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Oct 01, 2022

Spetses: The Ultimate Autumn Guide

Timeless hangouts, useful addresses and cool tips for an unforgettable weekend on the Saronic island of Spetses, just two hours by ferry from Athens.

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Oct 01, 2022

Recipe: Soumada, the Drink of Happiness

Traditionally served at happy occasions, this sweet almond drink scented with orange flower water is easy to make, and a wonderful treat for guests.

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Oct 01, 2022

Samothraki: Another Greece, Forgotten by Time

With its rugged, untamed beauty and rich history, Samothraki in the northern Aegean doesn't fit into any of the familiar molds.

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Oct 01, 2022

8 Excellent Athens Restaurants for Sharing Food

These restaurants in the heart of Athens celebrate the quintessentially Greek tradition of bringing people together to share plate-loads of delicious food.

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Sep 30, 2022

The Best Hotels in Athens

Greece Travel Secrets gives its choice of the best hotels in Athens from budget and moderate options through to 5-star luxury choices.

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Sep 30, 2022

Athens listed as a Top 10 most beautiful city for the second time

Greece has not stopped breaking one record after another in recent years - from tourism to important economic indicators that testify to the enormous dynamics that the country has developed in recent years, and this time, Athens has been listed as a Top 10 most beautiful city.

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Sep 29, 2022

Jet2 Adds New Routes to Greece, Increases Seat Capacity to 1.3 Million

UK airline and tour operator to Greece Jet2 on Tuesday announced that it was expanding its 2023 program for the country even further with the addition of new routes, increase of seat capacity and season extensions.

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Sep 29, 2022

Ultra-runners to Set Off for the 40th Spartathlon from the Acropolis on Friday

Nearly 400 super athletes from across the globe will set off from the foot of the Acropolis in Athens on Friday, September 30, morning to run 246km (153 miles) to the Peloponnesian town of Sparta for this year’s “Spartathlon” ultra marathon.

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Sep 29, 2022

‘Athens Full of Tourists’ as Greece Extends Tourism Season

International travelers are still visiting Greece in the shoulder season which validates the Tourism Ministry’s efforts to extend the season and keep visitors coming into the fall and winter, said Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias on Wednesday.

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Sep 27, 2022

A Walk around Kolonáki

This walk around the Kolonaki neighbourhood of Athens starts and ends in Syntagma Square and takes you to several museums, Kolonaki Square and Mount Lykabettos.

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Sep 27, 2022

Changing of the Guard in Athens

The Changing of the Guard in Athens takes place outside the Parliament building at the top of Syntagma Square and is a must-see for visitors.

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Sep 26, 2022

Athens National Historical Museum

The Athens National Historical Museum is in the former Greek Parliament building and houses an archive of historical artefacts and documents.

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Sep 24, 2022

Introducing Hania as a Cultural Destination

The opening of the new Archaeological Museum as well as a plethora of artistic events throughout the city put Hania in the lead in terms of cultural summer destinations.

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Sep 24, 2022

Unspoilt Beauty: Epirus Lights the Path to a Sustainable Future

In this wild and mountainous region of northwest Greece, pioneering individuals and communities combine traditional lifeways with sustainability.

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Sep 24, 2022

The History of the Aegina Pistachio + 2 Recipes to Love

The Protected Designation of Origin pistachios from the Saronic island of Aegina are arguably the best in the world.

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Sep 24, 2022

Lakes Doxa and Stymphalia: A Peaceful Alternative to the Beach

These two natural hideouts in the Corinthia mountains offer a quick escape from Athens and a great alternative to the crowded beaches of the islands.

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Sep 24, 2022

This “Secret Paradise” Island Boasts Great Food, According to Financial Times and The Sun

Foreign press are raving about this Greek island, known mostly for its wild nature and hiking paths, but not (yet) for its incredible food.

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Sep 23, 2022

Athens War Museum

The Athens War Museum is a fascinating look at Greek history through the lens of warfare from ancient battles to the Greek War of Independence and World War II.

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Sep 22, 2022

Syntagma Square

Syntagma Square or Constitution Square is the main square in Athens and has a metro station, the Greek Parliament building, hotels, cafes, and a post office.

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Sep 20, 2022

Taverna by the Sea

Taverna by the Sea is an account by Jennifer Barclay of her summer spent working in a taverna on Karpathos and a welcome new book of Greek travel writing.

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  1. Spetses: The Ultimate Autumn Guide

    Timeless hangouts, useful addresses and cool tips for an unforgettable weekend on the Saronic island of Spetses, just two hours by ferry from Athens.

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  2. Recipe: Soumada, the Drink of Happiness

    Traditionally served at happy occasions, this sweet almond drink scented with orange flower water is easy to make, and a wonderful treat for guests.

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  3. Samothraki: Another Greece, Forgotten by Time

    With its rugged, untamed beauty and rich history, Samothraki in the northern Aegean doesn't fit into any of the familiar molds.

    Read More

  4. 8 Excellent Athens Restaurants for Sharing Food

    These restaurants in the heart of Athens celebrate the quintessentially Greek tradition of bringing people together to share plate-loads of delicious food.

    Read More

  5. The Best Hotels in Athens

    Greece Travel Secrets gives its choice of the best hotels in Athens from budget and moderate options through to 5-star luxury choices.

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  6. Athens listed as a Top 10 most beautiful city for the second time

    Greece has not stopped breaking one record after another in recent years - from tourism to important economic indicators that testify to the enormous dynamics that the country has developed in recent…

    Read More

  7. Jet2 Adds New Routes to Greece, Increases Seat Capacity to 1.3 Million

    UK airline and tour operator to Greece Jet2 on Tuesday announced that it was expanding its 2023 program for the country even further with the addition of new routes, increase of seat capacity and seas…

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    Read More

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    International travelers are still visiting Greece in the shoulder season which validates the Tourism Ministry’s efforts to extend the season and keep visitors coming into the fall and winter, said Tou…

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  10. A Walk around Kolonáki

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