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3 of the best Greek islands for family escapes

3 of the best Greek islands for family escapes

Travelling with children sometimes needs some extra planning to ensure activities and amenities suitable for a family vacation. Looking for sandy beaches, organized activities and safe amenities while allowing parents to also relax and enjoy themselves sometimes is a complex task. We have selected three Greek islands, which combine the best of all words, allowing […]

3 Greek cycling destinations

3 Greek cycling destinations

Cycling can without a doubt be a great pleasure and has generated an entire travel culture of its own. In Greece there are some 80 or so clubs around the country involved in road biking and track racing, as well as BMX dirt bikes and mountain biking. We picked three ideal destinations for different levels […]

Experiences you'll want to discover on the island of Corfu

Experiences you’ll want to discover on the island of Corfu

At the edge of the northwestern frontier of Greece, Corfu is probably the imperial jewel in the Ionian crown. Lush with greenery and olive trees and splashed by turquoise waters, it is the second largest of the Ionian Islands. Corfu’s Venetian, French and British past makes for a fascinating cultural, historical, even architectural trajectory, while […]

4 days in Mykonos

4 days in Mykonos

Mykonos has always been a wonderful juxtaposition between traditional life and a cosmopolitan jet set lifestyle. By the 1950s the island was already among ‘the’ most fashionable destinations for celebrities from all over the world. Tale also has it that the rocks have a unique energy capable of soothing the soul and lightening the mood […]

7 of the best restaurants in Athens

7 of the best restaurants in Athens

Beyond the classical Athens, guests are now spoiled with a variety of culinary experiences as the new gastronomy scene offers more than just top chefs and trendy restaurants. Architecture meets food creativity and styling, the new restaurant concepts are worth exploring and among my favorites are the below: Funky Gourmet Funky Gourmet is located in […]

A honeymooners’ trip to Athens and Cyclades

A honeymooners’ trip to Athens and Cyclades

Greece is among the most popular destinations for honeymooners, especially Santorini which is known for its unique light and romantic sunset. For those who want to combine their honeymoon with some other activities, see below a suggested itinerary and activities. Day 1: Arrival in Athens Riviera. Stay in one of the seafront spa hotels with uninterrupted […]

Real Greece in 7 days following the steps of Centaur

Real Greece in 7 days following the steps of Centaur

Pelion is a very pivotal location and in ancient times played an important role in Greek commerce and culture. The fact that it is cited in the center of Greece, the physiology, and also the desire of residents to explore and evolve very quickly, made it a great center of the ancient world.   Pelion is […]

9 Greek islands in 7 days

9 Greek islands in 7 days

“The sea once it casts its spell holds one in its net of wonder forever.” (Jacque Yves Cousteau). The Aegean Sea attracts sailors from all over the world looking for a Greek island treasure hunt in a canvas of secluded coves, fish villages, crystal blue water and wind shaped cliffs and natural bays. For those […]

Trends for experiential travelers in Greece in 2014

Trends for experiential travelers in Greece in 2014

In 2014, Greece is back in fashion and repositions itself on the experiential travel map by shaping itineraries beyond the sea and the sun, beyond the beach and the crystal clear waters. In line with a global trend to satisfy the discerning traveler, uses its authentic ingredients and heritage and offers experiences that are set […]

 Top 4 experiences you should try in Patmos, Greece

Top 4 experiences you should try in Patmos, Greece

Patmos is a well kept secret among jet setters in the northern part of the Dodecanese complex, one of the few places that has preserved its medieval settlements since the 12th Century. Historically is known for pilgrimage with a plethora of Monasteries, most of which are World Heritage sites: the cave of the Apocalypse and […]

Top 3 restaurants in Mykonos with grandmas' best kept secrets!

Top 3 restaurants in Mykonos with grandmas’ best kept secrets!

Mykonos is a cosmopolitan island and offers a wide variety of choices looking for that island chic lifestyle. Beyond the beaches, the clubs, the stories that every rock has to say, the island offers a wide variety of gastronomic experiences from Asian to American cuisine. In conquest for the authentic Greek recipes, three restaurants definitely […]

3 luxury Greek itineraries you really should try

3 luxury Greek itineraries you really should try

Greece is one of the most popular destinations to enjoy the sea, the sun and the unique Summer light. For the rising connoisseur travelers looking for more pure experiences and authentic luxury we recommend the following designed itineraries in some of the popular islands: A private tour of Delos and Rhenia in Mykonos In a […]

Two Cycladic hideaways where luxury is still localized

Two Cycladic hideaways where luxury is still localized

Are you looking for the beauty of Cyclades but had enough with the crowds and the cosmopolitan lifestyle of Mykonos? While Mykonos is a destination on its own where every rock has a story to tell, the Cyclades complex offers more choices of less discovered destinations where all the Cycladic beauty remains in its original […]