Historic Thermal Towns: A Cultural Route of the Council of Europe

There is nothing like stepping into a bath to soak away the stresses of the week. Thermal baths are no exception, with added benefits to our health and well-being. The European Historic Thermal Towns Association (EHTTA) plays an important role in growing this tradition thanks to fantastic thermal spa members around Europe. I recently explored…

Photo overlooking people swimming in the Gellert Spa indoor thermal pool in Budapest, Hungary.

Greek Spa Towns for a Fantastic Thermal Vacation

The cradle of western civilization, Greece is an idyllic destination for beautiful beaches, an excellent culinary scene and inspiring history. Set to gorgeous landscapes, it’s also a fantastic country for natural thermal spas and springs. Bathing in thermal waters is both relaxing and rejuvenating, making it ideal for a wellness getaway. A variety of minerals…

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

Greek Islands Guide: 25 Popular and Hidden Gems

Visitors to the Greek islands are spoiled for choice. There are around 6,000 islands in Greece, 227 of which are inhabited. You can visit some of the uninhabited islands on day trips, which are fantastic for pristine beaches or archeological sites, like Delos (The “Athens of the Greek islands”). Idyllic villages hanging above the sea,…