Greece

Tips and Articles in Greece

"Athenians may not know how to drive," a Greek friend said as she evaded a motorcycle speeding toward her on a sidewalk packed with parked cars, "but they sure know how to park." Almost a third of Greece's 10 million residents live in greater Athe...
After two decades as a must-visit destination for club-happy kids, the Greek isle of Mykonos is recapturing the sophistication of its glory days, when Jackie O., plus entourage, regularly dropped anchor here for regular pit stops as they sailed ar...
On the northern tip of Santorini, Oia is known for some of the most staggering sunsets in the Aegean. Now there’s a suitably gorgeous vantage point from which to enjoy them: Mystique (30-22/8607-1114; www.mystique.gr; doubles from $765), formerly...
Good design enhances every aspect of the travel experience. Walking into a beautifully built air terminal or railway station can ease the stress of transport; the architecture of a museum, shop, or restaurant can complement—and even elevate—the se...
See our list of 27 affordable beach resorts. Imagine yourself, for an indulgent moment, sunbathing on Tiririca Beach in Brazil’s Bahia. Palm trees cast slender shadows along the stretch of golden sand; the sparkling, azure ocean beckons you in ...
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My father's father used to say that in Alatsata, there were "twenty thousand Greeks and one Turk: the cop." He was talking about the Alatsata of his youth, the village just outside Izmir, Turkey, where he was born—a Greek—in 1892. Izmir was Smyrn...
Picture this. The sun is setting as you and your amour exchange vows on the banks of the Seine. It's romantic, but are you ready to spend 40 days in France fulfilling the residency requirement? Under U.S. statutes, a marriage performed abroad is ...
Trip 1 Instead of Brittany, France Go to Rügen, Germany Why This island in the Baltic Sea was a getaway for the East German elite during the Cold War. With its 400-foot-high chalk cliffs and white-sand beaches, Rügen now attracts a stylis...
One of Europe's largest mosques is rising over Rotterdam, and many residents are none too pleased. Its ornamented façade and arched windows appear transplanted from afar, and in fact the design was inspired by mosques in Cairo and Dubai. At a rece...
ASIAHua Hin, Thailand Like much of the sea pine–dotted coast within a few hours of Bangkok, Hua Hin started out as a little-known village where the only commuting involved the local fishermen sailing to and fro. Its popularity has grown e...