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The Owl and the Pussycat

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?

Carnival in Greece

Despite the media attention on recent activities in Athens, little or no mention has been made of Carnival Week celebrated over the past seven days throughout Greece. Apokreas is the three week long celebration that runs up to the beginning of Lent. In some areas it is

What’s new for GIC in 2011?

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

Relax in an airport lounge….

Organising travel plans for over 20,000 people each year, it is inevitable that we are going to have to deal with some delayed flights. From an operator’s point of view, it is good to experience a delay first hand as it can be easy to forget just

Travel to Greece

I have just returned from Corfu and Paxos . I wasn’t sure what to expect before I left England. The TV and Press were so full of what was going on in Athens that I wondered whether the islands would be different in any way. I can

ANTIPAXOS: The real Greek Island escape for you?

More and more people are looking for an escape from the stress of home life: traffic, traffic lights, telephones, computers, aircraft, neighbours and sometimes just people! If this is you – the tiny island of AntiPaxos might offer the perfect escape – each of our three island

Island hopping and tortoise spotting in the Sporades

The Sporades, an archipelago off the east coast of mainland Greece, caught my attention this year. A ‘so bad it’s good’ film has put the spotlight on Skopelos, a tiny pinprick in the Aegean with pine-clad vertiginous peaks that’s about as green as the Greek islands get.

Praise for Paxos

What a sensational holiday. From the moment we arrived in Paxos (nice and early as we’d had a 4am check in at Gatwick) Greek Islands Club welcomed us and made us feel totally at home (just a much hotter and far more luxurious one!) Valentina House was