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About Sasha Heseltine

Sasha Heseltine has circled the globe, feeding orphaned wallabies on South Australia’s Kangaroo Island, getting lost off-roading in the Sierra Nevada, diving with manta rays in the Maldives, and hot-air ballooning in eastern Poland. Back home in the UK, she runs a local website, reviews hotels and restaurants for local media, and writes about her travels for national print and online publications. Sasha's website is SashaHeseltine.com

Five Best Places to See the Sunset on Santorini

October 23, 2014

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Sophisticated Santorini is a romantic little spot in the Aegean Cyclades Islands, well known as a destination for couples’ vacations. It is world-renowned for its whitewashed villages, volcanic beaches and – best of all – its extraordinarily vivid sunsets lighting up the sea in shades of yellow, orange and red. Here are the best places to see the sunset on Santorini.

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Getting to Corfu by Sea

October 16, 2014

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The Ionian Islands are closer to Albania and Italy than they are to Athens and their main island is Corfu, a lush spot smothered in olive groves and with plenty of sandy beaches for family vacations. Getting to Corfu by sea is easy; it is the jumping-off place for many island-hopping adventures and cruises in the Adriatic.

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Exploring Ano Mera and Panagia Tourliani on Mykonos

October 9, 2014

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Despite Mykonos’s worldwide reputation as the party island of the eastern Mediterranean, look beyond the pleasure beaches at Paradise and the clubs of Chora and there are other more tranquil corners of this photogenic little island. Take time off from the round of sun bathing and clubbing to explore Ano Mera and the pretty monastery of Panagia Tourliani.

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The Five Top Attractions on Delos

September 25, 2014

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In Ancient Greek mythology, Delos was the birthplace of Apollo and his twin sister and Artemis and second only in importance to the sacred site at Delphi. Tiny Delos is in the Cyclades archipelago, an easy 30 minutes by boat from Greece’s party-central, Mykonos. The five top attractions on Delos are highlighted below.

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Santorini Shore Excursions

September 10, 2014

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As one of the most romantic spots in the Mediterranean, Santorini is popular with European holiday makers, who flock there is the summer for a week’s wallowing in the island’s rugged natural beauty and pretty, sunbaked and white-washed villages. Recently it has also become a stopping off point for cruise liners for to variety of Santorini shore excursions.

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Visiting the Greek Islands Off Season

September 4, 2014

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The Greek Islands are known primarily as a summer destination, but although many of the smaller islands virtually close down in winter, just as many remain quietly busy between November and February. Heading for the Greek Islands off season means hours of sunshine – perhaps interspersed with some showery days – and the chance to sightsee without the crowd or the baking mid-summer temperatures.

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Santorini’s Best Beaches

August 28, 2014

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The Cycladean Island of Santorini is renowned for the beauty of its caldera sunsets and its whitewashed traditional villages, its steep cliffs carved out of volcanic rock, its hot springs and its artistic tradition but not its beaches. However, Santorini’s best beaches do exist – they just take a little bit of discovering.

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Mykonos Summer Festivals

August 14, 2014

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Already famous for its ability to throw a good party, Mykonos ramps up its hedonistic lifestyle another notch when the temperature rises, with a series of Mykonos summer festivals.

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The Traditional Villages of Santorini

July 31, 2014

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Long reputed to be one of the more exclusive and expensive destinations in the eastern Mediterranean, the Greek island of Santorini is equally feted for its harsh volcanic majesty and its traditional white villages. The best-known villages of Santorini are Fira and Oia.

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Summer Festivals on the Greek Islands

July 17, 2014

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Although many festivals in Greece are religious in origin, and the main highlights of the year are around Easter for the Greek Orthodox Church, there are plenty of summer festivals on the Greek Islands that are great fun for all the family to attend.

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