As well as being simply beautiful, with white-washed hill towns, volcanic beaches and the best sunsets in the Greek Islands, Santorini is also a gourmet’s paradise with a viniculture to match. There’s almost too much choice when it come to deciding what to eat on Santorini.
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April 8, 2014
Famous as the cradle of civilization in the eastern Med, Crete was settled 9,000 years ago by the Minoans. Now the islands is scattered with ancient ruins, dramatic mountain scenery, and numerous sandy beaches. So here is my top ten of the most beautiful places on Crete.
March 27, 2014
Mykonos is considered the party-capital of the Greek Islands and is not the first island that jumps to mind when family holidays are mentioned, but it’s easy to dodge the beer-swilling, clubbing crowds in favor of child-orientated time out. Family-friendly Mykonos has remote beaches, quiet villages, and restaurants where kids are welcome with open arms.
March 13, 2014
The exclusive little island enclave of Santorini has enough of interest to keep visitors happy for weeks but a new generation of sailing vacations are making exploration of neighboring islands more appealing. Sailing trips from Santorini can explore the Cyclades Islands or venture further afield into the Aegean.
February 27, 2014
Lovely Santorini is Greece at its charming best – multi-colored sandy beaches, bluff cliffs, squat stark-white buildings, a cobalt sea and sunsets that are famous the world over. Despite its undoubted charms, this craggy island has an inhospitable inland landscape so it is surprising to find that the Aegean Islands have produced wine since Neolithic times and wine making on Santorini is big business.
February 13, 2014
As the most expensive, most stylish and probably also the most popular of the Cyclades Islands, Mykonos is a big-time party animal, especially during the summer. Over one million people descend on this little island annually, but if you’re looking for romance on Mykonos, there are plenty of tranquil spots perfect for a lover’s tryst.
January 23, 2014
Although the Greek Islands are world-famous as a summer vacation destination and many of the smaller islands virtually close down in winter, others remain quietly busy between November and March, especially at the weekend when the Cyclades and Saronics near Athens are inundated with day trippers from the city. However, heading for the Greek Islands in winter means almost guaranteed sunshine even if it’s not warm enough to laze on the beach all day.
December 26, 2013
Santorini is blessed with coal-black sands, rugged multi-colored cliffs, flaming sunsets, and a night sky glittering with trillions of twinkling stars. It’s Greece’s premier honeymoon destination, a paradise island in the Cyclades with stark-white buildings and cobalt blue sea. There are also important ancient sights on Santorini.
December 12, 2013
Bang in the middle of the Aegean Sea south-east of Athens, the seductive Cyclades Islands are as varied in character as they are in size and number. These little island paradises are all in easy reach of Athens with a four-five hour ferry trip from Piraeus, so island hopping in the Cyclades should be easy.