Travel and Greece equals one loaded term because there are simply too many amazing destinations in this country. From the first year I arrived, I began to understand the travel possibilities. Whether I am assigned an article about Greece for a magazine, writing for a travel book or blogging, I am always excited to let the world know about my experience.

This section explores Athens, where I have been living for seven years as an expat. I do get to travel to Central Greece, Northern Greece and throughout the Peloponnese. The Greek islands are another section in itself! Read on to discover travel in Greece.

11 Top Things to Do in Sparta

Sparta is a truly marvelous place to spend the holidays, with plenty of variety. For a wonderful cultural experience, the Greek city offers the visitor a thrilling perspective through organized tours of the area.  For the anthropologically inclined, Sparta is famous for its past battles during the Peloponnesian War. Visitors who love probing into a […]

Best Things to do in Monemvasia, Greece

Found in Laconia, Greece, Monemvasia is superbly attractive just because of its extraordinary history and its most unusual setting. It’s on a small island off the east coast of the Peloponnese, and the only way the attractive Myrtoan Sea island can be accessed is through a short causeway or bridge. Here’s our list of the […]

13 Reasons to Visit Konitsa, Epirus

Epirus is a land blessed with astonishing diversity, remarkable nature, dense mountain peaks and some of the most charming stone villages and arched bridges a traveler will come across, while journeying through mainland Greece. Every great travel story begins with escaping the crowds, and following the paths less traveled, – as these are often the […]

National Archaeological Museum of Athens Visitors Guide

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is one of the finest and largest archaeological museums of Greece. Founded at the end of the 19th century its primary role was to house the vast collection of the most important antiquities discovered across Greece, while preserving their historical and cultural value.  The Brief History of the National […]

Top Things to do on Elafonisos Island

It’s just a matter of opinion as to whether you think the fairly isolated Elafonisos Island, not far from the Peloponnese mainland has or does not have the spectacular beauty of other islands in the Cyclades chain. The small island in the region of Lakonia is a peaceful, magical place with stunningly beautiful turquoise seas, […]

Top Things To Do in Kalamata

In your head, your Kalamata holiday spells pure relaxation, even though there are a hundred-and-one top things to do in Kalamata. Kalamata is the capital and also the central port of Messinia and nestles below Taygetos mountain. Just 3 hours drive from Athens, the small city in the Peloponnese is well known for its olives […]

13 Reasons to Visit Mani Greece

The Mani region of Greece is going to ensure you have the most awesome travel experience ever. It’s a haven of natural beauty and tranquility. There are so many wildly exciting reasons for you to visit Mani but you may have to narrow them down to make your list shorter.  If you’re going to experience […]

10 Reasons to visit Kardamyli in West Mani

Lovely Kardamyli is a fishing village on the shores of the Messenian Gulf where everything just seems to blend into the wonderful natural surroundings. It belongs to a part of Mani that belongs to Messenia.  The village and surrounds are so beautiful that British architect and romantic, Charles Robert Cockerell, described it as being indescribably […]

Top Things to do in Ermioni Greece

Ermioni is a picturesque small port town located in the northeast part of the Peloponnese. The history behind this small town dates back to 3000BC, with historical traces of its first inhabitants. Ermioni was a town at the southern extremity of Argolis, in the wider use of this term, but gained independence during the Classical […]

Top Things to do in Methoni Greece

The pretty seaside town of Methoni lies on the top of Peloponnese, famous you could say, because of its historical castle build in the 13th century. The town is about 12 km from Pylos and when the weather starts warming in Spring, visitors start arriving in Methoni, and the restaurants and taverns are full.  Many […]

The Best Day Trips from Athens

Greek history spans over centuries as findings of excavations show that the first settlement in Ancient Greece dates from the Palaeolithic era (11,000-3,000 BC). In the 8th century BC, the civilization of Ancient Greece appeared in the light of world history. Throughout the ages, the Greeks have been building and leaving history behind them in […]

Top Things to do in Pylos Greece

Pylos Greece is an unusually positioned town, spreading across the slopes of the hill, offering wonderful views out over the bay. As a historic coastal town in Messenia, Peloponnese, Pylos is a destination always in season and you can expect a buzz of activity in the fabulous coastal town. Exploring the south-west coast of the Peloponnese […]

14 Reasons to Visit Messinia

With such stunning beauty, it is quite understandable that the very attractive Messinia is becoming the most sought after getaway destination in Greece. Maybe that’s a pity because that is what the attraction of Messinia is – a natural uncrowded destination not overrun by tourists and known for its olive groves and vineyards and just […]

The Highlights of Epirus: The Finest in Nature and Culture

Epirus is one of the under-the-radar Greek destinations that really rewards the adventurous traveler. Pristine beaches and turquoise seas? It has those, certainly – in fact some of the beaches of the Ionian coast count among the very finest in Greece. But Epirus also delivers the unexpected, and lots of it. This region is a […]

5 Romantic Ways to Enjoy Athens

The picturesque districts of the center, the marvelous ancient monuments crowning the different historic areas scattered around the city, the liveliness of the streets and the people, the blue and bright sky, the crystal clear waters of the beaches and the shores – all these make Athens a beautiful and unique city.  Although the Greek […]

Corfu island – epitomizes the Magic of the Greek Isles

The reason Corfu is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece is that it one of the greenest, with dense vegetation. The island is located in the Ionian island group, west of the Greek mainland. Despite the island attracting a lot of visitors, it has retained its wild beauty, making it perfect for hikes […]

Things to do and see in Andros Greece

Andros is an island located in the Cyclades Archipelago and is just a ferry ride away from Rafina port. The island’s closeness to Athens is what makes it one of the most popular Greek island destinations for the perfect weekend getaway.  There is no airport in Andros, but when you arrive at Athens airport, you […]

The Fascinating Castles of Greece

Castles are huge protective buildings that are magnificent to look at and used to protect the people who lived there – usually kings or important public figures.  They are usually surrounded by beautiful countryside. The Fascinating Castles of Greece There are about 800 castles scattered around Greece and some of them are regarded as the […]

Ancient Theaters of Greece

There are the remains of many ancient Roman and Greek theaters found around the Mediterranean. The ancient theaters of Greece were large, open-air structures and most of them were built on the slopes of hills. Some of them were enormous and could hold more than 18 000 spectators. The way they were built, in that […]

Aressana Spa Hotel & Suites: A Chic Escape in Fira, Santorini

Santorini, one of the world’s most renowned romantic destinations, with its postcard-worthy views, spectacular sunsets and luxurious romantic hotels, — is as dreamy as it looks.  Whether you are honeymooning or simply treating your significant other to a holiday of a lifetime, choosing the right hotel can be overwhelming. Santorini is one of those places […]

Preveza – A seaside Gem famous for being Non-Pretentious

Preveza is one of those places in northwestern Greece, at the mouth of the Ambracian Gulf, where you can literally just switch off and unwind. It’s a serious bucket-list adventure and is one of Greece’s gems. With a mix of fascinating history and cosmopolitan pavement cafes, Preveza is a favorite getaway for those who love […]

Discover the Lighthouses of Greece

Who doesn’t love the romance of a lighthouse shrouded in mist as it stands guard on a rocky cliff? The lighthouses of Greece have illuminated and safety guided thousands of captains and their crew on treacherous seas.  The lighthouses have been a beacon of light and hope to beleaguered sailors at sea, and today it […]

What to See in Edessa Greece

The much-anticipated chance to unwind and recharge is what attracts people to Edessa. Known as the City of Water, Edessa is found near to the large city of Thessaloniki, in central Macedonia.  It is a city in northern Greece and the capital of the Pella area. The weather in Edessa will also dictate when you […]

Discover the Wonders of Kavala Greece

Even with the vastly different travel experiences there are, you’ll find that Kavala is a destination that everyone is thrilled with. The city, considered the third most beautiful in Greece, is a seaport of eastern Macedonia and beautifully situated on the Bay of Kavala.  The fascinating city is situated 680 km from Athens and 150 […]

Delphi — the centre of the world with Picture-Perfect Views

History lovers are attracted to Delphi because it’s an ancient town, and that’s just for starters. It was first inhabited in late Mycenaean times as far back as the 15th century BC.  It’s the seat of the most important Greek temple and oracle of Apollo. It is most intriguing to discover that Agatha Christie, mystery […]

You can Create an Exhilarating Atmosphere anywhere in Parga

Parga is a beautiful resort town in the north-western side of Greece. It is looked upon as an Epirus gem. It is situated in the Epirus province, and the town looks over the Ionian islands of Paxos and Antipaxos. An introduction to Parga, Greece  A Heady Mix of History and Panoramic Views If you have […]

4 Cities from Greek Mythology You Can Visit Today

Greek mythology is a collection of hundreds of tales of gods punishing or aiding mortals, heroes defeating the monsters or saving the city, and beings both man and beast embarking on epic journeys.

What to Eat and Drink in Pelion

What to eat and drink in Pelion includes a famous Greek spirit accompanied by tasty little seafood plates. There’s much more to try…

Top 20 Things to Do in Pelion

The top things to do in Pelion all show off the diversity of central Greece’s mountainous, coast hugging landscape. Explore with the sea, sand and snow in mind.

Top Things to Do in Nafpaktos

The top things to do in Nafpaktos are steeped in 30 centuries of fascinating yet tempestuous history. From its impressive castle to its sea walls, Nafpaktos took me back in time.

Things to Do in Oreini Nafpaktia: Chestnuts, Jazz and Waterfalls

The top things to do in Oreini Nafpaktia all circle back to appreciating the region’s mountainous nature. Here are the top things to do in this unique corner of the Peloponnese.

Go Hiking in Meteora

Go hiking in Meteora and you’ll experience a unique convergence of nature and spirituality unlike anyplace else in Greece.

Sunset Meteora Tour

The Sunset Meteora Tour was perfectly timed to unfold a natural, historic and spiritual wonder of Greece: monasteries built on the sky-high peaks of incredible rock formations.

A Weekend in Pieria

Dedicate a weekend in Pieria and you’ll uncover a stunning region of Greece sitting at the foot of Mt. Olympus and the shores of the Thermaikos Gulf. Here are the top things to do…

Top Things to Do in Nafplio

Nafplio is by far one of the most beautiful and romantic towns on Greece’s coast, an easy day trip or weekend getaway from Athens. Here is a list of the top things to do in this historic seafront village…

Tour Cape Sounio and the Athens Riviera

Cape Sounio is must see sight on an Athens Riviera tour and even better when the sun goes down. That’s where we headed with Experience Taxi Tours one weekend afternoon, checking off the must-see spots on the city’s coastline to make our way to Sounio in time for sunset. Here’s where we went…

Greek Mythology Tour of Athens

The only Greek Mythology Tour of Athens gave an alternative perspective to the ancient monuments of the Greek capital. Our guide from Alternative Athens combined those famous myths with the actual places and spaces associated with them. Here’s what we discovered…

Top 5 Spots: The Best View of Athens

When I travel to any city, I love to seek out the best views.  Getting to the best view of Athens is also an opportunity to grab some fresh air and take a walk or a hike.  Here’s my list of where you can enjoy panoramic views as well as a few tips I can offer as a […]

Scenic and Smoke Free Cafes in Athens

Going out with friends for a leisurely coffee is a part of life in Greece.  While it’s a lovely aspect of Athenian culture, if you want to sit inside during the cooler months you can end up stinking like an ashtray.  It doesn’t have to be that way!  Here’s my list of scenic and smoke free indoor […]

Hiking Among Waterfalls in the Agrafa Mountains

We were on the hunt for the famed waterfalls of the Agrafa Mountains — ready for anything in our way.

Farm-to-Table Tour in the Greek Mountains

A farm-to-table tour in the Greek mountains surrounded me with fresh air and gave me a new kinds of hands-on insight into Central Greece’s amazing gastronomy.

Montanema Handmade Village: Luxury Mountain Getaway

Looking for a luxury mountain getaway in Greece? The Montanema Handmade Village is hidden in the lush, green velvet depths of the Pindos Mountains.

Horse Riding in Greece: Lake Plastiras

Lake Plastiras is a beautiful place to go horse riding in Greece. Here’s what you can expect and what you will see at the Saloon Stables…

The Cascading Chora of Serifos

The Chora of Serifos is the island’s main town. The whitewashed village cascades down a rocky island peak, making it a unique place in Greece to explore.

Pyrgos: A Marble Village on Tinos

Step into Pyrgos, the unique marble village in Tinos, and you’ll find yourself walking through a world of marble.

Bouzoukia in Athens: Live Greek Music Clubs

Partying at bouzoukia in Athens would be one of those unique Greek nightlife experiences to consider — one that could keep you out until seven in the morning. Here are some tips to “surviving” these fantastic Greek music clubs…

A Day in Karytaina Village

Driving through little Karytaina village was a pleasant surprise. During my weekend away in Dimitsana, I learned about this mountain town and decided to stay for a day.

Top Things to do in Dimitsana

The top things to do in Dimitsana revolve around enjoying its mountainous atmosphere.   Head to this hidden gem of a village in the Arcadia region of Greece for another perspective on Greece’s natural beauty.

Weekend in Halkidiki, Kassandra

I was off to a girls’ weekend in Halkidiki, Kassandra — a region in northern Greece that has the look and feel of a Greek island.

Best Little Bars in Athens

The best little bars in Athens may be on the small side but they offer a lot of personality and a great drink list.

skiing in greece

With the winter weather upon us here in Athens I thought to dedicate this post to skiing in Greece. Yes! You can.

The Athens Classic Marathon

I finished a race in the Athens Classic Marathon this year! It was a unique experience joining tens of thousands who came to run the original route dating back to ancient Greece.

The Polylimnio Waterfalls in Messenia

The Polylimnio Waterfalls are one of the best kept “secrets” of Greece.  Trek through the woods in the Messenia region of the Peloponnese to uncover them.

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