Greece

Tips and Articles in Greece

Ever dreamt of sailing the Neva to visit the czars' summer palace?Or cruising the Rhine, stopping for tastings at vineyards all along the way?Somewhere between traveling by land and by sea lies a blissful medium. It's now possible to sail Europe's...
On the road, these neo-nomads follow their own set of rules: Keep a closet in several cities, tip freely, pack scented candles, and always get your assistant to paddle your canoe. Want to know more?We asked seven mileage moguls to tell us. Aerin ...
Feasting on Crete What a joy it was to read Anya von Bremzen's article [Food, September] on the tavernas of Crete. It brought back a vivid memory. Nine years ago, after a long ride from Herákleion to Mátala, I dismounted from a rented motorbike ...
In homage to Gerald Durrell, who wrote Marrying Off Mother and My Family and Other Animals, both set in Corfu, I visited that Greek island with my mother—who, like Durrell's, was in no mood to be married off—and her dog, a brindle-...
Bermuda Booster Padgett Powell's article on my favorite island-- 34 trips so far-- is a well-written piece of hyperbole [World's Best Awards, September]. In fact, there are guns on Bermuda (not legally, of course); there is crime (some of it p...
WHO Boundary-breaking, Egypt-born designer Karim Rashid, who has created hundreds of best-selling "blobjects" (the Garbo garbage can, Oh chair, Blib bag) and Philadelphia's new Morimoto restaurant. LATEST PROJECT His first hotel, the Semiramis, se...
See our slideshow of the World’s Craziest Party Towns. “Goths in black leather sit next to new-century punks with dyed Mohawks, who are talking to a group of ‘80s revival, thrift-shop girls on their way to a party that’ll be DJ’d by a transvestit...
Awakening to the sounds of rustling leaves and distant ocean surf, you stretch out in bed, enjoying your first few moments of the day. Around you, your treehouse suite at California’s Post Ranch Inn—set on stilts among branches high above the Paci...
Remember the days when flashing a few greenbacks—even singles—made you look like a big shot overseas? Alas, those aren't these days. In Western Europe, one euro costs you nearly $1.50, and in Great Britain, the pound now costs a whopping two buck...
When I tell friends, co-workers, and even my pedicurist that I'm off for my annual trip to Greece, they invariably nod authoritatively and say, "Oh, Athens is so crowded, but the islands . . . Santorini is just beautiful." Given their dramatic ap...
"There are thousands of squares in Athens, but when you say, 'Meet me in the square,' everyone knows you mean Kolonáki," says the Greek actor Antonis Fragakis, gesturing out from our marble-topped table in front of the Bibliothèque Café. It's dusk...
Emma Tennant goes home again, in A House in Corfu (Henry Holt & Co., $23). Returning to the Greek isle where her parents built a rambling mansion overlooking a bay—"a long blue swirl straight from the tube marked Ultramarine"—the author of Sylvia ...
For most visitors to the Continent, going off the beaten path means finding a restaurant that's not yet in the guidebooks. But Europe is, in fact, the birthplace of adventure sports. Mountaineering was invented here—people have been going to the A...
"Have you ever seen the Acropolis?" my eight-year-old son asked my girlfriend, who hadn't been able to join us on our trip to Greece. "Only in pictures." "In person it's bigger, with more scaffolding." Children can of course be relied upon to g...
For years after my first, haunted visit, I couldn't bring myself to return to Thessaloniki. Not because the "second city of Greece" can seem—at least at first glance—to offer less to the traveler than its bossy older sister, Athens; nor because Th...