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Books set in Greece

Books set in Greece

If you're traveling to Greece perhaps you'd like to know a little more about it or to get firmly in the mood for all the Greek greatness. Or maybe you'd just like a bit of escapism or to learn more about places you've already been. Well, there's no better way than to...

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Where to stay in Zakynthos

Where to stay in Zakynthos

If you close your eyes and imagine a dreamy Greek Island, it probably looks an awful lot like the Ionian Island of Zakynthos. With its spectacular beaches – including the iconic ‘Shipwreck Beach’ – homely tavernas and a healthy nightlife, it’s no wonder that...

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Sailing holidays Greece

Sailing holidays Greece

Whether you are Greek island hopping, sailing to specific Greek destinations for the purpose of a longer stay, or visiting on a Greek Island cruise the idea of sailing the Greek islands is one of the most sought after vacations in the world.  Exploring the Greek...

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Visiting the Acropolis

Visiting the Acropolis

No visit to Athens is complete without visiting The Acropolis, the ancient citadel perched defiantly above the city that has fascinating people for thousands of years. If you're overwhelmed by the information to plan your visit this guide will make it easy for you....

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Where to stay in Rhodes

Where to stay in Rhodes

Beautiful Rhodes offers something for everyone, from the party-hard crowd to young families looking to enjoy a relaxing beach break. There is a lot to see and do and it's easy to see why this Greek Island is a firm favourite with many. In order to have the best time...

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Planning a trip to Greece

 Planning a trip to Greece can be both incredibly exciting and completely overwhelming. We've done it multiple times and yet each year presents new challenges as we flesh out the best Greece itinerary to include new places to discover and old favourites.  ...

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Where to stay in Naxos

Where to stay in Naxos

Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades islands and has a rugged, mountainous landscape, and long sandy beaches. In fact Naxos beaches are considered some of the best beaches in Europe. There is a lot to see and do and its proximity to a number of other beautiful islands...

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The best Greek Islands for couples

The best Greek Islands for couples

Is there a country that evokes more images of romance and couples' goals than Greece? As one of the world's most popular honeymoon destinations, it has so much to offer couples of all persuasions and age groups. Whilst holidaying with family and friends is great...

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Useful contacts and emergency numbers in Greece

Useful contacts and emergency numbers in Greece

Sometimes when traveling in a foreign country it can be hard to find the best number to call in an emergency especially when under pressure. This list has many of the most useful contacts and emergency numbers in Greece that you may need to call, and their websites...

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Common Greek phrases

Common Greek phrases

When visiting any country it pays to try and learn a few local words and in Greece the people appreciate your attempts at common Greek phrases even if they are wrong. Whilst it may seem like a difficult language at first you will be surprised how quickly you pick...

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Tours in Greece

Tours in Greece

There are so many beautiful places in Greece it can be quite overwhelming working out where to go.For many people the ability to prebook a holiday and have someone else take care of all the transport, activities and logistics is of huge appeal. Taking tours in Greece,...

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Driving in Greece

Driving in Greece

There is much to see and do in Greece but it cant all be done in tour buses or on foot. Sometimes getting behind the wheel of a car will really make your visit to Greece even more special. But are you up to it? Many people say Greek drivers are some of the worst in...

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Things to do on Paros

Things to do on Paros

For a medium sized island there is quite a lot to see and do on Paros. With close proximity to some fantastic neighbours such as Mykonos and Naxos, and a circular shape that allows for easy day tripping its the perfect place to holiday. There's a fantastic range of...

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Where to stay on Mykonos

Where to stay on Mykonos

Choosing where to stay on Mykonos is an important decision! The island is famous for its many attractions including glamorous beaches, luxurious restaurants and bustling nightlife as well as lots of others things to see and do so you’ll want to be centrally located to...

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How to get from Athens to Santorini

How to get from Athens to Santorini

Most people who visit Greece for the first time are probably going to want to see the Acropolis and the famed sunsets of Santorini. As you plan your trip you will be researching all the things to see and do in Athens and where to stay in Santorini. But how do you get...

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How to visit Meteora monasteries and surrounds

How to visit Meteora monasteries and surrounds

Are you ready to explore some of the most amazing and unique geography that Greece has to offer? Whether you’re on your first Greek holiday, or you’re now planning to visit after many years of Greek Island hopping, the mainland of Greece should not be overlooked. When...

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The best Acropolis view hotels in Athens

The best Acropolis view hotels in Athens

In recent years accommodation in Athens has really improved in terms of choice and variety. If anything there are too many options now and many people may be overwhelmed with information.  Some of the best hotels in Athens are close to the Acropolis and many have...

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Touring Greece and Turkey

Touring Greece and Turkey

Few places on earth can rival the incredible history of Turkey and Greece, yet their delights are certainly not only found in books about the past. Both countries are dynamic and lively, boasting culture and customs that are just as rich today as they were thousands...

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Greek island hopping itineraries

Greek island hopping itineraries

Most first time visitors to Greece quickly realise why many people return again and again. With so much to see and do and so much diversity across the country you will always be left longing for more. Island hopping in Greece is a concept that's been around for...

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2 weeks in Greece

2 weeks in Greece

Most first time visitors to Greece quickly realise why most people return again and again. With so much to see and do and so much diversity across the mainland and the different groups of islands its impossible to see much in a short time. But if you only have 2 weeks...

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Things to do on Santorini

Things to do on Santorini

Apart from its iconic incredible views and sunsets there are many other things to do on Santorini as well. The caldera of the volcano is the epicentre of the island, and its neighbours, and provides an abundance of things to do including sailing, watersports and...

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Which is the most picturesque Greek island on the Aegean sea?

Which is the most picturesque Greek island on the Aegean sea?

The Aegean Sea sits in the Mediteranean Sea between Greece and Turkey and is home to most of the Greek Islands. With over 200 inhabited islands in Greece, that are all beautiful, it can be quite hard trying to decide which is the most picturesque Greek Island on the...

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Where to stay on Paros

Where to stay on Paros

If you're Greek island hopping chances are you are exploring the Cyclades Islands, which are home to Santorini and Mykonos. But there are over 25 other islands in this Aegean archipelago, including Naxos, Paros and Milos and most have all the beauty and splendor of...

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Things to do on Rhodes

Things to do on Rhodes

The beautiful Greek Islands are perhaps equally known for their intriguing historical sites as well as their incredible natural beauty. If you are visiting Rhodes, you certainly don’t need to choose between them -- the island offers the best of both worlds.  In...

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Where to stay on Milos

Where to stay on Milos

Milos is an incredible island that is starting to gain popularity as word gets out about its amazing lunar landscapes, technicoloured beaches and delicious food scene. Its a lot quieter than Santorini but there is still quite a lot to see and do and you would not be...

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Where to stay on Crete

Where to stay on Crete

Choosing where to stay in Crete is an important decision in making sure you have a dream trip to Greece’s largest island. Due to the size of the island, it’s important to choose carefully to make sure you can easily reach all of the things you want to do and see.  Of...

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Things to do on Kefalonia

Things to do on Kefalonia

Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands, and one of the most dramatically beautiful of all the Greek Isles. It boasts amazing sandy white beaches and dazzlingly clear water, as well as lush mountains and rocky cliff-faces. If you love nature and the outdoors,...

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Things to do on Naxos

Things to do on Naxos

Nestled in the South Aegean Sea, beautiful Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades Islands. It is famous for its lush and fertile lands along with its picturesque, whitewashed villages and towns. Its mountainous landscape is also famous for its marble, which has been...

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Where to stay on Santorini

Where to stay on Santorini

Choosing where to stay on Santorini can be tricky. Everyone has seen the perfect Instagram photos of the romantic sweeping vistas at sunset but then the media are also full of tales of woe about cruise ships and crowds. How do you know where to stay and when ? And...

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