Greece

Tips and Articles in Greece

Of all the aspects of Monday’s bailout deal that Greeks found humiliating, nothing drilled into their sense of pride quite like their government’s promise to sell off “valuable Greek assets” to the tune of 50 billion euros. The seven-page agreemen...
While the EU battles out the terms of a bailout with Greece, and everyone awaits the results of Sunday’s summit, many travelers who are scheduled to head to the country for vacation (or who have renewed interest in visiting) are concerned that the...
Every Easter, members of rival parishes in Vrontados, a coastal village on the Greek isle of Chios, fire thousands of homemade rockets at each other’s churches while evening Mass is taking place within. The goal, for the congregations of Agios Mar...
Maybe it's because Greece is in a state of economic upheaval—no one feels much like partying—but a crop of openings on the country’s most nightclubby island are noticeably, and blessedly, more low-key. A few standouts near the main town: Mykonos B...
Hakkasan—the Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant with decor as elbaorate as its menu choices—is making an appearance in Mykonos. Expect all of the same amazing food from Ling Ling with a focus on the izakaya concept—the seamless act of a night's...
The crisis in Greece has caused the closure of local banks and brought about the worst day of the year in the U.S. stock market. Concerns are also being raised that the situation could ruin the vacations of tourists dreaming of exploring the cultu...
Banks have shut down In order to prevent citizens from cashing out their accounts, the government closed all banks and will keep them closed through July 6, on the recommendation of the Bank of Greece. See the full announcement on bankofgreece.gr...
Santorini 38% off at Sun Rocks Hotel Located just north of the village of Firostefani, this 17-room, couples-only hotel delivers the ultimate romantic getaway. Stay in a superior suite with views of the island’s caldera, and wake up to daily c...
When I was seven, my family moved from Greece to the United States. I’ve been living in limbo ever since, shuttling back and forth, accruing frequent-flier miles and a growing sense of disorientation. What starts as an idyllic summer vacation ofte...
See our slideshow of the World’s Best Restaurant Views. Warm beige tones, rich graphic accents, and futuristic chairs give Le Jules Verne a contemporary elegance, while dishes from superstar chef Alain Ducasse create a joie de vivre in diners’ mo...
Built in 1870, the cliff-edge saltwater swimming pool of the Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc in the south of France has been the centerpiece of that fabled celebrity resort for more than 80 years. Clark Gable bronzed himself on its sun beds; Brigitte Bardot...
Stay True to the hotel's name, the 11 modern rooms at the new Ochre & Brown Boutique Hotel (7 Leokoriou St.; 30-210/331-2950; ochreandbrown.com; doubles from $230) are swathed in earthy colors and brightened with accents of bright red, orange, a...
See more Best Places to Eat Like a Local Lo Scoglio da Tommaso, Amalfi Coast, Italy: Pleasure yachts from Capri and Positano drop anchor for lunch perched over the Mediterranean. The only thing fresher than the peppery wild arugula salad is the r...
Across Europe Abercrombie & Kent Villas Best For: Excursions; local staff; user-friendly website Five decades of experience as a luxury travel operator gave A&K a healthy head start with its 135-property villa-rental offshoot, which launched in...
The crowds surrounding the Trevi Fountain in Rome behaved as if nothing were amiss. They snapped photos and ate gelato in its shadow, even though a third of the backdrop to the fabled landmark was sheathed in plastic and scaffolding after chunks o...