The Saronic Chamber Music Festival, an annual meeting for an international ensemble of world-class musicians, is returning for the sixth year with concerts on the islands of Galatas, Spetses, Hydra, Poros, and for the first time, Kythera.
Greek Independence Day, the national holiday celebrated annually in Greece on March 25, is on Friday, giving all of us an automatic long weekend! According to a recent survey, Thessaloniki is the top choice of Greek travellers.
Greece is steadily growing into a leading destination for those ready to tie the knot, with all the more resorts and boutique hotels across the country and on its isles ready to offer everything from legal arrangements to the best cake.
The “Hydra Opsis" photo exhibit featuring the work of Greek photographer Tassos Venetsanopoulos will open on September 5 and run through to November 1 at the Historical Archives - Museum of Hydra (IAMY).
Lonely Planet has recommended 10 Greek locations, which have been the perfect backdrop for many Hollywood blockbusters, as holiday hotspots for its readers: "Pick a few and plan your trip, tracing the footsteps of the stars."
Russian television station "TV Zvezda" in Moscow recently aired a feature on the beloved donkeys and mules found on the Greek island of Hydra. TV Zvezda is one of the largest Russian TV channels and counts some 17 million viewers.
At about one hour away from the port of Piraeus and equally accessible by land, Poros, part of the Saronic Gulf islands along with Salamina, Aegina, Agistri, Hydra and Spetses, is an idyllic weekend destination for Greeks and visitors alike.
Hydra is an island known all over the world for its picturesque town - the subject of innumerable paintings - and for being a cosmopolitan holiday destination and choice of summer home for writers, artists, and refined jet-setters since the 50s.
"The sun-soaked island of Hydra has long inspired artists and intellectuals from Henry Miller to Leonard Cohen, and even today with the influx of art stars and yachting billionaires, its unspoiled charm remains intact."
The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is planning to promote the Saronic Gulf as a single tourism destination to Greeks and international travelers in order to boost arrivals to its several islands such as Hydra, Poros, Aegina and Spetses.
Greeks and tourists visiting Athens that used the metro at Syntagma last week had the chance to get informed on many Greek tourism destinations, taste local products and attend a series of local cultural events at the 4th Greek Tourism Destinations & Traditions Expo.