As Greece slides further into the unknown, many European travel companies are reportedly preparing for the country to exit the eurozone. Yesterday the government announced new elections to be held in June after efforts to hammer out a new government failed this week. Thomas Cook, and other major travel players, are preparing for the eventuality of a Greek withdrawal.
In recent years, Eastern Europe has gained popularity among the most fashionable summer destinations, becoming an elegant fusion of history, culture and sexy beaches.
Seven years after the roof of Santorini’s Akrotiri archaeological site fell, killing a British tourist, the Bronze Age wonder has reopened to the public. This prehistoric town, called by many the “Pompeii of the Aegean”, was for centuries buried beneath tons of volcanic ash. On Wednesday, visitors were once again allowed in to see one of the world’s lost wonders.
Private Jet Central, the global jet charter company, has recently made public its intention to supplement the number of aircraft now available on its London-Athens route.
Symi still retains its traditional island way of life.The island is covered with oregano, sage and thyme. You can smell the distinct aroma of these herbs just about anywhere you go.
With their sun-kissed sandy beaches, sparkling sapphire seas and all manner of historical and mythological attractions to explore, the Greek islands are easily one of the most idyllic holiday destinations in Europe.
Argophilia Travel News has selected ten of the most interesting and diverse events in Eastern Europe to help you choose a destination for 2012.
As Greece’s well documented austerity measures begin to take their toll on a near desperate population, a growing number of people in the country are beginning to suffer from a somewhat unexpected side-effect… Gold Fever. Reports of Greeks heading for the hills in search of lost loot abound today on the web. Sunken cities, Nazi gold, even grave-robbing across the Bulgaria frontier, all that remains for some Greeks is prayer.
No visit to any exotic foreign country would be complete without taking the time to fully appreciate the art of the region. In particular, folk art can be fascinating as it sheds light on the beliefs and way of life of a group of people.
Our guest author, Eli Smith, takes a look at the oft ignored lives of women in Sparta.
Greece’s iconic landmarks will be managed under a singular brand, called “Monuments and Museums of Greece.” In addition, all Greek museum and tourists sites will comply with unified standards.
Our guest author, Laura Cole, takes you in a virtual (and visual) journey through five of the most iconic destinations in Greece: Myrtos Beach; breathtaking Santorini; Icaria; Athens and Thessaloniki.