Islands

Islands

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

***Updated September 2017*** 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...
Karpathos, Greece.

Things to do on Karpathos island – Greece

**Updated September 2017** **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,...
The Greek island of Alonissos

The beauty of Alonissos

**Updated SEP17** **This post contains affiliate links.  For more info, see here.** 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...
Celestial Cruises - Cruise around the Aegean in Greece

Celestyal Cruises – Around the Aegean

**Note: Despite any complimentary services received, all thoughts and opinions remain my own** Updated AUG17 For those of you who’ve been following my site, you'll have known about the themed cruise I was invited to take part in...

Have fun kayaking in Mykonos

**Updated AUG17** 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...
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...
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....

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...
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...

The Hora of Serifos

Aside from the local tourist population in Greece, Serifos is a little known Greek island amongst the international tourist crowd.  At roughly 29 square miles and a year round population of not even 1,500...

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