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The Top Destinations for Greek Easter

With Greek Orthodox Easter fast approaching, Greeks and tourists alike are planning to rush out of urban centers in order to enjoy the unique holiday customs found in destinations across the country. While there are some shared Easter traditions throughout...

Six Magical Greek Destinations With No Cars

Greece is full of natural beauty, some of these famous greek destinations have remained pure and there is no way a car could reach them.

Fireships: How Greece’s Daring Sailors Fought the Turkish Fleet

The fireships were a weapon of necessity used by the skilled sailors of the Greek navy to a devastating, asymmetric effect during the Greek War of Independence.

The Greek Sailor from Hydra Who Became War Hero in Argentina

A Greek sailor from Hydra named Nicholas Kolmaniatis, who would be known most of his life as Nicholas Jorge, became a war hero in Argentina in the 19th century. As a Hydriot, I had been raised on a pantheon of...

Haunting Video Emerges of Greek Destroyer Sunk in 1941

A team of Greek divers recently explored the wreck of Greek destroyer "Hydra," which was sunk by the Germans in 1941 in the Saronic Gulf, south of Athens. Divers Errikos Kranidiotis and Stelios Stamatakis captured the haunting images of the...

Best Greek Islands for 2022: The Complete List

Famous and off-the-beaten-track Greek islands make the official list of the best for 2022 by leading Conde Nast Traveller magazine released earlier in December. Conde Nast Traveller, published in London, is a luxury travel magazine aimed at the upmarket, independent...

Dutch Journalist Causes Stir in Greece over Migrant Pushbacks

Dutch journalist Ingeborg Beugel continues to cause stir after publicly accusing Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of "lying" about migrant pushbacks. On Tuesday, during a joint press conference with visiting Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Beugel, who lives in Greece...

Henry Miller and the “Light of Greece”

Henry Miller, one of the great American writers, was enamored with Greece and his favorite book he wrote is a travelogue of the country

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.

Hydra’s Secret History and the Riddle of Its Name

  I remember growing up on Hydra every summer in the 1980s, leaving my Salt Lake City, Utah home, to go to our family home on my father’s native island in Greece. A history-obsessed youth (not much has changed) I found...