Discover Fotis Kontoglou through 2 exhibitions

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kontoglou11 Discover Fotis Kontoglou through 2 exhibitions

One of the principal representatives of the so-called ’30s-generation of Greek writers, a versatile author and literary figure, but also an important painter and hagiographer, Fotis Kontoglou devoted his life to the arts. On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of his birth and the 50th anniversary of his death, two museums in Athens host exhibitions that offer an excellent opportunity for an artistic walk around the city, as they are located within walking distance of each other. Read more

Top 5: Greek Islands

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38 Top 5: Greek Islands

The 100 or so inhabited Greek islands have something for everyone: History buffs can revel in the remnants of millennia of human habitation. Sun-seekers have their pick of countless beaches. Gourmands and wine aficionados will have many opportunities to wine and dine. And adventure seekers can partake in scuba diving, cliff jumping and more.

The best all-around islands offering a combination of these experiences are: Read more

Lake Prespa – on the edge of Greece

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Lake Prespa is a location that is unique—it belongs to three different countries. I stand in Greece—across the water I can see a village in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and over to my left I can see the mountains of Albania. This is a spot on the edge of Greece. We’d arrived by way of Florina on our way to Agios Germanos, which is situated about 7km from Lake Prespa. Read more

Crete: A Driver’s Guide

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Driving in Crete can be said to be, well, different. The Cretan roadways and native drivers prove intimidating for visitors and often deter people from exploring this gorgeous region of Greece on their own. However, with a little education about what to expect from the roads, you can gain a sense of awareness that will help you stay safe and calm while exploring. Here is what you need to know. Read more