Ikaria – The Greek Island of Longevity

Ikaria may look like many other Greek islands, but it’s one of the world’s five Blue Zones where a third of people live into their nineties. Their longevity is also characterized by better health with lower cardiovascular disease rates and a higher quality of life. A daily afternoon nap and social connections seem to contribute … Read more

Leros – A Hidden Gem With Authentic Greek Charm

It’s hard to imagine what a place like Leros would look like with the blight of tourism removed. But Enzo hopes to see it again, reclaiming the town as the centre of a rationalist renaissance. Until then, stroll its gentle streets and explore its fascinating history. Here are some of the top spots you shouldn’t … Read more

Nafplio – A Charming Town in the Peloponnese

Infuse your trip with Greek history and culture, starting with a visit to Palamidi Castle and its hilltop acropolis. Next, climb 999 steps to the top of Akronafplia for a view of the sea that inspires legends. Nafplio’s narrow cobblestone streets are lined with vintage cafes and impressive historical buildings. It’s a place where romanticism … Read more

Karpathos – A Diverse Island for Nature Lovers

Unlike other popular Greek islands, Karpathos has been mostly unspoiled by mass tourism. Pristine beaches and enchanting villages await visitors to discover. Among the most traditional villages of Karpathos is Olympos, where locals still wear their ancient clothes and celebrate an annual festival on August 15. There’s also a museum here that displays traditional Karpathian … Read more

Tinos’ Unique Art Scene and Dovecotes

The uniquely decorated dovecotes of Tinos are a trademark of the island. They are scattered around the landscape – the ones near the village of Tarabado are among the most impressive. They were used for rearing pigeons that provided meat and rich fertilizer for the fields. Their elaborate decoration makes them real works of art. … Read more

Natural Wonders of the Ionian Islands

Ionian islands are a favorite with European weekenders and American vacationers. They offer an authentic Greek experience in beautiful beaches, tranquil villages and lush landscapes. Navagio Beach (nicknamed Shipwreck Beach) is a stunning white-sand beach on the island of Zakynthos that features an actual shipwreck. It is one of the most photographed beaches in Greece. … Read more

Adventures in Paradise – Water Sports in the Greek Islands

From Athens’s ancient ruins to the volcanic beaches of Santorini, the Greek Islands offer island-hopping adventures and sun-soaked relaxation. The crystalline waters and golden stands of sand also provide ideal conditions for watersports, from sailing to windsurfing. Windsurfing’s consistent winds and calm waters make it a great option for beginners and experts alike. Sailing Sailing … Read more

Chios – An Island of Mastic and History

The fragrance of mastic permeates Chios, home to the original chewing gum. Explore the fascinating villages, ancient wells and Byzantine churches that make this island special. According to legend, the first King of Chios was Oinopeonas or Inopion from Crete, grandson of Minos, who taught locals how to grow vines. The island owes its name … Read more

Lesvos – An Island of Natural Beauty and Culture

Lesvos’ mild mediterranean climate, lush greenery, petrified forest and picturesque traditional villages make it the perfect destination for families. See the medieval castles of Mytilene, Molyvos and Sigri and sample local products such as olive oil and ouzo. Time your trip to experience a Greek religious festival and get a closer look at the island’s … Read more

Hiking and Trekking Trails in the Greek Islands

With a variety of soaring mountains, lunging gorges and scenic sea trails, hiking in the Greek Islands is a ‘pick your own adventure’ affair. The best time to visit is during the spring and autumn when the weather is pleasantly warm but the beaches are less crowded. Climb Mount Pantokrator on Corfu for spectacular views … Read more