6 Fantastic Greek Islands to Visit

By Alex Kallimanis: The Greek islands conjure images of beautiful beaches, dramatic cliffs and narrow whitewashed pedestrian laneways. In summer, popular islands like Santorini and Mykonos are packed with visitors. But late spring and early fall offer warm weather and a reprieve from the crowds. I’ve been fortunate to visit many of Greece’s most beautiful…

Local Tips for Visiting 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. Many tourists filter in through the cruise ship port Katakolo, which is lined with sandy beaches, restaurants and shops. Between Olympia and Katakalo is the town of Pyrgos, where my father was…

Great Tips for Visiting Athens

By Alex Kallimanis: The capital of Greece is truly an all time classic. Athens is dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, like the Acropolis, which offers stunning views overlooking the city and Aegean Sea. Hospitable people, amazing food and wonderful scenery around the country continue to inspire generations of travelers. Trendy restaurants and bars of modern…

View of Athens with the Caryatides