paeonia