Category Archives: Greece

Posts about Greece in general

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Rebetiko & Feasts in Greece

Rebetiko or rebetika in plural is the type of music that has marked the history of the Greek folk since ages. The exact origins of the word rebetis where rebetiko derives from, are obscure and nobody has exactly agreed on what the etymology might be but some definitions suggest that it comes from the Greek-latin [...]

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Peloponnese: rediscovering Greece

It was an unexpected -yet delightful- surprise to learn that the famous travel guide publisher, Lonely Planet, chose to name the region of Peloponnese as the Top destination in Europe for 2016. This special honor is a perfect opportunity to reconsider Greece as a solely island destination – and to help you, we have gathered [...]

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Bar and Restaurant suggestions in Athens

Athens is the ultimate destination to have a good time out, and the list is endless; indeed the city’s map is constantly enriched by the addition of new bars and restaurants, guaranteeing that your sortie will be a wonderful adventure in the urban jungle! Here are some of our favorite choices  that await for your [...]

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Unusual hotels in Greece

Visitors who choose Greece for their holidays are given the chance to choose from a list of seemingly endless options when it comes to picking the property that best matches their preferences, from low-budget hostels to award-winning luxury resorts – and many more! However, did you know that there are also certain unusual accommodation options, [...]

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Sifnos: Panagia Chrisopigi festival

One of the most unforgettable experiences one can have during his stay in Cyclades is definitely that of the traditional festivals -or “panigiria” as are known in Greek. The islands have a lengthy history of organizing celebrations to honor their favorite protector-Saints, but the most well-known festivities are always in honor of Panagia (Holy Mary) [...]

Top 4 favorite habits of the Greeks

Greeks are known for their intense temperament, loud voices, short temper and vivid lifestyle -indeed, we tend to frequently embody the Mediterranean stereotype, being open-hearted, lovers of life and all pleasures; sea, sun, food, love, singing and much more. If you are planning to visit Greece this summer, you might want to consider getting accustomed [...]

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Donoussa: Enchanting dives into the blue

Donoussa is a small island in the southeastern Cyclades and is located 10 miles north of Amorgos and east of Naxos. According to ancient Greek mythology the island took its name from the god Dionysus, who inhabited the island. Historically, the first settlers came from the island of Amorgos and founded the village “Stavros” where they built [...]

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Brunching in Athens

Once a trend now a beloved tradition, brunch has been around for several years now; however it wasn’t until recently that the Greeks embraced the habit of brunching. And it was an enthusiastic embrace, as nowadays Athens in particular exhibits a wide variety of brunching places that have mastered the art of eating lunch for breakfast. [...]

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Greek customs: Tsiknopempti

Greece has various customs and traditions preserved loyally all year round -many of them quite enthusiastically even by the younger generations. Some of the most loved ones include -what else- food and certainly the most anticipated one is that of Tsiknopempti! The name sounds weird, we know -it actually means “Smoked Thursday”, as it is a [...]

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Agrotourism in Greece: How to

Agrotourism is one of the most special types of tourism, broadly defined as the kind which aims at bringing tourists closer to nature. In some countries, tourists stay in farms while in others, they join groups and actively participate in various agricultural activities. Agrotourism’s popularity has been steadily increasing in the later years, resulting nowadays in [...]