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 11th, 2024 at 02:00 pmNaxos 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

Great Tips for Visiting Athens

The birthplace of democracy is an all-time classic. These are some of the highlights of visiting Athens, including ways to save visiting the archeological sites. Don’t miss a live Rembetika performance at a Greek Taverna – Greek folk museum captures the essence of the Greek spirit.

View of Athens with the Caryatides

Reasons Greece Should Be Your Next Vacation

Last updated on February 26th, 2019 at 05:58 amGreece 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…

Bell walking along the marina in the town of Agia Anna in Naxos, Greece

The Many Reasons You Will Love Chania, Crete

Last updated on December 14th, 2021 at 10:43 pmBy 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?” Chania, Crete ranks among our top destinations. There are a lot of beautiful places in the world, so the warmth and hospitality of locals…