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…

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…

Beautiful Beaches on the Island of Ios

Ios is one of the Cyclades, located in the Aegean Sea. It is a stone’s throw away from Santorini and can be reached by ferry from the mainland, as well as from other islands. It is a small island (18 km x 10 min), easy to explore, offering charming places to stay, beautiful beaches, typical…

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…

Random Greece Photo of the Week

I took this photo in Athens in May 2017. During my trip, I discovered a nice taverna close to where we had rented a place. And did I order on my first evening in Athens? Spanakopita and Horiatiki (the classic Greek salad). The traditional Greek spinach pie is typically made with chopped spinach, feta cheese,…