Greece Travel Secrets Blog

Here's our Greece Travel Secrets Blog, to keep you up-to-date with the latest news and information for your travels to Greece and the Greek Islands.

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Greek Spreads: Taramasalata, Tzatziki, Spicy Cheese, Eggplant & Garlic Dip

Simple but bursting with flavor, these traditional dips and spreads are firm favorites in Greek tavernas and can be easily made at home.

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Local Specialties: A Foodie’s Shopping Guide to Greece

No matter where you're going in Greece, delicious surprises await. Here are the products you simply must make room for on your plate (and in your suitcase).

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This Is Why Greek Food Is So Good

With the right tools, the workman can’t go wrong, and the bounty of the natural world has supplied Greek cooks with a panoply of outstanding ingredients.

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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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Greece Grants Honorary Citizenship to Tom Hanks

Greece Grants Honorary Citizenship to Tom Hanks, who has a holiday home on Antiparos, for his charitable work and philhellenism.

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Aegina in the Saronic Gulf Islands of Greece

Aegina in the Saronic Gulf Islands is an easy day trip from Athens. This page from Greece Travel Secrets also gives details of ferries and what to do..

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Matala Beach Crete

Matala Beach on Crete is a guest blog for Greece Travel Secrets from the We Love Crete website, inviting you to Awaken Your Inner Hippy in Matala, Crete.

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Greece Book Reviews

Greece Book Reviews on the Greece Travel Secrets website with reviews of the best guidebooks to Greece, the Greek Islands, Athens, Crete and elsewhere.

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Monemvasia Book Review

Greece Travel Secrets reviews the photography book Monemvasia with extracts from works by Yiannis Ritsos and Nikos Kazantzakis.

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Driving in Greece

An account of driving in Greece for Greece Travel Secrets including links to the best drives in Greece, practical information and a note of some of the hazards.

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Athens Dining Guide

This Athens dining guide doesn't list restaurants but gives practical advice on types of eating places, tipping, hotel breakfasts and picnics.

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Spetses in the Saronic Gulf Islands of Greece

Spetses in the Saronic Gulf Islands of Greece is an easy day trip from Athens and has some good beaches. This page gives details of ferries and what to do.

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Athens Airport Hotels

Athens Airport hotels include the luxury Sofitel at the terminals, Holiday Inn near the airport, and others close by like the Hotel Pantheon.

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Fun Things to Do on Santorini

This list of fun things to do on Santorini include visiting an old tomato canning factory, listening to Greek bagpipes, and enjoying some local beers.

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Mount Athos Boat Trips

Mount Athos boat trips are very popular with visitors to Halkidiki in Greece, as they are the only way most people get to see these spectacular monasteries.

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Macedonia and Thrace

Macedonia and Thrace are the regions in Greece where travelers will find Thessaloniki, Mount Athos monasteries, Halkidiki and sites like Dion and Pella.

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Ten Fun Things to Do in Athens

Ten Fun Things to Do in Athens include eating in the Central Market, watching the sun set over the Acropolis and seeing one of the world's oldest theatres.

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The Fall and Rise of Retsina

Here's a really good read about the rise and fall and rise again of retsina, one of our favourite Greek wines, from the always fascinating Culinary Backstreets website. We recommend their tours too.

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The Telegraph Reveals 10 Places in Greece that Will Surprise Travelers

British daily newspaper The Telegraph recently revealed some of Greece’s distinctive – and in some cases lesser-known – destinations that will “surprise” travelers that are seeking for more than just sea & sun.

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Milos in the Cyclades Islands of Greece

The island of Milos in the Cyclades in Greece is noted for its museums and beaches, and read about flights and ferries to Milos.

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Recent Articles

  1. Greek Spreads: Taramasalata, Tzatziki, Spicy Cheese, Eggplant & Garlic Dip

    Simple but bursting with flavor, these traditional dips and spreads are firm favorites in Greek tavernas and can be easily made at home.

    Read More

  2. Local Specialties: A Foodie’s Shopping Guide to Greece

    No matter where you're going in Greece, delicious surprises await. Here are the products you simply must make room for on your plate (and in your suitcase).

    Read More

  3. This Is Why Greek Food Is So Good

    With the right tools, the workman can’t go wrong, and the bounty of the natural world has supplied Greek cooks with a panoply of outstanding ingredients.

    Read More