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  • Amongst monks on Mount Athos, Greece

    Amongst monks on Mount Athos, Greece

    April 25th, 2014Marc Perry
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    In search of the spiritual side of Greece – and perhaps himself – Marc Perry discovers the trials and tranquility of the lives of Mount Athos’s monks. The ferry to Mount Athos is a serene, sedate affair. Women are left behind, as black-clad, bearded monks and priests finger rosary beads and contemplate the steep rise... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in May

    The best places to visit in May

    March 13th, 2014Stephen Keeling
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    May is the perfect time to travel in the northern hemisphere. With the weather warming up, fewer tourists and lower prices than the peak summer months, the beaches of the Caribbean and the Med are prime targets, but there’s plenty going on elsewhere. From New Orleans jazz to a whale shark festival in Australia, here... Read more »

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  • 25 breaks for bookworms

    25 breaks for bookworms

    October 28th, 2013Eleanor Aldridge
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  • The best places to go in autumn – the editors’ picks

    The best places to go in autumn – the editors’ picks

    September 24th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • The best places to visit in October

    The best places to visit in October

    September 23rd, 2013Shafik Meghji
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    As autumn looms in the north and spring is blossoming in the south, October is a beautiful month around the world. From the last of that European sunshine, to the wacky festivities of Halloween in the USA, here are the best places to visit in October. Watch nature’s giants, Península Valdés, Argentina Every year, between... Read more »

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  • Conquering Mount Olympus, Greece

    Conquering Mount Olympus, Greece

    August 13th, 2013Lucy Kane
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    Work off that moussaka with a hike up the most monumental of the Greek mountains – Mount Olympus. Soaring to 2920m, the mountain is swathed in mysticism and majesty, mainly due to its reputation as the home of the Ancient Greek gods. Reaching the peak isn’t something you can achieve in an afternoon – you’ll... Read more »

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  • Classical drama at Epidavros theatre, Greece

    Classical drama at Epidavros theatre, Greece

    August 12th, 2013Martin Dunford
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    There’s no better place to experience classical drama than the ancient theatre at Epidavros, just outside the pretty harbour town of Nafplio in the Greek Peloponnese. Dating back to the fourth century BC, it seats 14,000 people and is known above all for its extraordinary acoustics – as guides regularly demonstrate, you can hear a... Read more »

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  • Hot coals for Constantine, Greece

    Hot coals for Constantine, Greece

    August 7th, 2013Natasha Foges
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    In a handful of sleepy farming villages in northern Greece, the fire-walking ritual is an annual celebration of a thirteenth-century miracle, when locals rescued icons from a burning church – without being burned themselves. By nightfall, the towering bonfire in the main square has dwindled to glowing embers. Every light is put out and all... Read more »

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  • Island-hopping on the Aegean, Greece

    Island-hopping on the Aegean, Greece

    August 5th, 2013Site Editor
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    There’s an indefinable scent that, in an instant, brings the Greek islands vividly to mind. A mixture, perhaps, of thyme-covered slopes cooling overnight and the more prosaic smells of the port, of fish and octopus, overlaid with the diesel exhaust of the ferry that’s carrying you there. A moment at night when you can sense approaching land but not... Read more »

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  • The 20 best beaches in Greece

    The 20 best beaches in Greece

    July 3rd, 2013Site Editor
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    With thousands of islands to choose from, Greece can be an intimidating place to start looking for your next beach break. Don’t be put off though, as the nation has more than a lot to offer, whether you’re island-hopping or just looking for the perfect setting to unwind. From the busy, iconic bays to the... Read more »

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  • Overlooked World Heritage Sites

    Overlooked World Heritage Sites

    May 23rd, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Ten perfect birdwatching trips

    Ten perfect birdwatching trips

    April 29th, 2013Site Editor
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    Few travel moments illicit such a thrill as catching sight of a rare or beautiful bird emerging from its natural habitat. Here are a few of our favourite birdwatching holidays, from pigeons in Mauritius, to birds of paradise in New Guinea. Live among the birds of prey at Dadia, Greece As you begin the hour-long... Read more »

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