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Vytina: A Beautiful Greek Mountain Town Surrounded by Forests

Vitina is a gorgeous, cozy Greek mountain town. The idyllic village, perched on the slopes of Mt. Mainalo, is surrounded by lush fir forests.

The Mystery of the Sleeping Giant of Naxos, Greece

An ancient giant statue has been lying on its back for centuries on a hill on the scenic Greek island of Naxos.

Five Remarkable Marine Animals of Greece (And Where to Find Them)

Many remarkable marine animals can be found in the waters of Greece.

A Greek Vacation Dilemma: The Ionian Islands or the Cyclades?

With the coming of winter soon, it will be time for hopeful travelers to face one of the most pleasant dilemmas in planning next year's vacation: Should I visit the islands of the Ionian Sea or the Aegean? It is...

The History and How to of Komboloi, or “Greek Worry Beads”

The Komboloi, or worry beads, may be one of the most typical symbols of Greece's easy-going mentality that has been widely established both in Greece and Cyprus since the middle of the 20th century. Yet, the history of the komboloi...

The Best Places to Visit on Your First Trip to Greece

While planning your first trip to Greece, you may be overwhelmed with the many marvelous destinations the country has to offer.

The Rich History of the Acropolis of Lindos

The history of the Acropolis of Lindos in Rhodes is as old as the history of Ancient Greece, as tradition has Lindos participating in the Trojan War

Traditional Fava Festival on Schinoussa Unites Generations

The ninth-annual Fava Festival on the island of Schinoussa unites people—locals and visitors, neighbors and friends, and even generations. The Festival took place on the 24th and 25th of June on the tiny island of Schinoussa, which is located in...

Diaporos: The Exotic Greek Island with Warm Waters All Year Round

Diaporos islet in Halkidiki, northern Greece, is like an exotic island, with crystal clear warm waters and no winds all year round.

The Venizelos Mansion: The Oldest House in Athens is Also a Museum

Although the Greek capital of Athens is full of ancient monuments and temples, its oldest standing house, the Venizelos Mansion, dates to the 16th century.

Top Five Destinations in the Peloponnese

More and more travelers are discovering the gems of the Greek mainland, and most of all, the beautiful destinations of the Peloponnese. So what are the top five destinations travelers are flocking to in the southern Greek peninsula? Monemvasia, The Oldest...

Treasure From the Sea: The Salt Flats of Messolonghi

Salt has played a crucial role in the history of civilization, enabling food to be preserved over the winters until the modern miracles of refrigeration and preservation. This is no less true in Greece, where the salt used in...

How Sophia Loren Made Hollywood Fall in Love with Greece

Sophia Loren, the great Italian actress, was the star of the first Hollywood movie ever shot in Greece, on the majestic island of of Hydra.

Mysterious Object Found Submerged off Coast of Greece

A strange, unidentified object was found off the coast of Greece on Google Maps, and social media users have been debating its identity. The first person to locate the object, which is submerged off the coast of Michaniona, near Thessaloniki...

The Calf Bearer: The Story of the Magnificent Ancient Greek Sculpture

This is the first photograph of the magnificent statue "The Calf Bearer" when it was discovered on the Acropolis in 1864.