Greece Travel Tips
Having exported chaos, drama, tragedy and democracy before most nations were staying up late enough to want souvlaki, Greece boasts an unrivaled legacy. But don't expect a trip to Greece to be a sober study of the ancient world - the Greek propensity for partying dates back to Dionysus.
What to do in Athens? The choices are legion. Beyond Athens there's the blindingly bright islands, ancient fragments abound - the belly button of the cosmos at Delphi, fallen columns galore on the sacred island of Delos, frescoed Minoan palaces on Crete and even, quite possibly, the remnants of Atlantis at Santorini. Greece is an amazing country, and tackling its many charms - beach, food, nightlife, ruins, museums - can take the better part of a happy lifetime.
Located just 37 nautical miles from the chaotic cosmopolitanism of Athens, the picturesque island of Hydra is everything the bustling ancient metropolis is not. In contrast to the hectic traffic, ...
One of history's enduring images is of the Greeks eating grapes and sipping wine - just think of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and indulgence. One of our contemporary travel dreams is of ourselves ...
Athens - cradle of democracy and birthplace of philosophy. How much of ourselves we can trace back to ancient Greece is truly remarkable, but when visiting this magnificent city, its history is ...
To really immerse yourself in the glories of classical Greece, multi-day trips of several days can take you to the essential sites of Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora. There are ...
Some people spend their whole lives exploring the Greek Islands. Dramatic rocky landscapes, white sand beaches, even whiter villages, crystal clear waters, town squares where you can spend the ...
There are few more striking contrasts than the cultural and aesthetic differences between the hot, dirty, bustling streets of Athens and the breathtaking beauty and windswept pleasantries found on ...
The fifth-biggest city in Greece, Crete’s capital buzzes with energy, mixing ancient origins and modern-day big-city bustle. Away from Heraklion there are beaches for relaxing, ancient ruins to ...
What could be more photo-friendly than the world’s classical capital? And what better way to tour Athens than with a local photographer as your guide. The tour begins near Athens’ major ...
Get to know Mykonos and it’s easy to see why it’s one of the most popular islands in the Cyclades group. Its beaches hum by day with beach bunnies and water sports, and the summer-evening beach rave ...
Eating and drinking in Greece is wonderful, to be sure, but it is not without its pitfalls. The following warnings and recommendations should help you survive the Mediterranean in high style and ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, September 2011
The sheer size and beauty of the island of Crete makes it an ideal
destination for travelers looking to log some time hiking in the
Mediterranean. By far the largest islands in Greece ,
The traditional cuisine in Greece is typical of the Mediterranean, plus a certain Middle Eastern flair; plenty of health vegetables, lots of garlic, and lashings of olive oil. Olives have been grown ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, July 2012
If you’re looking for some uninterrupted time with your sweetheart, soaking up the beauty of the Greek Isles without the hassle of crowds, salespeople, and traffic, an uninhabited or partially ...
Written by Sasha, January 2013
Greece is known as a summer destination but there are plenty of reasons to visit over winter. Prices are cheaper and temperatures are reasonable, at around 11· Celsius (52· Fahrenheit) in Athens. 1. ...
The 3,000 plus Greek Islands fan out into the Aegean Sea from the mainland; those closest to Athens include the Saronic Islands, where Hydra, Poros, and Aegina are popular destinations. To the east ...
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Doing what: 3-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia, ...