Property Locations in Greece to Establish EU Residency

Last updated on February 9th, 2024 at 06:00 pmThe European lifestyle is distinctly different from the United States. The pace of everything from business to dining is typically more relaxed. Going on vacation usually means not checking email at all – which is shocking to many Americans. I’m fortunate to have both USA and Greek…

Andros: An Authentic Greek Cyclades Island

Last updated on February 16th, 2024 at 05:57 pmThe closest Cyclades island to Athens’ port of Rafina, Andros is the first stop on a ferry route that also connects Tinos and Mykonos. It is the second largest Cyclades island after Naxos, another Greek island especially popular with local tourists. Andros is a wonderful island to…

The Venetian Fortress and Bridge in Andros Chora, with a clear blue sky

10 Places in Greece You Should Visit

Last updated on January 8th, 2024 at 03:21 pmPicturesque island hopping amid storied ancient sites leave indelible memories for visitors to Greece. Athens is the oldest European capital and the birthplace of democracy. The Greek islands are a fun playground for everyone from celebrities to backpackers. Olympia was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games…

Crete: Tips for Greece’s Largest Island

Crete is the largest and most southern island in Greece. It’s home to ancient civilizations that predate Athenians, picturesque scenery and one of Greece’s best culinary scenes. As we have family in Heraklion, we’ve visited them multiple times over the last few years, giving us a chance to explore this beautiful island, with great local guidance. Crete highlights include Chania, Palace of Knosos, Rethymnon, Samaria Gorge (longest in Europe) and Elafonisi, a unique pink beach. Here are tips for visiting Crete!

Best Hotels in Athens, Greece For All Budgets

Athens is Europe’s oldest capital. It is considered the birthplace of the foundations of western civilization. The city draws millions of visitors for world class sites like the Acropolis and great beaches around the mainland and Greek islands.

In recent years, many boutique hotels and apartments have been built to accompany a huge selection of hotels. Here are my tips for the best hotels to stay in Athens that are ideal for each travel budget!

view of the Acropolis from the rooftop terrace of the Grand Bretagne Hotel in Athens