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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

The Famous Varieties and Creations of Greek Marble

Greece is truly both a geological and an artistic wonder, and those two worlds come together in the wealth of ancient temples and sculpture. Fans of classical architecture and art will have noted that very often the source of the marble that created these wonders is also mentioned - Parian, Tinian, Penteli, Thacian, Naxian. Each

The Dormition of the Virgin – the 15th of August in Greece

The Dormition of the Virgin Mary, a holiday that is observed only by the most devout Christians in much of the western world, holds in Greece a significance on par with that of Easter and Christmas. It is the festive climax of summer, the season’s quintessential peak. If your Greek holiday coincides with the 15th

Kastellorizo – A Dreamy Destination in the Eastern Dodecanese

Proud, remote Kastellorizo, the smallest of the Dodecanese, is - together with its surrounding islets, the easternmost inhabited frontier of the Greek Aegean, lying less than three kilometers from the shores of Asia Minor. Rich in culture, history, and beauty, it is a marvelous destination.  Ancient Megisti It wasn’t always called Kastellorizo; in fact, Megisti

Chalki – The Authentic Dodecanese Experience

Many visitors to Greece, particularly first-time visitors - are lured by the magnetic pull of the most famous of the islands, like Santorini, Mykonos, and, in the Dodecanese, Rhodes. The hype is completely justified - these blockbuster islands truly deliver. But with so many other visitors circulating, the low-key, authentic charms of Greek Island life

The Aegean – History, Myth, and a Glorious Present

Nothing conjures the eternal soul of Greece like the Aegean, the sea to the east of mainland Greece, where most of the famous islands are located. Sailing the Aegean is one of the most cherished items on the wish list of many, and the shores of the Aegean are dotted with remarkable monuments. The Aegean

Giving Back: Awareness-Based Greek Travel and Organisations Making a Positive Impact

Travel in Greece is so conducive to inspiring mindfulness. Here, in the pristine landscapes, engaging with the warmth and genuineness of the Mediterranean character, one feels a renewed sense of connection - with others, with the earth, with the flora and fauna. It engenders both a sense of spiritual well-being, and a desire to connect

The 25th of March Celebrations in Greece – History, Customs, and Places to Celebrate

Greece is now celebrating just over 200 years as a free and independent modern nation. The date that is commemorated is March 25th, 1821. This is the day that the revolution was officially declared. By popular account, this was at the Monastery of Agios Lavras, near mountainous Kalavryta of the Peloponnese, by metropolitan Germanos of