One of the least visited areas in Greece (although that is changing with improved roads), Mani is a region of barren mountains dotted with dwarf olive trees and...more
Only four of the Little Cyclades—Iraklia, Donousa, Schinousa, and Pano Koufonisi—are permanently inhabited, and those just barely. But make the...more
The village that launched a thousand postcards has streets filled with elaborate villas—"captain's houses" that were built by merchant ship owners between...more
A cove-laden coastline and balmy thermal winds make this island a mecca for wind- and kite-surfers. Windsurfers head to Vasiliki, a wide, wind-whipped bay at...more
The southernmost of the Ionian Islands and the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, Kythira was once considered all but inaccessible. Though it's still remote...more
At the risk of sounding pedantic, pronounce it with a short "o," NOS-us, and keep in mind that this site is not a faithful re-creation but an amateur...more
The legendary home port of Homer's Odysseus, this tiny island draws few tourists apart from yachties who've stepped off their pleasure boats in the ports of...more
Yes, summer can still be backpacker bedlam on this isle of crazed repute. But like many backpackers of summers past, Ios is growing up. Witness it best just out...more
Athens's nicest, nearest beach is found in the pleasant resort area of Glyfada. It's accessible by tram (get off at the Paralia Glyfadas stop), and packed with...more
While the Phoenician translation, meaning dry, rocky place, certainly fits, those overly prosaic ancients appear to have missed the characteristics of...more
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