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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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Ancient Olympia

Travel guide to Ancient Olympia in the Peloponnese of mainland Greece, home to the original Olympic Games.

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Meteora

Visiting the monasteries of Meteora on the Plain of Thessaly, with hotels in Kalambaka and guided tours available.

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Central Greece and Thessaly: Travel Information and Advice about Central Greece

Central Greece and Thessaly has many Greek visitor attractions, like ancient Delphi, the mountain village of Arachova, Meteora, the Pelion peninsula with its beaches, and Ossios Loukas monastery.

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Culture Trails

Greece Travel Secrets reviews the book Culture Trails by Lonely Planet, which has a section on Artistic Athens alongside 51 other perfect weekends for culture lovers around the world.

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Driving Samos in a Day

Take a read of this piece about a drive around Samos, from one of our favourite Greek blogs with the great name of Olive, Feta and Ouzo.

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Best Things to Do on Crete

The best things to do on Crete and top things to see include the Samaria Gorge, the Minoan Palaces at Knossos, Malia and Phaistos, the towns of Iraklion, Ayios Nikolaos, Sitia, Hania and Rethymnon.

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Santorini Dig Brings New Finds to Light

Excavation works carried out on Thirassia, an islet of the Santorini cluster, have brought to light a Bronze Age settlement, the Greek culture ministry announced this week.

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Crete Festivals and Events

Crete festivals and events include Carnival Easter, Whitsun, Christmas, many other religious feast days and public holidays, all listed here on the Greece Travel Secrets website.

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Battle of Crete

The Battle of Crete during World War 2 inspired several books and took place with an airborne invasion over Maleme on the north coast of the island, described on this page on Greece Travel Secrets.

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Crete

Crete (Kriti) is the largest Greek island and its main attractions include the Minoan Palace of Knossos, the Samarian Gorge, sandy beaches, boutique hotels, good restaurants, Hania and Rethymnon.

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Santorini

Santorini or Thira is in the Cyclades islands in Greece and has cheap and luxury hotel accommodation, car rental, ferries from Athens, Mykonos, Crete and other Greek islands, and flights from Athens.

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Hotels on Santorini

Hotels on Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades, range from luxury choices to good cheap accommodation in Fira, with caldera views. Luxury Santorini hotels include Aigialos, and the Tsitouras Collection.

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Mykonos

Mykonos in the Cyclades islands in Greece has cheap and luxury hotel accommodation, car rental, ferries from Athens, Santorini, Crete and other Greek islands, and flights from Athens and Rhodes.

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Artistic Athens

This extract of Artistic Athens in the Lonely Planet book Culture Trails on Greece Travel Secrets takes visitors on a journey through the artistic side of Athens – and beyond - over a millennium.

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Best Cocktail Bars in Athens

Two of the best cocktail bars in Athens, MoMix Kerameikos and The Clumsies, are making creative cocktails using that most Greek of Greek spirits, Metaxa.

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Zakynthos Winemaker

Antonis Maroudas is a Zakynthos winemaker who lives on the 'wine road' and is one of the people who make Zakynthos.

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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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Photos of Zakynthos

Greece Travel Secrets publishes a page of photos of Zakynthos in the Ionian Islands of Greece to perhaps inspire you to visit.

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Best Crete Hotels

The best Crete hotels include 5-star luxury hotels, historic and romantic Venetian palaces, and several hotels in Hania and Iraklion. Others are the Elounda Mare and Istron Bay near Ayios Nikolaos.

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Eco-Tourism Accommodation on Crete

The Dalabelos Estate offers luxury eco-tourism accommodation on Crete in the hills near Rethymnon with its own farm, vineyard and olive groves.

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Recent Articles

  1. Ancient Olympia

    Travel guide to Ancient Olympia in the Peloponnese of mainland Greece, home to the original Olympic Games.

    Read More

  2. Meteora

    Visiting the monasteries of Meteora on the Plain of Thessaly, with hotels in Kalambaka and guided tours available.

    Read More

  3. Central Greece and Thessaly: Travel Information and Advice about Central Greece

    Central Greece and Thessaly has many Greek visitor attractions, like ancient Delphi, the mountain village of Arachova, Meteora, the Pelion peninsula with its beaches, and Ossios Loukas monastery.

    Read More


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