Great Hotels in Athens, Greece

By Alex Kallimanis: Athens is the oldest European capital and the birthplace of democracy. The city draws millions of visitors every year for incredible sites like the Acropolis and great nearby beaches. As a dual Greek and American citizen, I’ve made many trips to Athens over the years and have stayed in a range of…

Which Hotel to Stay in Athens, Greece?

Great off the Radar European Towns

By Alex Kallimanis:¬†Experiential travel has become a buzzword in the industry, even though travelers have immersed themselves in foreign cultures for centuries. While cities like London, Paris and Amsterdam are wonderful to visit, they’re also extremely touristy capitals. You’ll generally get more value for your money (especially in the offseason) in smaller towns and cities…

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 is subjective. If you want to lie on the beach by day and party at night, visit Ios or Myknonos in summer. But this article assumes you want a mix of everything that…

6 Fantastic Greek Islands to Visit

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