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Three Greek islands in one day from Athens

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 in 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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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!” – Skopelos

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] "Mamma Mia!"...
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Best hotel 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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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Things to Do in Lefkada, Greece

As mentioned in my previous post about luxury accommodation in Lefkada island, Greece - although this Ionian island is less touristy than other Greek islands, it still has a lot to offer the visitor. ...
Luxury Accommodation in Lefkada Island - Greece: Sappho Boutique Suites

Luxury accommodation in Lefkada island – Greece: Sappho Boutique Suites

Those of you familiar with Greece and her islands will know that the country is riddled with myths and legends.  Lefkada, in the Ionian chain of islands to the west of the country, is...
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Explore the Top Seven Wonders of Greece

As one of the major cradles of Western civilisation, Greece laid claim to many of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Sadly, all of these incredible creations from pre-history have vanished, with the notable...
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Top Things to See and Do on Mykonos – a guide for cruise visitors

Alongside Santorini, Mykonos is one of the most famous Greek islands. Located in the Cycladic islands, it’s a port of call for many cruise ships. Popular for its beaches and scenes such as ‘Little...
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