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Corfu gets best European Film Location Award for 2018

The stunning Ionian island of Corfu (Kerkyra) has won the European Film Location Award 2018, which was organised by the European Film Commissions Network (EUFCN) and Cineuropa. Following the filming …

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Mikro Papigo in Zagori named Best Historic Hotel in Europe 2018

Famous among Greeks, it was about time this gem hidden in Zagori, Ioannina gained International recognition. In the picturesque village of Papigo, hidding in the protected Vikos Aoos Unesco Global …

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Australian and Turkish tourists spend the most in Greece

According to figures included in a study released by INSETE, the research arm of four tourism-related trade groups in Greece, it is Australian and Turkish tourists that spend the most …

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One night in Chios

The moment I was told there was no café to buy a freddo espresso, or a bakery to buy a bougatsa (how good are they?), I knew the village of …

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Drinking with Thracians

I love crossing borders, whether official ones with their lines and barriers, or ‘Schengen’ borders, which give the dangerous illusion that intra-European Union crossings matter as or less than those …

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Exarchia: an outsider’s view

May Day 2018. My eyes were streaming, my nose running and there was a ball of sharp bitter thorns in my throat. A phalanx of police officers, helmeted and gas-masked, …

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When in Paros, join the Marpissa Festival

The Routes in Marpissa Festival is a three-day annual event that takes place at the Marpissa settlement on the island of Paros. Now in its ninth consecutive year, it will be  held on …

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Greek tourism plays to its natural assets

Another Greek tourist high season, another award for film director Antonios Theoharis Kioukas whose three minute and 38 second “Greece- A-365-day destination” video (see below) picked up another tourism award …

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Diaporos: the Greek islet with the warmest waters

Right across one of the most famous beaches in Chalkidiki, Northern Greece is Diaporos islet, a tiny little paradise known to locals. Visitors can access the island by boat from …

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Greece is more than just the islands

Despite the fact that globally, the Greek islands are considered a leading tourist destination that guarantee warm weather, legendary natural light, pristine waters, delicious traditional Greek cuisine, endless cultural pursuits, …