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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

A Pre-Season Break in Greece – Clean Monday and the Beginning of Spring

What a wonderful season to visit Greece - in early spring, just as the land wakes up from its winter sleep. The landscape is lush and vibrant with fresh green, and the trees in fragrant blossom, also in the city streets. Clean Monday is the day that Greeks start to think that Spring is finally

Greek Boats: The History of Greece’s Seafaring Heritage

Greece’s rich seafaring heritage is second to none. Ships have been an essential component of the identity and history of Greece since the Age of Myths. Helen of Troy, for instance, is referred to as having a “face that launched 1000 ships” in reference to the Trojan war. But it is not just in war

The Windmills of the Aegean Islands

The Greek Islands are famous for many reasons, but two characteristics stand out in particular- the purity of the beautiful vernacular architecture in pristine white against the clear blue Aegean skies, and the brisk and cleansing winds that sweep over the islands. Our story today is a little about both. The Meltemi The winds of

The Art of Stone Crafting in Greece

While Greece is perhaps more famous for its endless coastlines and glorious islands, this Mediterranean country is also a fantastic mountainous destination. It is, for the most part, in the interior of the country that one finds the best examples of traditional stone crafting. In many cases, this excellent stone work is a defining feature

10 Little Known Museums in Greece Worth Visiting

Greece is a prime destination for lovers of culture. But besides the beauty of the sites of classical Greece, and the major museums like the National Archeological Museum and the Acropolis Museum, there are many niche museums that make fascinating culture destinations. Greece’s excellent craftsmanship, agricultural and culinary traditions, and technology are the inspiration for