The Greek islands are known for their moderate climate but during the last 3 years they have been experiencing some really cold winters. Snow has been falling on Naxos like never before, reaching its shores and taking the locals completely by surprise.
Luckily, it doesn’t last for too long. In only a few days, the sun is up, shinning in all it glory, restoring the climate to its usual state. Still, the northern winds are blowing, smashing the waves onto the sharp rocks of Grotta of Naxos Town, a sight much appreciated by all nature lovers.
This photo was taken yesterday (January 20th) and our photographer enjoyed not just the view but also the thunderous sound of the crashing waves.
A lot has been said lately on whether Greece is a safe enough holiday retreat. Recent political events have been used to promote the argument that Greece is not an ideal travel destination and that people should select other places to visit. Continue reading Is it safe to travel to Greece?→
This beautiful and romantic town of 20,000 inhabitants, borders the north of the Corinthian Gulf and is one of the most traditional and historic places in Greece.
Its small port is a haven for fishing boats and sailing yachts and it is one of its landmarks, together with the Venetian Castle which stands above the town, in a strategical position. Continue reading Romantic Nafpaktos→
A trip to Kythnos is ideal for those who desire a quiet holiday in a traditional Cycladic environment and an unlimited number of sandy beaches. This barren island forms a very large number of coves, some small, some larger, that can be accessed either by car or by sailing boat. Continue reading Tranquil Kythnos→
Each time we visit Naxos, there is plenty to do. Being such a big island, we (my husband and I) always choose to stay for at least 10 days. Naxos is the best destination for both relaxing and adventurous holidays, so take your pick. This time (2015), we decided to spend 2 weeks there. Continue reading Our Naxos holidays→
Athens, the fuzzy capital of Greece, is and ha salways been a major tourist attraction. Among its highlights are its antiquities (monuments, museums, ancient temples, …) and its traditional neighbourhoods.
The Acropolis, the Monastiraki and Anafiotika areas, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the newly constructed Acropolis Museum and Cape Sounion are only a few of its historic attractions. Continue reading A Visit to Athens→
Although I have been visiting the Cyclades islands for years, my first visit to Milos took me completely by surprise. Why? Because everybody talked about Mykonos, Santorini, Paros and Koufonissia but no one discussed about Milos.
It is already March 21st and it is about time we say goodbye to winter. Spring is already here. The spring equinox has just passed (March 19th to 20th), signifying that the days are now getting longer than the nights. More light, more warmth, more time to enjoy outdoors, there is always something nice to excpect from Spring. Continue reading Spring in Greece→
Welcome to to Escapes to Greece, a travel guide for Greece and the Greek islands. Our goal is to present Greece from the traveller’s eye and give you the opportunity to discover its beauties and secrets before planning your trip.
Our informations are based on our experiences from our travels to Greece. Please feel free to contact us for questions relevant with holidays in Greece.