Islands

Islands

Top Things to Eat & Drink on Mykonos and where to eat them - LifeBeyondBorders

Greek dishes – best restaurants in Mykonos: top things to eat and drink

Mykonos is one of those Greek islands, like Santorini, that many travellers will know of instantly. Therefore much of Mykonos caters to the tourist hordes that descend upon it annually. It is possible to...
The beautiful Greek island of Sifnos

Greek Island escape to Sifnos

**Updated MAY 2018** **This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here.** When my friend and fellow writer suggested I come and visit her on the Cycladic island of Sifnos, Greece, I jumped at the...
Alonissios island in the Sporades island chain of Greece, Mediterranean, Europe. So beautiful

The beauty of Alonissos

Alonissos is one of the Greek islands hidden gems...there are tourists, but most of them are Greeks, hence it's a beautiful island to come to for a real taste of Greece and her culture.
An Insider's Guide to the Greek Islands

An Insider’s Guide to the Greek Islands

There's no doubt about it: Santorini and Mykonos top the list of 'Must See' Greek islands to visit - also the most widely known; Santorini because of its blue domed churches and whitewashed buildings...

Alternative Mykonos – more than just a party island

Having lived in Greece for quite some time, I have visited many of the Greek islands.  But due to the reputation of Mykonos, I had deliberately steered clear - not wanting to get involved in...
Picture Perfect Rhodes Old Town Greece

Picture-Perfect Rhodes Old Town

Much has been written about my love of Rhodes, it's been well documented on this blog. It’s one of my favourite Greek islands, not least due to the famous Old Town. Complete with cobbled...
Luxury Hotels - Rhodes Old Town - Greece

Luxury Hotels in Rhodes Old Town – Greece

It's no secret that Life Beyond Borders loves the Greek island of Rhodes, especially Rhodes Old Town.  Wandering the streets behind those old castle walls in the oldest inhabited Medieval Town in Europe is...

Where to stay on Hydra island, Greece

My post about Hydra Island, Greece introduced this Greek island with a difference to you and, I hope, convinced you to stay longer than a day trip.  Here I show you where to stay on Hydra...
Hydra Island, Greece. Where no cars exist

Hydra island Greece – the island with a difference

Everybody has their favourite Greek island, and for varying reasons.  As you know, I research the Dodecanese islands of Greece for The Rough Guide to The Greek Islands (Rough Guides) and therefore have grown to really...
St Paul's Bay, Rhodes, Greece

My Rhodes – Greece experience

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.
Karpathos, 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.
Celestial Cruises - Cruise around the Aegean in Greece

Celestyal Cruises – Around the Aegean

Exploring the Aegean island with Celestyal Cruises and presenting my debut novel "Girl Gone Greek" whilst on board

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...
Where to stay on 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...
Guarding the Archeological Site of Delos Island - the Delos Guard

Guarding the Archeological Site of Delos Island – the Delos Guard

**Updated JUL17** 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...
Come and visit Astypalea Island in the Dodecanese chain of Islands, Greece - LifeBeyondBordersBlog

The lesser known Greek island of Astypalea

**This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here.** As part of my research for the guidebook company Rough Guides, I am lucky to be able to discover places off the beaten track.  One...
Restaurant-Floating-on-the-Lagoon Grecotel Kos Thalasso Spa © Grecotel

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. I'd always been of the opinion that...
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....