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There’s so much more to Greece than sun and sea. If you’ve been inspired by the Olympics to take a more active holiday, here are seven of the best Greek islands where you indulge your sportier side while you work on your tan. From climbing to paragliding to sailing, here’s an island with your name on it. Read more
It is said to be the world’s first weather station, to date back more than 2,000 years, and to have been used by merchants to tell the time – even in darkness. Read more
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The morning after my first visit to Kava, a recently opened Greek “neo-taverna” in the South End, I went to the market to buy tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, red, yellow, and green bell peppers, Kalamata olives, capers, feta cheese, and oregano. Read more
Greece has been producing wine for 6,500 years, with at least 200 varietals coming out of the country today. And yet most wine drinkers don’t know the Roditis grape from the Moschofilero. But Greek wines are increasingly moving into the mainstream here and around the country. The most recent figures show exports to the U.S. up 39 percent over the last five years. Read more
The second we landed, the passengers on my flight from New York to Athens were so anxious to exit the plane that someone’s fedora popped off in the crush and got flattened like a Frisbee. “They’re all racing to the islands,” the flight attendant told me, and when I sauntered into the airport I could see the itchy mob running for their connecting flights to Santorini and Mykonos, Paxos and Naxos. I was taking my time, though, because I was headed to the Peloponnese peninsula, the mainland outlier that too many travelers skip for the lure of those islands. Read more
The star of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” and Bridgewater native talks about her Greek upbringing and spending weekends at the mall. Read more