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…

Random Greece Photo of the Week: Plaka, Athens

This is Plaka, in Athens. I took this photo on a Saturday morning, in May 2017, before the tourists started to make their way in this area. Plaka is a historical neighborhood in Athens, close to the Acropolis and extremely popular among holiday makers. It is where you find a lot of shops, restaurants, and…

Ferries from Santorini to Milos (and return)

The Milos to Santorini ferry schedule is available at the bottom of the article. Santorini is probably the most romantic Greek island. Many travelers choose it to surprise their loved ones with a romantic escape. But Santorini is also an excellent start point for exploring the other islands located closed by. Milos is one of…

What (and Where) to Eat on the Island of Ios

The delicious Greek cuisine is part of the Mediterranean cuisine. It is mostly based on vegetables, olive oil, grains, olives, fish, cheese, yogurt, and honey. Meat – mostly rabbit, beef, and lamb- is also present. If you happen to visit an island, then seafood is also present.

Our Rental Place in Athens

Address: Mets, Athens Find it on AirBnb For my recent stay in Athens (n.a. 2017), I was looking for a cute place in a safe area. We stayed before in Monastiraki (n.a. 2012) but I wanted to avoid that area this time and the only decently priced options were in Omonia (which, yes, is not…