The warm, buttery Oia sunsets in Santorini, the southern charm of Crete, and the mazes of whitewashed buildings in Mykonos are some of the main attractions luring travelers to Greece. While it’s true that these are some must-see sites on your Mediterranean vacation, for me the ultimate treasure is one many travelers miss. A defining trait of my slow travel experience is making the major tourist destinations supporting characters rather than the main focus of the trips. My love of slow travel tied in seamlessly with my visit to the stunning island of Kythira. Ready to fall in love? Here are the four activities that shouldn’t be missed.
One of the most influential theatre and art spaces of Athens, the Onassis Cultural Centre welcomes one of the leading European directors, Christoph Marthaler, with the idiosyncratic farce-comedy “The White of the Egg. Une ile flottante”, based on a work by the 19th-century French comic dramatist, Eugène Labiche. Read more
The magnificent mountain in the heart of the Prefecture of Magnesia, which according to mythology was the summer residence of the Olympian gods and home of the Centaurs, is one of the favourite Greek destinations for getaways all year round, as it combines the mountain and the sea landscape in a unique way; Read more
One of the most known customs of Carnival is that of Shrove Thursday. Ahead of the great religious fasting of Lent, the Shrove Thursday (this year on 12/2) is a day when, throughout Greece, the coals are red-hot and pieces of all kinds of meat are laid on grills, filling the air with a smell of grilling meat (tsikna), which gives its name to this special day “Tsiknopempti”. Read more
Athens is probably not the first destination that comes to mind for a romantic weekend; however, if you choose the iconic grand hotel “Grande Bretagne” (www.grandebretagne.gr) at Syntagma Square, in the heart of the city, you will surely change your mind. Read more
One of the largest and most lively cities of Greece, Patras is home to the country’s most famous carnival, with 180 years of history, a lot of fun, dancing, singing and very impressive floats. So, you too shout the famous slogan “Patras Carnival forever” and let yourselves get carried away in the special carnival events, such as the Treasure Hunt, the Bourboulia and, of course, the Children’s Carnival, which traditionally pave the way for the culmination with the Grand Parade on the last Sunday of the Carnival (22/2). Read more
Surf Club Keros is located on Limnos, (Greek: Λήμνος,) a Greek island located in the northern Aegean Sea. Limnos is the 8th biggest Greek island, it has only thirty villages and settlements, and has maintained its virgin character over the years. Known for its Mediterranean climate and strong winds, Limnos ultimately deserves its nickname “the wind-ridden one”. Read more
Α visit to Athens is never complete unless the traveler spends a day in the alleys and shops of McArthurGlen designer outlet. The outlet is designed in neoclassical style, with outdoor paved alleys, unique shops, free parking for its visitors and high aesthetics, similar to the most famous designer outlets abroad. Here, anyone can enjoy a meaningful shopping experience, with beloved designer brands and truly privileged prices. Read more