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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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8 Awesome Greek Winter Escapes

Greece may rule the roost in June and July ... but it's also got some pretty cool moves up its sleeve in January and February. Here’s Insider’s top picks for the looming half-term holidays - from active adventures, thrilling archeological odysseys, winery tours, and family fun where you can sleep inside the walls of medieval castle towns....

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Ring in the Festivities at Academias Hotel

From dream  festive spreads that celebrate the Christmas spirit to urban getaways to enjoy the city lights, lavish brunches that linger into the afternoon, cocktails with killer Acropolis views and even bespoke pita-cutting parties to ring in 2022, the centrally located Academias Hotel has thought of every little detail to make your h...

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5 Fab Green Holidays

With stylish “urban nature concept” sanctuaries, farm-to-fork adventures, and blissed-out city stays, Greece is getting greener every year. Amanda Dardanis introduces 5 wonderful destinations - from organic farms to barefoot-luxury beachfront retreats - where you can boost your eco-cred this year.   The Hands-on One [ca...

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Avail of Guaranteed Flexibility

Qatar Airways’ Black Friday offers are extended for 4 additional days. Save on your next holiday when you book by 2 December 2021 and fly on board the World’s Best Airline. Explore the charm of a new city and choose from fascinating destinations around the world for your next holiday. Book now online and benefit from great savings and fares star...

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