International Travel

Why You’ll Fall in Love with Fall in Greece

Many travelers dream about spending their summers in Greece, meaning peak season is tourist central.

Fall in Greece, on the other hand, is an appealing alternative to battling the summer crowds. Visitors can still enjoy the best this stunning Mediterranean country has to offer without the long lines and overinflated prices.

In fact, according to Frommer’s, September to mid-October is one of the best times to visit Greece.

International Travel

Top Instagram Spots in Assos Village, Kefalonia

Assos village in Kefalonia, Greece is an Instagrammer’s dream.

This relatively undiscovered paradise offers content creators unique vantage points and plenty of opportunities to stand out on the gram.

You’ll appreciate how easy this uncrowded village is to explore and photograph. Gone are the days of waking up obscenely early or competing with throngs of tourists to capture those Insta-worthy shots.

International Travel

Assos Village: The Only Guide You Need for Kefalonia’s Hidden Gem

Assos village literally took my breath away when I first saw it online. Not long after, this picturesque village inspired a second trip to Greece, my favorite country to date.

The idyllic Greek gem is located on a small, horseshoe-shaped peninsula in Northwestern Kefalonia and home to about one hundred inhabitants.

With an air of a bygone age, Assos seduces visitors with lush forests, turquoise waters, colorful homes, and everlasting bougainvillea.

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Picturesque Agia Pelagia: A Gateway to Two Popular Cretan Cities

Agia Pelagia is one of the most beautiful fishing villages on the northern coast of Crete, similar to Fiskardo, Kefalonia.

Albeit beautiful, tranquil Agia Pelagia is a bit more limited with excursions compared to Chania, where we began our Cretan journey.

However, this laidback village provides the perfect gateway for exploring Heraklion and Rethymno, two of Crete’s most popular cities.

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A Taste of Northern Crete: 5 Fun Things to Do in Chania

Crete’s second largest city seduces visitors with stunning harbor views, delicious cuisine, and breathtaking beaches. Needless to say, it doesn’t take much effort to find fun things to do in Chania.

Unsurprisingly, I fell under this harbor city’s spell in just three short days.

To enjoy your own tantalizing taste of Northern Crete, here are five fun things to do in Chania.

International Travel

Your Greek Getaway Guide to Fiskardo Kefalonia

Although Kefalonia is the largest Ionian island, intimate Fiskardo feels remote compared to touristy Santorini or lively Mykonos.

While this storybook village is a far cry from the more popular destinations in Greece, it still has plenty to offer.

Fiskardo Kefalonia is actually a favorite amongst celebrities, including Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Madonna.

After one visit, it was easy to see why this adorable village has stolen hearts with its old-world charm.

International Travel, Places, Travel Planning

From Athens to Delphi, Greece’s Hidden Gem

Full disclosure: Athens wasn’t what I was expecting. There, I said it.

Frankly, it had been so completely hyped up that when I got there, I found myself asking: “This is it?”

In all fairness, I had just come down from the high of Santorini, admittedly a tough act to follow.

But just the same, it took a little more digging around to understand what the appeal of Athens was all about.

International Food, Places

Confessions of a Non-Foodie in Greece

There’s nothing like traveling – especially to the Mediterranean – to remind you to slow down and enjoy eating.

For many, this will not be groundbreaking.

In fact, plenty of people already enjoy food on a daily basis, never feeling the need to go overseas for it.

I am not one of those people.

That’s not to say that I went to Greece to learn to appreciate food – it wasn’t even on my radar.

International Travel, Places, Travel Planning

From Sightseeing to Solitude: Where to Stay on Santorini

It’s not hard to see why thousands of tourists flock to Santorini each year. This famous Greek island is known for its charming, picturesque towns, breathtaking views, and stunning sunsets.

However, due to the island’s immense popularity, Santorini can become incredibly crowded, particularly in the high season (June – August). This can make booking accommodations difficult – especially if you want to avoid the throngs of tourists.