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Things to see on Zakynthos island - Greece: Blue Caves and Shipwreck Beach

Things to see in Zakynthos: Blue Caves & Shipwreck Beach

**For your free Greek islands downloadable packing list, click here.** **Read my post about my Greek Island All Round Packing List - great to give you tips on what to pack for visiting the...
Visit the Keri Caves in Zakynthos Greece and learn about olive oil

Zakynthos: Olive Oil and Keri Caves

The Travel Bloggers Greece's second day in Zakynthos saw us visiting a traditional olive oil factory and an amazing private boat tour to the Keri Caves. **For an idea of what to pack when visiting a...

Travelling to Zakynthos – Levante Ferries

Back in 2013, I wrote a post about alternative ways to reach the Ionian Islands instead of flying (Kefalonia, Ithaca, etc).  Recently, Zante Hotels 4 U  invited members of Travel Bloggers Greece  to be hosted on their...

Athens One Day Cruise

Friday 17th April 2015 loomed bright and early for me.  Those that know me will know I'm not an early bird - at all. However, today was special:  a dear acquaintance and fellow author...

Luxury in Rhodes – Kokkini Porta Rossa

For two Greek Easters, I've been invited to spend my time with Angela and Nikos - owners of boutique hotel Kokkini Porta Rossa - located in the Old Town of Rhodes. Regular followers of my site...

My Ryanair Experience

I recently visited Rhodes in the Dodecanese chain of islands in Greece.  The fantastic Aegean Airlines flies domestically on these routes, but Ryanair has recently opened a new hub in Athens serving Thessaloniki (in...

Celebrating Cretan Art and Food

Sunday 15th March 2015 saw another Travel Bloggers Greece meet up to discuss and share ideas, how we can positively promote Greece and work together.  This time we were invited to Grecotel Pallas Athena...

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...

Cally’s Way – a novel set in Crete

Cally’s an intriguing lass. A young woman of mixed heritage living in Canada, upon her mother’s death she feels that the answer to her mother’s distant behavior lies in discovering more about her parent’s...

Leros – Dodecanese

As part of my research for the Rough Guide to the Greek Islands, one of the islands I visited in the Dodecanese chain was Leros. It takes about eleven hours to reach Leros by ferry...

Patmos – Dodecanese

Patmos is renowned for the Apocalypse of St. John. It’s a popular tourist destination for religious groups and cruise ships alike. I found my Saint, but his name was Panagos. He was located in...

Kalymnos – Dodecanese

Depending on which boat you catch from Rhodes, Kalymnos is between two and five hours away.  Apparently, Kalymnos is the wealthiest island in the Dodecanese chain, and one of the most wealthiest overall in...

Nisyros – Dodecanese

I loved Nisyros!  Why?  Because it was, to me, what a traditional Greek island should be: tiny winding streets, friendly locals, rustic buildings. People go to Nisyros to see the volcano, the whole island is built...

Tilos – Dodecanese

There’s not a lot I feel I can say about Tilos really. It has the main port town, Livadhia…then the Hora, about 20 mins drive uphill. And that’s about it.  That, and the fact...

Symi – Dodecanese

Before leaving for Symi, I stayed in Rhodes for a further two nights. Again in the Old Town (can’t get enough of that place), but this time the Hotel Andreas hosted my stay. My bedroom in the...

Halki -Dodecanese

Halki is roughly an hour away by catamaran from Rhodes.  After an early rise and breakfast (which I am not used to, but I can think of worse reasons to get up early), off...

Kastellorizo – Dodecanese

And so to another Dodecanese island, as part of my research for the Rough Guide to the Greek Islands. I travelled from Rhodes to Kastellorizo by ferry.  It took longer than I thought: about three...

Rhodes, Dodecanese

Rhodes—what can I say? Most of you will have heard of it…it’s one of the most visited Greek islands. I arrived by airplane from Karpathos—and received a bit of a culture shock. I left a...

Karpathos – Dodecanese

I am one LUCKY girl!  Yes, I was offered the chance to update the latest Rough Guide edition of Greece & the Greek Islands (due for publication 2015).  So of course I took up...
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