‘The Alex’ Hotel by Santikos Collection Opens in Piraeus

‘The Alex’ is the first city hotel of the Santikos Collection The Alex, the brand new property of Santikos Collection for 2019, is set to open its doors in the Greek port city of Piraeuson the Athens Riviera, just 15 minutes from the city center. The hotel will open on Tuesday, July 25. 37°56’22.8″N 23°39’41.4″E Located on Kastella’s Hill, the hotel overlooks the small harbor …

Vikos Gorge: Greece’s Grand Canyon (video) | GreekReporter.com

It is known as “Greece’s Grand Canyon,” and its dizzying cliffs are a wonder of the natural world in Greece. Although in depth it does not rival the American canyon, which is more than six thousand feet deep, Vikos Gorge is one of the most lovely and verdant ravines in the country, with a depth exceeding 490 meters (1,500 feet). …

The Magical Greek Island of Skyros with Beaches of Unique Natural Beauty (video) | Greekreporter.com

38°50’32.7″N 24°32’13.8″E Skyros, the southernmost of the Sporades, an archipelago in the Aegean Sea, is not among the better known Greek islands, but it has a devoted following which comes back year after year, drawn by its many unique features. In Skyros green and blue coexist in total harmony, creating landscapes and enchanting images of beauty. Picturesque villages are scattered …

Samos Island

37°44’05.1″N 26°51’54.2″E Pythagoras Samos is a Greek island in the eastern Aegean Sea, separated from Turkey by the mile-wide Mycale Strait. It was the birthplace of mathematician Pythagoras and philosopher Epicurus, and is known for producing sweet Muscat wine. On the southeast coast, the remains of the ancient port of Pythagoreion include the underground Eupalinian aqueduct, built in the 6th …

The Pelion Train, a mythical route – TrainOSE

39°19’32.3″N 23°03’13.8″E A little train’s fascinating story and the mythical tales of Mt. Pelion, all combined in a single magical journey!  The little train of Pelion is leaving the station. 10 o’clock at the Ano Lehonia Railway Station. The little train’s whistle signals the beginning of an unforgettable trip. The ascent on the beautiful slopes of Mt. Pelion has begun, …

Open-Air Cinemas in Greece Offer Movies Under the Stars | GreekReporter.com

Open-air cinemas are a delight which very few countries can offer. While for Greeks, catching a movie at a summer cinema and sipping a cold beverage is like an institution, for visitors it is a one-off experience, almost as enjoyable as a dive in the cool, crystal-clear waters of Mykonos or a visit to the Temple of Zeus at Sounio. Every …

Chios Mastiha | Atlas Obscura

38° 22.232’N 26° 8.560’E Sailing of the beaten track might bring you down from Samos to Chios, or maybe you arrive here while sailing down from the Skiros exploring the West Sporades! Chios is famous for Mastic, a unique branded product only found here. On the Greek island of Chios, trees weep. These “tears” are piney-smelling, gummy mastic resin, which …

Gunboat 68 coolest Cruising Cat ever built.

The Gunboat 68 is the culmination of over 15 years of development within the fleet. It honors the past while boldly moving into the future. A dream team of designers has developed the platform with close coordination from the existing owners and crew, as well as industry insiders. The core design team includes VPLP design and interior/exterior stylist Christophe Chedal Anglay and Patrick le …

Vanquish 40, it flies at 100km/h like on a spider |

Inboard or outboard, you go faster and faster. The new Vanquish 40, 12.15 meters long and almost four wide, could not be outdone. If you love streamlined lines, adrenaline, and power, here’s a boat for you, a real Med Boat! Outboard vs. Inboard. Who wins? The standard inboard propulsion system consists of two 320 hp Volvo D4 diesel engines with …

Modern sculpture meets ancient Greece

A unique exhibition on the small island of Delos sparks a conversation about time A STONE’S throw from the Greek island of Mykonos lies Delos, an uninhabited islet a world away from its neighbour’s glamorous nightlife. It is there, on an island best known for its archaeological treasures, that British contemporary artist Antony Gormley is showing 29 of his sculptures. …

Experience the Athens & Epidaurus Festival!

Ηeld annually from late May till mid of August, the Athens & Epidaurus Festival is the oldest continuously running festival in Greece and one of the oldest performing arts festivals in Europe, hosting numerous major Greek and world-famous performing artists and attracting large crowds of both local and international visitors. Today, the Athens & Epidaurus Festival is the foremost cultural …

Words of Wisdom from Greek Philosophers Featured in New App | GreekReporter.com

The “Greek Philosopher” app launched recently gathers more than six hundred of the most profound words of wisdom from the major schools of Greek thought — and delivers them straight to you on your mobile device. Based on original sources, this work is a compilation of carefully-selected quotes spanning from the sixth century BC to the first century AD. Thinkers …