E-ticketing system set to operate across Greek museums and sites | GreekCityTimes

A much anticipated e-ticketing and access control system has been successfully installed at selected archaeological sites and museums across Greece, the culture ministry announced on Monday. The museums and sites included in the pilot scheme are the Acropolis and the archaeological sites of Athens’ historic center; the archaeological site of Knossos, the Heraklion Archeological Museum and the archaeological area and museum of Ancient Messini. “The system has …

9 reasons to visit Syros in the Greek Islands | Born2Invest

Several, well actually nine, reasons for my enthusiasm for Syros: It is uncrowded and relatively free from tourists. It’s unique. Boutique shops and marble streets (I kid you not!) are part of its classy look. Great beaches! And that blue, crystal clear water you find in the Greek Islands! The history and culture of Syros are fascinating! Great restaurants and …

10 great Greek islands: readers’ travel tips | The Guardian

 Winning tip: Hiking in Amorgos, Cyclades As well as the azure bays and its role in Luc Besson’s The Big Blue, Amorgos is also renowned for its hiking trails, which not only connect the island’s villages but also provide access to ecclesiastical and natural landmarks. Start at Hora, the capital of the island, and walk towards the landmark of Amorgos, …

Greece is more than just the islands | Neos Kosmos

Despite the fact that globally, the Greek islands are considered a leading tourist destination that guarantee warm weather, legendary natural light, pristine waters, delicious traditional Greek cuisine, endless cultural pursuits, breathtaking scenery and famous hospitality, Greece’s mainland is endowed with some of the most scenic and intriguing regions and towns waiting to be explored by those visitors who dare to …

Mystras – Kato Chora, Greece | Atlas Obscura

The city of Mystras, the historic place where the last Byzantine emperor was crowned, now sits abandoned on the steep slopes of the Taygetus Mountains that tower over the Laconian plain. The ruins that remain transport visitors through a breathtaking, finely preserved medieval Byzantine city. The imposing fortress of Villehardouin crowns the highest point of the city and possesses the …

Greece ranked number ONE in the world for a Sunny Escape | Greek City Times

  The great local weather leaves expats wanting to stay in Greece forever and we are not surprised at all, as it is known to have the best climate in the world! Greece has claimed this year’s top spot, as the best destination for those in search of a sunny escape, according to the Expat Insider survey. Expats seeking an outdoor lifestyle …

Why the local Taverna is the best place to eat at in Greece

In most countries when heading out to eat, you tend to think of finding a good restaurant for an enjoyable meal, but not in Greece. Here, the most common place to eat at is the local taverna, which is a more casual place that serves delicious and traditional dishes cooked on site and mostly includes grilled meats, seafood as well …

7 questions about Mt. Olympus | Buzz | The Official Blog of visitgreece.gr

.entry-header An interview with Nick Dourlios The documentary “Olympus: Four Paths to Reach the Gods” travels us to the mountain peaks of Mytikas, the home of the gods, and walks us through four different routes, in four different seasons. The images of the unparalleled beauty of the mythical mountain of Mt. Olympus, will have an impact on you the whole …

New Athens Taste Sensations to Try – Athens Insider

With more and more innovative and internationally-flavoured culinary ventures opening in the capital each month – and catering for every appetite and budget – Athens has never tasted better. Amanda Dardanis shares half a dozen of the city’s hottest new dining addresses for you to make a date with. Flamingo Drinks & Food Stories Flamingo Drinks & Food Stories A …