Albania was sealed off to foreigners for almost the entirety of the Cold War. With democracy came an influx of visitors from the rest of the world. No one knew quite what to expect. But getting to the pristine beaches of the Albanian Riviera is not an easy task.
The leading political lights in Europe -- Messrs. Hollande, Valls and Macron in France and Mr. Renzi in Italy -- are raising a big stink about fiscal austerity. They don't like it. And now Greece has jumped on the anti-austerity bandwagon.
Suddenly, people all around the world know of the island that my father was from. Ikaria, an island in eastern Greece close to the Turkish border,...
Ikaria's remoteness helped shape a culture of solidarity, self-reliance, and, to use a catchphrase of the day, mindfulness.
Our time could easily become another dark age. Christianity and Islam are hovering over each other, fighting global crusades in the Middle East. The horror of the Middle East is played out in the context of an even larger horror: the globalization of ruthless business practices threatening our Mother Earth.
Since mid-August, Greece has been living the discovery of the tomb of Amphipolis as if following a daily soap-opera, with the public at large mesmerized by the constantly updating developments of the excavation.
Evanthia Condakes left a few days ago to journey to her beloved husband, Leo, with whom she lived a life centered on Orthodoxy, Hellenism and family a...
When our son was born, my husband and I decided to make a concerted effort to expose him to as many different languages, cultures, religions, foods, historical sites and natural wonders as possible early in life as we believed that it would be beneficial for his development.
Amid the degeneration and loss of freedom and wellbeing of millions, an ember of civility and civilization in the form of a video entitled "The Greek Secret" has emerged. It is sweeping around the world.
I admit that it's plausible for a 48-year-old woman to transform herself at will from an invisible hag into a noticed and admired woman, but when you're 60, or 70 (as I am) you're permanently in the 'invisible' category, unless you're, say, Joan Collins or Jane Fonda.
Maybe your partner likes to sleep in until noon when you want to visit museums. Maybe your partner has a bigger budget. Or maybe, he just snores!
The power of your elected office, combined with a strong dose of moral courage on your part, can be harnessed to trigger a national dialogue. And once people start talking and reflecting, the layers of bigotry will gradually fall away.
While I thoroughly recommend spending as much time as possible in Santorini, sometimes all you have is the option of one day. If you find yourself island hopping throughout Greece, here is your itinerary for exploring Oia, on the island of Santorini.
As an avid traveler, I pride myself on my sense of being in the moment with each new journey and destination. Yet the second my camera, the proof of "how much fun I was having" was lost, I became inconsolable. It forced the unpleasant question of the motivation behind my travel.
I laughed nonstop with my girlfriends about old stories from childhood and college. We all got chased by the aggressive but entertaining resident parrot, Tardu, and screamed when we found giant spiders dangling above our beds.