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May 18, 2024

The Parthenon of the Peloponnese: The Temple of Apollo at Bassae

One of the best-preserved monuments from Classical antiquity, the Temple of Apollo at Bassae is a hidden gem in the mountains of Arcadia.

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May 18, 2024

This Greek Island is Europe’s Sunniest Place in May

Britain’s Express newspaper encourages its readers to experience the beauty and warmth of the Greek island of Kos, the sunniest place in Europe in May.

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May 18, 2024

5+1 Reasons for a Spring Day Trip to Aegina

Wildflowers, ancient olive trees, nature, and delicious pistachio treats. In the spring, Aegina provides everything you need for the perfect day trip.

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May 18, 2024

Santorini Voted Best Island in Europe at US Awards

Greece wins top honors at this year's American Leisure Lifestyle Awards, with Santorini ranked the "Best Island in Europe" for the 11th consecutive year.

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May 17, 2024

Take a drive down California’s Pacific Coast Highway One

Stretching 656 miles and connecting the coastal redwoods of Northern California to the sandy beaches of Southern California, is SR 1, otherwise known as the California Pacific Coast Highway, the PCH, the Redwood Highway, the Cabrillo Highway, the Shoreline Highway, Highway One or simply just “The One.” It is the longest road in all of California and only second in length in the whole country to Montana Highway 200.

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May 17, 2024

Highway 1 to Big Sur Has Reopened — What to Know About Visiting from the Bay Area

If you’ve been eagerly awaiting this Highway 1 reopening and want to plan a long-delayed trip to Big Sur this summer, there are several things that prospective visitors to the region should know. Keep reading for a number of updates about visiting Big Sur this year, even if you’ve been there before — and some advice on being the best tourist to Big Sur you can possibly be.

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May 16, 2024

Matala Beach Festival Revives Hippie Era on Crete

The international Matala Beach Festival on Crete will transport attendees back to the famous hippie era with live music events, sports, and art activities for children.

From July 5 to 7, people of all ages will have the opportunity to escape everyday life and enjoy three days filled with music, dancing, and various activities, all set against the backdrop of the famous beach caves of Matala. According to the organizers, the Matala Beach Festival is one of Europe’s largest free music festivals, seamlessly blending entertainment with relaxation.

“On the festival’s main stage, prominent bands and leading artists from Greek and international music scenes will deliver an unforgettable spectacle, set against the backdrop of the iconic caves and breathtaking sunsets,” the organizers announced on social media.

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May 14, 2024

Birdwatching on Lesbos

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For keen birdwatchers, birdwatching on Lesbos offers a chance to see over 300 species in diverse habitats on a key migratory route between Europe and Africa.

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May 14, 2024

Survey: Athens a Bargain Destination for UK Travelers this Year

British travelers seeking value for money in Europe this year will find it in Athens, according to the annual Post Office Travel Money City Costs Barometer.

The Greek capital is once again among the Top 5 most affordable city break destinations in Europe. Last year Athens ranked fourth among 35 cities surveyed.

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May 14, 2024

Athens City Festival this Week Features Music Events, Treasure Hunts, Museum Visits

The Greek capital continues to celebrate spring with the 3rd This is Athens – City Festival, presenting a diverse program of events and activities, all with free admission.

Throughout the weekend, the festival featured guided tours, book readings, and outdoor parties, showcasing the iconic landmarks of Athens.

As we move into the week, those eager to experience Athens’ vibrant atmosphere can join music events celebrating both Greek and foreign traditions, participate in treasure hunts, and explore museums ahead of International Museum Day on May 18th.

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May 13, 2024

Zakynthos’ Famous Shipwreck Beach Closed Again for the Summer

Greek authorities have once again decided to keep one of the country’s most-visited beaches, Navagio on the island of Zakynthos, closed to the public due to safety risk.

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May 13, 2024

Athens City Festival Continues with Free Events for All

The 3rd This is Athens – City Festival is currently underway, showcasing a diverse array of entertainment events and creative activities suitable for families and adults.

An initiative of the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency (ADDMA), the festival kicked off earlier this month and includes more than 250 events such as parties, concerts, and tours in the city.

In its second week, the festival’s vibrant events mark spring in the city, beckoning both residents and visitors to discover the array of iconic landmarks of the Greek capital, take part in guided tours and book readings and also party at an “outdoor club”. The festival will come to an end on June 2.

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May 13, 2024

Jet2: Additional Capacity to Skiathos and Lesvos for Summer 2025

UK tour operator Jet2holidays and leisure airline Jet2.com have expanded their summer 2025 program by adding 35,000 seats to various destinations, including two Greek islands.

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May 13, 2024

Report: 4 Greek Islands Among Most Cheapest Holiday Destinations for Brits

Kalymnos, Thassos, Lefkada and Skopelos have been identified as some of the most affordable destinations for British travelers booking package holidays this summer, according to a recent analysis by Which? Travel.

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Apr 29, 2024

Technopolis: New 3-day Beer Festival Coming to Athens in May

A new beer festival is coming to Athens and for three days will quench the thirst of beer lovers with well-known and rare labels from around the world as well as from Greek microbreweries.

Lager? Pilsner or Weiss? Whatever your favorite beer is, you’ll find it at the WORLD OF Beer Festival (WoB) from May 10 to 12 at the Technopolis City of Athens!

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Apr 29, 2024

Study: Athens Among Best Cities for Family Science Trips

Athens is ranked as one of the top European cities for family science trips, according to a report by Ubuy, a global e-commerce platform.

Ubuy’s new report reveals Europe’s top 20 cities where families can go to enjoy the ultimate science-themed day out, based on the number of science museums, the number of museums overall, and the number of museums with free entry.

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Apr 29, 2024

May 1: Greece Labor Day Strikes to Halt Public Transport, Ferries

Transportation and travel in Greece will be disrupted on Wednesday, May 1, as public transport and ferry employees have announced their participation in strike mobilizations to mark May Day.

According to the latest updates, the union representing employees of the metro, electric railway (ISAP) and tram in Athens has decided to participate in the strike. Details have yet to be announced.

Ferries to remain docked

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Apr 27, 2024

5 Reasons to Spend Easter in Meteora

Renowned for its spectacular “hanging” monasteries and reverent atmosphere, Meteora is the perfect place to spend Greek Easter.

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Apr 27, 2024

Easter Cookies from Smyrna, a 100-Year-Old Recipe

Discover the secret to making the most delicious Easter koulourakia (cookies) from Smyrna, passed down through five generations.

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Apr 27, 2024

3 Must-Visit Islands for Greek Easter

Boasting spectacular landscapes and unique local traditions, the islands of Lesvos, Ikaria and Andros are ideal vacation destinations for Greek Easter.

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