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  • Beyond the Crisis: Great Summer Rates at Greek Hotels

    Why let a little financial crisis prevent you from sun-drenched beaches, sparkling blue water, and bright white houses of Greece? It's actually a great time to go, with hotel prices dropping all the time.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on July 06, 2012 at 5:00:18 PM EDT in Hotels, Deals
  • Where We're Heading this Summer

    Fodor's editors are always traveling, and we love to share our favorite places and top finds. From kid-friendly restaurants in Paris to hike-in lodges in the Great Smoky Mountains, we've got plenty of recommendations. Read on to join our summer adventures!

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on July 04, 2012 at 1:39:12 PM EDT in New at Fodor's, Trip Ideas
  • Introducing the Pop-Up Hotel

    The "pop-up" phenomenon is finally catching on in the hotel sphere. A new breed of pop-up hotels offers unique, limited-duration lodging experiences to travelers, with runs typically lasting only a few months at a time. Pop into these four uniquely beautiful pop-up properties, set in inspiring locales worthy of dedicated trips, before they disappear.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on April 13, 2012 at 10:41:43 AM EDT in Hotels, Deals
  • Boost Your European Vacation in These Best-Value Destinations

    With the dollar now at a multi-week high against a sinking euro, European travel is looking evermore affordable. And since Fodor's readers have just picked the best spots in Europe for Value in 2012, we’ve taken the top five choices—Spain, Austria, Ireland, Greece, and Belgium—and zeroed in on outstanding deals and attractions in each of them.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on April 10, 2012 at 10:30:02 AM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Aman Resorts Debuts New Greek Property Amanzoe this Summer

    Aman Resorts, known for its exquisite collection of intimate, luxury resorts, all with a strong sense of place, will open its third Mediterranean property, Amanzoe, on the Greek Peloponnesian coast this summer.

    Posted by Stephanie Johnnidis on April 05, 2012 at 10:30:00 AM EDT in Hotels, News
  • Cruising the Greek Islands this summer? Be smart about choosing your ferry transportation

    Take into account the number of stops and the arrival time: Sometimes a ferry that leaves an hour later gets you there faster! Catamarans and hydrofoils are pricier, and you need to reserve in advance in summer, but they cut travel time in half.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on May 21, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips Tagged: Machu Picchu, farms, Farms
  • Greece's Best Beaches: Shore to Please

    When Greece starts to sizzle, there's no better way to beat the heat than to hit the beach. So keep your cool and make a splash by savoring these top beaches—Greece has no greater liquid assets.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on June 29, 2010 at 7:56:37 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Greece: Take cover

    In country churches, and at all monasteries and convents, shorts aren’t allowed for either sex, and women shouldn’t wear pants. In very strict places, women shouldn’t reveal bare shoulders or too much cleavage. It’s a good idea to carry a large scarf for such occasions.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on June 28, 2010 at 2:00:17 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Greece: Expect variable place-name transliterations

    Examples: Agios or Ayios, Georgios or Yiorgos. Also, the English version may differ from the local Greek version: Corfu is known as Kerkyra; island capitals are often just called Chora (town); and Athens's boulevard Vasilissis Sofias (Queen Sofia) was renamed Eleftheriou Venizelou, but you'll likely get blank stares if you call it that.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on April 24, 2010 at 3:36:00 PM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Greece: Be careful with your gestures

    Greeks' "no"—a tipping back of the head, sometimes with the eyes closed and eyebrows raised—looks like our "yes." And Greeks often wave goodbye with the palm facing them, which looks like "come here" to English speakers, while our palm-outward wave may be interpreted as "come here" by them.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on March 31, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips