How the Olympics changed the world

As Rio welcomes the Olympic and Paralympic Games, international authors reflect on how cities around 
the world changed in their wake

Around the world in Shakespeare’s plays

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death this April, Sarah Drumm rounds up the best destinations to honour the Bard’s works and bring his plays to life

A guide to Hydra: Greece’s arty island

From Henry Miller to Juergen Teller, the creative set have been attracted to Hydra’s rough-edged beauty and bohemian vibe. Lizzy Wilkinson follows in their footsteps

Greece: Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens

It might be minutes from Athens, but this blissful hideaway feels a million miles away — so it’s little wonder it draws such a glamorous crowd. Bryony Coleman joins them

Eight unexpected Greek islands

With only a fraction of its 6,000 isles known to travellers, Greece is still one of the most under-explored places in Europe. Encountering a different side to the country, Katie Gatens discovers mythological graffiti, holistic healing and the ancient remains of wild dwarf elephants

Greece: Nikki Beach Resort and Spa, Porto Heli

With jet-set crowds, dazzling white interiors and idyllic beach venue, this Greek retreat ticks all the Nikki Beach boxes — but this one is a bit more of a grown-up affair, says Lena Corner

10 of the world's most scenic marathons

Not all marathons are run on concrete and follow a city circuit. Some take you across arctic glaciers, over desert plains and through some of the most spectacular scenery the world has to offer, says Harriet Letherbarrow

City hot spots: Agias Irinis, Athens

Juliet Kinsman goes on a sensory tour of the area around Agias Irinis square in Athens

What happens to the world’s Olympic venues?

With the budget for Rio 2016 currently up in the air, and around £9 billion spent on London's Games in 2012, you may be wondering what becomes of the event's much-planned, well-used sporting sites. Katie Gatens looks at the legacies of five former host cities

Writer tips: where to see the night sky

As Northumberland National Park and its surroundings are granted dark sky status, High Life's contributors shed some light on some of the darkest places to go stargazing

Five of the best Athens hotels

Stylish, luxurious, cool... Angelina Villa-Clarke picks five of the best hotels in Athens