Reasons Greece Should Be Your Next Vacation

Greece is a wonderful country to visit and we’re excited to be returning again next week! Being a dual Greek and American citizen, I may be a little biased, but nearly 30 million people visited Greece in 2016, which is home to just 11 million residents. Athens is Europe’s oldest city and offers a treasure…

A Wealth of Reasons to Love Chania, Crete

There’s something magical about the second largest town on Greece’s biggest island. We’re frequently asked “what is your favorite place?” For us, it’s now Chania, Crete. There’s a lot of beautiful places in the world, so the warmth and hospitality of locals helps to set top destinations apart. The former Venetian colony’s old town is…

Travel Recap of 2016, Packed with Tips

2016 was a crazy year. Americans selected a self serving celebrity businessman with no political experience to be in charge of the most powerful army in the world. And British people voted to leave the European Union, as many workers struggle with job losses and the effects of globalization and automation. Xenophobia is sadly becoming…

Palace of Knosos, Europe’s Oldest Civilization

Legendary myths and history collide at the oldest advanced civilization in the western world. The Palace of Knosos, just outside the largest city on Greece’s biggest island, Heraklion, Crete is unique and controversial. Originally discovered by the Cretan merchant Minos Kalokairinos¬†in 1877, English aristocrat Sir. Arthur Evans’ team did the majority of excavations beginning in…

The Odyssey of a Korean War Veteran

This is a guest post written by Alexander Kallimanis Sr. In 1951, he served among 1,263 Greek soldiers and 21 nationalities, as part of the United Nations mission to protect South Korea from coming under North Korean rule. The Korean War was a bloody conflict as North Korea was backed by China and the Soviet…