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Kalamata International Dance Festival 2020

The Kalamata International Dance Festival has been one of the Peloponnese’s premier cultural institutions for a quarter of a century. The festival is the key event of the Kalamata dance center, founded in 1995. It brings together both famous international figures in the world of contemporary dance, while also promoting Greek creativity. In addition to

A Hiking Holiday along the Menalon Trail

A hiking holiday in Greece can be stimulating and restorative. Sometime communing with nature - alone, as a couple, or with friends or family - is the ideal combination of activity and solitude. It’s also a wonderful way to experience Greece. Greece’s glorious landscape is particularly rewarding to hikers. There are great stretches of completely

Greek Traditional Dances

One of the many wonderful things about Greece is the strong role that traditional culture continues to play in modern life. You’ll see this at any festive gathering of Greeks abroad, and celebrations in Greece. Weddings, saints’ days, Baptism parties, or any time the mood strikes - these are all occasions for celebrating life through

A Private Family Holiday in a Greek Villa

What could be more idyllic than a private family holiday in Greek villa? Reuniting with family is essential. And nothing strengthens a sense of deep family connection like creating memories together. Surrounded by the natural beauty and seclusion of a hand-picked Greek landscape, and ensconced in seclusion and luxury in an enchanting and self-contained villa,

City and out of city break – Chania for All Seasons

Western Crete is fantastic. The whole of the Regional Unit of Chania is filled with varied and wonderful destinations. Not least though is the capital. Chania is one of the loveliest harbor towns of all Greece, a great favorite with both Greeks and visitors alike. It’s a great place to base a sophisticated urban break

Fast forward- Symi: Cosmopolitan, classy and unpretentious

One of the loveliest of the Dodecanese Islands, small and elegant Symi has a unique identity. Against the backdrop of the sparkling beauty of the Southern Aegean Islands, Symi has unexpected polish. This island is an astonishing mix of architectural distinction and raw natural beauty, cosmopolitan vibes and unpretentious simplicity. In short, Symi offers a

March 25th in Mani – History, Nature, Cuisine

The 25th of March in Greece is both the most important national holiday as well as a religious holiday. Counting back nine months from Christmas day and the birth of Jesus brings us to March 25th. This is the day of the Annunciation - in Greek, the Ευαγγελισμός (Evangelismos) - when the angel Gabriel announced

Sunken Stories: Greece’s remarkable underwater antiquities

Greece is perhaps best known for two things: unparalleled archaeological treasures, and the beauty of its seas. How wonderful then that these two things are sometimes combined. The archaeological sites of Greece that are on dry land are mysterious enough, but what about those that are submerged, on the seafloor? Greece has so many precious

Fast forward – Greek Orthodox Easter in Athens

In Greece, you really sense the mystery and the miracle of Easter. Unlike in most western Easter celebrations, Easter is not limited to a day or two, but encompasses a whole season.  Beginning after Carnival, Lent ushers in a period of restraint. Then, when Holy Week begins in preparation for Easter Sunday, the somber mood,

Lake Pamvotis: A rich natural habitat and a place of history

Lake Pamvotis - sometimes also called lake Pamvotida - makes for a fascinating destination. Covering a little over 20 square kilometers, this lovely lake is the second oldest in Europe. It is the heart of an intriguing region. Lake Pamvotis in Ioannina hosts culture on its shores, as its depths team with life. The waters