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.
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, May 2012
One of the absolutely spectacular adventures in pursuing Greece’s
vast and historical landmarks, the monasteries atop the rock-towers of
Meteora is sure to impress. Located in Thessaly in central ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, October 2012
The mélange of Cycladic beauty and an exciting nightlife might be what makes the island of Mykonos one of Greece ‘s
most visited islands, as well as one of its most romantic spots. ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, August 2011
Many travelers heading to Greece make a major production out of touring Greek Islands further afield and more luxurious than the islands nearest to Athens in the Saronic Gulf, but, ironically, the ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, October 2011
The so-called “Seven Islands” (there are actually many more than seven in the chain) off the west coast of Greece
are a popular destination for European travelers hoping to take
advantage of the ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, February 2012
Although it’s common for travelers to the Greek islands to tour entire island groups via ferry or private yacht, I’m an advocate for choosing carefully in advance and confining your stay to one ...
Santorini must be one of the best places to watch the sun set. We watched the sun set from two places. We watched it turn a brilliant orange as it set behind the island of Thirassia and the lights ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, November 2011
It is true that the beauty of many coastal and interior destinations are unfairly overlooked by tourists hustling off to the islands. This can work to your advantage, however, if you forgo the ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, March 2012
Situated in the southern Peloponnese, the port city of Gythio is the largest and most important city in the region (with a population of just under 8,000). It is also one of the most pleasant. ...
Santorini isn't just about watching the cruise ships dock and winding your way around the souvenir shops in Fira. You can take a tour out to the island in the centre of the caldera, Nea Kameni by ...
Written by Malta Expert: Victoria, February 2012
Come and join the Carnival festivities! Some
hate it; others bear it, while others like me simply live every day of
the year waiting for those five short days, usually in February, when
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, August 2012
With all the recent economic difficulties around the world
(understatement), you’d think cultural festivals and celebrations of
artistic expression would be the first to go. Fortunately, this is ...
Written by Sasha, December 2012
Greece is a deeply religious country and accordingly Christmas celebrations in Athens
are solemn, centered around family and the Greek Orthodox church.
Celebrations may be more muted than ever ...
Written by Viator, April 2013
Greece is known to have some of the most spectacular islands on earth, many spawning from Crete. Each island has its own history and is a great escape from the mainland. Our favorite islands include: ...
Written by Viator, October 2012
In western Greece in the region known as the Peloponnese is a heavenly 10 mile stretch of sand called Kourouta Beach. Only 30 minutes from the Katakolon port, this beach is a favorite with the ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, June 2012
Simultaneously one of the most intimidating and rewarding destinations in all of the Mediterranean, Athens
is one place where it really pays for tourists to do a little advance
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