Greece no longer requires vax proof for visitors

Visitors to Greece are no longer required to present Covid vaccination certificates after the latest move to allow smooth entry to the country. From May 1, visitors won’t be required to hold EU Digital Covid Certificates (or other Covid vaccination or recovery...

Greece lifts mandatory testing for many countries

Greece has lifted it’s requirement of a mandatory Covid-19 test for visitors from the US, Canada and many other countries. Visitors from the European Union and Schengen Area, the UK and other non-EU countries that have joined the EU Digital Covid Certificate...
Meeting locals the best way to explore

Meeting locals the best way to explore

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency One visit to Athens won’t cut it. “You’ve got to come back for a second visit,” says Spyros Kagkas. Because meeting locals is the best way to explore. The native Athenian runs This is Athens with a Local, a volunteer program...
Memories from our first Pandemic cruise

Memories from our first Pandemic cruise

By Eileen Ogintz Kim and Dave Archbold opted for room service the last night of the “Treasures of the Greek Isles” Windstar Cruise. But they weren’t in their cabin, nor were they alone. Aboard the Wind Star sailing yacht, room service is available everywhere. The...
Apex- DAY 7 FAKE MEATBALLS?

Apex- DAY 7 FAKE MEATBALLS?

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE CELEBRITY APEX, Aegean Sea — Back in the day, before Santorini was a world-wide tourist destination drawing millions every summer anxious to see the blue domed churches and white houses in Oia Village, the black-sand beaches and the...