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Greek Islands with Airports
The ultimate list of all Greek islands with airport, grouped by island cluster. Find out how to fly into the Cyclades, Dodecanese, Ionian, North Aegean, and more
Best Places To Stay in Santorini in 2023: Best Areas, Towns & Hotels
Santorini is arguably the most visited of all Greek islands. Its main attraction is the caldera, the charming croissant-shaped coastline that follows the contour of the ancient, now submerged volcano. Year after year, millions of tourists visit Santorini to spend a...
Black Sand Beaches in Santorini
Which is the black sand beach in Santorini? I want to this Greek island with this question in mind. I had already seen black sand beaches before, in Cyprus and in Italy, but I thought volcanic sand would make Santorini beaches unique. Much to my surprise, most beaches...
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...
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...
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...
How To Visit Santorini on a Budget in 2023
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. As Santorini is one of the Greek islands with...
The Medieval City of Rhodes (A Guide to Visiting Rhodes Old Town)
Rhodes is home to one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe and one of the most interesting UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This is one good reason to visit this island. It is also a very good reason to choose accommodation in Rhodes Town instead of the...
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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Many first-time Greece visitors choose Santorini, Mikonos or both islands. Some try to add Crete or Rhodos into the mix. Everyone wants a bit of Athens along the way.
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I am Violeta, and I fell in love with Greece in 1996 when I visited this country for the first time.
I lived in Crete for one winter and I loved every minute of it. Crete is one of my favorite destinations in Greece. From Heraklion to Chania, and from Rethymno to Agia Galini, Matala, Ierapetra and Sitia, Cretan roads offer scenic drives, full of excitement and scattered with small tavernas where you can enjoy the most amazing home-cooked foods.
Greece was the country I had chosen to be my first home away from home. I find pleasure in returning for small vacations, long weekends, or adventurous road trips whenever I get a chance. I’m a short flight away from Athens.
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