Travel and Adventure

An Insider's Guide to the Best of Greece

Here's the top food, history, and beaches in the birthplace of democracy.Saturday, June 23, 2018

By Christopher Vourlias
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Hellenic greatness, both real and imagined, is as much a foundation stone of Greek identity as Aristotle and the Acropolis, and close to a decade of economic free fall hasn’t dampened the appeal of Greece’s turquoise bays, seaside cafés, and ancient ruins. From Athens’ art galleries to Cycladic beaches to Santorini’s famous Assyrtiko wine, here are an insider’s tips to the best this Mediterranean playground has to offer.

Go with Nat Geo: Just outside of UNESCO Global Geopark Vikos-Aoos, stay at Aristi Mountain Resort and Villas.