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Which Greek island is for you? 1

Which Greek island is for you?

There are approximately 6000 Greek islands and islets in the Aegean and Ionian Seas to discover (ok, some are unreachable and untouched!) and those that are indeed inhabited each have a singular…

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Monica Bellucci holidays on Paros – the island she loves

Famous Italian actress and model, Monica Anna Maria Bellucci is enjoying the Grecian summer on the stunning island of Paros. Bellucci is often considered among the most beautiful women in the world.…

Picture-perfect villages of Paros island 3

Picture-perfect villages of Paros island

When you think of Paros, you probably conjure up images of its beaches, the nightlife, the picturesque little port of Naoussa or Punda. But you should know that this stunning Cycladic isle…

Milos named Best Island in Europe 2019 15

Milos named Best Island in Europe 2019

Greece has dominated ‘Europe’s Top 10 Islands’ category again at this year’s Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, with Milos taking first place, Crete second, Paros fourth and Santorini close behind in…

Xronia Polla to Tom Hanks who turns 63 today 16

Xronia Polla to Tom Hanks who turns 63 today

Greece’s favourite adopted son and Oscar-winning actor, Tom Hanks turns 63 today! The American actor and filmmaker who was born on the 9th July 1956, is married to Greek American actress Rita…

Matthew McConaughey and Tom Hanks holidaying in Antiparos 17

Matthew McConaughey and Tom Hanks holidaying in Antiparos

Tom Hanks and Matthew McConaughey are currently vacationing in Greece, along with their families, and on Friday, American actor McConaughey hit the beach in Antiparos with his mum, Kay McCabe, and Tom Hanks’ 28-year-old son,…

Symposium on the Greeks to grace the picturesque island of Paros 21

Symposium on the Greeks to grace the picturesque island of Paros

Is there anything more magical than learning about Greek culture, history and art in the birthplace of literature, philosophy, democracy and modern medicine? Being able to discover more about tracing Ariadne, the…

Top Summer Panigiria on the Greek Islands 28

Top Summer Panigiria on the Greek Islands

Greeks certainly know how to celebrate. They party with communal verve and style whether it’s a religious holiday like Dekapendavgoustos (August 15th, the Dormition of the Virgin Mary), the anniversaries of legendary…

From Italy to Paros with Love 42

From Italy to Paros with Love

  We’ve all encountered at some stage in our lives people who adore Greece but aren’t Greek themselves. Whether it’s passion for our culture or food, our language and history, and of…

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Greece’s Full Moon Festival 2018

Anyone lucky enough to be in Greece at the moment should make the most of the free August Full Moon events, which are currently taking place across the entire nation, with the…

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Celebrating ‘Summer Pascha’ in Greece

Each year on August 15, otherwise known as ‘Dekapentavgoustos’ in the Greek Orthodox calendar, the ‘Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos’ is celebrated. It’s a national and religious holiday that marks…

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Making the Most of Your Time in Pretty Paros

My first “meet” with Paros Island took place several years ago when I was still “swimming” in my teenage years. I had just finished the eleventh grade of High School, sixteen and…

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The Holy Monastery of Panagia Ekatontapiliani in Paros

In Paros’ capital of Parikia, there is the holy church of Panagia Ekatontapiliani, also referred to as the “Church of 100 doors”. Built in the 4th-century AD, it is one of the…

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Paros named Best Island in Europe for 2018

Greece has dominated ‘Europe’s Top 10 Islands’ category again at this year’s Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, with Paros taking first place, Santorini fourth, Crete fifth, Milos sixth, Mykonos ninth and…

Antiparos

A hidden little gem on the Aegean

It’s hard to describe Antiparos in words. The magical aura of this island sends you back into years of carelessness, where nothing really mattered. Its summer fragrance dazes you even before you…

Santorini named Best Island in Europe 55

Santorini named Best Island in Europe

Greece has dominated ‘Europe’s Top 10 Islands’ category at this year’s Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, with Santorini taking first place, Crete ranking fourth, Paros in fifth place and Rhodes came…

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