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The Once-Sacred Greek Tradition of Siesta Time

Siesta time is a sacred tradition of the Greeks, spanning back many centuries. Although modern life has had an impact on the short nap (taken in the early afternoon often after the midday meal), in the less touristy parts of...

Distrato: Greece’s Magnificent Mountain Village That Keeps Growing

Distrato is an exquisite mountainous village that has managed to remain unknown to the majority. As we all know, Greece is dotted with small mountainous villages, however, most of them have been seeing a rapid decline in their population over...

Distrato: Greece’s Magnificent Mountain Village That Keeps Growing

Distrato is an exquisite mountainous village that has managed to remain unknown to the majority. As we all know, Greece is dotted with small mountainous villages, however, most of them have been seeing a rapid decline in their population over...

Aradena: Crete's Ghost-Town Hanging on the Edge of a Gorge

Aradena is an abandoned settlement in the region of Sfakia on the island of Crete, which attracts thousands of visitors every year, despite being on the very edge of a steep cliff! The strange but interesting story of the village...

Arachova, Mainland Greece's Wintertime Gem

If you are one of those who believe that all Greece has to offer is beautiful sandy beaches and crystal-clear salt water under the hot Mediterranean sun, that could only mean that you have never been in the country...

This Greek Village is an Oasis of Non-Smoking in a Nation of Smokers

For the past forty years, no resident in the village of Skotino in the Hersonissos municipality of Heraklion, Crete, has taken a puff on a cigarette. The picturesque little town is a paradise for non-smokers in a country where...

The Greek Ghost-Town of Paleo Mavronoros in Epirus

Paleo Mavronoros, an abandoned village in the Greek province of Epirus, has a long history of valiant resistance to tyrannical overlords -- and a unique beauty all its own. Sometime between 1850 - 1860, a band of Greek villagers from Glusta, Gardiki, Vortopia...

The 16th Century Village on Crete That Was Transformed into a Hotel!

An Architect has recently taken on the task of converting a small religious village of the Monastery of Arkadi on Crete into a hotel. Located in the prefecture of Rethymnon, the village built a church dedicated to Archangel Michael in 1600....

Campo Chiaro: The Stunning Italian Ghost Town of Rhodes [video]

The abandoned village at the foot of Mount Profitis Ilias was built by Italians during World War II. They settled there, eyeing the timber trade but also hoping to exploit the forest area for tourism. High officials gathered here,...

'Sex and the Village' Party Coming up in Elatochori Village

The young residents of Elatochori village in Northern Greece will organize a “Sex & the City” party to promote their village to tourists and Greeks. On May 3 and 4, the young locals, inspired by the renowned American TV series,...