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Litochoro, the Picturesque Town at the Foot of Mount Olympus
Located in mainland Greece, in Pieria, Litochoro is the starting point of Mount Olympus hiking trails, such as Prionia and Gortsia. Visitors stop in Litochoro for one night prior to their Mount Olympus ascension or hike. As they return from the mountain of Gods, many...
The Prison of Socrates in Athens
The city of Athens is steeped in history and culture, with many important landmarks and attractions for visitors to explore. One such attraction is the Prison of Socrates, a site of great historical significance that draws visitors from all over the world. In this...
Finikia Santorini: Best Alternative to Oia
Located in the north of Santorini, near Oia, on the Fira to Oia hiking trail, Finikia is one of the best Santorini villages to stay in. The charming village of Finikia offers several hotels and villas, suites, apartments, boutique caves, traditional tavernas, a free...
Thank You in Greek
The easiest way to start a conversation with locals is to speak their language. This doesn't mean you need to take Greek lessons for a few years before going on a trip to Greece. However, a simple thank you in Greek can take you a very long way. How do you say thank...
Nearest Island to Santorini
Would you like to know which is the nearest island to Santorini? Where to go from Santorini? To another Greek island, of course! One the map above you can see Santorini in the middle, surrounded by many other Greek islands. The map is too small to have all of the...
Georgioupolis: Crete’s Hidden Gem
Georgioupolis, also spelled Georgioupoli, is a small fishing village that features a main village square, a marina, two sandy beaches separated by a river, resorts, hotels, shops and welcoming tavernas. The village of Georgioupolis belongs to the Apokoronas...
Best Places To Visit in Greece for Couples
Greece is a perfect destination for couples. Most Greek islands are as romantic as can be. Athens boasts some romantic spots, great sunsets and majestic reminders of ancient times. Mainland Greece is nothing short of amazing, with its Meteora monasteries, Delphi,...
Greece Captions & Quotes for Instagram with Shareable Photos
How would you like hundreds of Greece captions for your Instagram posts? What about some ready-made, shareable Greece photos with captions, ready for you to use on your profiles? The perfect Greece captions and photos can attract thousands of new followers to your...
Best Things To Do in Rhodes, Greece [A Complete Guide To Rhodes for 2023]
Located in the Aegean Sea, southeastern Greece, Rhodes is the capital island of the Dodecanese islands group. It is one of the Greek islands with airports, so it is easy to access from anywhere in the world. This also makes it quite busy during the high season. Rhodes...
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Many first-time Greece visitors choose Santorini, Mikonos or both islands. Some try to add Crete or Rhodos into the mix. Everyone wants a bit of Athens along the way.
Greece is a lot more than two-three islands and one city. The mainland is fabulous. Lesser known islands are amazingly beautiful and welcoming. The Greek mountains offer breathtaking landscapes and exciting hikes.
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I am Violeta, and I fell in love with Greece in 1996 when I visited this country for the first time.
I lived in Crete for one winter and I loved every minute of it. Crete is one of my favorite destinations in Greece. From Heraklion to Chania, and from Rethymno to Agia Galini, Matala, Ierapetra and Sitia, Cretan roads offer scenic drives, full of excitement and scattered with small tavernas where you can enjoy the most amazing home-cooked foods.
Greece was the country I had chosen to be my first home away from home. I find pleasure in returning for small vacations, long weekends, or adventurous road trips whenever I get a chance. I’m a short flight away from Athens.
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