As a general rule, many Athenians prefer to holiday on Greek islands that are convenient to get to – but far away from “the masses”. Amanda Dardanis lists her favourite Athenian Boltholes – all within 3 hours of the capital. (Just don’t tell too many others!)
There’s been a quiet buzz building about the island of Serifo...
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...
The Greek Government has just outlined a new set of travel protocols before opening all its airports to international flights. All visitors are required to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 48 hours before entering the country.
On submitting their PLF form, each traveller will receive a personal QR code, which m...
Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens re-opens its doors on June 12, and celebrates the spirit of togetherness with a special stay offer and tailored experiences for couples and families. Unlock the secrets of nature and immerse in local culture together – an ideal itinerary to refresh the spirit and reconnect with loved ones.
Melissa Diamond cherishes Friendly Folegandros for many reasons – its tranquility, its hospitality, but most of all, for the precious gift of freedom that this timeless Cycladic treasure bestows on her two young children.
My love affair with Folegandros began …
When I first travelled there six years ago to visit friends and exp...
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...
Costa Navarino gets ready to welcome its guests once again from June 19 at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino and The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, with new experiences and upgraded services.
The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort
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Celebrated architect Achilleas Kritikos of The Interesting Design, combines function and form to create seamless designs that take away the not-so-pleasant reminders of the pandemic by creating cosy, intimate spaces to truly enjoy Greek summer. As tourism industry professionals scramble to find ergonomic solutions to travelling safely an...
Writer’s retreat, cultural salon, museum showpiece … the charmed life of the Paddy Leigh Fermor House in the Mani is about to embark on one of its most colourful incarnations yet, as it prepares to open its storied doors as a luxury boutique hotel from June 15, writes Amanda Dardanis.
In Greek mythology, the Elysian Fields wer...
In his sequel fantasy series, John Kittmer, not unlike Jason or Odysseus, takes us through archipelagos and roll-calls of island names. These names have a magic all of their own. The poet Odysseas Elytis knew this well; ‘Each word a swallow to bring you spring in the midst of summer’.
In this magical six-day tour, I am finally...
PM Mitsotakis announced that the Greek tourist season opens its doors on June 15 and that its well-earned “passport” of safety, reliability and health will ensure that tourists come back to Greece for a spot under the sun.
Greece’s 2020 tourism season might have begun late but will offer a safe escape for tourists headed here....
From moonlight pilgrimages to sacred monasteries and London-worthy fish tavernas, best-selling author Victoria Hislop shares her best Insider secrets about Crete - the magnetic Greek island that has stolen her heart.
How - and when - did your deep connection with the island of Crete begin?
My first visit was in 1980. I was tra...