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5 Great Things to Do in Poetic Preveza

Don’t just rush off to the islands. From gripping ancient ruins and splendid beaches to arty cafes and Venetian wiles, you’ll find plenty worth sticking around for in the gracious port town of Preveza, writes Amanda Dardanis. I have a theory about Greek towns where the locals get around on bicycles. It’s not very Greek, you se...

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5 reasons why you should visit Nafplio

This little coastal gem in the Peloponnese was Greece's first capital. Its stunning architecture, layered history, cultural outposts and its laidback vibe make Nafplio the perfect getaway destination. Ethel Dioulambaka suggests five compelling reasons to visit. #01. IT IS CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE MOST ROMANTIC CITIES IN GREE...

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Why do Greeks fly kites on Clean Monday?

Every year on Clean Monday, Greeks young and old can be seen in any available patch of green indulging in the traditional beginning-of-Lent activities of kite-flying and picnicking. Setting a kite in the air – and then releasing it – is said to symbolise the freeing of the body from sin, or the passing of the human soul to Heaven and God. [galle...

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Playing the Goat

Danylo Hawaleshka steps back in time with the cacophonous, kid-clad dancers of Skyros. We’re lost. And we know we’re lost because it’s dark out and we’ve just driven onto the military base on the Aegean island of Skyros. We make a quick U-turn, followed by a phone call to our genial host-to-be - a bon vivant by the name of Dim...

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Behind the Scenes at the Rethymnon Carnival

In these colourful extracts from her photo journal, archeologist Holley Martlew goes behind the scenes to capture the pageantry, tireless preparations and deep community bonds at one of Greece’s most epic annual carnival rituals. 'Carnival in Rethymnon', I had been told, is special. It shares a few things, like its huge parade...

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Top 5 Cosy Winter Retreats

Greece is not just a summer romance. From stylish ski resorts and historic city hamlets to quaint alpine escapes, mainland Greece is awash with irresistibly inviting winter wonderlands. As the evenings close in and temperatures fall, trade balmy beaches and long lunches by the sea with luxurious lodgings in dramatic locales where you can ...

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