Crete’s Houdetsi Music Festival

Crete’s Houdetsi Music Festival

What do you get when you put an Irish musician, a musical workshop called the Labyrinth, and a traditional Cretan village together? Well, you get one of Crete’s most famous and beloved music festivals, that’s what! Cretans love good music, parties, and basically any chance to celebrate. If you take...

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The best souvenirs in Athens

The best souvenirs in Athens

So, you’ve made it to Athens and now want to think about leaving — as in, what souvenirs will you bring back home with you? Recently, I embarked on the very same quest to find the perfect souvenir with a friend to remind her of her trip here. And let...

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6 rooftops that will steal your heart in Athens

6 rooftops that will steal your heart in Athens

Even though Athens is a year-round destination with a myriad of things to see and experience, if you happen to be in the city in the summer, the opportunities are especially endless. Our favourite option? Do as the locals do and spend warm, summer nights going out for a meal...

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24 hours in: Heraklion

24 hours in: Heraklion

If ancient civilisations, beautiful architecture, and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean pique your interest, Heraklion is the perfect place to visit! Crete is the largest and most populous of all the Greek islands, and the fifth-largest in the Mediterranean Sea. Tucked away in the northern part of the island...

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24 hours in: Chania

24 hours in: Chania

So you’ve landed on Crete and only have one day to take in as much of the island as you can. What to do? Our advice: stick to the city of Chania, as there’s plenty of sites to see, food to eat, raki to drink, and beaches to bum around...

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A woman abroad: Lessons in going alone

A woman abroad: Lessons in going alone

On my first night in Athens I stepped out of the airport and into an unmarked taxi. As the driver sped through the dark and empty streets, I felt overwhelmed. Overwhelmed by my lack of sleep in the 24 hours it took me to arrive. Overwhelmed by my first solo...

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All about Knossos: Touring ancient Crete

All about Knossos: Touring ancient Crete

If there is one site that you should see while on the island of Crete, it’s the archaeological site of Knossos. German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann dreamt of it and a local, Minos Kalokairinos, a Cretan merchant and antiquarian, conducted the first dig. But it wasn’t until years later that Arthur...

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Anafiotika, a breeze of Aegean in the heart of Athens

Anafiotika, a breeze of Aegean in the heart of Athens

Athens is a unique city. Some people love it, some hate it. But If you wander beneath its superficial modern-day facade, you will discover small jewels that aren’t written about in most guidebooks. Small parts of a bigger puzzle that will steal your heart forever: neighbourhoods dating back to previous...

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A vegetarian’s guide to Athens

A vegetarian’s guide to Athens

For all those vegans and vegetarians planning to visit Athens and wondering if the Greek menu is all about souvlaki… well, we have a surprise for you! Turns out there’s plenty of options for vegetarian food in Athens and throughout all of Greece. While lamb, beef, and pork are popular...

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10 reasons why now is the best time to go to Greece

10 reasons why now is the best time to go to Greece

If you’ve been following the news, you no doubt know of the financial troubles that have been happening in Greece. A few weeks ago, banks shut down (although they have since re-opened) and ATMs were given set caps of EUR 60 per withdrawal as the country attempts to dig out...

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