Greek Islands: Top 10 Highlights For Curious Travelers with Dimitra Pilarinou

Greek Islands: Top 10 Highlights For Curious Travelers with Dimitra Pilarinou


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Greece, the cradle of western civilization, is too often thought of within the bounds of its capital city and a handful of its more famous islands. In reality, there are nearly 6,000 (200 inhabited) Greek islands to traverse throughout the Mediterranean Sea – each with its own beauty, history, charm & traditional food to unveil for curious travelers. During our time together in conversation with a locally acclaimed guide, we will virtually explore 10 iconic destinations through a combination of thrilling historical narratives and a suggested itinerary bursting with extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
For travelers with a limited amount of time to enjoy the Greek islands, our Context guide to these top ten can't-miss landmarks and hidden gems is a priceless addition to any pre-travel itinerary. As we hop between these picturesque islands we will encounter the local food, art, and cultural traditions one simply must not miss while traveling.
Beginning from the superstars of the Cyclades, we will explore the most famous sunset of the world in Santorini's caldera and whitewashed houses. From there we venture through the cosmopolitan ''Ibiza'' of Greece Mykonos, the most diverse and dramatic coastline of all the Greek Islands in Milos. We will stroll around the laid-back car-free streets of sophisticated Hydra. We will head west, to the Ionian islands where the Venetian influence in the local architecture goes hand in hand with the startling majesty of the coastline, where sheer, chalk-white cliffs melt into crystal-clear waters in Europe's most breathtaking beaches – Corfu and Cephalonia. 
From there, we will head north, in the Sporades archipelago, in the remarkably verdant Skiathos with astonishing blue waters – a paradise for nature lovers. Together we will be transported into the past, as we wander the medieval old town nestled on the island of the Sun God Helios, Rhodes. And finally, we will immerse ourselves in the unsurpassed beauty, history, and culture of the biggest island of Greece, Crete. There will be time available to ask questions of our local expert at the presentation's conclusion. 
Led by an expert on Greek culture, licensed tourist guide, and archaeologist, this interactive Conversation will explore the top 10 islands of Greece. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased knowledge of what each idyllic island has to offer its first-time visitors. 
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Dimitra Pilarinou is a Greek archaeologist and Licensed Tour Guide with a Masters degree in Prehistoric Archaeology of the Aegean. She has worked in excavations all around Greece, has given speeches on various topics in Seminars and Congresses, and has appeared on documentaries about the Minoans on History Channel and Travel Channel.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

Based on 35 reviews
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T.S. (New York, US)
excellent tour

I watched the recording of the Greek Islands top 10 places to visit. I absolutely loved the presentation from Dimitra. This is my second context travel meeting I have taken with her, and I can not say enough wonderful things about her knowledge and the information she imparts. She is just fantastic! I have taken notes of the many places to visit, and I'm creating a plan on which islands to visit on my next vacation in Greece. ( previously I visited Athens / Delphi / Santorini / Mykonos / Delos ) thank you again for the wonderful tour and ideas for a future visit. Kalimera!

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R.S. (St Louis, US)

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J. (Colchester, US)

Very informative - look forward to watching it again!

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L. (New York, US)
Excellent, Informative, and Enjoyable

One of the best and most interesting lectures I have heard on Context

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Sri C (Franklin, US)
Very Informational

This presentation gave quite an insight into the Greek Islands, history, attractions, and food scene. Dimitra was very knowledgeable and kept it very interesting throughout. It was also very helpful to know the logistics of getting to each of these islands.

Customer Reviews

Based on 35 reviews
94%
(33)
6%
(2)
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(0)
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(0)
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T.S. (New York, US)
excellent tour

I watched the recording of the Greek Islands top 10 places to visit. I absolutely loved the presentation from Dimitra. This is my second context travel meeting I have taken with her, and I can not say enough wonderful things about her knowledge and the information she imparts. She is just fantastic! I have taken notes of the many places to visit, and I'm creating a plan on which islands to visit on my next vacation in Greece. ( previously I visited Athens / Delphi / Santorini / Mykonos / Delos ) thank you again for the wonderful tour and ideas for a future visit. Kalimera!

R
R.S. (St Louis, US)

Guest did not leave comment

J
J. (Colchester, US)

Very informative - look forward to watching it again!

L
L. (New York, US)
Excellent, Informative, and Enjoyable

One of the best and most interesting lectures I have heard on Context

S
Sri C (Franklin, US)
Very Informational

This presentation gave quite an insight into the Greek Islands, history, attractions, and food scene. Dimitra was very knowledgeable and kept it very interesting throughout. It was also very helpful to know the logistics of getting to each of these islands.