Local Knowledge

  • Discovered in 1897, the blue caves at the northern tip of Zante in the Ionian Sea are famous for their stunning shade of blue seas and rock formations. Zante, with its natural marine park, is also the most important loggerhead turtle nesting area in the Mediterranean.
  • Known through the ages as the home of the literary hero Odysseus, Ithaki (or Ithaka) offers the Cave of the Nymphs and the medieval Monastery of the Archangels at Perahori, as well as several unspoiled villages worth visiting.
  • Athens – the capital of Greece – is built around the Acropolis and the pinnacled crag of Mount Lycabettus, which the goddess Athena was said to have dropped from the heavens as a bulwark to defend the city. The New Acropolis Museum covers 25,000 square meters, more than half of which is exhibition space.
  • Hydra is known for its beautiful architecture and landscape as well as its vibrant nightlife. Yet the island has banned cars as a means of transportation and instead uses donkeys and other working animals for transportation.
  • Archaeological findings indicate that the beautiful island of Spetses has been inhabited since about 2500 BC during the Early Bronze Age – also known as the first Hellenic Era.
  • Easter is one of the most festive times to visit Greece, where hard-boiled eggs typically are colored red to represent the blood of Christ.