Greek-American Fitness Trainer 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 yea...
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...
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...
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....
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...
Justin Brendel embarks on an alpine adventure of Olympic proportions, complete with shooting stars, donkey “mines”, and powerful new friendships.
“And don’t touch the small orange and black animal. He is poisonous.”
I never saw this notorious salamander during our stunning four-hour hike up Mt. Olympus, but our guide seemed...
John Zervos, a lifelong Hydra-phile, recalls an extraordinary place that has played muse to everyone from Bridget Bardot to Presidential hopefuls. As a living archivist, he explains why there’ll never be another island like it.
The island of Hydra in the Saronic gulf is unique in its architecture, significant in its role in mo...
For many families living in Athens, half-term school holidays are just around the corner. Make use of Autumn’s awesome climate to sample our pick of fun family adventures that they’ll be only too happy to ditch the ipad for – all in the Great Attica Outdoors.
Meet the Magic Horses of Rafina
There are many delights on offer at t...
Swedish entrepreneur and photographer Lisa Furuland Kotsianis shares her favourite summer snapshots of elegant Spetses, the Argo-Saronic treasure that’s often called “The Monaco of Greece”.
When did your romance with the island of Spetses begin?
We met a mere five years ago. But it was love at first sight.
The Road to Self-Improvement is Paved with Good Excuses! This was just one of the many Life Lessons Insider’s Amanda Dardanis learned during last weekend's 3km Spetses Swim event at the Spetses mini Marathon.
That wise old soul Eleanor Roosevelt famously preached about the psychological benefits of doing one thing each day tha...
Greeks will find just about any excuse to throw a party. Especially in the fertile harvest months of Autumn when Nature’s bounty overflows and – life-affirming celebrations abound to honour the traditional delicacies that have shaped the local character and flavours of villages, towns and islands all over Greece. Experience the wonderful...
Part-time Parian Peter Poulos to open his Paros address book to help you get the best out of this cosmopolitan and culinary cycladic gem.
My love affair with the island of Paros began when?
How many times have you been back since?
Every summer since and for the last few years too many times to count.