Athens Among World’s Top 50 Millennial Destinations

Athens is among the world’s top 50 cities attracting millennials, according to a survey released on April 19th by online housing platform Nestpick. The Berlin-based aggregator platform studied thousands of cities based on 16 criteria including housing score, tolerance to immigration, equality and nightlife, ranking the top 100 cities for millennials to live or visit. …

Mykonos: Churches and Monasteries devoted to Saint Mary

Panagia Paraportiani The chapel of Panagia (Virgin Mary) Paraportiani is one of the most famous churches of Mykonos, located in the town of Chora, in the neighborhood of Kastro. Its name literally means “Our Lady of the Side Gate” in Greek, as it is positioned near the main harbor entrance in the side gate of …

Learn about the New Zagori Project at the magical Region of Epirus!

A new project that aims to keep travellers interested in visiting and returning to the Zagori region was recently presented at the office of the European Parliament in Athens by the University Research Institute of Applied Communication (URIAC) of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Zagori Excellence Network – ZEN. Titled the …

Athens Marathon 2017 : Reserve your place in and experience the authentic ancient route!

The original historical course during your visit to Greece, you will be tracing the footsteps of Pheidippides, ancient heroes, philosophers, and legends! The Athens Marathon is like no other on Earth. According to legend, it covers the same ground that the Athenian messenger Phiedippides ran when he brought news of victory of the Greeks against …

Alonissos island is promoting sustainable tourism!

It’s been already 5 years that the Greek island of Alonissos in the Northern Sporades has started a serious “going green” effort by rejecting the plastic and adopting the paper and cloth instead. The Alonissos municipality teamed up with the Mediterranean SOS Network and MOm (the Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the …

Greek Easter hymnology: Experience the rhythm of devoutness and spirituality

Greek Easter hymns are among the most beloved, spiritual and esoteric hymns of the Orthodox Church Liturgies. To the Greek Orthodox Christians the Holy Week centers on the hymns and the Church. The hymns from the Eastern Orthodox Church were most written during the height of the Byzantine Empire, originally composed in Koine Greek. About …

TripAdvisor: Greek Islands Among Top Destinations in Europe in 2017!

Crete, Santorini and Rhodes are included in the top 20 destinations of tripadvisor.com top Travelers’ Choice Destinations in Europe for 2017, based on the preferences and reviews of travelers. According to travelers’ opinion, Crete is fourth most popular destination in Europe, Santorini is the 16th and Rhodes is the 18th. Crete also came in sixth …