How skateboarders have reclaimed an abandoned Olympic stadium in Athens

Although Olympic stadiums are erected amid great jubilation, many fall into disuse and disrepair soon after the Games finish. In Athens, however, skaters are reclaiming abandoned spaces, and helping to invite young refugees into the community.

How to make the perfect spanakopita

This filo pie is a Greek classic, and while you’ll often find feta inside, spinach is the real star. 

Five Greek wines to try, from muscat to moschofilero

With a long tradition of viticulture and hundreds of native grape varieties, Greece should be the word when it comes to wine.
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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. 

Watch a massive cruise sheep squeeze through Greece's infamous Corinth Canal

Mesmerising footage shows the ancient waterway allows passage with as little as one metre on each side.

Five chic new hotels in Athens, Greece

Athens may be known as the European city that never sleeps, but a flurry of alluring hotel openings suggests this reputation may be about to change. We round up five places to bed down in the Greek capital.

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.

Hiking to Zagori's storied Dragon Lake in Greece's mountainous north west

In Epirus, the country’s wild northwestern state, a snaking five-mile trail rises above the stone-built villages of Zagori to reach the fabled Drakolimni, twin alpine lakes dating to the last ice age. 

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. 

A road trip through the Mani, a literary Greek landscape suspended in time

Maniot life has remained largely unchanged for centuries — so claimed author Patrick Leigh Fermor, who made the Peloponnese peninsula his home. Its wild vistas, mythical sites and quiet villages make for an epic road trip following in his footsteps.

What they're eating in Athens

Japanese-Peruvian dishes, slow-cooked rabbit and pistachio mousse are all on offer in the Greek capital. Here are six unmissable dishes — and the innovative restaurants that created them — to seek out on your next trip.

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