Two kinds of visitors are drawn here, and they're wildly different. On one end are party-hearty twentysomethings who come to lose what few inhibitions they have...more
Like Knossos, Zakros, at the far eastern end of the island, is a Minoan palace that may have been destroyed by a tidal wave in 1500 B.C. generated by the...more
In Gazi, the old gasworks next to Keramikos, is this enormous art project, established in 1999. It consists of eight buildings converted from gas containers,...more
Visiting a former leper colony is not everyone's cup of tea. But a recent best-selling beach read, The Island, by British author Victoria Hislop, has put...more
One of the prettiest of the Cyclades, Sifnos is friendly, accessible, varied, and green in the center, with great beaches and great food (Greeks believe Sifniot...more
No other island is like it. This Minoan capital was decimated by its volcano 3,500 years ago, which has led many archaeologists to suggest it may have been home...more
Whether or not it is the longest gorge in Europe, this giant crack in the earth at the far west end of Crete is certainly, on many days, the most crowded. From...more
From mid-June through September, millions of zebra-striped "butterflies" (actually Jersey tiger moths) congregate in this lovely green ravine. Covering every...more
This eight-mile-long island might just as well be called Anti-Corfu; it's as sleepy and lush as its more popular neighbor is thronged and developed. Not many...more
Paros is by no means undiscovered by tourists—it's one of the most popular islands, though it's less frequented by Americans. It's big enough (the third...more
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