Random Greece Photo of the Week

This is Yialos (Gialos) Beach, located right in Ios Port. Further down to the right was our accommodation on the island and we passed by the beach every time we went out. Of course, we also took way too many photos and I played quite a bit in the sand. The water was cold when…

Day trips from Athens

While there are plenty of things to do in Athens , you should not miss checking out the close-by destinations, which are excellent for day trips. The islands of Hydra is a lovely choice if you are not looking for a beach destination, while the historic sites at Mycenae, Epidaurus or Sounion are great choices if you want to learn more about the Greek history.

Random Greece Photo of the Week

This picture is taken in one of my favorite places in Greece. Meteora, with its beautiful landscape full of interesting rock formations and old monasteries, is the highlight of my trip to Greece. No matter how beautiful the islands and beaches are, Meteora remains one of the most interesting places. It is the most important…

Itinerary: 5 Days on the Island of Ios

Ios is of the Cyclades, located very close to Santorini (about ½ h on the high-speed ferry) and Folegrandos. The port of Piraeus (Athens) is much further away (about 5 hours on the high-speed ferry). Very well known as a party island during the summer, Ios has a super interesting vibe right before the start…

Hotels with a View of the Acropolis

If you are planning a trip to Athens, it’s a good idea to consider staying close to the historical sites. And staying in a hotel with a lovely view of the Acropolis will remind you of the vacation in Greece for many years to come. Thankfully, there are many hotels located in the Plaka area…

Ferries from Athens to Paros (and return)

The Paros to Athens ferry schedule is available at the bottom of the article. The second largest island of the Cyclades, Paros is particularly known for its beaches . It has the advantage of being located close to Naxos, Ios, Sifnos and Syros so if you plan to check out the area, Paros can be…