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White Beach Santorini

White Beach Santorini

Located on the southern shore of Santorini, between the Black Beach and the Red Beach, the White Beach is a fully secluded spot, surrounded by tall, white cliffs. These white rocks give the name of this beach, as the sand is rather dark gray, just like the sand of...

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Perissa Beach – Santorini’s Black Sand Pearl

Perissa Beach – Santorini’s Black Sand Pearl

Perissa Beach is one of the best places to go on Santorini to enjoy quality beach time. It is also a great choice for those who want a Santorini vacation on a budget. Keep in mind, though, that Santorini isn't the best beach destination in Greece. Even if you decide...

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Fira to Oia Hike – Santorini at Its Best

Fira to Oia Hike – Santorini at Its Best

If you were to spend one single day on Santorini, you'd make the most out of your time by hiking from Fira to Oia (or from Oia to Fira for that matter). This 10km long hike takes you through Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, Finikia and Oia, along the clifftops of the...

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How To Visit Santorini on a Budget

How To Visit Santorini on a Budget

Until this year, I never thought it was possible to visit Santorini on a budget. Traveling to Santorini wasn't part of my plans, unless I had to choose it as the starting point of a Greek island hopping itinerary. My Santorini trip cost was lower than expected....

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Monte Smith Rhodes – Best Panoramic Views of Rhodes Town

Monte Smith Rhodes – Best Panoramic Views of Rhodes Town

When getting from Diagoras Airport to Rhodes Town, you won't be able to see the Acropolis of Ancient Rhodes. At least, I had the feeling that the West Coast was all about beaches, five-star resorts and a beachfront promenade. It only took me two days to discover I...

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Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes

Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes

The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes (also known as the Kastello, Palati Megalou Magistrou, or Palace of the Knights) is a brilliant sample of Gothic architecture in Greece and one of the must-see historic monuments in Europe. In fact, the Palace is...

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Rhodes Town Beaches

Rhodes Town Beaches

Choosing where to stay on Rhodes is hard. If you're a history buff, you'll want to be near the Medieval City of Rhodes with its Street of the Knights, Gothic style gates, Old Town tavernas, and the charming Mandraki Harbour with its yachts, boats and cruise ships. The...

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Street of the Knights in Rhodes (Unexpectedly Gothic)

Street of the Knights in Rhodes (Unexpectedly Gothic)

If you enter the Medieval City of Rhodes through the Liberty Gate (the entrance just opposite to Mandraki Harbour) and you turn to the left on Apellou Street, as you pass the temples of Aphrodite and Athina (on your left hand) and the Square of the Hebrew Martyrs (on...

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