The monasteries that hover in the air: exploring Meteora

A forest of sandstone pillars, iron grey and water scarred, rise straight up from the valley floor.

Waterfalls, saffron and long lost civilizations: discovering northern Greece

Greece is one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations, yet the country’s north remains fairly off the beaten track.

Thessaloníki’s museum district

Thessaloníki’s biggest museums, its university and fair are clustered just south of the city centre. Beginning at the esplanade in front of the White Tower, the 3.5km waterfront promenade was completed in 2013 around the city’s new landmark: the cascading Umbrellas (1997) by sculptor George Zongolópoulos (1903–2004), reflecting the colours of the sky and sea…