Travel writers explore Crete’s food, culture, hikes, history, hotels & landscapes

Top photo: Mountains rise behind Agia Roumeli, a seaside village at the foot of the Samaria Gorge. Bottom picture: an artist sketches at the Minoan-era Palace of Knossos near Heraklion. The gorge and palace are two of the top visitor attractions on Crete, the biggest island in Greece. Big destination: If you’ve got your sights … Read more

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – the History of a Landmark

It is impossible today to picture the area between Parliament and Syntagma Square without it. It is a monument so intrinsically associated with the image of Athens and its Parliament building that it is hard to imagine the amount of controversy It sparked in its day, starting from its inception, moving on to the competition … Read more

Crossing 600 years of history at the Kremasti bridge on Lesvos

The arched stone Kremasti bridge spans a stream in bucolic countryside near the town of Agia Paraskevi on Lesvos Walking back centuries: Unlike the other two tourist couples that showed up within moments of our own arrival, we did cross the Kremasti bridge when we got to it. We couldn’t pass up the rare opportunity … Read more