Naxos, Greece: Tips for Visiting

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, ancient…

5 Great Tips for Visiting Athens

By Alex Kallimanis: I’ve made eight trips to Greece since 1999. Beautiful scenery, hospitable people and great memories inspire us to return. It’s been interesting to witness Athens’ transformation over the years, and the city is as cool and well equipped for visitors as ever. Last year a record 30 million people traveled to Greece….

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Reasons Greece Should Be Your Next Vacation

Greece is a wonderful country to visit and we’re excited to be returning again next week! Being a dual Greek and American citizen, I may be a little biased, but nearly 30 million people visited Greece in 2016, which is home to just 11 million residents. Athens is Europe’s oldest city and offers a treasure…

Chania, Crete: Reasons You Will Love It

By Alex Kallimanis: There’s something magical about the second largest town on Greece’s biggest island. We’re frequently asked “where is your favorite place?” For us, Chania, Crete ranks among our top destinations. There are a lot of beautiful places in the world, so the warmth and hospitality of locals helps a destination rise in the…

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…