GREECE IN THE SPRING! Greek nature at its finest

The Aegean islands, pared down to naked rock in summer, are a tapestry of thousands of wild flowers and herbs in spring. The valleys and plateaus in the mountains and on Crete are variations on a theme of green, while almond blossoms decorate the hillsides and rivers rush under stone bridges, giving rafting fans something

11 Destinations for a Unique Greek Easter

Many of the customs practiced in Greece at Easter originated in the very distant past and were later adapted as Christianity spread, taking on religious significance. Four main events form the basis of Easter celebrations throughout the country: the dyeing of red eggs on Holy Thursday, the funerary procession of the Epitaphios (a bier representing

Easter in Greece!

On Maundy Thursday the Service of the Holy Passion is held; the preparations for the celebration of the Resurrection also start on that day. Housewives traditionally prepare the Easter brioche (“tsoureki”) and dye eggs with special red dyes, a custom that symbolises the rebirth of life and nature. On Good Friday, the sacred day of

11 Destinations for a Unique Greek Easter!

Easter is a holiday loaded with symbolism for Christians throughout the world. But the Eastern Orthodox Church, to which most Greeks belong, has a unique way of blending the significance of two separate events that relate to Easter: on the one hand, the suffering and martyrdom of Jesus Christ, and on the other, the joy

Easter In Greece The Celebration Of Spring!

Come and experience a real Greek Easter in a place where you will be a part of something truly exceptional: in Patmos, where the Holy Flame is brought directly from Jerusalem; in Corfu, with its many colourful traditions; in Santorini, where thousands of tin lanterns light up the castle at Pyrgos on Good Friday; in

How to Spend One Week in Greece Sample Itinerary!

If you only have one week in Greece, it might be tempting to get away to a Greek isle, or even just to explore the capital for the duration of your trip. While both are certainly appealing options, first-time visitors might enjoy a whirlwind trip packed with incredible Greek destinations. Start in the capital of

The famous Arachova!

Aráchova is a mountainous village nestling picturesquely at the foot of Mt. Parnassós in Viotia, Southern Greece. It was in Arachova that Georgios Karaiskakis (1780-1827) defeated the Turkish army led by Moustafabei in November 1826. Must visit: The Byzantine churches of the village with their well preserved frescos. Activities on offer: Get involved in outdoor


Monemvasia means “one entrance” and in fact the only access to this castle is via a causeway. This uniquely preserved mediaeval town is carved into the majestic grey rock like a sculpture. The “Gibraltar of the East” or a “stone ship” about to set sail, as the famous Greek poet Yannis Ristos described his birthplace,

City Breaks in Greece!

City tourism – City Break according to the international term – is an emerging trend, mainly amongst experienced travellers. It is directed at those people who do not simply wish for a ‘superficial’ stereotyped relationship with popular urban destinations, but who seek deeper knowledge of culture, the actual lifestyle, pace and true character of a

The customs & traditions of Tsiknopempti in Greece and across the world

Today is Tsiknopempti or the week of Kreatini, during which large amounts of meat are traditionally consumed by Greek Orthodox believers prior to the arrival of Lent, the fasting season leading up to Easter. (The day is also known as BBQ Thursday). It is similar to, but should not be confused with, the French festival


Fir-covered slopes, a vertiginous canyon, a rack-and-pinion railway fearlessly cutting through it, a ski resort, a famous monastery and an impressive cave are just a few of the things that make Kalavryta, in the Peloponnese, an ideal destination for those who love winter holidays, nature worshippers, history buffs and snow sports enthusiasts. Alpine hostels, good

50 Best Travel Tips from 10 Years of Travel!

Are you ready for an adventure? There are so many different forms of travel: backpacking, cruises, long-term travel, etc. No two trips are the same, and each trip will provide you with unique memories and exciting adventures that you can share with your friends and family back home. Whether you are taking a trip to