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Best beaches in Rhodes Greece
August 25, 2017

Best beaches in Rhodes Greece

Rhodes Island in Greece is a heaven for holidays. The island is full of large beaches ready to be discovered. The famous, cosmopolitan Elli Beach right at the outskirts of Rhodes Town, the grandiose Tsambika Beach on the southeast part of the island, the “historical”, secluded Lindos Beach with the amazing view to the ancient Acropolis, Faliraki Beach, the hotspot…

What countries are Close to Greece?
August 22, 2017

What countries are Close to Greece?

A refugee at the camp in Idomeni, on the Greek-Macedonian border. Photograph: Zoltan Balogh/EPA Hundreds of thousands could become trapped in Greece after Macedonia, Croatia and Slovenia announce frontier closures European leaders claim to have closed the main refugee route to northern Europe, raising the possibility of tens if not hundreds of thousands of refugees…

Sandy Maria Tsilivi Zante Greece
August 16, 2017

Sandy Maria Tsilivi Zante Greece

“The vast sandy beach offers a sense of seclusion, however watersports are limited so as not to disturb the Caretta Caretta turtles that nest here” Endless sandy beaches are plentiful on the island © Shutterstock Endless sandy beaches are plentiful on the island The world-famous Navagio Beach © Dimitris Vlaikos The world-famous Navagio Beach The rare Caretta…

Strange laws in Greece
July 23, 2017

Strange laws in Greece

So you re vacationing in Europe And itching to get arrested? Hit with a hefty fine? Yeah, we didn t think so. Nonetheless, weird laws abound here, as elsewhere. In fact, committing an illegal activity in the EU might be as simple as wearing high heels at the wrong place or smooching your honey while waiting for the train (get a room!). To help you keep your crazy…

Barnard Park Greece New York
April 22, 2014

Barnard Park Greece New York

Greece Public Library 2 Vince Tofany Blvd, Rochester NY 14612 585-225-8951 Greece Public Library Facts about your librarian: 1. Baking cupcakes and decorating them makes me happy. 2. Mixing fabulous music playlists is one of my lesser known talents. 3. Being outdoors and taking pictures of what I see is something I never tire of. 4. I am an avid sports nut, particularly…

Greece Writing
February 7, 2015

Greece Writing

For women writers who like to travel In 1984, at the end of a two-year sojourn in the Greek village, Elika, I purchased an abandoned, deteriorating, roofless peasant house. Stone by stone, over the course of many years, I worked at restoring the structure without knowing what role the finished dwelling would play in my life. The book I went to Greece to write…

Greece Food Production
November 4, 2016

Greece Food Production

Article The prosperity of the majority of Greek city-states was based on agriculture and the ability to produce the necessary surplus which allowed some citizens to pursue other trades and pastimes and to create a quantity of exported goods so that they could be exchanged for necessities the community lacked. Cereals, olives, and wine were the three most produced…

All Inclusive Holidays to Athens Greece
September 11, 2016

All Inclusive Holidays to Athens Greece

Culture and history The country is predominantly Christian, with 98% of the population identifying themselves as Greek Orthodox. If you’re visiting one of the many beautiful churches, avoid wearing shorts or sleeveless tops – it’s polite to cover up with longer sleeves and trousers or a skirt. A few courtesies will be appreciated – a simple ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’…

Where to Go in Greece in July?
February 8, 2017

Where to Go in Greece in July?

By Rick Steves For many people, Greece is synonymous with islands. If you need a vacation from your busy mainland Greek vacation, the islands exert an irresistible pull. Explore a tight, twisty maze of whitewashed cubic houses with vibrant trim. Dig your toes into the hot sand while basking under a beach umbrella. Go for a dip in the crystal-clear, bathwater-warm…

Visiting Greece in February
November 25, 2016

Visiting Greece in February

When is the best time to go to Santorini? The best time to visit Santorini is between late April and early November when the weather is warm and there is little rain. For nightlife, swimming, and sunbathing visit in June, July, August, or September. For comfortable sightseeing April to June or September to November are best. When is the best time to visit Santorini?…

Renaissance Greece
November 4, 2016

Renaissance Greece

Most of our tours require a MODERATE level of fitness. However, in certain destinations (e.g. Silk Road, Central Asia, Outback Australia, tropical destinations) or in certain seasons (e.g. mid-winter, mid-summer) or because of the nature of travel (eg. remote rail), certain tours will require an ABOVE AVERAGE or CHALLENGING level of fitness. If you (or we) have…