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  • 11 tips for travelling in Greece

    11 tips for travelling in Greece

    May 6th, 2016Nick Edwards
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    Although the news has been full of negative stories about the financial and immigrant crises which have engulfed Greece in recent years, there are still many reasons to visit this delightful country. From its stunning beaches and superb mountain scenery to great food and, above all, its warm Hellenic welcome. Here, co-author of the Rough Guide to Greece,... Read more »

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  • Greek food: 11 delicious dishes you need to try

    Greek food: 11 delicious dishes you need to try

    March 15th, 2016Esme Fox
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    Greeks love their food. They love to eat and love to feed others; this is one place you’re guaranteed never to feel hungry. Unlike the typical British or American three square meals a day, the Greeks eat up to five times a day. Greek food uses mainly fresh local ingredients such as Mediterranean vegetables, olive... Read more »

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  • This summer you can hire a sandcastle butler

    This summer you can hire a sandcastle butler

    July 16th, 2015Colt St. George
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    You’ve dug a moat, successfully sculpted a mound higher than your knees and managed to drizzle a viscous mixture of sand and salt water over the château spires (for that drippy je ne sais quoi) – then some rogue child bulldozes your beach creation back to oblivion. Well, it was never as good as it... Read more »

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  • Scaling the Metéora: the monastic mountains of Greece

    Scaling the Metéora: the monastic mountains of Greece

    June 2nd, 2015Ros Walford
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    Not for those without a head for heights: Rough Guides editor Ros Walford conquers one of the cliffs of the Metéora.  This is no ordinary day. I’m dangling by a rope from a vertical rock face in mainland Greece. All around me are towers of sandstone, jutting from a wide plain – carved by water... Read more »

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  • This Greek beach looks like it’s on another planet

    This Greek beach looks like it’s on another planet

    May 29th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Dotting the southern Agean, the Cyclades (Kykládhes) are one of the best places in Greece’s for island-hopping. But it’s not all the crystal-clear seas and golden beaches that you might expect. On volcanic Milos, a geologically diverse island known for its unusual rock formations and geothermal springs, the spectacular shorelines are characterized by multicoloured rocks and volcanically heated sand. Sarakiniko, in particular, is astonishing.... Read more »

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  • The best beaches in Crete, Greece

    The best beaches in Crete, Greece

    April 23rd, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Crete has easily the longest summers in Greece, and there are plenty of beaches with which to fill those long, lazy summer days. Whether you’re into watersports, skinny dipping or good old-fashioned sunbathing, the island almost certainly has a stretch of sand to suit your tastes. Elafonísi Elafonísi Beach comes as an exotic shock. The... Read more »

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  • 5 of the best Greek islands

    5 of the best Greek islands

    March 25th, 2015Nick Edwards
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    Greece offers well over two hundred inhabited islands of all shapes and sizes, set like gems in the sparkling Ionian and Aegean seas – so you’re really spoilt for choice when planning a visit. Former resident and Rough Guide to Greece author Nick Edwards picks five of the best Greek islands for exploration. For archaeology:... Read more »

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  • The best hostels in Europe

    The best hostels in Europe

    March 4th, 2015Site Editor
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    Taken from the Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget, here’s our pick of the best hostels in Europe. Europe presents an irresistible challenge to the budget traveller. From London’s Royal Parks and Amsterdam’s canals to İstanbul’s Grand Bazaar and the Berlin Wall, just getting tangled up in its sights is a huge draw –... Read more »

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  • 20 places to get utterly lost

    20 places to get utterly lost

    October 23rd, 2014Keith Drew
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  • Around the world in 20 dances

    Around the world in 20 dances

    October 16th, 2014Neil McQuillian
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  • Roughing it by container ship from Athens to Hong Kong

    Roughing it by container ship from Athens to Hong Kong

    October 13th, 2014Rebecca Hall
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    Rebecca Hall takes the long way round: thirty seven days from Athens to Hong Kong via ports in Italy & Spain by container ship. “You’ll certainly have to lock your cabin door at night.” “You’ll have to sleep in a container like refugees do.” “And you’ll probably get taken hostage.” These are a selection of... Read more »

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  • 20 destinations to see before they disappear

    20 destinations to see before they disappear

    September 11th, 2014Greg Dickinson
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