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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

Regional Celebrations: Unique Customs of Christmas and New Years in Greece

The holiday celebrations in Greece are as splendid and varied as the Greek experience overall. This devout land, rich in traditions, marks the Christmas, New Years, and Epiphany season in unique and beautiful ways, with individual regional customs that recognize the local topography, gastronomy, musical traditions, and cultural heritage. Here are some of the most

Greek Winter Escapes – Thematic City Breaks

Winter is a fantastic time to get back in touch with culture. Greece’s cities are at their best in this almost always sunny - but not very hot - season, with cultural events and festivals, new exhibitions, and a host of other delights. Here are some of the nicest ways to enjoy an urban holiday,

Reasons to Escape to Greece in the Autumn: Gastronomical traditions

The harvest season in Greece is truly a magical time to visit the country. The Mediterranean is slow to grow cold - there are plenty of sunny afternoons for lunching al fresco in short sleeves, and maybe even slipping in a late season swim or two. It’s also an enormously busy and festive season. The

Greek Autumn Escapes: Secret lakes – Doxa, Kourna, Vegoritida

With the arrival of autumn, the light of Greece grows more golden, as the foliage begins to turn. This is the season when Greece’s lakes are at their best - the birds are migrating, the days are cool enough for some wonderful hikes, and the colors of the season are reflected the lakes’ glassy surfaces.

The Secret Chapels of Greece

One of the most wonderful things about Greece is the strength of the connection between faith and nature. Greece is perhaps unique in the sheer number of churches per area; even in the most remote, uninhabited locations, one finds a small chapel. Often they are even in the most unusual spots - a mountain peak,

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