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Things to do and tips on visiting Kastellorizo Greece - LifeBeyondBorders

Kastellorizo Greece

Kastellorizo - Greece: Where is it? Kastellorizo is one of those incredibly remote Greek islands that people tend to visit for a completely real Greek island experience.  Its distance from other islands and the mainland,...
Luxury on Kos island, Greece: Grecotel Imperial Thalasso

Grecotel Kos Imperial Thalasso

Having travelled a fair bit around the Greek islands (and further afield), when having the opportunity to stay in luxury, I'd primarily stayed in small boutique hotels such as Kokkini Porta Rossa in Rhodes...
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Things to do on Leros island – Greece

As part of my research for the Rough Guides to the Greek Islands, both in 2014 and 2017, one of the islands I visited in the Dodecanese chain was Leros.  It's a smaller Greek...
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Kea island Greece – a day trip from Athens

I always felt that in order to feel like you're on a 'proper' Greek island, one should travel about five hours by ferry to Paros or Naxos, for example - or even further afield to Skopelos or...
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Three Greek Islands, Athens One Day Cruise

One sunny Saturday in November 2015, I was afforded the opportunity to experience three Saronic Greek islands in one day; Hydra, Poros and Aegina, hosted by Olympic Cruises (now Evermore Cruises) on an Athens one day...
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Things to do on Kos island, Greece

Located in the Dodecanese chain of islands—at its shortest point only 4km from the Turkish coast—after Rhodes, Kos is the second most popular holiday island.   Why? Because of its magnificent stretches of beaches and...
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How to travel to Zakynthos – Levante Ferries

Back in 2013 I wrote a post about alternative ways to reach the Ionian Islands instead of flying.  These islands are Kefalonia, Lefkada, Ithaca, Paxos, Corfu and the very well known island of Zakynthos. ...
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Insider Tips for Taking Ferries in Greece

You've come to Greece for your vacation and stayed in Athens for a few days, looking at the alternative guide to visiting Athens. Afterwards, most people naturally want to head to one or a...
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Things to do on Paxos Greece

As an island, Paxos is relatively small at only 30 sq miles.  There are several luxury villas in Paxos to rent on this Ionian island, inviting the visitor to merely go and relax for...
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Luxury Villas in Paxos – Paxos Villa Greece – Villa Glaros

Throughout my time as a travel writer located in Greece, I am very lucky to have been able to experience various luxury hotel stays around both the capital, Athens, and various parts of the...
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Discover Kalymnos island Greece – Dodecanese

Depending on which boat you catch from Rhodes, Kalymnos is between two and five hours away.  Apparently, Kalymnos island, Greece is one of the most wealthiest overall in Greece. I was lucky to be...
Things to do on Karpathos Island, Greece

Things to do on Karpathos island – Greece

Located in the south east Aegean sea, Karpathos is the second largest Dodecanese island in Greece, after Rhodes. It's mountainous, offers many traditional villages and, of course, beaches. Read more.
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A guide to Symi island, Greece

This post was originally written in June 2014. It has been re-written and revised in APR 2019. There will be some affiliate links throughout, meaning I will earn a small amount of commission if you choose...
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“Mamma Mia!” island of Skopelos, Greece

The Greek island of Skopelos in the Sporadic chain of islands is famous for the filming of the first "Mamma Mia!" film. Originally published in JAN 2012. Revised and updated in APR 2019 [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d99024.4870871199!2d23.62129469505604!3d39.140261637022434!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x14a6ea38633b4d97%3A0x51d219c584c4a1cf!2sSkopelos!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sgr!4v1554711257660!5m2!1sen!2sgr&w=600&h=450] Skopelos, Greece:...
Windmill Bay Aparthotel in Argassi, Zakynthos island Greece

Best accommodation in Argassi, Zakynthos – Greece. Windmill Hotels

Zakynthos is a popular holiday island located in the Ionian sea / chain of islands on north west coast of Greece.  You can take a direct flight to Zakynthos from many European airports, or...
Come and explore the Greek islands by sailing around them

Sailing the Greek islands

In total there are roughly 6000 islands scattered across the Aegean and Ionian seas around the Mediterranean in Greece, and yet only 227 of them are inhabited!
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Greece with a movie star – Jason Flemyng

**Originally written in May 2014, this article has been revised and updated in November 2018** Mate, I'm so sorry! The plane was early exclaims my guest as he exits the Arrivals Hall at Athens airport.  Before...
Why you should visit Naxos Greece

Naxos, Greece – Things to Do

Being based in Greece, I am blessed with a choice of islands. And so I decided one summer night I would go to Piraeus, where most of the ferries depart from to the islands, and see...
Best Of Lefkada, Greece - Cuisine

Best of Lefkada, Greece: Cuisine

Lefkada, a Greek island in the Ionian chain, is a beautiful and fertile land with lush mountains dropping away to magnificent seas.  As you'll see in my Things to do in Lefkada post, it's...
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Things to do in Rhodes Greece

Here you'll find a summary of why Rhodes, although touristy and known for its beach resort style holidays, is one of my favourite islands and how diverse it is.