The world of travel writing is a funny one. In an ideal world it is travel writers who first identify the most hip, trendy places to go in any particular year. The theory goes that they do the hard work in seeking out the undiscovered gems and
Is there anything better than opening your bedroom shutters to greet the warming rays of the morning sun; to relax on your balcony listening to the sound of the sea lapping at the rocks below; to watch the comings and goings of harbour life from your poolside
Back in 1994 when I joined GIC The Villa Collection, or Greek Islands Club as it was known then, we prided ourselves on offering an upgraded flight service. At a time when check-in desks, seat allocation, on board meal service and a baggage allowance was the norm,
Having holidayed in Greece for almost all of 38 summers, exploring more islands ending in ‘-os’ than I can remember as well as Athens, Halkidiki, Crete and Kefalonia, I find it hard to believe – and, to some extent, frustrating – that it’s taken me until now
While Corfu’s beaches are the main draw for the crowds of visitors who come to the island every summer, the main town of Kerkyra (often referred to as Corfu Town) is a place that continually surprises those who take the time to explore its attractive streets and buildings. Its
For the last 50 years the small Ionian island of Lefkas has been promoting the message of peace, friendship and brotherhood among nations through music and dance. For one music-filled week in August the island’s activities are centred on the tiny capital of the island where the
The Owl and the Pussycat Went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat, They took some honey, And plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five pound note. We are all familiar with this piece of nonsense but what is the hidden connection with the Ionian Islands?
For those looking to have a break in the Mediterranean sun the choices are never as simple as they could be. Which destination? Where should we fly to/from? How many nights? What are we going to eat? And perhaps the biggest question of all: where are we
As generations of Greeks have made their homes in almost every country on earth, so the traditions of the Greek kitchen have also travelled far and wide. Even those who have never been to Greece will be familiar with many of the most popular dishes on offer.
A new name: Greek Islands Club has arranged villa holidays to the Greek islands for 42 years. There has, on occasion, been some confusion about the meaning of “Club”. We gave our company this name because we saw that our holidays were appealing to like-minded people, who