Tag: Greece

  • Athens holidays

    Athens holidays

    If the thought of exploring Greece’s ancient world makes your skin tingle with anticipation, you’ll struggle to contain your excitement on a holiday to Athens. The historical capital of Europe, Athens’ landmarks and old ruins are known the world over, attracting history buffs and all types of tourists eager to lose themselves in their imagination […]

  • Santorini, iconic of Greek islands

    Santorini, iconic of Greek islands

    Your first order of business in Santorini is to hit the colorful beaches — the black and red sands make for a memorable visit. Next up, indulge in the archaeological delights of the impressively preserved Ancient Akrotiri. or climb the ancient stairs that lead to the historic city of Manolas in Thirassia. From there, catch […]

  • Three cheers for Skiathos, the Greek island idyll that remains unchanged by time

    Three cheers for Skiathos, the Greek island idyll that remains unchanged by time

    The Greek island of Skiathos is a special sort of place. My childhood holidays there were filled with walks along parched tracks, views of the Aegean, figs bursting with sweetness still warm from the tree and fresh octopus hanging outside tavernas to dry. I came back as a teenager, with friends who owned a villa […]

  • Fantasy island! Head to Zante for beautiful beaches and delicious food

    Fantasy island! Head to Zante for beautiful beaches and delicious food

    It’s also an island of two names: Zante is its Italian moniker, given to it by the Venetians who occupied it in the 15th Century for more than 300 years. Its Greek name is Zakynthos, and while you can still see some Italian infuences – particularly in the island’s capital, Zakynthos Town – the crystal […]

  • Classic post type 5

    Classic post type 5

    It’s also an island of two names: Zante is its Italian moniker, given to it by the Venetians who occupied it in the 15th Century for more than 300 years. Its Greek name is Zakynthos, and while you can still see some Italian infuences – particularly in the island’s capital, Zakynthos Town – the crystal […]