The volcanic island of Santorini is one of the most romantic spots in the Mediterranean Sea, fringed by black or red pebbly beaches and surrounded by translucent seas. Taking to the water in Santorini could mean anything from paddling in the sea at Monolithos to taking off on a 10-day sailing adventure around the Greek Islands.
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August 6, 2015
Sleek little Mykonos has its reputation as the party island of the eastern Mediterranean to uphold, but away from the relentless disco beat of the clubs, it reverts to a traditional way of life long since lost in the coastal resorts. A 4WD safari on Mykonos is the best way to discover the island of old in sleepy villages, and explore new beaches far from the madding crowd.
July 22, 2015
You’ve explored the labyrinthine Mykonos Town and its the gleaming, white windmills and even the sprawling classical ruins of Delos so what else can you do to discover new perspectives on these two very different Cycladean islands? Taking to the air in a helicopter will introduce new impressions of Mykonos and Delos.
July 16, 2015
Formed 3,500 years ago by a gigantic volcanic explosion that shook much of the eastern Mediterranean, Santorini is famous for its multi-colored volcanic beaches, extraordinary volcanic caldera and its steep, steep cliffs. The scattering of islands that lie in the Aegean Sea like satellites are Santorini’s caldera islands, formed over centuries of volcanic action into their current dramatic shapes.
July 10, 2015
Corfu was one of the first Greek islands to embrace mass tourism but has remained a lush spot carpeted with olive groves and with plenty of sandy beaches for family vacations. Located just west of the Greek mainland, it also has its fill of culture and history. Here are the top ten family-friendly activities on Corfu.
June 25, 2015
Lying in the eastern Aegean Sea and tucked between Rhodes and the Turkish mainland, Symi is regarded as the prettiest of the Greek Islands. At an hour from Rhodes, visiting Symi from Rhodes is an easy ferry trip from the marina at Mandraki.
April 30, 2015
Fabulous sandy beaches; a culture that is European but looks longingly to the east and a cuisine to match; Neolithic and classical ruins; crusader castles – here are some of the reasons to visit Cyprus, the Med’s third largest island suspended off the west coast of Turkey. And if you need any more incitement, here’s ten reasons to visit Cyprus.
April 16, 2015
Santorini is famous for its black volcanic beaches, extraordinary volcanic caldera and its steep, steep cliffs. It also has a sprinkling of cliff-top villages, whitewashed in typical Aegean style, fine dining and – most famous of all – some of the most dramatic sunsets in the world. Here are ten of the best things to see on Santorini.
April 7, 2015
The ruins of the classical city of Aptera are found on the northwest coast of Crete near the modern-day village of the same name. Believed to date from as far back at the 14th century BC, visiting ancient Aptera makes for a fascinating day out from Heraklion, Chania or Rethymnon.
April 2, 2015
One of the prettiest jewels of the Aegean Sea, Santorini was blasted apart by a powerful volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago and has an outstanding geology as well as its striking black beaches and eye-catching whitewashed cliff-top villages. Here’s what to do with one day on Santorini.