Ghosts, Legends and a Glimpse of Atlantis in Santorini

On Santorini, the village folk tell stories of ghosts. Old men sipping ouzo in the tavernas say they’ve heard the music of Pan’s pipes and the clicking of little hooves in the branches of the plane trees. There is a feeling that something mysterious lingered behind after the great explosion that destroyed Santorini during the Bronze Age, and you can’t question the superstitions of the ... Read Full Article

Santorini Roasted Lamb Recipe: Eating Greek with the Ravenous Traveler

Selene Lamb

  As if Greek food alone weren’t enough of a reason to visit Greece, 2013 is the Year of Gastronomy on the island of Santorini, where the Selene Restaurant  offers cooking classes to ravenous travelers. With the recent economic and political turmoil driving down prices and keeping less-adventurous travelers away, this is the perfect year to visit Greece: the country is as safe as can be; ... Read Full Article

A Guide to the Most Popular Islands in Greece

  To enter the world of the Greek islands is to enter a time-tested sanctuary decorated with sharp cliffs, lazy seas, perfectly bronzed bodies, and warm smiles. People take their time. There is no where to be, because you are already there. The sun keeps you inside for a long lunch and siesta, and when the sun begins to relax, the beaches fill up and the parties begin. Hedonism is more ... Read Full Article

Sensuous Santorini, Greece

Thira Town

A low, white stucco wall holds me back from a thousand-foot drop into the Aegean Sea. White buildings pile atop each other, tumbling toward the water. I can lean out over the wall and look down, past the rounded blue roofs and jumbles of white houses, and see the cruise ships idling in the harbor. Thira is the largest town on Santorini, and its spectacular setting attracts many visitors ... Read Full Article

The Greek Isles: Spectacular Santorini

Hundreds of islands dot the Aegean Sea, and who wouldn't love to visit them all? But time-wary travelers have to choose, so we chose Santorini, Mykonos, and Naxos in the spring, when the air is fresh but warm and we could avoid high-season crowds and prices. John and I sailed to Santorini (also called Thira) on the catamaran FlyingCat4, not as atmospheric as taking the ferry, but a lot faster. ... Read Full Article