Where to find the best street food in Thessaloniki

Where to find the best street food in Thessaloniki

If you’re spending just a weekend in Thessaloniki and looking for some affordable yet worthwhile places to eat, we suggest focusing your appetite on street food. Indeed, this diverse and multicultural city knows by heart what good street food is. The rise of this gastronomical phenomenon has been steadily growing...

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Conquering Rethymnon, from seaside to countryside

Conquering Rethymnon, from seaside to countryside

One of my most fascinating days in Crete was when my family and I toured Rethymnon with a local guide. We walked through the city (and out of the city) on the Rethymnon Conquered and Bygone Crete Adventure tours, learning the region’s history and secrets, and hearing incredible stories about...

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5 open-air cinemas to watch a movie under the Athenian sky

5 open-air cinemas to watch a movie under the Athenian sky

Open-air cinema is an important part of Greek culture, particularly for Athenians during the summer period. Almost every neighbourhood has its own open-air cinema, with more than 90 operating in Athens — and that’s actually not many, as back in the ’60, there were some 600 outdoor cinemas! By far...

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Where to celebrate the Assumption of Mary in Europe

Where to celebrate the Assumption of Mary in Europe

August 15 is a big celebration in most European cities. It is a religious event, honouring the Assumption of Mary, and the day is marked with a principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, or the mother of Jesus Christ. The Assumption of Mary is celebrated across Europe, and if you’re...

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How to be a responsible tourist in Crete

How to be a responsible tourist in Crete

Beautiful beaches, mountain villages, cosy tavernas serving delicious local food and wine, and a rich history just waiting to be discovered are just a few of the reasons to plan a trip to Crete. To make the most of your visit while also minimsing your impact, keep the following tips...

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Where to get the best bougatsa in Thessaloniki

Where to get the best bougatsa in Thessaloniki

Bougatsa is a Greek breakfast pastry consisting of semolina custard, cheese or minced meat filling between layers of phyllo. And in Thessaloniki, locals know that the best bougatsa can be found at Romfea. A small shop with just two indoor tables and two outdoor tables in the summer months, Romfea...

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Where to watch World Cup 2018 in Athens

Where to watch World Cup 2018 in Athens

Yeah! FIFA World Cup 2018 has arrived! And even if you are exploring the amazing capital of Greece rather than being in Russia, you can still plenty enjoy football-related events, so you can feel the football madness and be fully immersed in the action. If you want to feel the...

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A wine guide to sipping your way around the Mediterranean

A wine guide to sipping your way around the Mediterranean

When it comes to wine, the Mediterranean has a long and rich history. The area’s warm climate, agricultural techniques and local varietals produce unique white, red and sparkling wines you won’t find elsewhere. So raise a glass and sip your way around the Mediterranean, with this handy guide on what...

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The best summer festivals in Europe

The best summer festivals in Europe

If you’re visiting Europe this summer, go beyond the typical tourist attractions and catch some of the amazing festivals taking place. From theatre and design, to techno music, to celebrations of dragons or wine, these cultural events will show you another side of Europe. Krakow, Poland There are so many...

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Where to find the best coffee in Thessaloniki

Where to find the best coffee in Thessaloniki

They say “you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy coffee and that’s pretty close.” If there’s any truth to this, then the locals in Thessaloniki must be the happiest people in the world. That’s because Greece’s second-largest city knows and loves good coffee. Coffee in Thessaloniki is a very important...

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