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What to Pack for Greece

Part of the fun of any vacation is preparing for it, whether that means reading or shopping. Here are 13 items every traveler should take to Greece.

Just a Ferry Ride Away: Day Trips From Paros

From Paros, it is possible to make a day trip to many popular islands. On our latest trip, we opted to visit Naxos and Antiparos.

Explore Secluded Greece Aboard a Private Yacht

Access secluded coves and beaches in Greece aboard a luxury motor yacht. Andrew Harper Travel works with All Yachts Worldwide, which has an extensive portfolio.

Summer Escape: Renting a Villa in Greece

Renting a house on one of the Greek islands has long been a classic summer escape. Amanzoe and Elounda Mare both offer glamorous villas of varying sizes.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Greece

Our editor ventured to the island of Paros, at the center of the Aegean Sea, to investigate the opening of several new hotels. He came away impressed by two.

Paros: New Boutique Hotels in the Cyclades

Greece, though beautiful as it is, has not historically boasted many luxury hotels. With the opening of new boutique properties in Paros, that is now changing.

Favorite Restaurants in Paros, Greece

The Paros dining scene has never been more diverse, with modern European and Greek restaurants and a sushi bar. Here is a selection of our favorites.

Shopping in Paros

The best shops in Paros are located in stylish Naoussa and Parikia, the capital. Here are five stores we recommend browsing.

Luxury Hotel in Greece Debuts

Though it has a cultural history that is second to none, Greece has few hotels of note besides on overtouristed islands. That, however, is beginning to change.

Where Not to Travel in Summer — And Where to Go Instead

As the list grows of places that have become no-go zones due to tourists, we've come up with alternative destinations to visit in summer.

The Harper Notebook: Where to Eat in Athens

Greece may not have an aristocratic culinary tradition, but food is one of the main draws, especially in Athens, where there are a wealth of options.

Ask the Editors: What Destinations Will Make My Kids Put Down Their iPhones?

Our editors answer every parent's most-pressing travel question: What destinations will make my kids put down their iPhones?

The Harper Notebook: Things to Do in Athens

Nowhere else in the world are the sea and the sky quite so flawlessly blue than in Greece. Mr. Harper calls out the intense pleasures of Athens and the islands.

A Member's Unforgettable Greek Odyssey

Enamored with classical myths and legends, our member shares what it was like to experience their settings firsthand during a trip through Greece.

Ports of Call: Athens, Greece

Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world, dating to 3000 B.C., and has been continuously inhabited for at least 3,000 years.

Just Back From | Santorini, Greece

One of our staff members just returned from Santorini, Greece.

On the Road to Ruins: 10 Favorite Greek Ruins in Turkey, Italy and Greece

More than 2,000 years after their construction, the great buildings of classical Greece still have power to stir the heart. Architects have drawn inspiration from their elegant proportions and graceful ornamentation for millennia, and yet the remaining original structures have not given up all their secrets.

Reflections on Greece From Our Editor-in-Chief

Well, there are undoubtedly a lot of undistinguished postwar apartment buildings in Athens, but the city still has tremendous character.

2014 Special Recognition Awards: Hotel

Few spa treatments are as reviving to the jet-lagged traveler as a Turkish hammam ritual, particularly when it is performed in a setting as spectacular as the spa at Schloss Elmau in southern Bavaria, overlooking wildflower-speckled meadows and tracts of pine-forested countryside.

Photo Gallery: Amanzoe, Greece

Photographs from Mr. Harper’s visit to Amanzoe, Greece.

Amanresorts in Greece

The Peloponnese, a large and beautiful peninsula connected to the mainland of Greece by a narrow isthmus at Corinth, draws fewer American travelers than the Aegean islands.

Sightseeing: Archaeological Ruins in the Peloponnese

The Peloponnese contains some of the most evocative archaeological sites in Greece. The hilltop citadel of Mycenae was at its height from 1600-1100 B.C., and its astonishing Treasury of Atreus boasted the tallest dome in the world for more than 1,000 years.

Suggested Reading: A New Biography for Hellenophiles

The British writer Patrick Leigh Fermor is surprisingly unknown in the United States.  A few people have heard of his life-defining exploit — the capture of the general commanding Nazi occupying forces in Crete during World War II — a feat that achieved wider recognition thanks to a movie, “Ill Met by Moonlight.”

Sightseeing: Archaeological Ruins in the Peloponnese

Temple ruins in Corinth, Greece The Peloponnese contains some of the most evocative archaeological sites in Greece. The hilltop citadel 
of **Mycenae** was at i

Interview: General Manager Henry Gray of Amanzo'e

Courtesy of Amanresorts   Along with his wife Char, the genial Scotsman Henry Gray has been managing Amanresorts properties for over a decade. He

Sailing the Aegean Aboard the Romantic Sea Cloud II

Summer. sailing. greek isles. Put these together and they promise nothing but pleasure. I had been pondering a trip to Greece for some time, but was daunted by the atrocious economic and political situation.

September 2012 Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report: Sea Cloud II, Amanruya and Rittenhouse Hotel

The September issue of Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report focuses on Mr. Harper's recent Aegean cruise on board the three-masted yacht Sea Clou

Amanresorts News: Amanzoe, Greece

Amanresorts' third Mediterranean property (after Aman Sveti Stefan in Montenegro and Amanruya in Bodrum, Turkey), is set to open next month.