Santorini – The Hottest Destination in the Greek Isles

Santorini in the Greek Isles

Santorini – A Top Greek Island in the Cyclades: Santorini (or Thira as it is offically called) has always been a popular destination for individual travellers seeking some island adventure or relaxation.  However on our latest visit  we found that this Greek island is now on the itinerary of many of the Mediterranean cruises, making […]

The Magic of Sunset in Oia

Sunset in Oia, Santorini

Oia – The Santorini Village Synonymous with Magical Sunsets: Oia is only a small village in the north-western tip of Santorini, but its beautiful setting and magical sunsets have made it one of the most photographed places in Greece!  Many travel images of Greece and sunset shots of Santorini are taken from Oia. Yes, Oia […]

Eating out on your Athens holiday

Greek cuisine

Souvlakis, moussakas and calamari: Greek food is well known the world over and many visitors to Greece arrive already equipped with some knowledge of common dishes like mezes, souvlaki, moussaka, Greek salad, etc.  Some of the names may not be familiar, but we most probably have had some tyropitakia (small cheese pies), soutzoukakia (meatballs in […]

The Parthenon – A Temple Dedicated to Goddess Athena

The Parthenon built for the goddess Athena on Athens' Acropolis

An awe-inspiring heritage from Greece’s Golden Age: A highlight of any holiday in Athens is a visit to the Acropolis.  One of the earliest religious complexes in ancient Greece, this awe-inspiring heritage from its the Golden Age still dominates the skyline of modern Athens. The Acropolis is an extremely popular tourist attraction and each day […]

Greek sandals fit for gods and goddesses

Sandals from a famous sandal maker in Athens

Greek sandals by a famous sandal maker On my first visit to Athens many many moons ago, I stumbled upon Pandrossou Street and recall my heart rate spiking up as for me this was like discovering an Aladdin’s cave of shops.  Pandrossou Street is a pedestrian walkway jammed  with shops on both sides, many selling […]

Shopping on your Athens holiday

A treasure trove of shops

Athens, a Shopping Mecca for all: Athens is a shopping mecca which caters for all types of shoppers.  From the souvenir collectors to the bargain hunters and to the more serious buyers of artwork, jewellery or sculptures, there is an abundance of choice here. When Athens was awarded the 2004 Olympic Games, the city centre […]