Tips & Tricks
Santorini (Island) – a.k.a. Thera, this island, located in the southern Aegean Sea 200 km. southeast of the Greek mainland (a 7 ½ hour ferry ride from Piraeus/Athens port — via Blue Star Ferries, and Aegeon Pelagos Sea Lines), is the crescent-like remains of a volcano that erupted as far back as 1,600 BC. Such […]
Mykonos (Island) – a 4 ½ hour ferry ride (via Fast Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, and Blue Star Ferries) (or a much shorter regional flight) from Piraeus/Athens, Mykonos is perfect for water sport enthusiasts. There is an array of beaches for windsurfing. Interestingly, the most secluded ones are considered to be the best. Choose […]
Schinias Beach (Schinias, Marathon 19007) – located about an hour via car northeast of Athens, this is considered the best beach north of Attica (near the historic town of Marathon). This long, sandy pine-backed beach fills up during the Summer, and also attracts wind surfers. Campers also flock to the nearby Schinias forest.
Lycabettus (Lykavittos) Theatre (Lycabettus Hill, northeast of Athens) – this 4,000-seat outdoor venue hosts various concerts during the warm months, and has attracted pop, rock, dance, and world music performers, ranging from Bob Dylan, to B.B. King, Pet Shop Boys, Faithless, Scorpions, Bryan Ferry, UB40, Tito Puente, Buena Vista Social Club, and many others. […]
Naxos (Island) – located 6 hours from Athens/Piraeus via ferry (via Blue Star Ferries), this is one of the larger islands in the Aegean Sea. Unlike other Greek islands, which tend to be arid and known mainly for their white-washed buildings, this island is lush and green with vegetation, complete with impressive high mountains, fertile […]
Odeion of Herodes Atticus (Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens) – located under the Acropolis, this ancient outdoor concert space (which dates back from 161 AD) is still used for musical events, particularly during the Athens Festival that’s held every Summer.