Athens Insider Summer 2020

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Amorgos, where the Big Blue legend lives on

For a throwback to a simpler, almost monastic way of living – a far-cry from its overly touristic Cycladic neighbours, Amorgos, with its hidden coves, unhurried charms and timeless intrigue still captures the romantic nostalgia of the film that shot it to international fame. But quite frankly, its psimeni raki, that island elixir that mak...

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Symmetric Escapes

An architect by profession. Costas Spathis’ distinctive style in aerial photography is replete with simple geometries and mathematical sequences. The 114,000 followers on his Instagram account are testament to the surreal, escapist quality that his patterned compositions represent. Dominated by symmetry axes, vanishing points and aligned ...

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Top Things To Do In Corfu

Majestic Corfu is in the spotlight once more with the third instalment of the hugely popular television series, The Durrells, based on Gerald Durrell's Corfu trilogy. Amanda Dardanis charts some of the Ionian island's best experiences. Homer’s “beautiful and rich land”, pulls off split-personality like no other Ionian island. ...

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Discover Kavala: The Monte Carlo of Greece

We’ve done all the groundwork so that you can revel in all the must-see and dos in this wonderful northern coastal gem. Kavala, one of the largest cities in Northern Greece, is a city with a rich and storied past: thanks to its numerous important milestones throughout Byzantine, Roman and Christian history. The influence of ma...

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5 Fab Green Holidays

From stylish “urban nature concept” sanctuaries to farm-to-fork adventures, and blissed-out city stays, Greece is getting greener every year. Amanda Dardanis introduces 5 wonderful destinations where you can boost your eco-cred during 2018.   The Hands-on One [caption id="attachment_1471" align="aligncenter" width="1000...

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Historic new Ferry Route for the Ionians

Long arduous ferry journeys between the Ionian islands will be a thing of the past this summer as the popular island cluster is linked for the first time in history by a much-needed new ferry route. From May 1, visitors who would have previously had to travel far out of their way – and usually back to the mainland – can now is...

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24 Hours in Thessaloniki

Athens’ ancient little sister “up north” has always been an intriguing alternative city, marching to her own beat. Insider’s Amanda Dardanis plots your perfect day out in this historic seaside port that rocks a youthful vibe, along with some incredible flavours. Greece’s second capital is often cast in Athens’ shadow. But than...

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The Call of Delphi

Indian novelist Radhika Jha, who has recently relocated to Greece, visits the Ancient Navel of the World and finds much still to stir the senses at this enigmatic site.  There was a time when a trip to Delphi could change the course of a life. Or of a nation. Now, this epic historic site lies a mere two hour car journey away f...

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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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