Tom Hanks bought a villa in Antiparos 15 years ago and it somehow remains one of Greece’s best kept secrets. Less than 2,000 residents live on the Greek island year-round, spanned across a stretch of land approximately 17 square miles long. With whitewashed buildings, cobblestone streets and blue doors framed by bougainvillea trees, Antiparos is a haven untouched by the influx of tourists to the Cycladic Islands and one of the few places where you…

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Anafiotika is a hidden wonder inside the bustling metropolis that is Athens. It’s hard to believe a place like this even exists–a slice of the Greek Islands that is a veritable oasis amidst city noise, concrete and graffiti. Yet somehow, despite a financial crisis, increasing urbanization and lack of government funding, Anafiotika is still going strong, retaining its distinct identify and thriving as the best little-known spot in Greece’s capital. RELATED POST: HOW TO SPEND…

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It’s that time of year where tourists and residents alike flock to the Greek Islands, and there’s no better way to island hop than by ferry. For those visiting the big names of Santorini, Mykonos or Rhodes, you can easily get to the islands by plane and bypass the ferry process altogether if you so choose. But for smaller, more remote islands like Tom Hank’s home of Antiparos, you have no choice but to join…

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There have are 14 World Wonders (7 old and 7 new) and somehow, for some reason, the Parthenon in Athens has been left off both lists. Considering this ancient city was built in the 5th Century B.C., that’s a major snub. Nevertheless, that which we call a world wonder by any other name is still as sweet, and there’s no denying that a visit to the Acropolis is a singular and awe-inspiring experience. Throughout the years, this holy…

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Just five hours north of Athens by train lies a real-life Game of Thrones location, with 6 working monasteries built on top of impossibly shaped rocks. Welcome to Meteora, Greece. While the landscape may seem familiar, having served as the motivation for the fictional city of Eyrie, very few people are actually aware that Meteora exists. This is because the resident monks are doing their very best to keep the site a secret. After all, their…

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