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3 days in Santorini you will never forget!

3 days in Santorini you will never forget!

Crowded, expensive and completely unforgettable. Santorini is one of those places that despite all the bad things you've heard and read still manages to exceed your expectations. There's nothing like it on the planet and if you are going to Greece, especially for the...

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Transport in Athens

Transport in Athens

Everything you need to know about getting transport in Athens including how to get to Athens and Athens airport transfers. Find out how to use the airport metro, what to pay for taxi's and how to book the best private transfers in Athens too!

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Athens airport transfers

Athens airport transfers

Once you've arrived in Athens, possibly after a very long flight you will likely been keen to get to your Athens hotel. You will want to rest and freshen up or get straight into discovering the many wonderful things to see and do that the city offers. But what are...

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Where to stay in Kefalonia

Where to stay in Kefalonia

The beautiful Ionian island of Kefalonia is becoming very popular as a Greek Island destination for everyone and it's easy to see why. It's a big island and there is a lot to see and do, so ideally you will have a few weeks to really explore it properly. However, even...

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How to travel to Athens

How to travel to Athens

There are several options for travel to Athens. As the capital of Greece it is home to the countries main airport and with so much coastline there are multiple options to arrive by sea and land as well.How to get to Athens Flying  There are many flights to Athens from...

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Should you do a Santorini donkey ride?

Should you do a Santorini donkey ride?

In the age of social media and globalization people should be inherently aware of the issues around working animals and the treatment of them. It's a controversial topic of course with many people torn between wanting to do the right thing by the animals and...

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Paros or Naxos?

Paros or Naxos?

One of the questions I am most frequently asked is from people wanting to visit the Greek islands, often for the first time, and can't decide between Paros or Naxos. These islands are right next door to each other and are very similar in many ways. They are both...

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Day trips from Athens

Day trips from Athens

Athens is truly one of the great cities in the world and one of the most significant cradles of civilization. There is a LOT to see and do in Athens and we usually recommend 3 days as a minimum stay to make the most of this incredible city. If, however, you have...

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A crete road trip

A crete road trip

A Crete road tripChaniaWhile most suggested road trips in Greece focus on the mainland, it’s also a delight to explore the islands by car. Being Greece’s largest island, a Crete road trip is an obvious choice for a fabulous adventure that will take you past some of...

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A Greece road trip – explore the real Greece by car

A Greece road trip – explore the real Greece by car

Planning an epic road trip around Greece? There’s no shortage of amazing routes to take and here are some of my favourites. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular Greece road trip destinations, as well as the magical stops you can make along the way....

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Santorini vs Mykonos – which famous Greek Island is for you?

Santorini vs Mykonos – which famous Greek Island is for you?

One of the most frequent questions asked about the Greek Islands, especially for first-timers, is whether to go to Santorini or Mykonos. Or both! There is a lot of information out there so it can be quite overwhelming and difficult to make a decision, so we've tried...

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Luggage storage Athens

Luggage storage Athens

Athens is a large sprawling metropolis full of incredible things to see and do. You could easily spend a few days in Athens and still only scratch the surface and personally, I discover more and more interesting things with every visit. If you've only got a short time...

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What to eat in Greece

What to eat in Greece

Greek food is known throughout the world as some of the most delicious, fresh and often healthy cuisines on the planet. With fertile soil and great weather conditions there is an abundance of fresh produce throughout the country year round and this has led to the...

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Delos Island, Greece – the birthplace of Apollo

Delos Island, Greece – the birthplace of Apollo

Delos is regarded by many to be the most important of all the Greek Islands. Considered the birthplace of Apollo - the god of sun and light, music and poetry, healing and plagues, knowledge, beauty and agriculture, Delos island has no inhabitants today but still...

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Things to do in Athens

Things to do in Athens

There are a lot of things to do in Athens. Famous of course for its ancient ruins and artifacts it is also home to a thriving food and cafe culture, a buzzing arts scene and some stunning outdoor venues, events and activities that cater to people of all ages and for...

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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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Which are the best Greek islands to visit?

Which are the best Greek islands to visit?

Greek Island hopping is on the top of everyone's bucket-list but with over 220 inhabited islands it can be quite overwhelming trying to work out which are the best Greek Islands to visit on your holiday. Whether you are looking for the best Greek Island for...

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10 days in Greece – a complete itinerary

10 days in Greece – a complete itinerary

If you only have 10 days in Greece for your first visit it is still possible to cover a lot of ground and ensure you are planning your next visit before you've even left! Here's our suggested itinerary that will allow you to visit three incredible Greek Islands,...

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Where to stay in Skiathos

Where to stay in Skiathos

 Since the release of the film 'Mama Mia',  Skiathos (and its gorgeous neighbour Skopolos) have become a lot more popular with fans keen to recreate the “lost paradise” fantasy of the film, and to spy some of the filming locations. It's easy enough to get to...

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The best Greek Islands for families

The best Greek Islands for families

Greece has to be one of the best holiday destinations on the planet for families. With so much to see and do and at a very affordable price point it is safe, clean and the Greek people absolutely love kids. Do not be surprised if you find your toddler being given free...

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Where to stay on Corfu

Where to stay on Corfu

Corfu is a beautiful island in the Ionian sea close to neighboring Albania to the north. For centuries it has been popular with holidaymakers from all over the world and has played an important role during war time.In fact it has been occupied by the French, Germans...

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Airbnbs in Greece

Airbnbs in Greece

There is a lot of amazing accommodation in Greece, from rooms and pension's in people homes, through to huge fully inclusive resorts. Whilst it's great to support locally owned and run hotels sometimes you need the extra space and convenience that a private rental can...

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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 and the Acropolis Museum

Visiting the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum

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 it's proximity to a number of other beautiful...

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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 biting the bullet and driving in Greece will really make your visit  even more special. But are you up to it? Public transport in some parts of Greece is very good but in...

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Where to stay in Athens

Where to stay in Athens

Choosing where to stay in Athens can be quite overwhelming. There is a lot of excellent accommodation and at reasonable prices too compared to many other European capitals. Luckily Athens is relatively flat, has good public transport and almost all sites and...

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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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Things to do in Milos

Things to do in Milos

Milos is an incredible island in the Cyclades group that is giving others like Santorini a genuine run for their money. With similar extraordinary geology and landscapes as the result of volcanic activity it also has stunning beaches, quaint villages and some of the...

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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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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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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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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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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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About Me

Hi, I'm Sandy. I’m a Gen-X writer, blogger, designer, wife and mother of 3 based in Brisbane, Australia. I've travelled to over 50 countries and my favourite one is Greece. In fact, I'm such a Grecophile I'm married to a Greek! We visit Greece each year sharing with you as much as we can. Opa!
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