Great reasons to add Greek yogurt to your daily diet | Greek City Times

Greek yogurt is considered one of the world’s best superfoods and a nutrient-packed snack that has so many health benefits, it is the ideal dairy to add to your everyday diet! It’s different to other yogurts as produces add an extra step to their process so that excess water, lactose, and minerals drain out. What’s left is a creamy, rich …

Athens Becomes the Capital of Greece – September 18, 1834 | GreekReporter

When Athens was officially declared the capital of the newly established Greek State on September 18, 1834, it was a small village of 7,000 residents living around the Acropolis Hill. Following the assassination of Governor Ioannis Kapodistrias in the Peloponnesian city in 1831, Greece’s first politicians had to decide where the new government and first parliament would be established. At the time, Athenswas an area of ancient, Byzantine and …

A fantastic week sailing! | Erik

We are a family of 8 and wanted to sail for a week on the Greek islands. As we are not advanced sailors, we chose to hire a skipper. We had the luck to get Walter as a skipper in the Piraeus Marina, where we started for our week in the Saronic Sea. Arriving on Saturday, we started our sail …

Why Greece is the best place in the world to travel with kids  | Greek City Times

Greece has just been awarded the Star Family Holidays Destination award for 2018 from leading British publication Travel Bulletin and we aren’t the least bit surprised, as we agree, Greece is the ideal place in the world to travel with children all of all ages. Family-oriented Greeks make children feel welcome and safe everywhere you go, whether you are exploring islands on land or …

How to Decode the Shells You Find Washed Up on the Beach | Atlas Obscura

No matter where you are in the world, any beach you poke along is likely to be littered with serendipitous finds. Earth’s waters regularly spit out weird trash that we humans have dumped in there, along with natural treasures, such as shells, that have become dislodged from the depths. If one of these shells catches your eye, you might want …

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 …