Athens Insider Summer 2020

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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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8 Awesome Winter Escapes for Half-Term

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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5 Islands Athenians like to keep to Themselves

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!) Serifos There’s been a quiet buzz building about the island of Serifo...

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6 Super Family Day Trips

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...

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Spotlight on Spetses

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. [caption id="atta...

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7 Super Food Festivals for Fall

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...

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Paros Moments

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? in 1984 How many times have you been back since? Every summer since and for the last few years too many times to count. Ha...

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