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GREECE

Discover what it's like to live, work, eat and travel in Greece as well as general cultural observations

The pretty harbour of Kastellorizo island - Greece

The Sculptor of Kastellorizo – Greece

I'd travelled to Kastellorizo before for Rough Guides, and written about it here. In the post, I described why I wasn't too keen on the island, despite it being aesthetically beautiful.  Well, after my...
Symi Harbour - Symi Island - Greece

Symi Thea Hotel – Symi Island – Greece

Back in 2014, when I first started researching for Rough Guides, I had the opportunity to visit Symi, a small island with a lot of Venetian and Neoclassical architecture, in the Dodecanese chain of Greek...
Lindian Village - Rhodes - Greece

Lindian Village – Rhodes – Greece

Followers of my site will know that I am a big fan of the Dodecanese islands in Greece, especially Rhodes. Most of my posts written about Rhodes have tended to concentrated on the Old Town....
Karpathos island - Greece

Where to stay on Karpathos island

**This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here.** I recently wrote a post about things to do on the beautiful Greek island of Karpathos, in the Dodecanese chain of islands.  But obviously if...
Karpathos, Greece.

Things to do on Karpathos island – Greece

**This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here.** Where is Karpathos? Located in the south east Aegean sea, Karpathos is the second largest Dodecanese island in Greece, after Rhodes.  Did you know, apparently Dodecanese...

Stop Press! On The Road Again

**This post includes affiliates links.  For more info, see here.** Hello everyone! Just a short note to let you all know that you'll not see a lot from me for the next few weeks - at...
Kos Castle

Knight’s Castle on Kos, Greece

**This post includes affiliate links.  For more info, see here.** When I visited Kos before, I wrote a post about things you can see and do on this large Dodecanese island.  I hadn't had the...
In Camera Art Boutique Hotel - Rhodes Old Town

In Camera Art Boutique Hotel – Rhodes, Greece

Most of you will have heard of Rhodes Island, Greece.  And followers of my blog will know that I blog about it frequently, mainly because I travel regularly to the chain of islands that...
Athens International Airport

Why I love Athens International Airport

Having travelled a fair bit, I've seen my fair share of the inside of airports.  Hell, back in the 90's, I even worked for about half a decade (that makes me sound old!) at...
Halki Island

Halkis Muses – Luxury on Halki Island, Greece

I'd visited Halki back in 2014 when I was updating the new, current edition of the Rough Guide to the Greek Islands.  I wrote about it here and to be honest, because I only...
In Camera Art Boutique Hotel - Rhodes

Begpacking in Europe. Trying to reserve judgement, but…

Today - a sunny spring April day in Athens, 2017...I came across a controversial and, to me, distressing sight: two lads 'begging' for money to fund their onward travels.  They were 'beg packers' who...
Guarding the Archeological Site of Delos Island - the Delos Guard

Guarding the Archeological Site of Delos Island – the Delos Guard

The ancient UNESCO island of Delos, located just 3.5 km from the party island of Mykonos and yet a world away in terms of things to see and do, is world famous - for those...
A stay at the INN Athens Hotel

A stay at the INN Athens Hotel

Currently (2016/2017), there's a trend for boutique hotels to open their doors in Greece, despite the crisis.  The INN Athens opened its doors to the public in September 2015, offering the public a boutique...

Have fun kayaking in Mykonos

When one thinks of going to the Greek islands, it's usually to spend time relaxing on the beach, sunning oneself and swimming. When one thinks of going to Mykonos in particular, images of lazing...

Enjoying the Foods of Pelion

My recent sojourn to Pelion in Mainland Greece included a trip around the traditional villages and hiking around the beautiful region.  When visiting a country and region, what I enjoy the most is sampling...

CocoMat Hotel – Kolonaki, Athens. Sleeping on nature

Founded in 1989, CocoMat never started out as a hotel.  The company actually makes beds and furniture, but it's so much more than that...because these beds are luxury, or beyond luxury in my option,...

Hiking in Pelion, Greece

As described in this post, Pelion is a mountainous area in the south east part of the Thessaly region of Greece (Thessaly being in Central Greece).  In mythology, Mount Pelion was home to the...

My Rhodes – Greece experience

I've written about Rhodes before and have been fortunate enough to explore it for my work with Rough Guides. It's a beautiful island, the largest in the Dodecanese chain of Greek islands (the Greek Islands are divided...

The Villages of Pelion – Greece

Ahh Greece: culture, islands, tradition and aesthetic beauty.  As followers of my site will know, I am a huge Grecophile and love all things Greek.  I particularly love exploring new destinations and showcasing them...

Brunch at the Somewhere Hotel – Vouliagmeni, Athens Riviera

When people come to stay in Athens, it's usually a flying visit for a couple of nights before they head on a ferry or plane to an island.  I wrote a post here about...

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