Athens Insider Summer 2020

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Greece, the little country that could

Beyond the ringing endorsement for our little nation’s brave response to the pandemic, Yuval Noah Harari believes that ‘decisions being taken by governments today will  shape  countries for years to come, not just for a few weeks.’ In a shape-shifting tourism landcape, it is the same nimble response to ‘flattening the curve’, that will se...

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The Trip to Greece: An escapist fantasy 

A timely promotional tool for Greece, The Trip To Greece promises plenty of mouth-watering Mediterranean meals – with a side helping of ancient ruins and stunning seascapes. Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reunite to follow in Odysseus’ footsteps in director Michael Winterbottom’s culinary and comedic travelogue series, The Trip to Greece. ...

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A Virtual Tour of Global Museums & Landmarks

Those once-packed museum and galleries, sit empty and silent, but our social distancing doesn’t need to quarantine us from the art which ‘makes us breathe a different kind of happiness.’ Elena Panayides explores the online collections, virtual tours and museum technology that is transforming our homes into cultural hubs. The p...

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An exclusive interview with Angela Gerekou: Heralding a new era in Greek tourism

As tourism marketing moves from glossy picture-perfect advertising to cater to an eco-conscious, inquisitive and technologically-advanced traveller, Sudha Nair-Iliades speaks to Angela Gerekou, President of the Greek National Tourism Organization on the radical changes in global tourism and Greece’s response to unlocking its tourism poten...

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Greek spring and flower-carpeted hillsides

One of the upsides of being in lockdown is that it compels you to appreciate nature in all its glory in the brief window allotted for daily constitutionals. Nike Morgan is happiest when walking on the hillsides, photographing the wild flowers of Greece. Here, she charts some of her most colourful discoveries – such as the fatal pink colch...

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You don’t need to fly to get ski high

For many Greece is the land of sun, sea and whitewashed houses with azur doors; however, come winter, this land also boasts many mountains blanketed in snow. One of the most popular is Mount Parnassos with its 19 ski runs, 10 trails, restaurants and ski / snowboard schools. The peaks of Kellaria and Fterolakas can be enjoyed b...

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How We Will Travel in 2020

As we get ready to head into a new decade, we wanted to look at the 2020 travel trends that will shape the way we all vacation and shape the industry as a whole. So what will the main 2020 travel trends be? We decided to delve a little deeper and pick out the most important shifts happening… Shareability is king: Travellers,...

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Extreme sports to do in Greece

Any mention of Greece mostly evokes images of the majestic Acropolis, the white villages of the Cyclades bordering a deep blue sea or simply sandy shores lapped by turquoise waters. Few people see Greece as an extreme sports destination, but we hope to change this with this article. Rock climbing Now, we can all agree that when it comes to rock c...

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