Posts Tagged ‘ Athens ’

Restoration at the Parthenon

Jun 4th, 2019 | By

Go to Athens and there is every chance that you will visit the Parthenon, certainly one of the greatest survivors from the golden age of ancient Greece.

Athens as a year-round destination

Nov 7th, 2018 | By

Athens & Partners wants more people to stay in the capital if they are just using it as a gateway before travelling on to the islands or other Greek destinations.

How Athens got its groove back

Jul 19th, 2018 | By

Athens is where it’s at

Saturday snippets: 14th of July 2018

Jul 14th, 2018 | By

Even if the weather didn’t tell us, summer is here now the Proms, the Liverpool Biennale, the Ekhof Festival and striking travel staff tell us it is.

The Year That Was

Dec 28th, 2017 | By

It’s been a busy year of travelling and it’s time to take stock. Here Just About Travel contributor and travel enthusiast, Kaye Holland, shares some of her favourite destinations from 2017

Saturday snippets: 18th November 2017

Nov 18th, 2017 | By

A swathe of figures show that British visitor numbers to the Sychelles, Dominican Republic and Cyprus show that we are not cutting back yet. So campaigns by Italy, Ras al Khaimah and Chicago will be pleased that we might consider them for holidays as well.

Where the experts holiday: Nick Kontis, travel author and journalist

Jun 30th, 2017 | By

Award-winning journalist and author, Nick Kontis, shares his travel highs and lows with Just About Travel

Saturday snippets: 24th December 2016

Dec 24th, 2016 | By
outside of the Etihad Museum in Dubai

On this Christmas Eve, may I wish all readers a very joyous Christmas and may Storm Barbara have no effect on your travel, holiday or the celebrations you will have.

Saturday snippets: 12th November 2016

Nov 12th, 2016 | By
Blenheim Palce - illuminating the formal gardens at Christmas

The opening of the skiing season is early in Alpe d’Huez, light shows are becoming increasingly popular and soon there will be direct flights to the city of the Terracotta Army.

What’s hot: July 2015

Jul 1st, 2015 | By

Just About Travel reveals what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world this month

Saturday snippets: 6th December 2014

Dec 6th, 2014 | By
Gingerbread Leeds Castle

Will Adrian be serving up an old fashioned Christmas meal of oyster stew this year? Probably not. Gingerbread- yes and that covers just two of the stories in his round-up of the week.

Buy those boots

Dec 2nd, 2014 | By

Footwear’s not frivolous if you walk through life in it

Saturday snippets: 12th July 2014

Jul 12th, 2014 | By

From Jet 2 to Jakarta and Bahrain to Brighton, Adrian rounds off some of the week’s travel stories you might have missed.

Acropolis now

Jun 6th, 2014 | By

Tourists are returning to Greece in increasing numbers again. Judith visits the capital, Athens, and Piraeus to see the effect of the economic problems.

Welcome to Kea, the island gem of the Cyclades just an hour from Athens

Apr 5th, 2013 | By

Nestled in the Aegean Sea, 37 miles outside Athens, Kea is an undiscovered island paradise blessed with all the unmistakeable charm, natural beauty and much loved characteristics for which many Greek islands are famed throughout the world

Greek Island brightens UK’s darkest day

Dec 21st, 2012 | By

A Greek island has found an interesting way to highlight its credentials as one of Europe’s sunniest destinations, by giving out sun themed hugs and kisses on the UK’s darkest day

Budapest airport highly commended at 2012 World Routes Awards

Oct 4th, 2012 | By

Budapest Airport was highly commended as one of the top three airports in Europe last night in the prestigious World Routes Awards

Planes, Trains and Auto-rickshaws: part two

Sep 6th, 2012 | By

Best-selling author, Laura Pedersen, shares her journey through modern India with CD-Traveller readers

Greece is the word

Jun 17th, 2012 | By

Regardless of what happens in the Greek elections tonight, don’t be put off booking a break in Athens et al

Cruising into the New Year

Dec 25th, 2011 | By

Cruise veteran, Viv, reveals why cruise ships are sometime forced to change their itinerary

Why the Historic District?

Nov 26th, 2010 | By

All the guide books, all the travel articles tell you about the historic part of US cities. And, in fairness, to other world cities as well. What of the other parts? Isn’t there history there as well? They can’t all have been built yesterday. And even if they weren’t, isn’t yesterday history?
It’s one of those little things in tourism that is beginning to annoy me. Why is one part of a place designated a historic district and another isn’t?

Greece 5000 Years Old

Nov 12th, 2009 | By

Another country to major on its past is Greece as typified by the slogan (the headline above) that they will be running on the advertising early next year. But as with any successful tourist destination Greece blends the old with the modern. With a history and the remains of buildings going back millennia, part of everyday life is that almost wherever you try and put up a new building or a pipeline you hit Greece’s cultural past. (That would make Channel 4’s Time Team envious!)