Contributors / Daphne Karnezis

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Wake-up call

A serene Greek island resort is the stuff of dreams for both its well-travelled owner and its supremely relaxed guests.

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Reformed character

Athens has a vast new cultural space – but only for two years. Neon will continue its nomadic existence but before it leaves, it plans to deliver a cultural hit to a quiet neighbourhood.

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Time and tide

On Thassos, as throughout the Greek islands, tourism is the engine of the summer economy. But preparing the ground for 300,000 seasonal visitors begins long before they arrive. The influx requires a well-honed collective…

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43. Hop to it

Go on a journey, take your time, slow down, feel the sea breeze.Here’s how.

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Good spot

Even in a suppressed economy, opportunity is everywhere. We meet the residents of Nicosia who are forging their own path and highlight cities on the up.

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Port of call

Some cities have it all. So which ones are places that you never need leave? We visit three, starting with bustling Piraeus. It’s good for lots more than sea views and freshly caught fish.

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Greece is the word

After suffering an exodus of young talent in the decade following the debt crisis, Greece’s slowly improving economy is luring those expats home, armed with the education and determination to lead the country’s revival.

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Headline act

We visit a Greek newspaper staying healthy in an industry that many thought was dying. The cure? Better reporting, smarter stories and plenty of supplements.

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In safe hands

The home of one of Portugal’s leading architects now belongs to a family friend and is a much-treasured modernist masterpiece.

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