The airline industry is going through its toughest year ever, with forecasts of what lies ahead being impossible for the time being. For Aegean, Greece’s main carrier, the cash flow it had secured before the pandemic will be its main asset, which the airline will attempt to strengthen further ahead of the winter. Given the […]
Britain will ditch a 14-day quarantine period for people arriving from countries it deems to be lower-risk for Covid-19, the UK government said on Friday. Official travel advice against all but essential travel outside Britain will also be eased for some countries and regions. Taken together, these changes will make it easier for Britons to […]
Visitors wear face masks as they view exhibits at the Acropolis Museum in Athens, Thursday. The museum reopened its doors to the public on June 15 after being closed for almost three months due to coronavirus Covid-19 restrictions. Around 150 people visit the museum each day since the reopening. Before the lockdown, the museum had […]
Greece is going to battle it out with Spain and Portugal to attract the biggest possible share of tourists from major markets this summer, especially Germany, as the big German tour operators have started aggressively promoting packages to Greece and the Balearics – the islands that have done better at combating Covid-19 than continental Spain.
Service resumed to all Greek island and mainland ports as part of the fourth phase of the government’s plan to gradually bring the country out of a nationwide lockdown imposed in March to curb the spread of Covid-19. Health measures on all ships include strict physical distancing while all passengers must complete a health questionnaire and have their temperature taken.
When you think of Athens, you think of the Acropolis. You’d struggle to name a more iconic sight in any part of the world. Perched on top of a rocky outcrop for 2,500 years, they’ve now been absorbed into a sprawling modern metropolis, but you’ll still be dazzled.
On a walking tour around Athens, you’ll get your bearings, learn some fascinating info about the city’s ancient history, and get the insider scoop on what to see and do during your visit. If you’re looking for more in-depth and specific tours, Take Walks is the way to go. You’ll get lots of behind-the-scenes action.
Passengers board a ferry at Piraeus on Monday when connections to Crete resumed as part of the continued easing of lockdown measures. Travel to other islands is expected to resume over the coming weeks.
This dazzling museum at the foot of the Acropolis’ southern slope showcases its surviving treasures. The collection covers the Archaic period to the Roman one, but the emphasis is on the Acropolis of the 5th century BC, considered the apotheosis of Greece’s artistic achievement. The museum reveals layers of history – from ancient ruins beneath the building, to the Acropolis itself, always visible above through floor-to-ceiling windows. The good-value restaurant has superb views.
This lush, tranquil site is named for the potters who settled it around 3000 BC. It was used as a cemetery through the 6th century AD. The grave markers give a sense of ancient life; numerous marble stelae (grave markers) are carved with vivid portraits and familiar scenes.