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→
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!→
Did you know that each Greek consumes about 18kg of olive oil per year? Greece is on the top of the world list in per capita consumption and has been there forever.
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According to most Greeks, there simply cannot be a meal that does not include olive oil. From breakfast to brunch, lunch or dinner, they all contain their fair amount of this shiny golden product that has formed the Mediterranean cuisine ever since antiquity. Continue reading The Greeks and the olive oil→
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?→
Spira, a symbol of invigorating power for Greeks ever since the Palaiolithic Era will continue to appear throughout the Greek prehistory and history. Spiral shaped shapes and engravings have been found in many areas in Greece and the Cyclades where archaeologists believe they had been inhabited. Continue reading The spiral rock engravings of Iraklia→
Corfu (or Kerkyra as it is called by the Greeks), is one of the best known touristic islands in Greece. Every year it accepts several thousands visitors from all over the world.In fact, Corfu has been familiar with the tourism industry long before the rest of the Greek islands starting getting involved with it. The expansion of the airport’s runway in 1959 allowed for an even greater touristic development. Continue reading Less touristic Corfu→
You can call it as you like, Ithaca, Ithaki, Thiaki … the fact remains that this undiscovered Ionian island has remained in my heart ever since my first visit there in 2011. It was my dream to go back there and 2016 is the lucky year that my dream came true. Continue reading My escape to Ithaki→
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→
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→