Greece Trip Itineraries
Top 10 Five-star Restaurants in Greece
We all love Mediterranean food, so when you have the freshest ingredients and you mix them together in generous and inventive ways you get the best food in Greece. These top class restaurants are all about locally sourced, delicious produce, so it is no wonder that Greece actually has a lot of eateries that have been awarded one or more Michelin stars. The price to be paid for a dinner at Varoulko or Luna Rossa is not at all negligible, but neither is the satisfaction you will get. The best of the best (as it has been voted for 10 years in a row) is Spondi, an internationally acclaimed restaurant that will surely make for a memorable night out. However, if you are looking for something equally delicious but less pretentious, we recommend Taverna Vakchos or Taverna Skala, two places that are popular among locals and tourists as well. read more about Top 10 Five-star Restaurants in Greece... Read More
Arty Athens Guide
Athens is a colorful city that has drawn artists for the last, oh, four thousand years. The modern art scene is thriving asThis tour is for filling that ripe head of yours with inspiration, art, design, craft work, paintings..and everything else that appeals to those on the visual side. It leads you day by day through area: Day one, the historical center. Day two, modern Illisos, Day three, the posh galleries of Kolonaki, and Day four, the northern suburbs of Maroussi and Kifissia. read more about Arty Athens Guide... Read More
Top 10 Restaurants in Greece
The best Greek food takes its inspiration from the sunny Mediterranean fields and from the wonderful creatures of the sea, so these restaurants in Greece rely on the best fresh ingredients to bring you a cheerful and flavorful menu on the table that is going to be a little different with each of your visits. There are some places with a great view of the sea, which is guaranteed to improve your dining experience, especially if you are having some fresh seafood, so make sure you don't miss places like Milos or Plous Podilatou. The places that are known as tavernas usually offer generous servings for a small budget in a simple decor, so if you feel really hungry and don't want to spend too much on your dinner try eating at Taverna Vakchos or Taverna Skala, which are favorites among locals and tourists as well. read more about Top 10 Restaurants in Greece... Read More
One Night in Athens Tour
Have one night in Athens? Don't be afraid to mix! This tour takes you from the Acropolis Museum, one hour before closing, to the Acropolis itself for a view of the city you're soon to conquer. Meander through the animated streets of Thissio, take in Monistiraki Square, and then visit a few of the clubs around Gazi. Shoot up to Syntagma for an hourly change of the guard and then change scenery by diving into some colorful bars of Kolonaki. Finish the tour by ascending Lykavittos Hill, the highest point of the city and then for your own sake, go to bed! read more about One Night in Athens Tour... Read More
Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in Greece
Greece is a country with such a rich cultural history, that you'll have plenty of things to do and visit to find out as much as you can about it. The charming ruins and museums all remind of the ancient civilization that used to flourish on the territory of Greece thousands of years ago and make an excellent contrast to the contemporary industrial noises and the hustle and bustle of traffic in the busy streets of Athens. Some of the best destinations for a romantic getaway in Greece are the legendary Acropolis (the perfect place to catch a sunset with your special someone) and the Lykavittos Hill, a charming green space where locals usually jog or walk their dogs and couples hold hands on a bench while admiring the stunning view of Athens. If you are looking for something more on the educational side, pay a visit to the well arranged and fascinating Delphi Museum. read more about Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in Greece... Read More
Hidden Gems in Athens
Ten suggestions of "not the usual tourist destination" places to mix in with all of the more usual Athenian experiences. The places on this guide might require a good map or a hired driver. If you're up to the challenge, you'll surely be rewarded. read more about Hidden Gems in Athens... Read More
Athens Early Bird
Athens is not known for its morning routine. On average, most people don't get going until nine or ten, most sites, stores, and museums not opening until 8 or later. If you happen to be one that likes to get in a few unique experiences before the rest of the world comes out to join you, this is the guide for you.
Everything in this guide can be experienced before 9am. For a few specific ideas, see the Athens Local Expert article, Before Sunrise, Athens. read more about Athens Early Bird... Read More
Top 10 Cheap Restaurants in Greece
Cheap restaurants in Greece are usually filled with jolly locals that can't wait to share their culinary traditions with you, and usually do so in large, generous portions. Moreover, they only use the best locally sourced ingredients to prepare their food, so you are definitely in for an affordable treat with these Greek tavernas. One place where you can really get a feel of the local atmosphere is Paradosiako, a great traditional eatery run by a husband and wife team who get along by constant entertaining screaming. Other places for home style, millennia traditional recipes are Archaion Gefsis (where they literally prepare 2000 year old recipes) and the roof garden at To Koutouki. Wash all the goodness down with the famous local ouzo, and go at To Ouzadiko for the best priced and most extensive selection of the magic liquor. read more about Top 10 Cheap Restaurants in Greece... Read More
Kid Friendly Athens
Here is a compiled list of some of the most family-friendly places Athens has to offer. There is a suggested itinerary based on location to simplify logistics and organizing transportation. Here are a few additional details:
-The Attica Zoo is very near the Venizelos Airport, making it a worthwhile visit if you have some time after arriving or before departing.
- A walk through the National Garden will produce lovely surprises. Fish, turtles, flowers, and a little reading room among the many.
-- Attending a football game at the Olympiakos, Karaiskaki Stadium might be an investment but it can also be one of the most memorable events you'll have. Ever!
- In terms of accommodations, The Ava Hotel is recommended due to it's large, apartment like rooms making them well suited to traveling families. The Baby Grand has whimsy and fun that kids will appreciate. read more about Kid Friendly Athens... Read More
Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Greece
Romantic dining is all about exquisite food and magnificent settings, so these Greek restaurants have lined up an impressive set of qualities to attract hungry, romantic crowds. If you find that having a meal in a Michelin awarded restaurant is romantic (we know we do!), then make sure you don't miss the wonders of the French chef at Pil poul et Jerome Serres or the intimate and refined Luna Rossa. However, if you really care more about the view than about your plate (although this is guaranteed top notch as well), reserve a table at Epikouros Restaurant in Delphi or at Ithaki, where you will get one of the very best seaside location Greece has to offer. All Mediterranean ingredients are fresh and locally sourced, so you are in for a healthy and delicious treat wherever you choose to eat. read more about Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Greece... Read More