For some people, summer in Athens is a great opportunity to wander around the city with clear blue skies and admire its monuments under the bright Attican sun. Having in mind though, that July and August are typically the hottest months of the year, summer in the city can prove to be more challenging than expected. Hence, you’d better follow locals’ advice and do it like an Athenian!
The word 'barbarian' derives from the Greek word barabaros, which means 'one who babbles in an unknown language'. People who spoke in languages that the ancient Greeks could not understand were considered 'babbelers'. Thus, according to ancient Greek standards, if you visit Greece and don’t speak a few words you are a barbarian! In order to make sure you can practice a bit before you come to Greece, and to ensure you avoid the babbler status, take a look at some of the most useful Greek words and phrases that will help you get by during your stay.
Does traveling with kids sound more like a challenge than a vacation? Are you worried about keeping the young ones entertained so that you can enjoy your hard-earned break? This family travel guide is designed to give you tips on how you and your family can have a wonderful time doing activities that all members love.
As destinations go, in the grand scheme of things, Greece is universally accepted to fall under the 'summer destination' category, right? Wrong! Unbeknownst to most, the country of 6,000 islands (wait, whaaaat?), is actually a pretty cool winter destination as well. We have ski centres, warm chalets and quaint mountain villages, not to mention the vivid night life the Greeks are so famous for. Take a look at our favourite ski resorts, as well as our pick of what to combine your favourite extreme sport with.
Christmas is around the corner, finally! Yes, the time of the year when all the streets sparkle from the Christmas lights when the smell of cinnamon fills the air when jolly jingles can be heard everywhere; the most wonderful time of the year is upon us! Regardless of age, you can’t help but get giddy at the prospect of the holiday season. Although Greece is mainly known for its wonderful beaches and perfect weather, it isn’t lacking in Christmas attractions. So, whether you have been naughty or nice this year, we will help you get your Christmas vacations in Greece sorted!
Are you a Percy Jackson geek? Go on an adventure throughout Greece and see the places where the stories of Percy Jackson took action! Tour around Peloponnese and go through the route that Percy and his friends followed to eventually reach Athens for the ultimate battle of “The Blood of Olympus”. Delve deeper into the stories and mysteries of Greek mythology, even discovering tales that the series of Percy Jackson books don’t mention. Visit the land that gave birth to the Olympian Gods and marvel upon great landmarks that showcase the reality of Greek myths! Here, we’ve got the top seven places you should visit in Greece to live your own Percy Jackson adventure!
Many European travelers wish to visit Athens with their dog every year. Very few of them though dare to bring their furry little friend along. Is Athens a pet-friendly city, indeed? Well, it depends on the research a pet-owner has made before traveling!