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top tips for your first trip to the Greek isle

Santorini is the supermodel of the Greek islands, a head-turner whose face is instantly recognizable around the world: multicolored cliffs soar out of a sea-drowned volcanic crater, topped by whitewashed buildings. With its reputation for dazzling panoramas, romantic sunsets and volcanic-sand beaches, it’s hardly surprising Santorini features on so many travelers’ bucket lists. There’s …

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Tips for hiking in Greece

Spring (April to May) is the best time for hiking. The countryside is green and fresh from the winter rains, and carpeted with wildflowers. Autumn (September to October) is also a good time. Several companies run organized treks. The biggest is Trekking Hellas which offers a variety of hikes ranging from a …

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here’s our pick of Greece’s best hikes

When it comes to hiking, Greece has something for every kind of walker. The mainland boasts well-maintained routes that meander around olive groves and run through dramatic gorges, while on the country’s islands you’ll find ancient kalderimia (cobbled or flagstone paths dating back to Byzantine times) connecting sleepy villages with beautiful sandy coves. Encompassing …

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Greek islands planning to vaccinate island residents against COVID-19 to encourage the return of tourism

They’re known for their beauty and are filled with history and adventure, all of which make the Greek islands very popular visitor destinations. Now, the country is planning to vaccinate island residents against COVID-19 to encourage the return of tourism. Greece is stepping up island vaccinations as it aims to open to international visitors on May 15. …

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Greece opens beaches as international visitors return on May 15

Ahead of its general reopening to international visitors on May 15, Greece has reorganized how its beaches will operate. It will also be throwing open the doors of its museums, open-air cinemas and theaters later this month. Beaches with organised tourism activities have introduced new rules as part of the country’s social distancing measures. Beach …

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