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. ...
It’s not enough anymore to simply switch on our out of office reply and slip away to re-charge our batteries on a simple sun ‘n sea holiday. Now, it’s all about innovative itineraries to help us to learn, grow and change. And perhaps, come back a different (read better) person. Amanda Dardanis suggests 5 transformative holiday experiences...
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...
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
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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...
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...
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...
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.