Sailing to the Pirate Caves of Zakynthos

A boat tour is a quintessential part of any trip to Zakynthos. In the summer, it’s an ideal way to escape the scorching heat and explore the island’s highlights – from paradise-like Navagio Shipwreck Beach to the Blue Caves. Whether you’re a thrill seeker or leaning into pure relaxation and vacation mode, there’s a boat … Read more

Exploring the Spinalonga Fortress on Crete

The tiny island of Spinalonga has a dark past, but the community that lived on the confined isle was close-knit and resilient. Its story is a lesson in survival and human spirit. The old Venetian fortress and leper colony is easy to explore on a day trip from the town of Plaka. Its eerie silence … Read more

Aegina’s Temple of Aphaia – A Greek Gem

The stone blocks that enclose this sanctuary may look unattractive at first glance, but they’re among the few surviving proofs of antiquity. They were used to build a temple to Aphaia, the mountain and hunting goddess who also protected shipping, important for Aegina’s economic prosperity. Aphaea was also known as Britomartis – Diktynna, the Cretan … Read more

Icaria’s Hot Springs – A Natural Spa in the Aegean

The southeastern coast of the island of Icaria offers an experience of rare beauty. Its rocky beaches are dotted with thermal springs as well as radioactive salt water. Icaria’s natural environment is a model of harmonious coexistence between humans and nature. This emerald green island escape offers charming villages, authentic local cuisine and great hiking … Read more

Melissani Cave and Underground Lake in Cephalonia

The grotto of Melissani is one of the most impressive natural wonders in Kefalonia. Its two halls flooded with water and ancient stalactites offer a magical experience, especially when the sun shines into the cave and changes its colors. Discovered in 1951, it was only opened to the public in 1963. Since then it became … Read more

Koufonisia – Greece’s Hidden Paradise

Koufonisia is a true escape from the crowds, offering a tranquil ambiance that makes it perfect for those seeking a relaxing vacation. With pristine beaches, delicious local delicacies, and friendly residents, it’s an island where the dolce far niente reigns supreme. Most accommodation on Koufonisia is located in the main village of Chora, which is … Read more

Island-Hopping on a Budget – Tips for Affordable Travel

Island-hopping on a budget is possible with careful planning and smart choices. By following these tips, you can visit the Caribbean without breaking the bank! If hitching rides on cargo ships isn’t your thing or the islands within a particular nation aren’t connected by ferry, consider using an air pass to reduce costs. This option … Read more

Poros – A Hidden Gem With Neoclassical Charm

Whether exploring the town’s 1920s clock tower or relaxing on one of the island’s many beaches, Poros offers a tranquil atmosphere that feels like a home away from home. The best time to visit Poros for manageable crowds and reasonable prices is during late spring and early autumn. Meander through the narrow streets of Poros … Read more

Nisyros – A Volcanic Island With Unique Landscapes

Nisyros is an enchanting island with a seductive volcanic aura. It hypnotizes the traveller with its lunar volcanic landscape and fertile area of dark beaches and thermal springs. Walk among the cobblestone paths of Nikia and admire its unique architecture. Be sure to visit ‘Porta’, an award winning square and the church of Agios Ioannis … Read more

Symi – The Jewel of the Dodecanese Islands

Symi (aka Simi) – the enchanting harbour town of this Dodecanese island – is like a postcard come to life. With neoclassical mansions perched on terraces and outdoor stairs linking different levels of the village, it’s truly spellbinding. On the far end of the island stands the monastery dedicated to Archangel Michael. Here, locals sweep … Read more