6 Fantastic Greek Islands to Visit in 2018

By Alex Kallimanis: The Greek islands conjure images of beautiful beaches, dramatic cliffs and narrow white washed pedestrian laneways. Tourism in Greece is booming again, and in summer, some islands are overwhelmed with visitors. During 8 previous trips to Greece over the years, I’ve been fortunate to visit many of Greece’s most beautiful islands. Here…

5 Wonderful Destinations to Visit in 2018

By Alex Kallimanis: 2017 is in our rear view mirror, and I hope it was a good year for you. If it was not, you are probably especially excited for a vacation in 2018. We visited some fantastic destinations over the last year that you should put on your radar. These are wonderful places filled…

What Else is There to do Near Olympia, Greece?

By Alex Kallimanis: Birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in 776 BC, Olympia is one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Greece. Nearby, tourists are also drawn to a long stretch of sandy beaches, with Katakolo serving as the gateway for visitors via cruise ship. In the middle lies the town of Pyrgos, where…

Tips for Visiting Naxos: Best of Greece

By Alex Kallimanis: Naxos is one of the best all around islands in Greece. Its main town of Naxos Chora features charming pedestrian-only laneways and has a picturesque harbor with breathtaking sunsets. The main town is similar to Mykonos, only prettier and less expensive. Naxos is packed with great restaurants, authentic villages in the mountains,…

5 Great Tips for Visiting Athens in 2018

By Alex Kallimanis: I’ve made eight trips to Greece since 1999. Beautiful scenery, hospitable people and great times continue to draw us back. I’ve enjoyed watching Athens transform over the years, and the city is as cool and edgy as ever. Last year a record 30 million visitors traveled to Greece. With gorgeous photos plastered…