To go or not to go, Greece?

To go or not to go, Greece?

In terms of discounts, now it is the best time with the best offers. Not only can you save up to sixty percent, the strength of your currency against Euro has a big say. Greece is largely a tourism reliant country, it is about fifteen percent of its GDP. For this reason, there are good deals that are on offer, the simplest is book your package with a tour operator. In Athens and some major cities, you would expect to see demonstrations. What this imply is to choose the islands and outlying r... [ read more ]

Oldest wine-producing regions in Greece

Oldest wine-producing regions in Greece

6500 years ago marked the first and earliest evidence of Greek wine. Wines exported from Crete and Monemvasia in the medieval times fetched great prices in the northern parts of Europe. The various wine regions in Greece other than Crete are: the Aegean Islands, Central Greece, Epirus, Ionian Islands, Macedonia and Peloponnese. There are several interesting red wine grape varieties: Agiorghitiko, Xinomavro, Mandilaria, Mavrodaphne and Kotsifali. Agiorgitiko has an interesting name, it is a h... [ read more ]

Tipping matters and useful numbers in Greece

Tipping matters and useful numbers in Greece

VAT is included in the restaurant bills, local taxes are also included.  The service charge is 10 to 15 percent. A custom to follow is to leave 10% or 5% for the waiter/waitresss particularly for good service staffs. Larger bills is best to be rounded off and small bills to be round up to the nearest Euro. Tourists are expected to leave a tip for taxis, a general guide is to tip up from 5% to 10%. In the hotel, you may tip bellhops or doormen 1 Eur up to 5 Eur if you have many luggage and b... [ read more ]

Before You Arrive in Greece

Before You Arrive in Greece

Greece ©john elians/flickr Greece was originally called 'Elliniki Dimokratia', in short Ellas or Ellada. So that makes their people Ellines, Hellenes. Their women are called Ellenides and men Ellines. Greece has a super long coastline, it is more than 13 thousand kilometers long. Most of its area of 131 thousand square meters are land area, only one percent is sea. The Greek language is Ellinka and it is a beautiful looking language. Greece borders are Albania, Bulgaria, the Former Yugoslav Re... [ read more ]

The Most Beautiful Greek Beaches

The Most Beautiful Greek Beaches

Agia Anna beach in Naxos next to the port that is six kilometres is one of the most beautiful beach in Greece. It has white sand and crystal clear water. The total length of this beach is only 1.2 kilometres and next to it is a four kilometres Plaka beach that is definitely worth a visit. It is a place for getting a panoramic view. The Agios Prokopios is also with super fine sand. You can rent an umbrella and simply do some suntanning and soaking into the sunshine and sea. For those activ... [ read more ]

Mykonos, White-Washed Alleys

Mykonos, White-Washed Alleys

Cubist Style, Cubist Standpoint: One of the Cyclades 220 Greek islands that is worth visiting is Mykonos. This amazing island is one of the most cosmopolitan islands in Europe. With the beautiful Aegean Sea, it is visited by many European vacationers, especially true for it was frequented by International celebrities every year. Named in honor of Apollo's grandson Mykons, Mykonos is at a glance beautiful with the cubist Cycladic architecture. Golden beaches with bronze bodies, white building... [ read more ]

A Hallowed Past: Odeon of Herodes Atticus

A Hallowed Past: Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Acceded to the EU in 1983, Greece is famous for its olive oil, coups, beaches and islands. There are many enchanting Byzantine churches especially in Athens for family with children. Honeymooning couples can have romantic slow boat voyages to the rocky isles.  Dating back to 161 AD, Odeon of Herodes Atticus was built 2 years before the Parthenon, by Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife Aspasia Annia Regilla. Herodes Atticus was a distinguished Greek aristocrat who served as a Roman Senator... [ read more ]