5 Great Tips for Visiting Athens in 2018

I’ve made eight trips to Greece since 1999. Beautiful scenery, hospitable people and great times continue to draw us back. I’ve enjoyed watching Athens transform over the years, and the city is as cool and edgy as ever. Last year a record 30 million visitors traveled to Greece. With gorgeous photos plastered around social media,…

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…

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…

What Does the Parthenon Look Like in 2014?

  At nearly 2,500 years old, the Parthenon is one of the world’s most famous buildings. We all learned about it at school at some point, and it’s as iconic as the Roman Colosseum and the pyramids in Egypt. The Parthenon was built as a Temple to the goddess of Athena during the Golden Age…

Why We Loved Vietnam and Why Others Will Never Return

  On April 30th 1975, as North Vietnamese troops closed in on Saigon, helicopters evacuated the last remaining Americans from atop the US Embassy. It’s one of the most iconic war images in American history and it marked the beginning of Vietnamese independence, after years of occupation by the French, before the Americans took over….