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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September 4, 2014
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.
August 28, 2014
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.
August 14, 2014
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.
July 31, 2014
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.
July 17, 2014
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.
July 3, 2014
Wherever you go in Greece, kids will be universally adored, cuddled, and pampered to by just about everybody. Yes, kids are officially welcome. “Paidiá, kalosírthate!” The beaches on many of the islands are sheltered and safe, the menu of grilled meats and fish accompanied by luscious salads can be adapted to suit the most awkward of palates, and if you’re a family with teenagers, several islands have a jumping nightlife. Here’s my top ten family-friendly Greek Islands for summer vacations.
June 19, 2014
With its long-established reputation as the hard-core party island of Greece, Mykonos is more associated with pleasure than culture, but just next door lies Delos, one of the greatest treasures of the classical world. To understand its historic and cultural impact, it helps to know a little of the myths of Delos.
June 5, 2014
Widely considered one of the most beautiful of the Greek Islands, Santorini has charming, white-washed hill towns full of galleries and classy boutiques, miniscule volcanic beaches and unbeatable cliff-top views across the caldera. If you can drag yourself away, the island is now the jumping-off point for marine adventures, including sailing from Santorini to Mykonos.
May 22, 2014
The Cycladean island of Santorini is justly world-renowned for the beauty of its white cliff-top villages and its black sand beaches, but is mostly famous for its caldera, blasted out of the middle of the island by a massive volcanic eruption in 1,645 BC. Luckily this mega volcano is now dormant but visiting other volcanoes on Santorini make the most popular day trips on the island.