Tips & Tricks
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Kavouri Beach (Vouliagmeni) – this golden sand beach is located 16 km. southeast of Athens, and offers free admission – a good deal for families, as well as those staying in the Greek capital. There are a few eateries by the beach, along with some shops, and umbrellas can be rented for a modest fee […]
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.