Articles Tagged ‘Greece’

Postcard Perfect: Church of Livadia, Crete

Postcard Perfect: Church of Livadia, Crete April 30, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
On the island of Crete – the largest of Greece’s islands – stands the Church of Livadia. It has quite the colorful interior, reflecting Crete’s distinctive culture from the rest of Greece. The island has its own poetry form, Mantinades, along with music and indigenous dancing....

Debt-Ridden Greece to Rent Out Priceless Landmarks for Cash

Debt-Ridden Greece to Rent Out Priceless Landmarks for Cash January 23, 2012 | Culture/History, Travel News | Read More
Just in time for wedding season, Greece is set to start renting out its most prized ancient sites. Yep, we may soon see the Acropolis as a backdrop for upcoming movie star nuptials or in an action scene in the next Arnold Schwarzenegger comeback flick (if we’re lucky). Things are so bad in the...

Postcard Perfect: Crete

Postcard Perfect: Crete November 21, 2011 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
What could be more magical than the beaches of Greece? This old world country provides a perfect setting for both relaxation and romance. Crete, which is pictured above, offers the largest and most populous island in Greece, and is both significant when it comes to Greece’s economy and cultural...

Budget Travel Turns to Debt-Ridden Europe

Budget Travel Turns to Debt-Ridden Europe October 17, 2011 | Budget, Travel News | Read More
Maybe this will turn everything around for some unfortunate European countries. Yes, even though Greece, Italy, Ireland, Portugal and Spain are having some serious cash-flow issues (hey, who isn’t?), their loss is our gain (well, at least for UK travelers who still have money to spend). Which...

Postcard Perfect: Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece

Postcard Perfect: Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece August 19, 2011 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Navagio Beach, which means “shipwreck” in Greek,  may be hard to get to but that doesn’t mean tourists visiting the island of Zakynthos, Greece don’t flock to it.  Accessible only by boat, the picturesque harbor has a unsavory past. Although the details have become more...

Abandoned Tuesday: Town of Kayakoy

Abandoned Tuesday: Town of Kayakoy June 14, 2011 | General | Read More
Kayakoy may look like it has been deserted for centuries, but the once bustling town was home to some 20,000 residents in the early 20th century. Kayakoy was a traditional Greek Orthodox community situated in the Taurus Mountains of Turkey, and its residents lived harmoniously with their Turkish...

Monk Caught Smuggling Nun’s Bones Through Airport Security

Monk Caught Smuggling Nun’s Bones Through Airport Security January 21, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
A plan to smuggle the remains of a nun into Cyprus were thwarted on Sunday. Authorities at Athens airport stopped a Cypriot monk who was found with a skull and other bones in his luggage during a security check. He was arrested, charged with theft and desecrating the dead. They were free on bail and released...

Grecian Grapes Find Their Way Into Chinese Vineyards

Grecian Grapes Find Their Way Into Chinese Vineyards August 17, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Creating a stir lately in the wine industry world has been the recent announcement of a grape-bound cooperative between Greece’s privately-owned Kir Yianni winery in Naousa and China’s state-owned Mogao winery in Wuwei, in central China’s Gansu province. Decanter.com reports that the...

Don’t Cancel Your Trip Yet: Greek Government Promises To Cover Extra Costs

Don’t Cancel Your Trip Yet: Greek Government Promises To Cover Extra Costs June 25, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
According to The Telegraph, tourism makes up 1/5 of Greece’s GDP and bookings there have fallen 10% over the past year. Sadly tourism projections through 2010 continue to look grim for the Greeks…and it’s really no surprise. Travelers have a lot to worry about if they’re booking...

Europe a “Hot Ticket” This Summer. Really?

Europe a “Hot Ticket” This Summer. Really? May 21, 2010 | Europe | Read More
The results are in for yet another TripAdvisor survey: the travel website has dubbed Europe a “hot ticket for US travelers in 2010.” Among airline strikes, apocalyptic ash clouds, and economic turmoil in Greece, Portugal, and Spain (among others), it seems TripAdvisor might be a little out of touch....