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Packing for Greece summer holidays

Most of us have done this several times, but each time it is equally difficult. All our clothes, accessories, cosmetics … lay on our bed for days, next to our luggage but not even our wildest imagination can’t fit them in there!

So, each time, our summer holidays start in stress and confusion. This is not how it is supposed to be at all. Continue reading Packing for Greece summer holidays

When is the best time to travel to Greece?

Tourist season in Greece is during summer and it starts as early as April (in southern Greece) and May, for the rest of the country. It ends for most people during the first days of September while for some others it goes on till the middle of October. In Crete and Rhodes, tourists season stops only for 4 months a year, from late autumn till the end of winter.

The tourist season is divided in three sections, low, middle and high season (usually mid July till August 20th).

How to choose when to travel to Greece

It all depends on how you want to spend your holidays. Low season (usually from April till the first days of June) is the best time to travel to Greece if you want to spend as little money as possible and enjoy a crowd free holiday. Weather is cooler, beaches are your to enjoy, service is better (less customers to satisfy) and people are more relaxed.

High season is the most expensive of them all but you can still find good quality, affordable accommodation by slightly changing your requirements. This is the period when you will have to share a place at your favourite beach with other people and to wait a bit more to get served at the restaurants and bars. But, you know what some people say: the more the merrier.

If you want a bit of both, then try the middle season. Whenever you decide to travel to Greece, know that it is the beautiful country and its great people that will make your holiday special. Rest assured that if you keep an open mind and explore true Greece, it will be a lot more than a wonderful holiday; it will be a great experience.

My favourite Greek islands

What an amazing country. Except for its northern part where Greece borders with its neighbouring Balkan countries, it is surrounded by sea. Its coastline stretches to an amazing length of nearly 15,000 km.

Its most touristic areas are the famous Greek islands. There is such a great variety of islands and islets at sizes starting from a few square kilometres to the size of Crete and they number more than 3,000.

What makes the Greek islands so appealing is their unique and authentic character to be found nowhere else in the world. This extends to the climate, the landscape, the architecture, the food and the locals. To be more precise, visiting each group of islands in Greece is like visiting a different country altogether.

Greek islands
Travelling around the Greek islands

Greek islands history is rich and different for every group, shaping the people and their customs in a unique way. What they all share in common is their love for their homeland and their strong will to remain independent.

Apart from these you will also find them very open hearted, strong minded, noisy and always happy to assist you in any possible way. So, when it comes to travelling to the Greek islands, apart from the amazing beaches, the fantastic weather and the delicious food, it is the people I love the most. And it has become a habit of mine to find out how different or similar they really are, from one island to another. That could only mean more travelling for me. Not bad!

When they ask me which of the Greek islands are my favourite … well, I still don’t know. Everyone of them has its own charm. I am well aware that several online magazines keep publishing articles, trying to give an answer to that question. Maybe noone can do that, which explains why they keep changing their minds each year.

Sailing Greece

With a virtually unlimited number of beaches and coves and with a larhe number of hospitable ports, Greece is most definitely the queen of sailing. Except for its northern borders, the rest of the country is surrounded by sea.

Being a top sailing destination for decades now, Greece has expanded its amenities to the fans of this lucrative activity, offering at the same time many opportunities for sailing boat rentals for those who do not own one.

Many sailing boat owners have turned their hobby to a business. They embark from various ports of Greece and the Greek islands to nearby destinations on daily tours or excursions that may last for many days.

Summer in Greece is all about sun and fun. Sailing is most definitely the epitomy of fun!

Bookings are usually made ahead, by couples or groups of friends who desire to live an out of the ordinary experience and at the same time get to know more of the Greek coastline.

Sailing Greece is a dream for many people. There are only a few places on the planet offering such a variety of sceneries. If you are thinking about it, do not hesitate. It will be something you will always remember. The big secret is to choose the right captain who will not only give you all the details of the route but also allow you to take part in the navigation of the vessel and learn first hand from the expert himself.

Romantic Nafpaktos

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

Visiting breathtaking Milos

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 was a friend who convinced me to go there, claiming that I would find the best beaches in Greece. And he was so right! Continue reading Visiting breathtaking Milos