Things to Do in Greece

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Athens’s New Acropolis Museum opened in 2009 with at least two missions: to display Acropolis artifacts in a modern setting and to regain the... Read More

One of the great pleasures of the Athenian summer is enjoying a movie (and a souvlaki and a beer) alfresco at one of the open-air cinemas. The swankest... Read More

The road from central Athens to the sea is lined with open-air clubs that rage all night long to the strains of Euro pop. This glitzy option, where most... Read More

The ancient Minoan city of Akrotiri of Thera—Santorini's Pompeii—has the most famous ruins in the Cyclades. Unearthed in 1967 after being... Read More

Head to Alexandra for large hunks of gold, including plates and trays. You'll also find silver and platinum earrings, necklaces, and rings, both from... Read More

Local staff can arrange anything from a massage therapist to a picnic lunch at a secluded beach near one of the company's stylish properties in Mykonos,... Read More

The shores south of Athens are known as the Athenian Riviera, with beaches spanning roughly 25 miles. One of the nicest of these belongs to the Astir... Read More

Seeing an ancient Greek tragedy—or Swan Lake, The Magic Flute, or anything, really—performed at the A.D. 160 Herodeon (Odeon of Herodes... Read More

The charming bookstore is run by a pair of hyper-literate Brits, who love films and books in equal measure. The shop hosts frequent readings, as well as... Read More

This art and history museum is taking over Athens, with a large modern art and architecture annex on Pireos Street near Gazi; a complex of Neoclassical... Read More

The nouveaux riches of Athens love anything foreign—cars, TV shows, even coffee (some of Kolonaki’s snootier cafés refuse to serve... Read More

If touring ancient sites all day drives you to drink, bypass the touts luring you into Plaka’s mediocre restaurants and slip into this narrow, 100... Read More

This David Rockwell and Colin Cowie-designed hotspot is one of the most glamorous on the island. Patrons flock to the indoor-outdoor space set in the... Read More

The Cooperative of Rhodes, located right outside Rhodes Town, is a nearly 80-year-old winegrowers' cooperative that uses grapes harvested by island... Read More

Perched on the edge of a cliff, this 444 B.C. temple with 15 still-standing Doric columns was dedicated to the god of the sea (a sort of consolation... Read More

Just a short walk from the Harbor and Old Town, the Casino Rodos is a hotel, restaurant, and all-night gambling spot, with hundreds of slot machines,... Read More

In a spectacular location overlooking Paradise Beach, Dionysus devotees romp around a pool. Read More

Don’t miss a stroll on secluded Diakofti Beach—then try the fried zucchini balls at the shorefront food stand. Read More

The gardens are awash in color, the museum features an epic corkscrew collection, and the wines are nothing if not polished. Read More

An entire floor of the eight-story flagship bookstore of the publishing giant Eleftheroudakis is devoted to travel books on Greece; another one is... Read More

The sophisticated spot with views over the caldera is the perfect counterpart to Fira's more raucous late-night lounges. Opera drifts across from the... Read More

Ice cream is an all-night event on the island, and Blu, a bar-gellateria serves some of Lindos's best. The cocktails are equally sweet. Read More

Funky Oia is hardly Santorini's center of nightlife, but Hasapiko is an exception. It specializes in strong cocktails, and all "nationalities,... Read More

Not all of the art in Athens is ancient; this stunningly renovated Neoclassical mansion holds the world’s third largest collection of graphic M. C... Read More

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