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,…

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…

Packing List for Greece: Athens & The Cyclades

What does a packing list for 10 days in Greece look like for a couple that travels carry-on only? After only one flight with a checked bag (we didn’t pay for) back in 2011, we have decided it was time to learn how to pack to not carry stuff we really wouldn’t need anyway. Need…