greek islands

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 home on my father’s native island.

European Commission OK's Plan for New Migrant and Refugee Center on Lesvos

Greek Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarachi and European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation for the construction of a new reception center for migrants and refugees on the Greek island of...

‘All for Blue’ Environmental Group Keeps Greek Seas Blue

The environmental group All for Blue, active for 10 years, has removed 32 tons of waste from the Greek islands since 2018.

Swimming Among the Ruins of a Glorious Ancient Greek Military Harbor

Most Greek and foreign travelers would associate the island of Aegina, just one hour from Athens by boat, with its sandy beaches; with its pistachio orchards; and equally with the majestic ancient temple of the local deity Aphaia, or...

Hydra Offers History and Stunning Beauty in Complete Serenity

Nestled in the Argo Saronic Gulf, just under two hours away from Athens by ferry, Hydra has long been a destination for artists, musicians, and free spirits inspired by its stunning natural beauty and vibrant port town. Internationally known as...

Much of Greece at Increased Risk of Wildfires on Wednesday

Much of Greece is at a "very high" risk of wildfires on Wednesday, according to an announcement by government officials. Authorities stated that much of the mainland, including the regions of Attica, Evia, central Greece, and the Peloponnese are at...

Dutch Tourists Placed in Quarantine Returning From Greek Islands

As Greece witnesses an increase in the numbers of coronavirus cases, foreign governments are responding by tightening travel measures regarding the country. The Netherlands ordered its citizens today to avoid unnecessary travel to all of the Greek islands, designating...

Netflix's "365 Days" Heart-Throb Michele Morrone Chills Out in Greece

Michele Morrone, star of "365 Days," Netflix's controversial answer to "Fifty Shades of Grey," recently vacationed in the idyllic Greek island of Rhodes with his son. Morrone broadcasted the beauty of the island to his over 10 million followers...

Andros: The Island Getaway on the Doorstep of Athens

Accolades for the island of Andros, situated in the Cyclades archipelago just ten kilometers (six miles) off the tip of Euboea Island, keep coming in the major international media, which continue to sing its many praises. The Sunday Times recently...

The Greek Island of Paxos, A Serene Gem in the Ionian Sea

Justifiably world-renowned for its plethora of exquisite islands, Greece can boast of many which offer it all - serene getaways, summer fun, links to ancient history and cozy harbors perfect for exploring by boat. Paxos, also called Paxoi and Antipaxoi,...