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Leonard Cohen Lives on Forever on Greek Island of Hydra

Influential singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen was continuously inspired by the Greek island of Hydra throughout his long career.

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.

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...

The 10 Most Popular Greek Islands on Instagram

Travel experts recently examined Instagram hashtag data for over 50 Greek islands to establish the most popular and ‘Instagrammable’. Celebrities, influencers, tourists and photographers have been sharing images from the Greek islands, the Greek sun, and the Aegean blue. The...

The Times Names Best Greek Islands to Visit

The Times published its list of the best Greek islands to visit, highlighting destinations beyond the famous Mykonos and Santorini. From the stunning beaches of Skiathos to the historical richness of Rhodes, each island offers a unique experience for the...

Greece’s Saronic Gulf Islands Voted Best for 2023

Greece's Saronic Gulf islands were voted Best Island Destination in the World Travel Awards (WΤΑ) for 2023 in a glamorous ceremony in Batumi, Georgia

Hydra Island, Where the Modern Greek Merchant Marine Began

Most Greeks have substantial familiarity with the graphically gorgeous island of Hydra due to the island's protagonist role in the epic struggle of the Greek War of Independence. Most non-Greeks familiar with the island know it as a place of...

Porto Hydra: Greece’s Majestic Little Venice

Porto Hydra Village, located in the Peloponnese, is a majestic place, a hidden paradise, and two hours away from Athens by car. Some call it Greece's Miami; others call it Little Venice. Situated quite close to the port town of...

Greece’s Hydra Boasts the World’s Oldest Merchant Marine Academy

Rising from Hydra’s pier, there is a stately mansion housing the world’s oldest continuously operating merchant marine academy.

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.