History & Heritage

Greek islands: The story behind the names

Greece is known for its vast number of islands, each one with its own beauty. Though extremely popular for summer…
Monday, 19 July 2021

Majestic Cycladic Architecture

No matter which Cycladic island you visit this summer, be prepared to be captivated by its unique aesthetics.
Wednesday, 28 April 2021

BlueVillas Meet the Team: Greek Heritage Sites

We asked some of our senior team about their favourite heritage sites of Greece and the Greek islands. Be sure…
Friday, 29 January 2021

5 Love Stories from Ancient Greece to Inspire Your Romantic Santorini Vacation

Ancient Greek history abounds in love stories that still inspire those in love. Read the article to find out about…
Tuesday, 23 June 2020

5 Luxury Amenities Invented by Ancient Greeks

How Ancient Greeks Shaped Contemporary Luxury Home Comforts
Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Because the camera loves Crete

Crete is ok, nothing spectacular. NOONE EVER SAID!
Wednesday, 14 December 2016

A myth of Knossos

Let me tell you a story about Knossos. The myth unfolds with a happy event, then it gets dark and…
Thursday, 01 December 2016

Ammoudi – The sumptuous “Dimitris” story

To talk about Ammoudi, one must start by saying a few words about Oia. Oia is located high up on…
Friday, 06 December 2013

Battle of the Giants

It is believed that Mykonos was named after its first ruler Mykons, a local hero, who was considered to be…
Friday, 01 November 2013

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