The best souvenirs in Athens

The best souvenirs in Athens

So, you’ve made it to Athens and now want to think about leaving — as in, what souvenirs will you bring back home with you? Recently, I embarked on the very same quest to find the perfect souvenir with a friend to remind her of her trip here. And let...

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24 hours in Rethymnon, Crete

24 hours in Rethymnon, Crete

So you’ve made it to Crete, and you’ve decided to check out Rethymnon — one of the most picturesque cities on the island. Rethymnon is a small city, but like all cities that carry thousands of years of history, you need to know where to go and what to see...

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Crete’s Houdetsi Music Festival

Crete’s Houdetsi Music Festival

What do you get when you put an Irish musician, a musical workshop called the Labyrinth, and a traditional Cretan village together? Well, you get one of Crete’s most famous and beloved music festivals, that’s what! Cretans love good music, parties, and basically any chance to celebrate. If you take...

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6 rooftops that will steal your heart in Athens

6 rooftops that will steal your heart in Athens

Even though Athens is a year-round destination with a myriad of things to see and experience, if you happen to be in the city in the summer, the opportunities are especially endless. Our favourite option? Do as the locals do and spend warm, summer nights going out for a meal...

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24 hours in: Heraklion

24 hours in: Heraklion

If ancient civilisations, beautiful architecture, and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean pique your interest, Heraklion is the perfect place to visit! Crete is the largest and most populous of all the Greek islands, and the fifth-largest in the Mediterranean Sea. Tucked away in the northern part of the island...

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10 reasons why now is the best time to go to Greece

10 reasons why now is the best time to go to Greece

If you’ve been following the news, you no doubt know of the financial troubles that have been happening in Greece. A few weeks ago, banks shut down (although they have since re-opened) and ATMs were given set caps of EUR 60 per withdrawal as the country attempts to dig out...

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Is it safe to travel to Greece right now?

Is it safe to travel to Greece right now?

As someone who is Greek, lives in Athens, and works in the travel industry, I have been asked a lot lately about whether it’s safe to travel to Greece right now. Greece is a country with deep history; a history of great deeds, courage, and enlightenment, but a culture that...

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11 travel movies to feed your wanderlust

11 travel movies to feed your wanderlust

Movies are one of the best mediums for inspiring travel. From epic adventures to stunning landscapes, movies offer inspiration, making us want to replicate what we see on the big screen within our own travels. Here’s a round-up of some of our favourite wanderlust-inducing films. One Week Many Canadians dream...

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