Food & Drink | Jul 2020
Come for its beauty, stay to savour its wines and fine produce.
Its blue-domed churches and picture-perfect architecture feature in every holidayer’s idea of an escape. But what makes Santorini even more appealing is the sheer richness and diversity of its produce. Drenched by dazzling light in the day, caressed by the Aegean ...
What's On | Jul 2020
WHAT: Chris Akordalitis's first solo show in Greece, titled 'Between Worlds.' Akordalitis presents a group of paintings full of humor, hope and humanity that depict ordinary pleasures experienced before and while being in the middle of a global coronovarius pandemic.
WHEN: Until August 7
WHERE: Panahra Sq, Chora, Mykonos. Tel: +30.694.600.881...
Travel | Jul 2020
Sail the Greek islands with the charismatic Peter Maneas as he takes his superyacht to 227 of Greece's inhabited islands. My Greek Odyssey is a 13-part series where Peter explores their rich history, culture, cuisine, and people as well as their hidden secrets and surprises. Series One starts in Athens and travels to the Saronic and Ionia...
Insider Stories | Jul 2020
WHAT: The exhibition brings alive the history of a monastic complex (a fortified monastery) that is of unique historical, architectural and cultural significance, dating back to the 13th century. The complex dominates a secluded corner of the Ionian Sea, a small island, just one-third the length of a typical airport runway, called Stamfani, part of...
Culture | Jul 2020
Sometimes, a unique cultural experience, even an artistic one – can make your summer hols just that little bit more sublime. In fact, combining a dip into azure Greek waters with a dive into art, seems to be a growing trend on the islands. Athens Insider presents the top arty choices you may consider this summer.
What's On | Jul 2020
WHAT: Age has never been a deterrent to the creative curiosity of the 90-year old conceptual artist. His exhibition ‘Prayer’ at his eponymous Museum on Tinos celebrates the Tree in its various forms. The Costas Tsoclis Museum, housed in a former primary school in Kambos village on Tinos, opened in 2011, as a comprehensive archive of the artist’s wo...
Travel | Jun 2020
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 years ago to visit friends and exp...
People | Jun 2020
In the third and final leg of his Magical Tour, John Kittmer takes us atop mountains he has yet to conquer, across inhospitable cliffs that plunge into turbid, inky waters.
In my gloomier and lonelier moments in the ambassador’s office in the ugly concrete block of the Athens Embassy, I would part the bomb curtains at the wind...
News | May 2020
PM Mitsotakis announced that the Greek tourist season opens its doors on June 15 and that its well-earned “passport” of safety, reliability and health will ensure that tourists come back to Greece for a spot under the sun.
Greece’s 2020 tourism season might have begun late but will offer a safe escape for tourists headed here....
Culture | May 2020
From moonlight pilgrimages to sacred monasteries and London-worthy fish tavernas, best-selling author Victoria Hislop shares her best Insider secrets about Crete - the magnetic Greek island that has stolen her heart.
How - and when - did your deep connection with the island of Crete begin?
My first visit was in 1980. I was tra...
News | May 2020
As Greek hoteliers check their options before opening their doors on June 1, it is an uphill task both in terms of implementing the necessary changes and in training staff to adopt new health protocols, when so much is still unclear. The de-Covidization era desperately needs a new narrative. In the absence of clear guidelines, the World T...
Travel | May 2020
Koukoumi, the Greek term for hygge or cocooned living, offers an alternative tourist option with a menu to match as it launches Mykonos’ first vegan hotel. A departure perhaps for meat-obsessed Greeks but a welcome option for millennials seeking a cruelty-free holiday.
For trend-setting Mykonos, it was only a question of time...