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Chania or Heraklion: Which City in Crete is Right for You?

Chania or Heraklion: Which City in Crete is Right for You?

Trying to decide whether you should visit Chania or Heraklion on your trip to Crete? Both cities have advantages and similarities, but they are very different places. If you stay within Heraklion or Chania proper, you will have drastically different experiences. I...
Is Athens Safe? 10 Tips to Stay Safe in Athens, Greece

Is Athens Safe? 10 Tips to Stay Safe in Athens, Greece

I adore Athens. I think far too many travelers come here and leave quickly, just doing the most important sites. But I actually love just hanging out here, getting coffee at Coffee Island and walking around Monastiraki or Omonia. Yet, Athens does have a big city feel...
10 Things to Know Before a Meteora Tour for a Magical Trip

10 Things to Know Before a Meteora Tour for a Magical Trip

Are you dreaming of going on a Meteora tour? This was a highlight of my first trip to Greece, and I highly encourage anyone who can take a trip to Meteora to do so! We have detailed guides to how to visit Meteora from Athens and from Thessaloniki, so if you’ll...
How to Go from Athens to Meteora on a Perfect Day Trip

How to Go from Athens to Meteora on a Perfect Day Trip

One of the highlights of my first trip to Athens was visiting the monasteries in Meteora. Getting from Athens to Meteora is a bit of a headache, but you can do it as a day trip if you want! While you might prefer to spend the night in Kalabaka to have extra time, for...
17 Spectacular Day Trips from Athens, Greece

17 Spectacular Day Trips from Athens, Greece

If you’re looking for the best day trips from Athens so you can pick a few for your trip, this guide is for you! I cover seventeen places you can go, which ones can easily be combined as day tours from Athens, and which ones are my personal favorites! In the...
Where to Stay in Athens: Hotels & Accomodations ​We Love!

Where to Stay in Athens: Hotels & Accomodations ​We Love!

Athens is one of my favorite cities in the world! I know it often gets overlooked for the Greek islands (which are stunning), but I feel at home in Athens. Even though I’ve only spent about six weeks here, I feel more at home in Athens than in many cities where...
Aegina or Hydra: Which Saronic Island Should You Visit?

Aegina or Hydra: Which Saronic Island Should You Visit?

If you’ll be based in Athens for your trip to Greece, and you’re trying to decide whether to visit Aegina or Hydra, here are twelve points you need to consider to help decide which island. If you want to do a day trip by yourself, it would be best to...
13 of the Most Instagrammable Places in Chania, Crete

13 of the Most Instagrammable Places in Chania, Crete

We adore Crete, but our first taste of the island was in Chania, so it will always hold a special place in our hearts. The city is charming, showing off its Venetian and Ottoman heritage in its architecture and its Cretan culture in its delicious food and wine. The...