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…

Hiking on Ios: Mylopotas Beach to Klima Beach

We love to walk & hike! When we were researching our vacation in Greece (n.a. 2017), we came upon some ideas for hiking on Ios. The problem? We couldn’t figure out where to get maps from (whether online or offline). The solution: a guided walk / hike, of course. I do believe that all things…

Review: Galini Pension, Ios

Address: Yialos Beach, Ios Website Email: info@galini-ios.com ; galiniios@yahoo.com For our fifth wedding anniversary, we decided to visit the magnificent island of Ios. Once we figured out the dates and the transportation, we started looking for places to stay. End of May in Ios is still outside of the proper travel season, which meant that…