Tag: Cycladic Islands

SANTORINI

Santorini set to become “Plastic Free”

Greece’s famous Santorini island is joining a number of other Greek islands in efforts to eliminate plastic and introduce eco-friendly practices with the aim of promoting a natural environment. Running under the campaign “Plastic-free Santorini”…

NAXOS

Get wonderfully lost in Naxos’ beauty

Naxos is by far one of my favorite islands. It’s undoubtedly an island that can easily seduce you and have you wanting to come back for more. The biggest Cycladic island has…

GREEK HOTELS

Greek hotels rated best in the world by travellers

Travellers have rated Greek hotels as the best in the world for quality and services with Greece holding the first position on the Global Review Index (GRI) for 2019, outscoring its rivals with a rating of…

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Young urban couple leave the big city behind for Greek island life

Greek-American Eileen Botsford has been an established and dynamic member of the Athens and international art scene throughout her adult life, and her husband Edward Maitland-Makgill-Chrichton spent many years in the UK…

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Syros, a must visit Cycladic isle

You have heard of Mykonos, Santorini, and Paros. But you may not have heard a lot about Syros island, the capital of the Cyclades, which is now becoming more and more popular…

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Picture-perfect villages of Paros island

When you think of Paros, you probably conjure up images of its beaches, the nightlife, the picturesque little port of Naoussa or Punda. But you should know that this stunning Cycladic isle…

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Pyrgos, the most picturesque village of Santorini

Santorini is my favorite island. I have been there three times, but all of them over a decade ago. Last year I felt that I had missed the magic breeze and the…

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Historical island of Delos to become an Open Museum

Greece’s Ministry of Culture announced this week that it was planning to transform the historical island of Delos in the Cyclades into an open museum. The Ministry said it was moving ahead with restoration and…

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Greece’s much-loved Tinos Food Festival starts today

A popular culinary food festival promoting local products and recipes from Tinos, starts today May 13, with cooking demonstrations from Greek chefs taking place for seven days, transforming Tinos’ famous local ingredients…

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Rainstorms and strong winds to hit Greece this weekend

Spring is here but it looks like winter weather is not over yet, as meteorologists are predicting intense rainfall and scattered rainstorms mostly in the western and the southern parts of Greece,…

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Gioras, the oldest working Bakery on Mykonos island

Gioras Bakery dates back to the 18th century and is the oldest working bakery on Mykonos island and the oldest wood-fired bakery in the Cyclades. What is even more special is that it…

Milos

Exploring the magical Cycladic island of Milos

After Folegandros, our island hopping journey led us to the enchanting world of Milos, an island that does not look like any other in the Cyclades. It’s like a magical land, where the…

Folegandros

Folegandros, our new Cycladic crush

The first (and longest) stop of our Island Hopping holiday on the Greek islands this summer, that painted our summer dreams with brilliant blue, was Folegandros. An island, personified by Greek Goddess…

Paros church

The Holy Monastery of Panagia Ekatontapiliani in Paros

In Paros’ capital of Parikia, there is the holy church of Panagia Ekatontapiliani, also referred to as the “Church of 100 doors”. Built in the 4th-century AD, it is one of the…