Andros: An Authentic Greek Cyclades Island

The 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 visit for breathtaking scenery and outdoor activities like…

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

10 Places in Greece You Should Visit

Picturesque 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 in 776 BC. That’s just a sample of…

Bell looking away at Naxos Chora from the Temple of Apollo

Crete: Greece’s Largest Island

By Alex Kallimanis: 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,…

Best Hotels in Athens, Greece For All Budgets

By Alex Kallimanis: 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. As a dual Greek and American citizen, I’ve made 12 trips to Athens over…

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

How to Spend the Perfect Week in Greece

By Alex Kallimanis: Greece conjures images of picturesque island hopping amid storied ancient sites. How to spend the perfect week in Greece depends on the individual. If you want to lie on the beach by day and party at night, visit Ios or Myknonos in summer. This article assumes you want a mix of highlights…

Bell walking along the marina in the town of Agia Anna in Naxos, Greece