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Meet Kostas Sakavaras, a Private Tour Guide in Santorini, Greece

Kostas Sakavaras has been guiding tourists around mainland Greece and the Greek Islands of the Aegean for more then 17 years, but for the past six years Kostas has made the stunning volcanic island of Santorini his home. Fluent in English, German and Greek, he is the perfect companion to introduce you to this breathtaking […]

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May 14, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Meet Private Tour Guide Kapi Panou in Athens, Greece

Athens private tour guide

Meet Kapi Panou, one of Viator’s local experts in Athens, Greece with a license to provide private tours.

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October 16, 2012 by | Comments Off on Meet Private Tour Guide Kapi Panou in Athens, Greece

8 of the Best Day Trips from Athens

Hydra

This year is likely to be one of the best times to visit the historical city of Athens, with great bargains on flights, hotels and transportation and if you’re lucky, a few less crowds at the many local sights. Just take a few precautions like carrying some extra cash and double-checking schedules and opening hours. […]

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September 24, 2012 by | 5 Comments

Traveling to the Greek Islands: High Season vs. Off-Season

Mykonos - Super Paradise Beach

Flying in the high season, ferrying in the off season (or shoulder, as it is sometimes known): I selflessly undertook both of these trips to determine the ideal Aegean getaway based on weather, price and availability as well as the more elusive qualities which define a great holiday. Here are the results.

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September 19, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Greece’s Hidden Beaches

There’s nothing so dispiriting than getting all psyched up for an idyllic beach holiday only to find the place a smorgasbord of domestic debris. From bottle tops to fizzy drink cans and take-away junk food peppering the soft sands, it can be a depressing sight and ruin a much needed holiday. Hopefully these beautiful and […]

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August 16, 2012 by | 4 Comments

Greek Island Getaways

Lesvos

The islands are an integral part of any visit to Greece. Some travelers even devote their entire Greek vacation to exploring them. But with more than 150 inhabited islands to choose from, as well as a few uninhabited ones, deciding where to go can be a bit bewildering. Some islands are known for their comely […]

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July 11, 2012 by | 2 Comments

Top Ten Spiritual Places Around the World

Even if you consider yourself nonspiritual or nonreligious, experiencing the atmosphere and devotion of pilgrims in some of the world’s most holy places is a remarkable and sometimes life changing experience. Here’s our list of some of the world’s best-known spiritual places around the world:

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July 9, 2012 by | 1 Comment

10 Foods to Try Before You Die

Ever wanted to eat your way around the world? All diets are off on this no-limits top 10 list of iconic dishes from around the world. Try them at least once, before it’s too late!

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June 1, 2012 by | Comments Off on 10 Foods to Try Before You Die

Athens: Now is the time to visit!

Temple of Poseidon

There is a certain type of traveler—we don’t have a name for them—who have a benevolent streak that co-exists quite happily with a hunger for travel and love for a bargain. This strange mix finds its expression when the opportunity arises to visit a place where some sort of calamity has struck, and they see […]

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March 2, 2012 by | 4 Comments

[PHOTOS] Things to Do in Paros, Greece

Paros - Hinterland - Lefkes

You can find Greek islands with more frenetic nightlife, more secluded getaways, resorts where the needle on the chi-chi-meter reaches further into the red. But few are as well-connected as Paros while offering such a great value for money and enough variety–beaches, churches, bars, classical ruins, restaurants–to satisfy everyone. Throw in plucky little neighbor Antiparos […]

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February 24, 2012 by | 1 Comment