Greek island of Skiathos world’s third most beautiful film location

The smash camp film sensation Mamma Mia! made the Greek island of Skiathos – where it was shot along with nearby Skopelos – the world’s third most beautiful film location by Big 7 Travel. A lush green setting unlike many...

10 Amazing Things Everyone Should Do In The Greek Islands

World-renowned honeymoon destinations, legendary party, and some of the most significant ruins of the ancient world - the Greek Islands offer something for every kind of traveler. The more famous islands of Santorini, Crete, and Mykonos boast an endless stream...

Kerkyra, the queen of the Ionian Sea

Those who have visited the beautiful island of Kerkyra (Corfu), understand from the first moment why it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. The island offers everything: rich history, culture, beautiful nature, fantastic beaches and amazing...

Which Greek island is for you?

  There are approximately 6000 Greek islands and islets in the Aegean and Ionian Seas to discover (ok, some are unreachable and untouched!) and those that are indeed inhabited each have a singular style, ambiance, cuisine, architecture, culture, and history....

Spirit of the Sporades: A little-known Greek Island chain to beat the crowds

Sipping chilled rose by a sandy beach as clear blue water laps at your feet, it really doesn't get any better than this. Sporades means 'scattered', and this understated archipelago does look that way; there are 24 lush green islands...

Climbing and diving on Kalymnos: an Aegean islands adventure continues

I’m sitting on the shady patio of the Paradisio cafe in Vlychadia, overlooking an azure bay. My wet swimming kit is drying on the fence. “I should explain the breakfast,” says Stethis, who has been my guide on an epic...

Santorini is an amazing trip – and makes a perfect honeymoon hideaway

We spent two days at the incredible Carpe Diem resort, possibly the most-amazing hotel I’ve ever stayed at. I read online it had won the World’s Best Honeymoon Hideaway award in 2017, which filled me with delight as I was...

This idyllic Greek island is paying families with children to live there

A once in a lifetime opportunity of living an idyllic lifestyle on a Greek Island may be too much for anybody to resist. The authorities want to increase the population of the small Greek island of Antikythera, situated between Crete...

Patmos: The heavenly Greek island that mass tourism can’t reach

Of all the prophecies in the Book of Revelation few are more startling than the Four Horsemen, a fiery stampede sent to signal the end of the world. Yet the Greek island of Patmos, long worshipped as the place where...

Cruising the Greek Islands

Five course dinners with double-starters and delicious deserts, all-inclusive drinks, fabulously friendly staff and tomorrow morning we sail into Santorini! Idyllic Aegean indeed as I’m on a seven-day cruise around the Greek islands with Celestyal Cruises on their yacht-like ship...

Greece’s Milos Voted ”Best Island in Europe” By Travel & Leisure Magazine

The readers of the famous ”Travel + Leisure” magazine recently voted the Greek island of Milos as ”the best island in Europe” for 2019. The list is comprised of 15 islands across Europe, with Greece being represented by four of...

Amorgos: Explore the Greek island of “The Big Blue”

Amorgos is situated at the southeastern tip of the Cyclades, between Naxos, the Small Cyclades and Astypalaia. It combines the wild and mountainous landscape with the endless blue of the Aegean Sea. The island, which became widely known from Luc...

Mediterranean hideaways Try out stylish but discreet retreats in Greece

1 — Serifos, While Mykonos and Santorini are the megastars of the Cyclades, Serifos remains gloriously in their shadow, overlooked and undisturbed by the holidaying masses. As one guidebook puts it, “Little has happened here since Perseus returned with Medusa’s head.”...

Tinos is the wild and raw Greek island of your dreams

Most people who travel to Greece bypass Tinos. And had it not been for for a one-week photography workshop I did there last summer, I, too, would likely have given it a miss. But that would have been a serious...

Five reasons you just have to travel to Mykonos for this summer!

You have already started thinking about your summer vacations and you can’t wait to relax under the sun and dive in cool, transparent waters. You are looking forward to leave the office for a while and all the pressure and...

Crete named amongst Top 5 destinations in the world for 2018

Greece’s largest island Crete, ranked fifth on the list of the Top 10 Destinations in the world for 2018, according to the Travelers’ Choice Awards for Destinations, which was announced by travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor. The stunning Greek isle...

Paxos: An Under-the-Radar Greek Island

Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, and Rhodes are the Greek islands most popular with tourists looking for beautiful beaches, crystal clear blue water, ancient ruins, and white stucco architecture. Last month we discovered Paxos, an off-the-beaten-track island gem that has not yet been discovered by Americans....

10 Greek islands you should visit in your lifetime

The South-east European country, Greece often called the cradle of western civilization is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, ranking in the world's top 20 countries with some of its very beautiful islands. Here is a list of...

Oia in Santorini one of the most charming villages in Europe

Leading travel magazine Travel & Leisure (T+L) have made a list of the top 6 most charming villages in Europe and Oia village on Santorini is one of them! T+L give their readers the best spots if they are after...

Forget Mykonos or Santorini, Tinos is the ultimate Greek paradise

Most holidaymakers heading to the islands in Greece usually end up at one of two destinations: Mykonos or Santorini. While both islands have their charms, they have undoubtedly become tourist traps, with overbooked hotels, overpriced restaurants, and beaches and sights...

Avoid the crowds on these tranquil Greek islands

Beautiful Greek island inhabited by as few as five to as many as around 200 people where the mode of transportation is by donkey, not taxi are presented in the following artticle Marathi This is the island to visit when...

Corfu Town: The Hidden Treasure of Greece

It’s no wonder legendary writers like Homer and Shakespeare used the Greek Island of Corfu as a backdrop for their epic tales. Just as it served the crafty shipwrecked Odysseus as a refuge and respite from his journeys, the island...

Paros named Best Island in Europe for 2018

Greece has dominated ‘Europe’s Top 10 Islands’ category again at this year’s Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, with Paros taking first place, Santorini fourth, Crete fifth, Milos sixth, Mykonos ninth and Corfu came in at number ten. Travel + Leisure (T+L) is...

On the Road in Greece: Sunset in Santorini

I saw one of the best sights in the world: sunset at Oia village in Santorini. What you hear is true. It is an unforgettable experience. My all-day program with Notos Travel, Santorini in late June with our guide Kaiti...

20 secrets of the Greek islands

John Donne was right: “No man is an island entire of itself.” But each of the Greek islands is its own universe, from far-flung retreats to cosmopolitan resorts. Back in the day when Greece’s ferries were as delightfully cheap as...

Crete is number one destination for European travellers in 2018

Crete is TUI’s top holiday destination for European travellers this year and Greece is the second country of choice after Spain, according to the holiday bookings made through the largest leisure, travel and tourism company in the world. According to an announcement on...

Astypalaia, a Greek island that steals your heart

Astypalaia is a truly picturesque Greek island, that lies exactly where the Dodecanese meets the Cyclades, in the southeastern Aegean Sea. It’s an island butterfly-shaped and ideal for those who want to travel off the beaten track. I visited Astypalaia...

Greece holidays: 10 of the best Greek islands revealed

GREEK island holidays are among the nations’ favourites for summer holidays, but with over 200 diverse islands to choose from, which one is right for you for? From Crete to Corfu, there are many stunning options to choose from. Whether...

Myconian Utopia

This intimate hotel is set into a rock above the bay, meaning each room and suite offers views of the Aegean. Natural materials abound – terraces are shaded by dried rushes and there are chairs and loungers carved from wood....

Top tips for visiting the Greek Islands on a budget

Dreaming of visiting the Greek Islands but don’t have all you need to enjoy an Instagram-perfect trip (i.e. money)? Don’t worry, you can still take your memorable shots and experience Greece to its maximum while travelling on a budget if...

Rethymno Crete: Full travel guide

Rethymnon is the beautiful labyrinth of Crete that takes you to the Venetian era. The beach and the Venetian harbor of the city are the ideal place for walking. The fortress and the old lighthouse are among the most characteristic...

Gyali The Strangest Island in the Dodecanese

The Aegean Sea consists of amazing unknown treasures, uninhabited paradises, islands of unique beauty and unexpected landscapes. The Greek island of Gyali — located less than ten kilometers (six miles) from Turkey and half way between Kos and Nisyros — brings together all these wonderful features...

Alonissos, Greece’s secret island utopia

Alonissos, tucked away deep within the Aegean Sea, is quietly hiding its compelling natural charm and miraculously untouched beaches as the third major member of the Sporades. While the lure of islands within south Greece continues to pull in a vastly...

Mykonos: peaceful pursuits on a five -star party island

Top international DJs fly in on private jets every day to host all-night club parties. Music starts blasting out across the sand at the bigger beaches from 3pm. Rental Jeeps and quad bikes clog the hilly roads, and you have absolutely no...

The Old-World Charm of Folegandros, Greece, Awaits

Tucked among the southern part of the Cyclades Islands of Greece, Folegandros is a tiny, rocky Island—12 square miles to be exact—that makes a big impact on first sight. The juxtaposition of its cerulean waters against a rocky cliff line...

Islands in the Argosaronic Gulf: Small gems scattered over the sea

Aigina, Agkistri, Spetses, Hydra, Poros, Salamina and the peninsula of Methana form the island complex of the Argosaronic Gulf in southern Greece. Sprinkled over the Argosaronic Gulf and steeped in ancient mythology, these islands are small havens in close proximity...

Santorini Voted Best Island in Europe for 5th Consecutive Year

Santorini, Mykonos and Crete have been awarded as best islands in Europe and Greece among the top 10 destinations for historical treasures in the Leisure Lifestyle Awards 2018. According to Global Traveler magazine, Santorini was voted the best island in Europe, while Mykonos ranked...

Hydra, one of Greece’s most captivating islands

How does a trip to one of Greece’s most beautiful islands only an hour from Athens, sound to you? Hydra is a perfect escape from the city, making it an ideal day trip, where you can hike along the coast...

Santorini on a budget: How to make your euro go further in one of the world’s most recognisable islands

"That will be 12 euro," the cashier said without looking up, one palm outstretched. "Oh, no. Just two frappes please." "Yes. Twelve euro," she repeated blankly. I stared longingly out past the cafe's shabby wooden chairs and plastic tablecloths, to...

Zante the Phiroe of Levante

Today we go to Greece in the enchanting place where our National Anthem was written and I propose to you a cool dive in Limnionas and of course I insist on classic Zakynthina in the world famous shipwreck. Discover the...

Visiting Crete absolutely one of our favourite islands

The island has a total area of over 8300 km2 (5157 miles). Crete is absolutely one of our favourite islands, This is because it’s where Yorgos comes from and the fact that we (Yorgos and Wendy, the creators of JustGreece.com)...

Why Greek island hopping by ferry is fun and economical

Getting around the gorgeous Greek islands by ferry whether you are single, a family with little ones, or a group of friends, is simple and not to mention fun, greekcitytimes.com comments ih the following report: So if you want to hop...

Three Greek islands amongst the ‘Best in the World’

"Above all, the Greek islands are peopled by the Greeks, among the most hospitable nations in the world," says travel writer Paul Hellander Two of the famous windmills in Mykonos, Greece during a clear and bright summer sunny day he...

Aegean treasure

Don’t you love stumbling upon a destination which totally smashes your expectations? It’s one of the greatest thrills about travel. The Greek island of Naxos is that sort of place, writes Mike Yardley. As I sailed into the fertile Cycladic...

A taste of Greece: the new culinary scene on Tinos island

Bay dream … Ormos Ysternia, Tinos. The village’s jetty has superb cuisine at Thalassaki taverna. Photograph: Alamy From beekeepers to winemakers, locals and newcomers are creating a foodie paradise on Tinos in the Cyclades – and turning old buildings into...

Seize the day on the stunning Greek isle of Santorini

The end result doesn’t always live up to the expectation — fish and chips, for example, are always best before you’ve eaten them. Even though the hotel is ideal for honeymooners, it still makes for the perfect family holiday away...

Travel: Agios Nikolaos, Crete

It has reached that time of the year when summer seems like a distant memory and venturing out without a scarf and hat is unthinkable. Which is why most of us are dreaming of sunnier climes, blue seas and unspoiled...

Qatar Airways to launch direct flights to the Greek island of Mykonos

Qatar Airways announced that it will launch direct flights to Mykonos, Greece starting 30 May 2018. The beautiful island of Mykonos will be the third Greek destination in the award-winning airline’s rapidly expanding global network, following the launch of direct service...

Corfu: An Idyllic Grecian Island Getaway

For a memorable Grecian getaway, why not go off the beaten track? Skip the crowded vacation spots, the overrated resorts, and visit the small, sleepy, coastal towns on the island of Corfu. While one of the first islands to open...

Santorini: an archetypal Greek island fantasy

Giannis Bellonias was standing on the edge of a craggy cliffside in Imerovigli, a village built on the apex of Santorini’s vertigo-inducing caldera, waiting for sunset from the infamous lookout known as the ‘balcony to the Aegean’. “There, right there!...

Greece special 2018: the best beach and island holidays

Remember that Greek island-hopping trip you took when you were 20? Trying to live on 1,000 drachmae a day and sleeping rough on beaches? Here’s a chance to do it in a bit more style: a two-week jaunt around the...

The shifting beauty of autumn on Andros Island

Autumn brings a shifting palate of light: silver and grays to Andros Island, the northern most of the Cyclades Archipelago, different from the bright hues of summer sun, but for me no less beautiful. A view like Batsi, capital of...

Secret island in Greece

Ikaria, which is not often visited by tourists, is a haven of tranquillity, beautiful landscapes and delicious food It is one of National Geographic's five Blue Zone destinations, where people live the longest. An April 2009 study of Ikaria showed...

8 of the best: Small Greek islands

How many Greek islands can you name? A dozen, perhaps, maybe two. But what about all the rest? Here we round up some of the best smaller options for spring and summer to give clients who have already ticked off...

Come to Kefalonia and find the island that time forgot

Kefalonia is the sixth largest of all of the Greek islands close to Zakynthos  It was the setting for the 2001 Hollywood blockbuster Captain Corelli's Mandolin The island is almost untouched by big tourism unlike its neighbouring islands  But there...

How to Plan Your Winter Holidays in Crete

If you have already been to Crete in summer, you have certainly paid a visit to its beautiful beaches. You’ve stepped on the pink sand of Elafonisi or swam in the magnificent Balos lagoon. You’ve felt the hot sun on...

Experience the island life in Greece

Byron fell in love with the land and people, Lawrence Durell wrote in his lyrical best about the island life – Greece seems to inspire all who came here. With its blue seascapes, whitewashed villages, it’s not difficult to see...