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WHAT IS THE MELTEMI WIND IN GREECE?

WHAT IS THE MELTEMI WIND IN GREECE?

The Meltemi winds were known by the Ancient Greeks as the Etesian northerly winds. They result from a high-pressure system over the Balkans area and a relatively low-pressure system over Turkey. This wind polarises many people with locals often welcoming it while...

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VISIT AMORGOS ISLAND GREECE

VISIT AMORGOS ISLAND GREECE

Located around an hour south-east of Naxos or 2-3 hours north-east of  Santorini is the rather extraordinary Cycladic island of Amorgos. With its beautiful beaches, pretty towns and authentic farms and villages Amorgos is also home to one of the most incredible...

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HOTELS OR AIRBNBS IN GREECE?

HOTELS OR AIRBNBS IN GREECE?

One of the questions that comes up the most in our Facebook Group is whether to books Hotels or Airbnbs in Greece. For many people who are used to using Airbnb's back home, especially in the USA, they seem like the best choice and there is a belief that they are...

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A COMPLETE  FOLEGANDROS TRAVEL GUIDE

A COMPLETE FOLEGANDROS TRAVEL GUIDE

Located right in the middle of Santorini and Milos is the lovely island of Folegandros. Quiet, original and stunningly beautiful this may not be the island all your friends have been to but this is where you can have an authentic Greek experience with few other...

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VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN GREEK FOOD

VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN GREEK FOOD

 If you’ve been planning a trip to Greece but have hesitated over food concerns, don’t worry there is a huge selection of food for you! Instead, bookmark this list we’ve put together of the best vegetarian and vegan Greek food you can find all over the country. With...

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FERRIES IN GREECE – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FERRIES IN GREECE – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The ferries in Greece are some of the most efficient and busiest in the world. During summer there are hundreds of them connecting between the Greek Islands and mainland ports at any given time. The boats are well maintained and have an excellent safety record. Blue...

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DISCOVER THE BEST GREEK ISLAND HOPPING ROUTES

DISCOVER THE BEST GREEK ISLAND HOPPING ROUTES

If you are planning an amazing island-hopping vacation in Greece then chances are you may be quite confused about the multiple Greek Islands ferry hopping routes that are possible! Here we cover all the main potential routes that the ferry companies cover including...

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DAY TRIPS FROM PAROS

DAY TRIPS FROM PAROS

Paros Island is one of our favourite places to visit in Greece and there is a lot to see and do there, from beaches to historical sites, to a great restaurant and bar scene. But there are also some fantastic Day Trips from Paros that you can do too. We've got them all...

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11 OF THE BEST ROOFTOP RESTAURANTS IN ATHENS IN 2021

11 OF THE BEST ROOFTOP RESTAURANTS IN ATHENS IN 2021

PLANNING A TRIP TO GREECE? Whether you've been before or it's your first time it can be hard to process all the information out there. Be sure to check out our complete Planning Guide as well as our FREE 13-page downloadable itinerary. And come join our private...

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A COMPLETE GUIDE TO KIMOLOS ISLAND, GREECE

A COMPLETE GUIDE TO KIMOLOS ISLAND, GREECE

Right next to Milos in the Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea is a gorgeous island that few people have heard of let alone visited. Kimolos Island is actually quite accessible given its proximity to Milos and has many similar attractions. With excellent beaches,...

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HOW TO GET TO PAROS

HOW TO GET TO PAROS

Most people who visit Greece head to the islands of Santorini and Mykonos as a point of priority. One of our favourite islands is in between both of them and offers many of the same things as its famous neighbours but without the crowds or the price tag. Here is all...

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HOW TO GET FROM NAXOS TO SANTORINI

HOW TO GET FROM NAXOS TO SANTORINI

Most people who visit Greece for the first time are probably going to want to visit the beautiful Cyclades Islands, home to the sugar cubed blue and white buildings and and the famed sunsets of Santorini. As you plan your trip you will be researching all the things to...

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UNIQUE PLACES TO STAY IN GREECE

UNIQUE PLACES TO STAY IN GREECE

Choosing the best place to stay in Greece can be overwhelming with a huge array of accommodation to choose from. But there is a lot more to this incredible country than just hotels and Airbnbs. This is our pick of some of the best unusual and unique places to stay in...

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WHAT ARE THE BEST BEACHES IN NAXOS?

WHAT ARE THE BEST BEACHES IN NAXOS?

Located amidst the deep blue waters of the South Aegean Sea, Naxos is the largest island of the Cyclades Islands archipelago. Famous for its endless stretches of soft sandy beaches, this is a particularly popular spot for summer travellers and these 7 spots are our...

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THE PERFECT ITALY AND GREECE ITINERARY

THE PERFECT ITALY AND GREECE ITINERARY

For many people visiting Italy and Greece is a dream come true but it can be a long way to go and often a once in a lifetime trip. If you have never been to either country but have limited vacation time to use then how can you maximise your Italy and Greece itinerary...

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DISCOVER THE BEST GREEK ISLAND HOPPING ROUTES

HOW TO GET FROM SANTORINI TO MYKONOS

Most people who visit Greece head to the islands of Santorini and Mykonos and they rarely fail to deliver. With the white sugar-cube houses, cobblestone streets, incredible bars and restaurants and heaps of things to see and do they remain Greece's most popular...

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THE PERFECT GREECE 7 DAY ITINERARY

THE PERFECT GREECE 7 DAY ITINERARY

Planning a holiday to Greece is lots of fun but you can be overwhelmed by the information overload out there especially when it comes to Itinerary planning. We recommended at least 2 weeks in Greece but if you have limited time and one week to spend then this Greece 7...

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WINTER IN SANTORINI

WINTER IN SANTORINI

Santorini is one of the most iconic Greek islands, as well as one of the most popular summer destinations in Europe. It is famous for its fine sand beaches, pristine scenery, good food, and vibrant nightlife – a few things that draw hordes of tourists to its...

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37 OF THE BEST BEACHES IN GREECE

37 OF THE BEST BEACHES IN GREECE

For most people, Greece and the beach go hand in hand like Fred and Ginger. There are so many in fact that visitors are spoilt for choice, but which are the most beautiful? This is our list of the 37 best beaches in Greece to help you plan your next visit. Can you do...

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GREECE OFF-SEASON – WHAT TO DO IN GREECE IN WINTER

GREECE OFF-SEASON – WHAT TO DO IN GREECE IN WINTER

While Greece is synonymous with dazzling beaches and stunning sunsets it is possible to have a great time in the Greece off-season as well. As the weather cools down, tourist crowds dwindle, and souvenir shops shut their doors. Visiting Greece in winter offers a...

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SOLO TRAVEL GREECE

SOLO TRAVEL GREECE

You may think Greece is for couples, families, or maybe even for groups of party-going friends, but it's actually a fantastic destination for solo travellers. Being by yourself may be a daunting prospect, but solo travel Greece is quite viable — even for solo female...

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VISIT THE CITY OF GHOSTS : WHAT TO SEE IN THESSALONIKI

VISIT THE CITY OF GHOSTS : WHAT TO SEE IN THESSALONIKI

Layered with history, imbued with culture, and offering up some incredible cuisine, Thessaloniki is a port city that has all the vibrancy you’d expect from Greece’s second city. Once “the co-capital” of the Byzantine Empire along with Constantinople, the city is known...

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AUTHENTIC PASTITSIO – OUR BEST GREEK LASAGNA RECIPE

AUTHENTIC PASTITSIO – OUR BEST GREEK LASAGNA RECIPE

This is probably the most popular dish in our house and is a speciality of my husband John who really enjoys making it. He sends off photos of his work to his Greek friends in an ongoing competition that spans the globe. This is his Greek 'lasagna' recipe and it's...

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THE BEST APARTMENTS AND AIRBNB’S IN SANTORINI

THE BEST APARTMENTS AND AIRBNB’S IN SANTORINI

Choosing the best place to stay in Santorini can be incredibly overwhelming. With a plethora of hotels, villas, and houses on the island it is a huge task to work out which one may be right for you. This carefully curated selection of Airbnb's in Santorini helps you...

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HOW TO HAVE THE PERFECT SANTORINI HONEYMOON

HOW TO HAVE THE PERFECT SANTORINI HONEYMOON

Santorini is an ever-popular honeymoon destination, and it’s not hard to see why. The stunning and completely unique island has everything you could dream of to kick off your new life together and to have the most amazing Santorini honeymoon. Offering spectacular...

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AUTHENTIC GREEK AVGOLEMONO SOUP RECIPE

AUTHENTIC GREEK AVGOLEMONO SOUP RECIPE

This dish is a firm family favourite in our house, especially in winter. It's so simple and easy to make and with every food group represented it is highly nutritious, which makes it the perfect comfort food. This authentic Greek avgolemono soup recipe will be a...

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YEMISTA – GREEK STUFFED VEGETABLES

YEMISTA – GREEK STUFFED VEGETABLES

A perennial favourite for visitors to Greece and a dish that everyone seems to love is Yemista - Greek stuffed vegetables.There are many variations of this dish and it is one of the best Greek dishes for vegetarians and vegans as it can easily be made without mince....

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GREEK MYTHOLOGY PLACES TO VISIT IN GREECE

GREEK MYTHOLOGY PLACES TO VISIT IN GREECE

Greece is well known for its beaches, beautiful islands, and party towns. But this Mediterranean country has also had a significant impact on the Western world. Greece gave us philosophy, art, drama, literature, and even the principles of democracy! With its multiple...

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PELOPONNESE BEACHES

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PELOPONNESE BEACHES

It’s not only the Greek Islands which boast beautiful beaches. Located in the southern part of the Greek mainland, the Peloponnese has stunning beaches that rival any island. With azure waters and long horseshoe-shaped swathes of sand, and few crowds, the ...

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GREEK PARTY ISLANDS

GREEK PARTY ISLANDS

Are you dreaming of joining the well-heeled crowds and dancing the night away on a luscious Greek Island? You’re certainly not alone - the summer season always sees an influx of revelers, keen to watch nights become mornings on some of the top Greek party islands....

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ONE DAY IN ATHENS – A COMPLETE ITINERARY

ONE DAY IN ATHENS – A COMPLETE ITINERARY

Athens is one of the oldest and most fascinating cities in the world. The birthplace of Democracy, Medicine, Theatre and Philosophy offers a lot to see and do. Ideally you would have at least 3 days in Athens to really do it justice but for people who are transiting...

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WHAT TO PACK FOR GREECE – FOR WOMEN

WHAT TO PACK FOR GREECE – FOR WOMEN

Packing for a trip is exciting but often also overwhelming, particularly when visiting a new destination. Many people over-pack and then end up regretting the luggage they have to drag around especially when island hopping in Greece. There are also items that may be...

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THE MOST INCREDIBLE OIA SANTORINI ACCOMMODATION!

THE MOST INCREDIBLE OIA SANTORINI ACCOMMODATION!

When planning your trip to Greece and working out the best place to stay in Santorini chances are you have shortlisted Oia as your preferred village. With the iconic blue church domes, jaw-dropping sunsets, and stunning luxury cave hotels it's no wonder it is one of...

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THE VERY BEST KEFALONIA BEACHES

THE VERY BEST KEFALONIA BEACHES

Keflonia has some of the best beaches in Greece, in fact, all of Europe! This beautiful, big Ionian island has an awful lot to see and do but its the Kefalonia beaches that many people return for year in and year out. Here are our 14 favorites.Make sure you check out...

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GREEK PARTY ISLANDS

GREEK PARTY ISLANDS

Are you dreaming of joining the well-heeled crowds and dancing the night away on a luscious Greek Island? You’re certainly not alone - the summer season always sees an influx of revelers, keen to watch nights become mornings on some of the top Greek party islands....

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PRIVATE DRIVERS IN ATHENS AND THE MAINLAND

PRIVATE DRIVERS IN ATHENS AND THE MAINLAND

When you arrive in Athens after a long flight, there is nothing like seeing a man with your sign with your name on it waiting at Arrivals. And when you are ready to discover the many wonderful things to see and do in Athens then why not get that guy or one of his...

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39 OF THE BEST GREEK ONLINE SHOPPING SITES AND PRODUCTS

39 OF THE BEST GREEK ONLINE SHOPPING SITES AND PRODUCTS

Just because you can't be in Greece doesn't mean you can't visit Greece from home, including buying all the wonderful Greek products. Admired worldwide for their fashion labels, wine, food, beauty products and more these websites are our favourite Greek online...

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SPANAKOPITA – GREEK SPINACH AND FETA CHEESE PIE RECIPE

SPANAKOPITA – GREEK SPINACH AND FETA CHEESE PIE RECIPE

Spanakopita is one of the most famous Greek dishes and is easy to make. Often called Spinach and Cheese pie and a great vegetarian Greek dish this feta cheese pie recipe will be an instant family favourite. This dish is one of Greece's best known and is a family...

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VIRTUAL GREECE: HOW TO VISIT GREECE FROM HOME

VIRTUAL GREECE: HOW TO VISIT GREECE FROM HOME

Sometimes the best plans simply don't go according to plan. Your longed-for and carefully researched and planned trip to Greece can't go ahead, for reasons you just can't control. But don't despair, there are ways to still enjoy a Greek experience from the comfort of...

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THE BEST GREEK SONGS PLAYLIST

THE BEST GREEK SONGS PLAYLIST

Here's our playlist of classic Greek songs and music as well as a few contemporary tunes as well. Tune into this music at home, in the car or out and about and transport yourself back to Greece!You may also like

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MOVIES SHOT IN GREECE

MOVIES SHOT IN GREECE

There's no better way to enjoy a virtual holiday than by watching television shows or movies shot in Greece. Seeing the magnificent landscapes, the sparkling blue sea, and the whitewashed buildings and cobblestone streets will transport you right to Greek soil,...

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HOW TO GET TO MILOS

HOW TO GET TO MILOS

Most people who visit Greece head to the islands of Santorini and Mykonos as a point of priority. Meanwhile, the magical island of Milos is close by and yet world's apart in terms of cost, crowds, and authenticity. Here's everything you need to know about how to get...

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HOW TO MAKE HORIATIKI SALAD ( GREEK SALAD)

HOW TO MAKE HORIATIKI SALAD ( GREEK SALAD)

Is there another dish that screams GREEK ISLANDS more than Greek Salad? Visions of seaside tavernas, fresh seafood, and cold beer are the natural accompaniments to this dish, so here is our recipe for Greek Horiatiki salad for you to recreate in your slice of...

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BEST APPS FOR GREECE TRAVEL

BEST APPS FOR GREECE TRAVEL

In this day and age we are very lucky to be able to tap into a lot of free apps that can really make our lives easier. Gone are the days of having to print out reams of paperwork when traveling nor fumbling around with paper maps, guidebooks, and other cumbersome (...

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3 DAYS IN SANTORINI YOU WILL NEVER FORGET!

3 DAYS IN SANTORINI YOU WILL NEVER FORGET!

Crowded, expensive and completely unforgettable. Santorini is one of those places that despite all the bad things you've heard and read still manages to exceed your expectations. There's nothing like it on the planet and if you are going to Greece, especially for the...

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ATHENS AIRPORT TRANSFERS

ATHENS AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Once you've arrived in Athens, possibly after a very long flight you will likely be keen to get to your Athens hotel. You will want to rest and freshen up or get straight into discovering the many wonderful things to see and do that the city offers. But what are your...

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WHERE TO STAY IN KEFALONIA

WHERE TO STAY IN KEFALONIA

The beautiful Ionian island of Kefalonia is becoming very popular as a Greek Island destination for everyone and it's easy to see why. It's a big island and there is a lot to see and do, so ideally you will have a few weeks to really explore it properly. However, even...

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HOW TO TRAVEL TO ATHENS

HOW TO TRAVEL TO ATHENS

There are several options for travel to Athens. As the capital of Greece, it is home to the countries main airport and with so much coastline there are multiple options to arrive by sea and land as well. Once you arrive you may be met by your private driver, use the...

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SHOULD YOU DO A SANTORINI DONKEY RIDE?

SHOULD YOU DO A SANTORINI DONKEY RIDE?

In the age of social media and globalization, people should be inherently aware of the issues around working animals and the treatment of them. So when visiting Greece it pays to educate yourself about whether to partake in activities such as a Santorini Donkey ride....

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PAROS OR NAXOS?

PAROS OR NAXOS?

One of the questions I am most frequently asked is from people wanting to visit the Greek islands, often for the first time, and can't decide between Paros or Naxos. These islands are right next door to each other and are very similar in many ways. They are both...

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DAY TRIPS FROM ATHENS

DAY TRIPS FROM ATHENS

Athens is truly one of the great cities in the world and one of the most significant cradles of civilization. There is a LOT to see and do in Athens and we usually recommend 3 days as a minimum stay to make the most of this incredible city. If, however, you have...

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A CRETE ROAD TRIP – UPDATED FOR 2022

A CRETE ROAD TRIP – UPDATED FOR 2022

A Crete road tripWhile most suggested road trips in Greece focus on the mainland, it’s also a delight to explore the islands by car. Being Greece’s largest island, a Crete road trip is an obvious choice for a fabulous adventure that will take you past some of the...

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WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT GREECE?

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT GREECE?

There's never a bad time to visit Europe but when is the best time to visit Greece? Greece has had significant influence across the planet on arts, philosophy, politics, science, and sports. It's also home to stunning beaches, over 226 inhabited islands, ancient...

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A GREECE ROAD TRIP – EXPLORE THE REAL GREECE BY CAR

A GREECE ROAD TRIP – EXPLORE THE REAL GREECE BY CAR

Planning an epic road trip around Greece? There’s no shortage of amazing routes to take and here are some of my favourites. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular Greece road trip destinations, as well as the magical stops you can make along the way....

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GREEK LAMB AND POTATOES

GREEK LAMB AND POTATOES

When people think about Greek food one of the first dishes that springs to mind is Greek lamb and potatoes. This is an easy dish to prepare and is always a crowd favourite especially when entertaining a large group or for a family gathering.There is nothing better...

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VISIT CHIOS ISLAND, GREECE – THE FRAGRANT GREEK ISLAND

VISIT CHIOS ISLAND, GREECE – THE FRAGRANT GREEK ISLAND

Chios island, Greece is the 5th largest island in the country and is situated in the Northern Aegean sea off the coast of Turkey. It has a fascinating, albeit sometimes tragic past with a history of relentless conflict with its neighbour as well as other invaders....

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LUGGAGE STORAGE ATHENS

LUGGAGE STORAGE ATHENS

Athens is a large sprawling metropolis full of incredible things to see and do. You could easily spend a few days in Athens and still only scratch the surface and personally, I discover more and more interesting things with every visit. If you've only got a short time...

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WHAT TO EAT IN GREECE

WHAT TO EAT IN GREECE

Greek food is known throughout the world as some of the most delicious, fresh and often healthy cuisines on the planet. With fertile soil and great weather conditions there is an abundance of fresh produce throughout the country year round and this has led to the...

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VISITING DELOS ISLAND

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VISITING DELOS ISLAND

Delos Island is regarded by many to be the most important of all the Greek Islands. Considered the birthplace of Apollo - the God of sun and light, music and poetry, healing and plagues, knowledge, beauty and agriculture, Delos island has no inhabitants today but...

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THINGS TO DO IN ATHENS

THINGS TO DO IN ATHENS

There are a lot of things to do in Athens. Famous of course for its ancient ruins and artifacts it is also home to a thriving food and cafe culture, a buzzing arts scene and some stunning outdoor venues, events and activities that cater to people of all ages and for...

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THINGS TO DO ON PAROS

THINGS TO DO ON PAROS

For a medium sized island there is quite a lot to see and do on Paros. With close proximity to some fantastic neighbours such as Mykonos and Naxos, and a circular shape that allows for easy day tripping its the perfect place to holiday. There's a fantastic range of...

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WHICH ARE THE BEST GREEK ISLANDS TO VISIT IN 2022

WHICH ARE THE BEST GREEK ISLANDS TO VISIT IN 2022

Greek Island hopping is on the top of everyone's bucket-list but with over 220 inhabited islands it can be quite overwhelming trying to work out which are the best Greek Islands to visit on your holiday. Whether you are looking for the best Greek Island for couples or...

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10 DAYS IN GREECE – A COMPLETE ITINERARY FOR 2022

10 DAYS IN GREECE – A COMPLETE ITINERARY FOR 2022

If you only have 10 days in Greece for your first visit it is still possible to cover a lot of ground and ensure you are planning your next visit before you've even left. Here's our suggested itinerary that will allow you to visit three incredible Greek Islands,...

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WHERE TO STAY IN SKIATHOS

WHERE TO STAY IN SKIATHOS

 Since the release of the film 'Mama Mia',  Skiathos (and its gorgeous neighbour Skopolos) have become a lot more popular with fans keen to recreate the “lost paradise” fantasy of the film, and to spy some of the filming locations. It's easy enough to get to but where...

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THE BEST GREEK ISLANDS FOR FAMILIES – UPDATED FOR 2022

THE BEST GREEK ISLANDS FOR FAMILIES – UPDATED FOR 2022

Greece has to be one of the best holiday destinations on the planet for families. With so much to see and do and at a very affordable price point it is safe, clean and the Greek people absolutely love kids. Do not be surprised if you find your toddler being given free...

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WHERE TO STAY ON CORFU

WHERE TO STAY ON CORFU

Corfu is a beautiful island in the Ionian sea close to neighboring Albania to the north. For centuries it has been popular with holidaymakers from all over the world and has played an important role during wartime. In fact, it has been occupied by the French, Germans,...

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BOOKS SET IN GREECE

BOOKS SET IN GREECE

If you're traveling to Greece perhaps you'd like to know a little more about it or to get firmly in the mood for all the Greek greatness. Or maybe you'd just like a bit of escapism or to learn more about places you've already been. Well, there's no better way than to...

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37 OF THE BEST BEACHES IN GREECE

WHERE TO STAY IN ZAKYNTHOS IN 2022

If you close your eyes and imagine a dreamy Greek Island, it probably looks an awful lot like the Ionian Island of Zakynthos. With its spectacular beaches – including the iconic ‘Shipwreck Beach’ – homely tavernas and a healthy nightlife, it’s no wonder that...

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SAILING HOLIDAYS GREECE – UPDATED FOR 2022

SAILING HOLIDAYS GREECE – UPDATED FOR 2022

Whether you are Greek island hopping, sailing to specific Greek destinations for the purpose of a longer stay, or visiting on a Greek Island cruise the idea of sailing the Greek islands is one of the most sought after vacations in the world.  Exploring the Greek...

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WHERE TO STAY IN RHODES

WHERE TO STAY IN RHODES

Beautiful Rhodes offers something for everyone, from the party-hard crowd to young families looking to enjoy a relaxing beach break. There is a lot to see and do and it's easy to see why this Greek Island is a firm favourite with many. In order to have the best time...

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PLANNING A TRIP TO GREECE

  Planning a trip to Greece can be both incredibly exciting and completely overwhelming. We've done it multiple times and yet each year presents new challenges as we flesh out the best Greece itinerary to include new places to discover and old favourites.  ...

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HOW TO GET FROM NAXOS TO SANTORINI

WHERE TO STAY IN NAXOS

Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades islands and has a rugged, mountainous landscape, and long sandy beaches. In fact Naxos beaches are considered some of the best beaches in Europe. There is a lot to see and do and it's proximity to a number of other beautiful...

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THE BEST GREEK ISLANDS FOR COUPLES

THE BEST GREEK ISLANDS FOR COUPLES

Is there a country that evokes more images of romance and couples' goals than Greece? As one of the world's most popular honeymoon destinations, it has so much to offer couples of all persuasions and age groups. Whilst holidaying with family and friends is great...

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USEFUL CONTACTS AND EMERGENCY NUMBERS IN GREECE

USEFUL CONTACTS AND EMERGENCY NUMBERS IN GREECE

Sometimes when travelling in a foreign country it can be hard to find the best number to call in an emergency especially when under pressure. This list has many of the most useful contacts and emergency numbers in Greece that you may need to call, and their websites...

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COMMON GREEK PHRASES

COMMON GREEK PHRASES

When visiting any country it pays to try and learn a few local words and in Greece the people appreciate your attempts at common Greek phrases even if they are wrong. Whilst it may seem like a difficult language at first you will be surprised how quickly you pick...

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TOURS IN GREECE

TOURS IN GREECE

There are so many beautiful places in Greece it can be quite overwhelming working out where to go.For many people the ability to prebook a holiday and have someone else take care of all the transport, activities and logistics is of huge appeal. Taking tours in Greece,...

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DRIVING IN GREECE

DRIVING IN GREECE

There is much to see and do in Greece but it cant all be done in tour buses or on foot. Sometimes biting the bullet and driving in Greece will really make your visit  even more special. But are you up to it? Public transport in some parts of Greece is very good but in...

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WHERE TO STAY IN MYKONOS

WHERE TO STAY IN MYKONOS

Choosing where to stay on Mykonos is an important decision! The island is famous for its many attractions including glamorous beaches, luxurious restaurants and bustling nightlife as well as lots of others things to see and do so you’ll want to be centrally located to...

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THINGS TO DO IN MILOS IN 2022

THINGS TO DO IN MILOS IN 2022

(updated July 2021) Milos is an incredible island in the Cyclades group that is giving others like Santorini a genuine run for their money. With similar extraordinary geology and landscapes as the result of volcanic activity it also has stunning beaches, quaint...

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THE BEST ACROPOLIS VIEW HOTELS (UPDATED FOR 2022)

THE BEST ACROPOLIS VIEW HOTELS (UPDATED FOR 2022)

In recent years accommodation in Athens has really improved in terms of choice and variety. If anything there are too many options now and many people may be overwhelmed with information. There some great hotels and apartments in Athens that are close to the Acropolis...

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WHERE TO STAY ON CRETE

WHERE TO STAY ON CRETE

Choosing where to stay in Crete is an important decision in making sure you have a dream trip to Greece’s largest island. Due to the size of the island, it’s important to choose carefully to make sure you can easily reach all of the things you want to do and see. Of...

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HOW TO GET FROM ATHENS TO SANTORINI

HOW TO GET FROM ATHENS TO SANTORINI

Most people who visit Greece for the first time are probably going to want to see the Acropolis and the famed sunsets of Santorini. As you plan your trip you will be researching all the things to see and do in Athens and where to stay in Santorini. But how do you get...

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HOW TO VISIT METEORA MONASTERIES AND SURROUNDS IN 2022

HOW TO VISIT METEORA MONASTERIES AND SURROUNDS IN 2022

Are you ready to explore some of the most amazing and unique geography that Greece has to offer? Whether you’re on your first Greek holiday, or you’re now planning to visit after many years of Greek Island hopping, the mainland of Greece should not be overlooked. When...

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TOURING GREECE AND TURKEY

TOURING GREECE AND TURKEY

Few places on earth can rival the incredible history of Turkey and Greece, yet their delights are certainly not only found in books about the past. Both countries are dynamic and lively, boasting culture and customs that are just as rich today as they were thousands...

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GREEK ISLAND HOPPING ITINERARIES

GREEK ISLAND HOPPING ITINERARIES

Most first time visitors to Greece quickly realise why many people return again and again. With so much to see and do and so much diversity across the country you will always be left longing for more. Island hopping in Greece is a concept that's been around for...

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I’m Sandy, a tragic Grecophile hoping to help you have the best trip to Greece you possibly can. I want you to experience the Greek ‘Filotimo’ before you even get there.

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