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…

Random Greece Photo of the Week

Santorini, a place forever in the hearts of travelers and in the minds of photographers. Although it is a seemingly perfect island escape in Greece, the island can get crowded and chaotic during peak seasons. Perhaps this is why I wonder off the beaten path so much. I would awake at 5am to wonder the…

Perfect 10 Days in Greece

Ten days and six places in Greece is probably a bit too much for many travelers. The itinerary starts in Athens, visits Corfu, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Mykonos and Santorini. If it’s too much for you, then you can tweak it according to your needs. If for example, you don’t want to travel to Thessaloniki, you can…

Random Greece Photo of the Week

Corinth is located on the Isthmus of Corinth, which separates the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. It was an important city in ancient Greece, and it thrived for hundreds of years before being invaded by the Romans in 146 BC. Afterward Corinth became a strong Roman city under Julius Caesar and was the capital of Roman…

Greece Vacation Itinerary Ideas

As part of the services associated with blogging, I also offer “travel consultancy” and oftentimes get asked to share Greece vacation itinerary ideas. Readers and friends alike have asked me to create “perfect itineraries” for their vacation in Greece but I know very well that we all have different tastes in what “perfect” is all…

Random Greece Photo of the Week

Mykonos… the island located in the Cyclades, with idyllic peaceful Greek landscape, picturesque white houses and the tranquil views of the Aegean Sea. This is how Mykonos used to be. Today, when someone says Mykonos, you think about crazy all-night-long parties, crowds of celebrities and paparazzi hunting for famous ones. Who would have thought that…

Random Greece Photo of the Week

Nafpaktos is one of the biggest and the most picturesque towns in the area of Aitolokarnania in Greece and has a population of around 32000 people. It’s still early morning and as I began to walk around the castle area, I feel, in fact, as I am walking through a gallery of still lives. You…

Ferries from Athens to Crete (and return)

The Crete to Athens ferry schedule is available at the bottom of the article. Nothing is more romantic than approaching Crete by ferry. And if your budget is rather low, nothing is cheaper either! Ferries have become a very popular way to travel between the mainland and the islands, especially when you are looking to…