Apocalypse Now, on Patmos

The Greek island where St John wrote the ‘Book of Revelation’ is uplifting in its elegance and authentic sophistication Vassiliki Kerasta | January 17th, 2017 The overall atmosphere on Patmos is at once cosmopolitan and discreet, a unique combination. Neither arrogant nor pretentious, this must-see island offers carefree ways, late nights and plenty of music, […]

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Almost Famous: 5 Lesser-Known Islands of the Dodecanese

Aside from the more heavily touristed islands of Kos and Rhodes, the southern Aegean has a wealth of smaller islands waiting to be explored. Greece Is | June 20th, 2017 The name Dodecanese in Greek literally means “twelve islands” but in truth this group in the southeastern Aegean has over 15 inhabited islands as well […]

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10+ Reasons to Visit Greece this Year

Greece’s tourism product is being reborn, offering a new window of opportunity to travelers of every type Mary Sinanidis | March 22nd, 2016 After featuring prominently in the world news for all the wrong reasons, for a while it seemed that Greece was all washed up. Just when everyone thought it was down and out, […]

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Interview: My Big Fat Greek Destination Wedding

Since 2014, Anais Evripiotis has been helping couples from abroad say ‘I do’ during fun-filled events imbued with Greek spirit and sunshine. Alexandra Tzavella | May 19th, 2017 A wedding reception in a field with benches made from bales of hay, bouquets made with wildflowers and caper leaves and guests dancing on the beach to […]

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The Exciting Adventures of A Novice Sailor in the Aegean: The Finale

The conclusion of our author’s journey around little-known yet stunning beaches, ruins and hikes in the Cylcades.   “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” — William A. Ward Sailing Day 6 (If you’re catching up here are the first and second and third instalments of this series.) We […]

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Untangling the Caryatids’ Intricate Braids

Fairfield University’s Katherine Schwab talks about her research on ancient Greece’s most famous coiffure. Alexandra Tzavella | January 4th, 2017 Which of the six Caryatids braided her hair the fastest? Did they use tools for hair curling? Normally, research in archaeology does not involve practical research in a hair salon. But in the case of […]

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Birthplace of the Olympics

One of Greece’s most revered archaeological sites, Olympia still challenges scholars with its fascinating dark side John Leonard | October 9th, 2015 Olympia, home to the ancient Olympic Games and one of Greece’s most revered archaeological sites, stands in the western Peloponnese as a compelling reminder of past achievement, diplomacy and religious devotion. Nowadays, our […]

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The Perfect Holiday in the Homeland of the Ancient Olympics

There’s so much more in Ilia in the Western Peloponnese than the treasures of Olympia Olga Charami | January 20th, 2017 Most people who make it as far as this shore on the western coast of the Peloponnese come here to soak up the atmosphere of ancient Olympia. But beyond marveling at the relics of […]

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17 Stunning Blue Flag Beaches in Greece

Blue flags are awarded to beaches with pristine waters as well as easy access and amenities. Here are some of our favorites from the 2017 awards. Greece Is | May 18th, 2017 LAGOUFA BEACH – LASITHI, CRETE Located 24km east of Ierapetra on the southern coast of Crete, the beach of Lagoufa in Makrygialos is one […]

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5 Reasons to Visit Spetses

Two hours from Athens lies an island rich in history Vassiliki Kerasta | August 12th, 2016 Beautiful nature, perfect beaches and a complex history ‒ Spetses is an island that has all three. It’s close enough to Athens to be enjoyed as a day trip and has enough varied sites and activities to keep you […]

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