Tourism in Greece

VOLCANIC interruptions

The sea is bubbling off the pebbly southern shore of Kos, and a small but noisy crowd of people are bathing in a patch of shallow water marked out by stones. What's going on?

Thursday, 7 June, 2012, 12:00am


Rarely do the dates of a film festival coincide with one of the most crucial periods in contemporary history of the country that organises it. However, this is exactly what happened at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival this year.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Hi pup fans

This week, I'm going to take you back in time, way back in time, to an era of gods and goddesses, philosophers and Eureka. Well, back to May 1, anyway. I flew to Athens, one of the world's oldest cities - a real journey back in time.

14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

A place in the sun

Discovering the island of Samos, the birthplace of mathematician Pythagoras, proves that not every island in the Aegean is a modern Greek tragedy.

31 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Semiramis Hotel, Athens

Where is it? The Semiramis Hotel (right) stands 340 metres above sea level in Kifissia, one of the most hip outer suburbs of sultry Athens. Inside are 52 rooms, many offering a blend of cubist-style aestheticism and modern design. The green expanses outside are dotted with elegant boutiques and cafes.

23 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Greek islands

1 Amorgos

11 May 2005 - 12:00am

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Hiking gold medal Athens hotels that tried to cash in with enormous price increases for the Olympics are cutting rates in a last-minute dash to fill empty rooms. The inflated prices have been partly blamed for the International Olympic Committee's failure to sell about five million tickets for the extravaganza, which starts on August 13.

3 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Greek islands

The eyes of the world may be focused on Athens this summer, but the best of Greece lies away from the bustling capital city. Every day dozens of flights and hundreds of ferries connect travellers from Athens with the Greek islands, which are as varied as they are plentiful.

1 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Kivotos Clubhotel


Overlooking Ornos Bay on Mykonos, an island in the Greek Cyclades.

The party island?

23 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Perfect 10

1 Crete

29 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

documentary watch

Treasure Seekers: Glories Of The Aegean Sea

National Geographic, 10pm

11 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Journey to ancient times

Ancient Greece, at its height a huge empire that formed the first European civilisation, has left many marks on world history.

18 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Aching for Hios and her history

AS the bus ground up the winding mountain road the fairy lights across the windscreen, rigged to flash when the driver hit the brakes, barely dimmed.

28 Dec 1994 - 12:00am