Church of Agioi Apostoloi (Church of the Holy Apostles) – Kalamata, Greece – Atlas Obscura

After the fall of the Despotate of the Morea in 1460, almost all of Greece was under Ottoman occupation. On March 23 1821, Theodoros Kolokotronis, his nephew Nikitas Stamatelopoulos (known as the “Turk Eater”), cleric Gregorios Papaflessas, and other revolutionary leaders led a revolt against the occupying Ottomans. This revolt eventually resulted in the liberation of Kalamata. After the final victory, …

Say Cheers… to 12 Original Greek Beers | Athens Insider

In Greece for the summer and want to drink like a local? How about trying one of the many indigenous born-and-brewed beers? Athens Insider plays beertender and rounds up a few of the coolest beers to try this summer. From Athens to Peloponnese, Crete or Santorini, Greece prides itself in a whole range of lagers, ales and beers bursting with …

Kinds of Greek Pies: The Variety of Delicious ‘Pitas’ | GreekReporter.com

Greeks are known for their love of food; and why wouldn’t they be, since they have one of the richest and most popular cuisines in the world, to say the least. However, one specific type of Greek traditional food, the pie, holds a special place in this Mediterranean cuisine, as it is among the oldest, simplest and yet most delicious …

Divani Palace Acropolis Fortification Wall – Athens, Greece – Atlas Obscura

Divani Palace Acropolis Fortification Wall Athens has had numerous fortification walls around the city since ancient times. When the Second Persian War ended in 479 BC, it resulted in the destruction of most buildings, statues, and walls in and around the city. After the departure of the Persians, the citizens began planning the rebuild of the city. Athenian statesman Themistocles feared …

Micro Cyclades Sailing with a skipper

Micro Cyclades Sailing; a 7 days Mykonos-Mycro Cyclades- sailing itinerary. A relaxing itinerary for a week sailing in the Micro Cyclades, yet we do recommend that itineraries be kept flexible. Every itinerary is subject to various factors such as weather conditions or a change of heart. As always every pre-planned itinerary, with the exception of the Port of Departure and redelivery, …

Culinary paradise: food in Greece | ABTA Magazine

Think you know Greek cuisine? Well, think again. The country’s food scene has undergone a spectacular evolution, says Nathaniel Cramp There’s so much more to Greek food than souvlaki and moussaka. The last few years have seen a spectacular evolution in Greek gastronomy and, with the incredible produce that is available on their doorstep, local chefs have firmly put Greece …

Free Access Policy for Greek Sites and Museums Announced

Greece’s Ministry of Culture has introduced a new policy that gives greater access to Greece’s museums and historical sites. As of 1 November 2019, people with a disability, along with their companions, will have free access across Greece. Among those also entitled to free admission are members of the Greece Chamber of Fine Arts and those of corresponding EU chambers …

LAUDA starts a new route from Athens to Vienna

Customers and visitors can book their tickets now for an unbeatable price and will fly with the greenest/cleanest airline group in Europe, which has the lowest CO2 emissions. On Sunday the 27th of October, the Lauda Airbus A320 took off for the first time from Athens and flew to the Austrian capital. Vienna was voted the most livable city on …

SUNREEF YACHTS ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION OF THE 110 SUNREEF POWER | sunreef-yachts.com

After revealing plans to build the world’s biggest private luxury catamaran at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, the 49M Sunreef Power, Sunreef Yachts proudly announces the signing of a contract for a 33,5m custom multihull superyacht, the 110 Sunreef Power. The 499GT craft is due for a late 2021 delivery. In-house designed and manufactured at the Sunreef Yachts shipyard in Poland, the …

‘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 …