Cycladic Islands

Cycladic Islands

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...
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...

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...

Island escape to Sifnos

**Updated JULY 2017** **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, I jumped at the chance....

Explore the Top 7 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...

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...

Mykonos – more than just a party island

Having been in Greece for quite some time, I have visited many of her islands.  Check out my recommendations here.  But due to the reputation of Mykonos, I had deliberately steered clear - not...

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...

Filming with Jason Flemyng in Greece

Mate, I'm so sorry! exclaims Jason Flemyng 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 of my head (not...

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...

The Greek island of Kea – or Tzia

I always felt that in order to feel like your on a 'proper' Greek island, one should travel about five hrs by ferry to Paros or Naxos, for example - or even further afield to Skopelos or...

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...

P is for Paros

Greece has many beautiful islands – not least Paros.  When I first returned to Greece in 2010, I went to this island for a short break before starting my new job. One of the Cycladic...
Sunset on Naxos Island- Greece - Life Beyond Borders

Impromptu trip to Naxos Island – Greece

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...

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...

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