Islands

Islands

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...

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...

“Carry on up the Kali Strata” – Author review with James Collins

Review copy of book provided free of charge by author. What is it about Greece? Fans of my site will have heard me asking this question and attempting to answer it here.  Well, James Collins -...

Greek island break – Poros

Back in 2011, I wrote a post about the Greek island of Poros.  It's not far from the Greek mainland...by 'slow' ferry it takes about two hours (I said three in my original post,...

Alternative ways to reach the Ionian Islands

I had cause recently to look up flight prices to the Ionian islands in Greece and was amazed at how expensive they were.  A friend in the UK also told me flights direct to Kefalonia...

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...

Rosy’s Little Village – Agistri

Deciding on a whim that I wanted to take myself off for a couple of days, I jumped on the ferry and headed to the island of Agistri, approximately 1.5 hrs from Athens by 'slow'...

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...

S is for Skopelos

I wrote a post here about this "Mamma Mia" Greek island in the Western Aegean sea.  Do check it out, it has a lot of lovely, pretty pictures with information about how to get...

Too hot in Athens? Then head to Pireaus port, see where you end up…

And I ended up in Poros (not PAROS, POROS). Poros is an island in the Saronic group of Greek Islands, about 58km's from Athens, therefore not very far. You can choose 2 ways to travel: by...

Aegina

I'd recommend Aegina to anyone who wants to escape Athens for one night/2 days.  It's beautiful and luckily only located about 1hr 15 mins from Athens by ferry (less time if go you choose the Speedcat). ...

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...