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Curious about which wines will make it into the 50 Great Greek Wines list?

Wine writer, wine consultant and wine educator Yiannis Karakasis ΜW has been sharing his love for Greek wine around the globe. An authority on the history, grapes, people, places and methods behind the wines, he speaks to Athens Insider about the 50Great Greek Wines Awards to be held in May. We are as curious to find out which Greek wines...

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Alekos Fassianos, an artist whose fleeting figurative style captured the essence of Greece

Alekos Fassianos whose poetic approach to Greece's cultural heritage, so masterfully embodied in his instantly recognisable, faux-naif, colour-soaked paintings, has died at the age of 86. Fassianos’ artistic appeal lies in the fact that his work makes one imagine a life with warm, southern sunshine, a carefree, leisurely pleasure, and the...

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Top 5 Cosy Winter Retreats

Greece is not just a summer romance. From stylish ski resorts and historic city hamlets to quaint alpine escapes, mainland Greece is awash with irresistibly inviting winter wonderlands. As the evenings close in and temperatures fall, trade balmy beaches and long lunches by the sea with luxurious lodgings in dramatic locales where you can ...

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8 Awesome Greek Winter Escapes

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 in less than 3 hours from Athens

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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Santorini: For a touch of history this summer

Santorini, the poster child for Greek tourism with its domed churches and sugar-cube architecture, has been such a victim of its own success, that the joys of vacationing here were the privilege of everyone else, except those living in Greece. This summer offers a singular opportunity to holiday on an island that has captured the collecti...

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Athens’ Philhellenism Museum shines a light on how the Greek Cause resonated around the world

A newly founded Philhellenism Museum opened its door in March 2021, just in time for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the start of the Greek War of Independence, shining a light on the vital role played by foreign playwrights, poets, painters, nobility and ordinary people who believed in the Greek cause. This new ad...

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