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About Anthony
Anthony Grant is a journalist currently based in Athens, Greece.

Anthony Grant is a seasoned media commentator and travel reporter with bylines in outlets ranging from The New York Times and The Washington Post to Ynet News and Forbes.com and media appearances on leading news networks including CNN, MSNBC, CBS and CBC. He has reported for AP and The Moscow Times and was on the original digital launch teams of The Atlantic Monthly and France24. He produced and edited the first dedicated Israel travel site for About.com when that portal was part of The New York Times Company. 

Legendary Playboy editor Barry Golson, under whom Anthony worked at Forbes in New York  called Anthony “the best hed and dek writer I’ve ever worked with, and that’s saying a lot.” He was lead travel columnist for The New York Sun for several years and his articles and reports have appeared in the Los Angeles Times,  LIFO (Athens) and leading Greek newspaper Kathimerini, Euronews and more.

 In Tel Aviv Anthony produced and presented a daily global Press Review segment and pop culture Web Review segment for start-up network i24News. In addition, he presented a weekly evening media review with Arab-Israeli anchor Lucy Aharish and  Middle East press reviews for the network’s French channel. 

Specialties are Middle East politics and media analysis, global pop culture, on-camera expertise and live interviews, with an emphasis on the Eastern Mediterranean region. The Greek Column project launched in spring. He has also reported extensively on travel in Greece for Euronews, interviewing the Greek Minister of Tourism and current Mayor of Athens.
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While Mykonos and other Instagram-friendly Greek isles are flooded with tourists, the same can't be said about these stunning islands.

11 Dec 2020  |  euronews
The article by Anthony Grant discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Greek tourism, particularly focusing on the shift from overtourism to undertourism. The Greek Minister of Tourism, Harry Theoharis, is mentioned discussing sustainability and development management for islands like Santorini and Rhodes. The article highlights how the pandemic has inadvertently reset the damage caused by mass tourism, allowing for a focus on sustainability and identity for Greek islands. Serifos, an island with no big chain hotels, is showcased for its commitment to preserving natural beauty and local architecture. Astypalaia is aiming to become the world's first smoke-free island and is working with Volkswagen on sustainable initiatives. Other islands like Kimolos, Antiparos, Ios, Nisyros, and Syros are also mentioned for their unique characteristics and efforts to attract tourists seeking tranquility over crowded hotspots. The article suggests that the future of Greek tourism may involve more sustainable and identity-driven travel experiences.

Why Italy's Bodacious 'B-List' Cities Should Be On Your A-List

19 May 2018  |  Forbes
Italy's lesser-known cities like Bologna and Bari offer rich cultural experiences, historical architecture, and delicious cuisine without the overcrowding of tourist hotspots like Florence and Rome. Bologna boasts the world's oldest university, nearly 50 miles of arcades, and a vibrant food scene. Bari features Italy's longest seaside promenade, the old town Barivecchia, and is known for orecchiette pasta. Both cities serve as gateways to their respective regions, Emilia-Romagna and Puglia, and are well-connected for easy travel.

Tales From Un-Santorini Island, Part Two

12 May 2018  |  Forbes
The article explores the unique charm of Ios, a Greek island known for its numerous churches, scenic drives, and beautiful beaches. The author shares personal experiences, including interactions with locals like Vangelis, the proprietor of Kritikakis Village Hotel. The narrative highlights the island's natural beauty, historical sites like Homer's Tomb, and the serene yet adventurous atmosphere that sets it apart from more tourist-heavy destinations like Santorini.

10 Places You Need To Visit In Greece This Summer

07 Apr 2018  |  Forbes
Greece is emerging as a top destination for summer travel, offering value and a plethora of islands to explore. Athens, Lake Vouliagmeni, Paros, the north side of Crete, Karpathos Island, Corfu, and Attica are highlighted as must-visit locations. Each place offers unique attractions, from historical sites and picturesque towns to beautiful beaches and less touristy areas. Notable mentions include the seafood town of Naoussa, the Venetian architecture of Crete, and the filming locations for 'For Your Eyes Only' and 'The Durrells' in Corfu.

The One Travel Sin In Israel That You Can Easily Avoid

15 Mar 2018  |  Forbes
Israel's boutique hotel landscape has undergone a transformation, with a shift from chain hotels to stylish boutique options, particularly in Tel Aviv. The article highlights several hotels that exemplify this trend, such as Hotel Montefiore, The Vera, and Hotel 65, and notes the entry of Marriott's Autograph Collection into Israel with the Isrotel's Publica hotel. These hotels are praised for their integration into local culture, contemporary design, and amenities. The article also mentions celebrity connections, such as Gal Gadot's past involvement with The Varsano and Lady Gaga's choice of accommodation during a performance.

Looking For The Hottest New Hotel In Palm Springs? Try Palm Desert

13 Mar 2018  |  Forbes
The Hotel Paseo in Palm Desert is the latest addition to the Coachella Valley's luxury hotel scene, offering a blend of cosmopolitan flair and local culture. Developer Robert Leach aimed to complement the area's fashion, art, and dining with this Marriott Autograph Collection property. The hotel features a 1950 Airstream trailer, the AC3 Restaurant and Bar, and a significant collection of California contemporary art. The design pays homage to mid-century architecture, and the hotel is conveniently located near El Paseo shopping street. The AC3 restaurant, a collaboration between Copley's and Trio, is led by chef Brandon Testi, who impresses with dishes like Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes and Crispy Brussels Sprouts.

Forget Rome: New Italian Airline Brings You Closer To Milan And Sexy Sicily

06 Mar 2018  |  Forbes
Air Italy, a rebranded airline formerly known as Meridiana, is set to offer more direct flights from North America to Italian cities, with a focus on Milan and Sicily. The airline, partly owned by Qatar Airways, plans to expand its fleet with new aircraft, including Boeing 737 MAX 8 and Airbus A330-200 planes. Service from New York JFK to Palermo and Catania in Sicily will begin in June and July respectively, with a brief stopover in Milan. The article highlights the convenience and potential cost savings of the new routes, as well as the unique cultural attractions of the Sicilian cities.

Cheap Flights To Israel? The One Trick You Need To Know

04 Mar 2018  |  Forbes
The Open Skies agreement between Israel and the European Union has increased competition among airlines, leading to more affordable travel options to Israel. Low-cost carriers like Norwegian and WOW offer significantly cheaper flights compared to legacy carriers, with the added benefit of short layovers in cities like Stockholm and Reykjavik. The article suggests that travelers consider stopovers and mixing long-haul low-cost flights with short-haul legacy flights to save money. The increase in flight services, such as those by Austrian Airlines, reflects Israel's growing popularity as a vacation destination.

How To Avoid Coachella During Coachella

03 Mar 2018  |  Forbes
The article provides a guide on how to enjoy the Coachella Valley during the Coachella music festival without attending the event itself. It suggests various activities such as riding the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, visiting the Sunstone Spa, exploring art galleries, playing golf at the O’Donnell Golf Course, and dining at local restaurants like Evzin Mediterranean Cuisine and Athena Gyro. The article also highlights the impact of the festival on local traffic and accommodation prices, offering alternatives for those looking to avoid the festival crowds.

This Former Ottoman Turkish Prison Is Now A Luxury Israeli Hotel

01 Mar 2018  |  Forbes
The Setai Tel Aviv, a luxury hotel and a new member of Leading Hotels of the World, was transformed from a former Ottoman Turkish prison. Located in the historic town of Jaffa, now part of Tel Aviv, the hotel preserves elements of the original structure, including the stone arch entrance with the seal of Sultan Abdul Hamid II. The hotel's development involved the Israel Antiquities Authority and uncovered relics from the Crusader era. The design blends Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences, featuring an infinity pool with views of the Mediterranean Sea. Despite concerns about gentrification, the hotel is seen as a positive addition to the area.

Guest commentator on Israeli/Middle East affairs for CBS digital Press Review and Pop Culture review samples i24news

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