Greece

Four of the five 16th century windmills - a landmark in Mykonos, just after sunset.

Mykonos Dreamin’

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It was in late May 1993, when I first explored the island of Mykonos; an island somewhere between Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos in the Aegean Sea. Since then, I…

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Velvet, the author, by the wall of a Medieval fortress in Monemvasia. In the background, the castle town of Monemvasia and the Aegean Sea.

Monemvasia, a Greek Medieval Castle Town

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From afar, it looks like a rocky “iceberg” with some rugged cliffs. It is however, one of the most impressive places in Greece. Righteously so, Monemvasia, the Greek Medieval castle…

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View of the main pool and central building of Grecotel Lux Me Rhodos after sunset hours.

Grecotel Lux Me Rhodos :: Escape To Good Living

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Early this July, George and I along with our two children, took four days off to visit Rhodos (or Rhodes) in the Dodecanese Sea, home to some of the most…

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Gorgeous! An idyllic view of the pools and the sea shore at sunset hours. The shadows of the palm trees reflect upon the pool's water.

A Weekend Treat :: Grecotel Olympia Riviera Resort and Aqua Park

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Today I want to share with you one of our little getaways. We treated ourselves and went to Grecotel Olympia Riviera and Aqua Park for a long weekend, in an all…

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An old mill in the foreground and the Aegean Sea in the background. View from Amorgos.

My Biggest Travel Flop

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Years back, while traveling to Santorini I happened to read a great article in a travel magazine but sadly I can’t recall its title or author. It was about the…

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Partial view of the one end of the Batsi beach cove.

Andros :: My Favorite Summer Weekend Getaway Destination

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Last weekend we were planning to have a getaway to one of my favorite destinations – Andros. Unfortunately, we didn’t make it, but I still keep daydreaming about it. Fingers…

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A night time view of a chapel in Naoussa Paros, lit up and reflecting onto the sea.

Easter in Greece

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A lot of people know Greece as a small country with beautiful islands and stunning beaches. Some more people might have heard of Greece on news updates about her debts…

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A beautiful stone bridge over clear blue river waters in the Voidomatis - Aoos National Park

Wanderlust :: Going Off The Grid

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To travel is to live and a good journey is not about the destination or even it’s duration. It’s all about the experience of wandering in another place and discovering…

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A drone image of the Vaporia district in Hermoupolis of Syros, Greece. Image by author.

Postcards from Syros :: The Guide

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View of the Vaporia district in Hermoupolis, Syros. (Image by author). Greetings everyone! I hope you’re all well and in a wanderlust mood. As promised this post is about the…

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Elisabeth in a navy blue Bardot dress. A sandy beach in the background makes the perfect backdrop. This is what you can wear to a Greek island.

Packing for the Greek Islands: The Summer Guide

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Ladies, can you think of anything worse than getting ready for a dream vacation only to realize when you get there that you have packed all the wrong things?! So,…

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