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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

What to Eat on Santorini

April 10, 2014

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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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10 of the Most Beautiful Places on Crete

April 8, 2014

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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.

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Family-friendly Mykonos

March 27, 2014

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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.

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Sailing Trips from Santorini

March 13, 2014

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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.

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Wine Making on Santorini

February 27, 2014

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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.

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Romance on Mykonos

February 13, 2014

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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.

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Visiting the Greek Islands in Winter

January 23, 2014

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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.

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Ancient Sights on Santorini

December 26, 2013

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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.

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Island Hopping in the Cyclades

December 12, 2013

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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.

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Making the Most of Mykonos

December 5, 2013

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Mykonos is the Greek Cycladean island of squat whitewashed villages and shady cobbled lanes, cobalt-blue topped churches and thatch-roofed windmills; making the most of Mykonos requires a stay of at least two days.

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