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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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Antiparos

Travel information about Antiparos near Paros in the Cyclades Islands of Greece from the Greece Travel Secrets website.

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The Hottest Greek Islands

Which are the hottest Greek islands, in spring, summer, autumn and winter? Mike Gerrard of Greece Travel Secrets reports for 101 Holidays.

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Arki

Arki is a small island in the Dodecanese close to Lipsi, with beaches and tavernas with rooms to rent and ferry connections with Patmos, Samos and Marathi.

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Zakynthos, Zante, in the Ionian Islands of Greece

Travel advice and information on Zakynthos (Zante) in the Greek Ionian islands, with information on ferries and flights and the best things to do like Laganas Bay, Shipwreck Beach and Blue Caves.

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Xanthi in Thrace, Eastern Greece

The city of Xanthi in Thrace in eastern Greece is a lively university town with several museums, old mansions, one of the best markets in Thrace, and a population of indigenous Pomaks.

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Which Greek Island?

How to choose which Greek island from six of the most popular, Crete, Corfu, Rhodes, Kos, Kefalonia and Zakynthos.

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Recent Articles

  1. 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 — f…

    Read More

  2. 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.

    Read More

  3. 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…

    Read More