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Between the mountain and the sea

On the Orthodox Feast of the Holy Cross, every September 14, the faithful from villages near Mount Kofinas climb its peak to observe an ancient rite. On the summit, three …

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Greece named one of the most hospitable places in the world

It comes to no surprise that Greece makes it on every list with popular places to visit, but now Greeks have one more reason to celebrate as their country has …

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Can you guess which two Greek islands made it in the world’s top 20 most romantic destinations?

According to the U.S. News & World Report list which came out this week, two Greek islands have been listed among the top 20 destinations in the world for a …

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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 …