Greece Travel Secrets Blog

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Cretan Writers and Artists

The most famous Cretan writers and artists include the painter El Greco and the author of Zorba the Greek, Nikos Kazantzakis.

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The Cretan Diet

Several studies have shown the Cretan Diet to be one of the healthiest in the world, involving lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh fish, and moderate amounts of wine.

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The World's Top Beach is in Greece!

‘Navagio’ on Zakynthos Named World’s Top Beach for 2018

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Best Beaches on Crete

Greece Travel Secrets chooses ten of the best beaches on Crete including the beautiful beaches at Vai and Elafonisi.

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Best Beaches on Corfu

The best beaches on Corfu, chosen by Greece Travel Secrets, include Paleokastritsa, Mirtiotissa, Sidari and Cape Asprokavos.

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Lonely Planet Greece

The latest edition of the Lonely Planet travel guide to Greece is a comprehensive 750-page guidebook to the whole country.

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The Herb Man of Kouses

Greece Travel Secrets visits the Cretan Botano herbs and spices shop near Matala in southern Crete in search of the herb man of Kouses.

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Zacharioudakis Winery

Greece Travel Secrets visits the Zacharioudakis Winery near Ancient Gortina in southern Crete, and does a vineyard tour arranged by our guide from Go Crete.

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Athens City Guide

Here's a very thorough and helpful city guide to Athens from the UK's Guardian newspaper, for anyone planning a visit.

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Stilianou Winery near Knossos

The Stilianou Winery near Knossos on Crete uses only Cretan grape varieties, with every bottle numbered, and aims for quality rather than quantity.

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Santorini Wineries

Visiting Santorini wineries is a popular activity on this Greek island in the Cyclades, whose volcanic soil provides a distinctive terroir.

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Life as a Waiter on Zakynthos

Life as a waiter on Zakynthos tells what it was like for travel writer Mike Gerrard to work in a Greek restaurant, the Mantalena in Alykanas, and see behind the scenes in a Greek family taverna.

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Tipping in Greece

The Greece Travel Secrets guide to tipping in Greece from two Greece travel experts, including when to tip, what to tip and when not to tip.

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Thessaloniki-Sporades Islands Ferry Connections Set to Begin

Greek ferry company Golden Star Ferries is ready to begin servicing the Sporades islands – Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos – from Thessaloniki with its two new high-speed vessels as of Friday, June 15. Itineraries of both vessels will be daily and run until September 9.

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A Love Affair with Crete

Donna Dailey of Greece Travel Secrets describes her love affair with Crete, on her blog for the RCI International website.

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Top 8 Greek Islands

Insight Guides chooses their top 8 Greek islands. Take a look at their choice.

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New Ferry Connection for Ionian Islands Begins

The maiden voyage of a new ferry service linking the Ionian Islands in Greece launched on Wednesday, May 2. This is the first time a ferry line connects Corfu with Paxi, Lefkada (Vasiliki port), Ithaki (Pisaetos port), Kefalonia (Sami port) and Zakynthos.

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The Ancient Athens Acropolis in 3-D

Don't miss this amazing 3D video of what the Acropolis in Athens would have been like.

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The Athens metro takes passengers back in time

Did you know that you can visit an underground museum in Athens with replicas of the famous sculptures of Parthenon, Athenian amphoras, ancient toys, funeral monuments and parts of one of the oldest bridges found in Attica? The exhibition of antiquities discovered in the Athens metro rail area is open to the public and free of charge.

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The Underground Athenian Taverna Lost in Time

In the center of Athens, in the basement of a 150-year-old neoclassical building, is a traditional Greek taverna that will take you back to the 1950s.

Called Diporto, there’s no signage. Two doors — from whence the taverna takes it name — lead to a rustic cellar where there is no menu, just a few dishes that have not changed in years.

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  1. Cretan Writers and Artists

    The most famous Cretan writers and artists include the painter El Greco and the author of Zorba the Greek, Nikos Kazantzakis.

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  2. The Cretan Diet

    Several studies have shown the Cretan Diet to be one of the healthiest in the world, involving lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh fish, and moderate amounts of wine.

    Read More

  3. The World's Top Beach is in Greece!

    ‘Navagio’ on Zakynthos Named World’s Top Beach for 2018

    Read More