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Greece in April 2014

Avdou Village

It's official - it's Spring in Greece, though higher altitudes are just starting to warm. Spending  Easter in Greece is a wonderful way to get to know the country and enjoy the beautiful pageantry

Greece Travel Spotlight10

Cheap Greece via the Dusseldorf Connection

Sunday April 13, 2014
The city of Dusseldorf in Germany is reminding international travelers that it can provide an easy connection to Greece and many other locations in Europe. Direct flights to Dusseldorf connect the cities of Atlanta, Chicago, Ft. Myers, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, and Toronto, making this a useful hub for travelers from North America. If you're willing to add a short-hop flight or train ride from Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, or Hamburg and other locations in Germany, the options increase.

Greece-based airline Aegean Airlines operates flights to Athens, Thessaloniki, and Santorini year-round from Dusseldorf to Greece, and in the summer adds flights to Kalamata and Corfu, making this a great way to get to Europe and then continue on to Greece with bargain prices on the last leg to Greece via Aegean.

Easter on Crete at Daios Cove

Sunday April 13, 2014
Luxury resort Daios Cove in northeastern Crete near Agios Nikolaos is offering a special package for Easter. Several room choices are available, including one which includes a private swimming pool. Easter "Saturday" dinner is also included - but bear in mind, that's at half-past midnight just after Good Friday ceremonials. Daios Cove Celebrates Easter

Easter in Heraklion Photo Gallery

Gaga in Greece

Sunday April 6, 2014
Worldwide sensation Lady Gaga will be performing in Greece for the first time on September 19th as part of her "ArtRave: The Artpop Ball" tour. The slot at the end of the peak tourist season gives foreign as well as Greek fans a chance to see the Lady in Athens at the Olympic Stadium at Maroussi.

More on the concert and ticketing information from eKathimerini: Lady Gaga to Stop in Greece on World Tour

Kalo Mina!

Monday March 31, 2014
No, that's not a typo for "Kalimera", which means "Good Morning". Kalo mina or Kalimena is a fun Greek word that preserves an ancient tradition of wishing a good "First of the Month". It's still heard in Greece on the first of every month. Of course, the first day of this particular month, April, is better known as April Fools' Day - but that is not a holiday that's caught on yet in Greece. More on Kalimena More Fun Greek Travel Glossary Words including Yasou! and Kefi.

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