It’s Christmas time again! Time for holidays after a long and challenging year.

It is time to honour our friends from Canada and the USA; the people that have trusted us, as their travel planners for their trips in Greece and their shore excursions.

Australia will follow 💝 

Feeling so lucky and blessed!

So, where do you hope to visit in 2019? Is Greece in your travel plans or dream destinations? Come on - don't be shy! Share your dreams with us and we will make sure you experience Greece like an insider.

Greek Christmas
Kalanta Greek Christmas Carols
Karavi for Greek Christmas
Christmas roast lamb
Greek customs Christmas bread
Kourabiedes Christmas sweets
Christmas activities
Christmas activities in the city
Christmas Christmas tree

The best time to visit Greece in winter is Christmas. Christmas trees, shiny ornaments and bright lights decorate the streets and joyful melodious bells and children’s carols echo through the cities and villages. The season’s festivities and customs are centered around friends, family and food and are filled with joy. Wherever you go, people are welcoming, open and friendly and greet you with “Chronia Polla” (many years) or “Kala Christougenna” (Merry Christmas). Now add a dash of Greek hospitality to your Christmas holidays and you’ve got all the ingredients for the most unforgettable winter vacation ever! Because nothing says Christmas like Greek hospitality!

Athens street food
Koulouri stand Athens
Athens traditional koulouri
Tyropita street food
Koulouri Athens street food
Traditional roasted chestnuts in Athens
Corn on the cob Athens street food
Grilled corn on the cob Athens
Fish in a cone
Athens souvlaki
Athens vegan food
Athens streets
Best shopping in Athens
Athens loukoumades

Athens is an emerging gastronomy destination overflowing with flavors. Thanks to its variety of influences, the dynamic Athens’ street food scene has never been so exciting. There are the traditional street food choices like the Greek souvlaki, but they’re by no means the only available options. The Greek capital is booming with delicious, cheap yet healthy selections that cater to all tastes. And what better way to experience the culture of the city than to sample its street food!

Zeus the king of the gods
Olympia the playground of the gods
God Hermes
Goddess Athena
God Poseidon
God Hephaestus
God Dionysus
The Greek Gods
Apollo god of light
Goddess Aphrodite
Greek Goddesses
Ares and Aphrodite
Goddess Demeter
Goddess Artemis
God Zeus
Zeus and Hera

The Greek gods live in a cloud palace on Mount Olympus, however, they are often found traveling somewhere around Greece. These gods have special qualities, and each has control over a different aspect of life. They usually behave like soap-opera personas who lack morals and are slaves to lust, jealousy and greed. The Greek Gods represent humanity at its best and worst. The peculiar adventures of the gods have inspired painters, sculptures, writers, musicians and psychoanalysts for centuries.

It may not be exactly like trying to spot a celebrity on a Hollywood tour, however, recognizing a Greek god or goddess can be just as exciting. So, if searching for the gods tickles your fancy, here are the top 12 places to spot the Greek Gods, the “stars” of Greek mythology.


Olympia and free olive oil tasting experience
Olives being collected
Olympia tours and local products
Olympia free olive oil tasting experience
The olive tree and the ancient Olympic Games
The olive tree in the ancient Olympic Games
Premium Olympia tours with The Travel Insiders
Shared tours at Katakolon Olympia
Olive oil tasting
Olympia free olive oil tasting
Feta and olives
Feta, tomatoes and olives
Mediterranean Diet
Olive oil and homemade bread
Greek olive oil soap
Olympia Katakolon premium tour
Olympia olive oil
Harvested olives Greece

November is traditionally the month of the blessed olive tree. It is the month when its fruit is ready to produce the fine Mediterranean olive oil. Olympia, set among quiet meadows of luxuriant olive trees, is the place where the first Olympic Games took place. These games were held to honor god Zeus as part of a religious festival and the Olympic winners were crowned with an olive wreath. On your Olympia tour through the region, you will explore not only the birthplace of the Olympic Games, Ancient Olympia, but also the fruits of its land. So, join us as we celebrate November!

Terrace of the Lions Delos Greece
Greece Acropolis UNESCO site tours
Greece Delphi tours
Mycenae tours
Megalo Meteoro tours
The Old Fortress and the Old Town of Corfu tours
Mystras Agios Demetrios
Ancient Greek Theater in Delos
Ancient Olympia tours
Delphi tours Ancient Theater
Delphi Private Guided Tours
Grave Circle Mycenae
Sanctuary of Asklepios
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece Tour Series

Welcome to The Travel Insiders’ UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece Tour series. Our specialized tours enable you to visit 10 + 1 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece. This special line of journeys has been tailored to offer our guests a discovery of some of the highest achievements of mankind and to marvel nature’s greatest wonders. UNESCO has established the institution of the World Heritage seeking to protect and highlight monuments, groups of buildings and sites with archaeological, historical, aesthetic, scientific, anthropological or ethnological significance. Greece with its rich natural beauty as well as its ancient, medieval and classical culture plays an important part the UNESCO list. Currently, there are 18 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Greece. The first monument of Greek territory was included in 1986. The list has since increased dramatically. There are now another 14 sites on the tentative list.


Day trip from Athens to Cape Sounion
Day trip from Athens to Delphi
Day trip from Athens to Corinth
Day trip from Athens to Nafplio
Day trip from Athens to Mycenae
Day trip from Athens to Epidauros Theater
Day trip from Athens to Patras
Day trip from Athens to Kalavryta
Day trip from Athens to Ancient Olympia
Day trip from Athens to Meteora

Athens has something for everyone. From ancient sites to trendy bars and sandy beaches, the city has it all. If you have had the good fortune of exploring the city and now wish to discover a different part of Greece, it’s worth taking one, or even a few, of these top 10 day trips from Athens.

Gythion Oitylo village
Ancient Messene
Ancient Olympia site tours
Corinth tours
Olympia tours local products
Gythion Diros Caves
Kremasti Monastery
Kremasti Olympia tours
Mega Spileo
Mistras murals
Monemvasia church
Monemvasia the way
Nafplio tours
Peloponnese beach tours
Peloponnese wineries
Real Greece in the Peloponnese
The Maniates
Kourouta beach
Bridge of Rio Antirio
Nafplion on foot

Although Greece has been a long-standing favourite with tourists, the Peloponnese remains substantially undiscovered. The most authentic parts of Greece are found on the Peloponnese. Separated from the mainland by the Corinth Canal, the Peloponnese is where mythology and history meet.

The Peloponnese has significant monuments, historical castles, picturesque cities and charming villages. There is no shortage of natural beauties; endless beaches with rocky coasts, rivers and caves, rugged mountains and fertile valleys. Combine all that with the well-acknowledged hospitality and you’ve got the recipe for the ideal destination - all year round! So, come along on a journey to the land of legends and modern-day heroes and discover real Greece in the Peloponnese!


Santorini All Year Round
Santorini in spring
Santorini wine tours
Fira Santorini
Red Beach in Santorini
Kamari Beach
Santorini volcano and thermal springs
hot springs Santorini
White Beach Santorini
Santorini volcano
Santorini volcano tour
Santorini Venetsano Winery
Santorini wine
Akrotiri site
Eat and drink like a local in Santorini
Santorini local products
Santorini island tours
Santorini in winter
Easter in Santorini

Clearly a visit to Santorini is always a magical experience. The changing beauty of the island attracts admirers all year round! Apart from Santorini’s renowned sunsets and unique beaches, there are other qualities which are sure to fascinate the visitor every season of the year. The treasures of antiquity, the unique volcanic landscapes, the traditional island architecture and the distinguished culinary gems are all to be discovered come rain or shine.


How to eat and drink like a local in Greece
Greek island seaside taverna
Mykonos catch of the day
Ouzo on the Greek islands
Santorini wine
Mykonos taverna
Mykonos farmers
Mykonos dairy factory
Mykonos brewery
Mykonos local beer
How to eat and drink like a local on Mykonos
How to eat and drink like a local on the Greek islands
Mykonos traditional sweets
Pies in Mykonos
Greek homemade pies
How to eat like a local in the Peloponnese
Olive oil tasting in the Peloponnese
Olympia traditional products
Olympia wine tasting
Olympia bread and fruit
Mykonos bakery
Lamb chops in Greece
Greek delicious fried potatoes
Souvlaki in Athens
Greek taverna

While most eat to live, the Greeks live to eat… and drink! As anyone who has visited Greece will tell you, for Greeks, eating and drinking is not only a basic need, it is a divine art! In a land blessed with sun, sea and olive trees, the plethora of traditional Greek flavors will rival anything you’ve had before! From the remote villages of the Peloponnese to the famed Greek islands and the bustling metropolis of Athens, the variety of dishes will satisfy even the most demanding traveler’s taste buds – in every season of the year.