Summer holidays at last! Time to relax and unwind. With the temperature rising, it feels a bit hard to get involved in anything even remotely “active”. Sometimes, even walking seems unbearable. Not so fast … there seem to be various tips and tricks to help us get off of our bed, chair or sunbed and start working out, giving some life to our muscles and enjoying the numerous benefits of a good summer exercise. Continue reading Summer workout
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
Cyclades islands holidays is not all about the frenzy Mykonian parties, the idyllic sunsets of Santorini, the appealing nightlife of Paros and the secluded beaches of Naxos.
For those who wish to explore the “other way” of holidaying, the Small Cyclades are an ideal destination. It is only recently that they have been discovered by the majority of tourists while they had always been an attraction point for nature lovers and for those who appreciate the most traditional of the Greek islands. Continue reading Exploring the Small Cyclades
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.
Oh yes, I do need a holiday. Summer is getting closer day by day and I am getting impatient. All these cold winter months with very little sun have taken their toll on my usually happy disposition. I really feel like this guy in the photo that can’t manage to concentrate to work. Continue reading I need a holiday!
Nothing describes Greek summer better than the smell and taste of the deep fried calamari. Chewy with a crispy crust that delivers within seconds the taste of the sea to all your senses. The ultimate meze!
What’s missing is the drink. Here is where many opinions come up. Although beer refreshes you like no other drink (even if it is only for a short while), it is ouzo that gathers most votes as the best companion for the fried calamari. Continue reading Yummy Greek summer food