Great off the Radar European Towns

Last updated on January 21st, 2023 at 11:15 pmBy 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…

How to Spend the Perfect Week in Greece

Last updated on February 22nd, 2024 at 05:30 pmGreece conjures images of picturesque island hopping amid storied ancient sites. How to spend the perfect week in Greece depends on the individual. If you want to lie on the beach by day and party at night, visit Ios or Myknonos in summer. This article assumes you…

6 Fantastic Greek Islands to Visit

Last updated on December 19th, 2022 at 04:22 pmBy 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…

Local Tips for Visiting Olympia, Greece

Birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in 776 BC, Olympia is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. Many tourists filter in through the cruise ship port Katakolo, which is lined with sandy beaches, seaside restaurants and shops. Between Olympia and Katakalo is the town of Pyrgos, where my father was born.

Naxos: An Authentic Greek Cyclades Island

Last updated on March 23rd, 2023 at 06:46 amNaxos is the largest of the Greek Cyclades islands and one of the best all-around Greek Islands to visit. Its popularity with tourists outside Greece has grown since being features on shows like Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. Its main town of Naxos Chora features charming pedestrian-only laneways…

Bell looking away at Naxos Chora from the Temple of Apollo