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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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..

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Monastiraki Flea Market

Greece Travel Secrets visits the Monastiraki Flea Market, followed by Sunday lunch at Sigalas on Monastiraki Square

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Greek Hospitality Explained

Greeks are famous for their hospitality toward guests, visitors, family, and friends. They are renowned for being philoxenoi, as if it is written in their DNA. Anthropologist Sofia Zinovieff, first lived in Nafplio, Greece in the late 80s as a postgraduate student researching modern Greek identity and tourism. Her article gives in-depth insight into the hidden aspects of Greek hospitality.

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The 10 Best Windsurfing Destinations in Greece

Where to go if you are a beginner looking to take your first steps, an intermediate trying to crack a gybe, or expert looking for high-wind fun.

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Birdwatching in Greece: Love Stories on Lake Kerkini

This man-made lake has developed into one of Europe's most important wetlands and a popular destination for birdwatchers and nature lovers.

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Outdoor Activities: 20 Wonderful Ways To Enjoy Nature in Greece

From hiking under waterfalls to rock climbing and evening picnics watching fireflies, Greece offers myriad activities in gorgeous natural settings.

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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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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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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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  1. 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..

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  2. Monastiraki Flea Market

    Greece Travel Secrets visits the Monastiraki Flea Market, followed by Sunday lunch at Sigalas on Monastiraki Square

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  3. Greek Hospitality Explained

    Greeks are famous for their hospitality toward guests, visitors, family, and friends. They are renowned for being philoxenoi, as if it is written in their DNA. Anthropologist Sofia Zinovieff, first li…

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