Greece


Deep Mani, Greece, coast
Deep Mani/Katie Hammel

The Peloponnese Peninsula, a few hours’ drive west from Athens, is undiscovered Greece at its best. There are quiet mountaintop towns, historic cities, ancient ruins, soft sand beaches, and a growing wine scene. The two things it lacks: tourist crowds an exorbitant prices. The Peloponnese figures prominently in Greek... Read More

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Greek islands
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From the whitewashed Cyclades to the history-rich Dodecanese, Greece’s 227 inhabited islands are pretty much all paradise. But with so many choices, travelers face a tough decision: which will it be? Here’s how to tell which Greek island is right for you, and what it means for your budget. THE... Read More

Athens, Greece, Acropolis

If you want to travel to Greece, now is a great time to book — but you have to act fast. Through today only, 5-star Emirates is offering discounts on round-trip, non-stop flights from Newark to Athens when you book for multiple people. Start gathering your friends: Economy rates start... Read More

Santorini/iStock
Santorini/iStock

Santorini is known as the most romantic island in Greece, and with good reason. Whitewashed buildings rise up from the sparkling blue sea, candlelit taverns overlook the ocean, and the golden sunsets in Oia are events worthy of an audience. Of course, Santorini’s beauty and popularity mean it’s also... Read More

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Santorini, Greece, blue and white churches
Oia, Santorini/iStock

There’s a reason Santorini attracts more than two million tourists each year — the white-and-blue washed island in the Greek Cyclades is basically heaven on earth. But it’s also about twice as expensive as Athens, with hotel prices in the summer climbing to $250, on average, per night. Never... Read More

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Rethymno, Crete/iStock
Rethymno, Crete/iStock

When it comes to European-style romance, Venice and Paris often hog the spotlight. And while no one disagrees that those cities are made for love and lovers, small-town Europe offers some of the best places to stroll, watch a sunset, or canoodle with your better half. Just don’t get... Read More

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 Crete/flickr/Emmanuel Eragne
Crete/flickr/Emmanuel Eragne

It’s easy to fall in love with Crete: From the Venetian architecture of Chania to the Minoan ruins at Knossos, and the beauty of its secluded white sand beaches, Greece’s largest island is brimming with breathtaking vistas, rich culture, and some of the best food in the country. And the best part — you don’t have to spend a... Read More

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 Black Forest/flickr/Roman Boed
Black Forest/flickr/Roman Boed

We’ve already made the case for why traveling through Europe by rail often beats booking with the budget airlines. But if that wasn’t enough to convince you, we think that images of some of the most beautiful train routes, all bookable with a Eurail pass, will seal the deal. The... Read More

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Singapore National Orchid Gardens/Christina Garofalo
Singapore National Orchid Gardens/Christina Garofalo

With nearly 30,000 known species, the Orchid Family comprises the largest plant species in the world — and new kinds are still being discovered every few months, including three last fall near Machu Picchu. Though orchids are associated with the tropics, they live on nearly every continent and in every climate — from the marshes of... Read More

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Caesar Augustus
Hotel Caesar Augustus

Sometimes, all you want to do on vacation is to kick back and enjoy the view. We don’t blame you. For sweeping, panoramic views, vacation on the edge — literally. These five amazing cliffside hotels will take your breath away. ... Read More

Santorini, Greece Coastline
Darren Murph

The Greece default crisis has been all over the news in past weeks. If it feels as if you’ve heard this before, it’s because you have. In 2010, Greece was saved from financial ruin by bailouts courtesy of the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund. In the... Read More

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Santorini, Greece - Susan B. Barnes
Susan B. Barnes

Just when we thought we couldn’t love Eurail any more, it decided to add a new ferry program to its roster. Travelers who land in Greece (perhaps by way of Italy) will now have a much easier time getting off the coast to the surrounding islands, thanks to the new Attica Pass. ... Read More

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Azamara Club Cruises

Did you know that people care far more about port stops on a cruise than they do days at sea? Or that there’s such a thing as port stop overkill? We caught up with Claudius Docekal, who oversees all itineraries as Azamara Club Cruises’ Head of Deployment, to find... Read More

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venice - st marks - san marco - anna fox - 620

Flight: booked. Hotel: reserved. Language podcasts: Completed. What else do you need to prepare before jetting off on vacation? Most of us would probably never think that feeding pigeons in parts of Venice could get us fined as much as our plane tickets there cost. Likewise, while we always leave... Read More

Absolutely Chicago Segway

A Segway tour is a great way to get an overview of a new city or region. You’ll cover more ground than you would on foot, and your guide can teach you about the local history, suggest restaurants, and refer you to other great tours in the area. Plus... Read More