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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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Vehicles Banned Along Chania’s Venetian Harbor

Vehicles will no longer be allowed along and around the Venetian Harbor and the Firkas Fortress in the Cretan town of Chania, following an announcement by the Municipal Port Fund.

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Tinos is the wild and raw Greek island of your dreams

Most people who travel to Greece bypass this island unless they are on a religious pilgrimage – but that is a serious mistake. Only a 20-minute ferry trip from glitzy Mykonos, Tinos is worlds away in attitude and appearance

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The Good Old Periptero!

If you’ve ever travelled to Greece, there is no doubt you have came across and used a Periptero, which is a small kiosk selling anything from tobacco, phone cards, water, soft drinks, newspapers, magazines, ice cream, gum as well as other confectionary.

The Periptero is as much a part of Greek lifestyle as a Taverna or Kafeneion, so whether you are in a big city, remote village or Cycladic island, you are bound to find one.

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From Heaven to Hades

Travel writer John Malathronas takes a drive around the Mani peninsula.

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Best places to eat and drink in Crete

This is a nice piece on the best places to eat and drink in Crete from the UK's Olive magazine.

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Acropolis Museum Excavation Site to Open in 2019

An excavation site at the Acropolis Museum is set to open to the public in the summer of 2019, said Acropolis Museum Director Dimitris Pantermalis, during a presentation to the Central Archaeological Council (KAS) of a study for the design and layout of the area.

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Halki

Travel information on Halki in the Dodecanese group of Greek islands, including flight and ferry information from Greece Travel Secrets.

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Lipsi

Travel information on Lipsi in the Dodecanese group of Greek islands, including flight and ferry information from Greece Travel Secrets.

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Photos of Greece

Greece Travel Secrets found these beautiful photos of Greece and the Greek islands by Athens-based photographer Milan Gonda.

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Kastellorizo

Travel information on Kastellorizo in the Dodecanese group of Greek islands, including flight and ferry information from Greece Travel Secrets.

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Kasos

Travel information on Kasos in the Dodecanese group of Greek islands, including flight and ferry information from Greece Travel Secrets.

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Folegandros

Travel information from Greece Travel Secrets about Folegandros in the southern Cyclades, close to Sikinos, with flight and ferry information.

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Ios in the Cyclades Islands of Greece

The island of Ios in the Cyclades group of islands in Greece is noted for its nightlife in summer, as well as its beaches, but there are also said to be 400 chapels and the grave of Homer.

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Recent Articles

  1. 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 1…

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  2. 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.

    Read More

  3. Top 8 Greek Islands

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

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