Athens International Airport Undergoes Major Overhaul

copy: http://www.greece-is.com/news/athens-international-airport-undergoes-major-overhaul/Athens International Airport Undergoes Major Overhaul The revamp has seen a major overhaul of the security checks as well as the shopping areas which have been expanded and given a fresh look. Greece Is | June 8th, 2017 Once upon a time, airplane tickets were made of paper. Today we store them on our phones. In the […]

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11 Destinations for a Unique Greek Easter

copy:  http://www.greece-is.com/11-destinations-unique-greek-easter/ 11 Destinations for a Unique Greek Easter From pottery smashing in Corfu to rocket wars in the Peloponnese, here are 11 Easter celebrations with very local twists. By Ioannis Chrysafis | March 31st, 2017 Easter is a holiday loaded with symbolism for Christians throughout the world. But the Eastern Orthodox Church, to which most Greeks belong, has a […]

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18 Places to Visit in Greece in 2018

copy from: http://www.greece-is.com/18-places-to-visit-in-greece-in-2018/ A round up of some of our favourite destinations in Greece for 2018. By Alexandra Tzavella, Maria Korachai, Eleftheria Alavanou, Olga Charami, Vassiliki Kerasta, Maria Coveou, Pavlos Zafiropoulos | December 29th, 2017 If you’re planning a holiday in Greece, the good news is that it is very difficult to go wrong. Every island and mainland […]

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The Top 10 Places to Visit in Greece in the Winter

copy from:   http://www.greece-is.com/top-10-places-to-visit-in-greece-in-the-winter/ As the weather cools, our gaze turns to the mountains, ski slopes rivers and stone-built villages of Greece’s top wintertime destinations. By Pavlos Zafiropoulos, Paulina Kapsali | October 6th, 2017 So, just in case there is any confusion, yes, Greece does have a winter. The dry-baked Cycladic islands turn green as the rains arrive; […]

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Antikythera Mechanism Was a Philosopher’s Manual to the Galaxy

via:    http://www.greece-is.com/news/antikythera-mechanismwas-philosophers-manual-galaxy/   International scientists present results of 12-year-study of text of the Antikythera Mechanism  Greece Is | June 13th, 2016 Visitors seeking to fathom the inscriptions on the Antikythera Mechanism huddled to the Historical Library of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation on Thursday to listen to conclusions reached after twelve years of labor. Cutting-edge scanning equipment was used by international scientists trying […]

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Amazing Peloponnese

via:  http://www.greece-is.com/amazing-peloponnese/   Steeped in history and blessed with an enchanting landscape, the Peloponnese is a treasure trove for any visitor. Giorgos Tsiros | October 9th, 2015 GREEK CARIBBEAN Best known for Simos beach, with golden sand dunes, tamarisk trees and bountiful fish, Elafonisos was, until 2,000 years ago, a peninsula and home to a breed of small […]

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My Athens: Strolls, Sights & Sunday Brunch

via:  http://www.greece-is.com/athens-strolls-sights-sunday-brunch/     Anastasia Louri, project manager and copywriter at the creative agency BOB STUDIO, gives an insider’s take on Athens. Alexandra Mandrakou | January 18th, 2016 1. ATHENS IS… Noisy, dynamic, inelegant, multifaceted, lovable. 2. MY FAVORITE LANDMARK The Museum of Cycladic Art, because it’s one of the most active museums, hosts work by contemporary artists, as […]

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Spring Destination: Rhodes, the Island of the Knights

via:   http://www.greece-is.com/spring-destinations-rhodes-the-island-of-the-knights/   With its rich medieval history, warm climate and vibrant nature and villages, there are few places better to be in spring than on Rhodes. Alexandra Tzavella | April 7th, 2017 TOP REASONS TO VISIT: 1. A STROLL THROUGH THE MEDIEVAL TOWN Walking through this part of the town is like being in a living, […]

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Hotel Grande Bretagne: The Grand Dame of Hospitality

via:   http://www.greece-is.com/hotel-grande-bretagne-grand-dame-hospitality%E2%80%A8/     Hotel Grande Bretagne: The Grand Dame of Hospitality
 A hotbed of political intrigue and VIP playground, this magnificent hotel has been eyewitness to some of Greece’s most dramatic moments.  Natasha Blatsiou | December 17th, 2015 As you head down chic Vassilisis Sofias Avenue to Syntagma Squarein the early evening, there is one building that […]

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The Optical Illusions That Make the Parthenon Perfect

via:   http://www.greece-is.com/the-optical-illusions-that-make-the-parthenon-perfect/   There is more to the Parthenon than meets the eye, as architects, archaeologists and art historians have long known. Now we hold up our own magnifying glass to the temple’s subtle secrets. John Leonard | January 12th, 2018 The Optical Illusions That Make the Parthenon Perfect.  It is impossible not to be awed when […]

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