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Stressed? Enjoy this relaxing flight through Europe’s skies

Take time out for a scenic, soothing flight across some of the continent's most beautiful places – courtesy of the National Geographic show Europe From Above. 

Three weekend getaways in the Peloponnese, Greece

History, culture and classic Greek hospitality abound in these three scenic Peloponnese coastal towns — and each can be discovered over a weekend.

Five of the best farm stays in Greece

Whether it’s learning the art of beekeeping or spinning wool at a working sheep farm, guests are encouraged to get their hands dirty at these farms with accommodation too — ranging from stays in the Peloponnese to the Central Macedonian region.

The inside guide to Thessaloniki, Greece’s offbeat second city

Greece’s quirky second city sat at the heart of great empires for two millennia. Today, it offers up historic sites alongside some of the country’s best nightlife and cuisine.

How to explore the winelands of Naoussa, in northern Greece

In the hills of Central Macedonia, the vineyards of Naoussa are where the highly prized Xinomavro wine is produced. Here, we delve into the wine’s reputation and look at three estates that are well worth a visit. 

Exploring Delphi, the heart of ancient Greece

Once a sanctuary dedicated to the god Apollo, Delphi is more than the sum of its showstopping ruins. Perched high above the Gulf of Corinth, it’s dotted with extraordinary details that mark it as the true heart of the ancient cosmos.

How to experience Athens' food scene in one day

Carolina Doriti, a chef, recipe developer and culinary tour guide from Athens, describes her perfect gastronomic day in the capital.

How to explore the three scenic peninsulas of Halkidiki, Greece

Jutting southwards into the Aegean like Poseidon’s trident are the three peninsulas of Halkidiki, a popular weekend escape from Thessaloniki. Each stretch of land has a unique character, together forming a microcosm of the mainland’s charms. 
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The pull of the Peloponnese: why now is the time to visit mainland Greece

With a combination of nature, culture, sun and sea to rival Greece’s many islands, the Peloponnese peninsula may just be the perfect spot for an autumn break. Head there now while the weather’s still balmy but crowds have thinned.

Exploring Crete by car: your one-week road trip itinerary

With sleepy villages, golden beaches and picturesque landscapes around every corner, Crete – Greece’s largest island – is the perfect place for a road trip.

Meet the makers: the Greek co-op putting traditional spoon sweets on the map

In Vizitsa, one of the Greek villages that have dotted Mount Pelion’s slopes since antiquity, the women-run Esperides Co-operative uses the region's abundant orchards to create traditional Greek spoon sweets with a secret local ingredient. 

Notes from an author: Victoria Hislop on Thessaloniki

There are traces of fascinating history to be found in the streets of Greece’s second city — if you keep your eyes peeled.

Photo story: rural traditions in Kefalonia

Traditions cling to this Ionian island like the gnarled olive trees that hang from its limestone cliffs and frame its legendary beaches.

Breaking bread: on the trail of tradition in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is Greece’s gastronomic heart, a melting pot city that’s constantly evolving. But when it comes to Greek cooking, some things aren’t to be messed with — no matter how modern life gets.
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Nine Greek islands for globetrotting gastronomes

Greek island-hopping has long been a favourite traveller pastime, but it’s well worth factoring in the local gastronomy to get the most out of each stop. Here are 9 islands famous for their food.
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Athens: 10 new ways to experience this ancient city

From an interactive geological museum to a minimalist multi-storey space with works from up-and-coming Greek artists, there’s far more to Athens than ancient monuments.

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