The spectacular caves of Diros in the Peloponnese

The Diros Caves are among the most significant natural sites in Greece; the truly spectacular cave complex is found in the region of Laconia, on the southeastern part of the Peloponnese peninsula. A visit to the caves is like a journey back in time to the Neolithic period, or a trip into a fairytale. The…

ATHENS: US Embassy issues a Health Alert for all travel to the United States

The US Embassy in Athens, Greece, issued a health alert yesterday, 6 December, advising all travellers the United States of new Covid-19 testing requirements. According to the announcement, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will implement a one-day Covid-19 testing requirement for travelers over age two coming to the United States. Regardless…

Greece picks up top Global Traveller award as the best global destination for the US market

Greece was honored as the Best Tourism Destination in Global Traveler’s 18th Annual GT Tested Reader Survey Awards which were announced on December 1. The travel magazine placed Greece at #1 with Italy in 2nd place, Spain 3rd, Ireland 4th, and South Africa 5th. It is the first time Greece was honored in this specific…

Crowds Flock to the Greek Orthodox Wish-Granting Church in Constantinople

On December 1, as on the first day of every month, people flocked in droves to the wish-granting Greek Orthodox church ‘Ayin Biri Kilisesi’ in Constantinople to make wishes, in the hope that they will come true.

The new adults-only hotels opening next year in Corfu and Rhodes

The Cook’s Club hotel brand is launching two new adults only (+16) hotels on the idyllic Greek islands of Rhodes and Corfu in 2022. The Cook Club’s Ialysos Rhodes will be an 83-room hotel. It is expected to open in May, 2022. The opening of Ialysos Rhodes comes following the 2019 launch of the Cook…

Kikilias to Newsweek: Greece has a 10-year tourism strategy

The Greek government’s strategic priority in tourism is strengthening high-quality investment plans and promoting green entrepreneurship for high-added value, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said in an interview with Newsweek magazine on Monday. To this end, Kikilias noted, Greece has undertaken several initiatives and actions, including the establishment of a special service for the promotion and…

Elves, Nutcrackers and Santa Claus: The Christmas Villages of Greece

Christmas brings with it the magic that each of us hopes. This magic, together with the beautiful stories about fairies, elves, goblins and nutcrackers who transform into beautiful boys on Christmas Eve, become a reality in the festive villages of Greece that open their doors again from December to early January. From Athens to Drama,…

Greece bans travelers from 9 African countries following Omicron breakout

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority issued a NOTAM on the entry of travellers coming from the African continent following the emergence of the new COVID-19 Omicron variant. According to the directives in the NOTAM, passengers from the African countries of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Eswatini, Zambia and Malawi are prohibited from entering…

Four Greek ski resorts with easy slopes for beginners

The snow in Greece may not last long, but the country has many ski resorts, well organised and with excellent facilities. From Pindos and Pieria to Parnassos and Trikala, the country’s ski resorts offer easy slopes and training schools so you can get the baptism of fire on the slopes. What it takes is patience…