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…

Reasons You Will Love Chania, Crete

By Alex Kallimanis: There’s something magical about the second largest town on Greece’s biggest island. We’re frequently asked “what’s 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…

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…