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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...
Greece with a Movie Star

Greece with a movie star – Jason Flemyng

Mate, I'm so sorry! The plane was early exclaims my guest as he exits the Arrivals Hall at Athens airport.  Before I can start to feel nervous, he plants a matter-of-fact kiss on the top...
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...
Top seven ancient wonders of Greece - LifebeyondBorders

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...
Top Things to do in Mykonos - go sea kayaking

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

Greek dishes – top things to eat and drink on Mykonos

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

When my friend and fellow writer suggested I come and visit her on the Cycladic island of Sifnos, Greece, I jumped at the chance.  Her home is located in a tiny village (if it can...

Mykonos off season – 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...
Celestial Cruises - Cruise around the Aegean in Greece

Celestyal Cruises – Around the Aegean islands, Europe

Exploring the Aegean island with Celestyal Cruises and presenting my debut novel "Girl Gone Greek" whilst on board
Sea Kayaking in Mykonos Greece - Life Beyond Borders

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...
Guarding and exploring Delos - a Greek island day trip from Mykonos

Greek island of Delos – guarding the archeological site

The ancient UNESCO Greek 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...

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...

Offline for a while…all at sea

I bid you farewell for a while, I will be offline.  You see, from 7th to 15th July 2016, I have been invited on board a Celestyal Themed Cruise around the Eastern Aegean sea in...

Mykonos: The Best Time Of Year To Visit

When is the best time of year to visit Mykonos? The stunning Greek island of Mykonos takes its name from the grandson of Apollo and attracts millions of tourists each year. The decision to visit Mykonos...

Delos – an historical site like no other

Recently I had the opportunity to visit Mykonos for the first time, and was pleasantly surprised at the 'alternative side' to this party island.  I wrote a post about it here. Part of my visit...

Hiya Oia! The Best of Santorini – A guest post

This article is provided by First Choice Holidays Oia is perhaps the most famous village on the idyllic Greek island of Santorini. Famed for its stunning sunsets and picturesque villas and vistas, this charming spot...

Raw Food and Yoga Retreat – Paros Island – Greece

Not really knowing what to expect when I was invited to be hosted by Insight Holidays for their first Raw Food and Yoga Retreat, I happily and somewhat curiously accepted their invitation. Hosted at the...

Too hot in Athens, where shall I go? I know – Sifnos!

August 2012, what with regular 5 day heatwaves of 40 degrees, I decided to get out of the city for a few days. I did this last year too - I hopped on a ferry...

Crete & Andros

April 2012 saw me participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. The Challenge kept me tied up, therefore not posting about other things.  So I took the opportunity for a catch up: Easter 2012 I was lucky...

Even the mannequins are happy in Paros

Location Paros is in the Cyclades chain of Greek islands, in the central Aegean sea.  It takes roughly 4  hours from the Athenian port of Piraeus by normal ferry, at an approximate cost of €35...