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Notes from the field – Crete

  Crete is Greece’s largest island and a tapestry of unfolding countryside, stunning beaches, and ancient archaeological sites meaning it has something to offer everyone. Rosanna, our travel expert, recently travelled to the island and shares with us her personal highlights. Details of your favourite properties and

Why Skiathos is a perfect holiday choice

It’s barely ten miles from the northern tip of Skiathos to the southern tip, but for a small island Skiathos is certainly not short of charm. There are no fewer than 60 beaches across the island (most are sandy), so whether you prefer a hideaway beach in

A trip to The Sporades

The Sporades are a cluster of Greek islands in the northwest Aegean Sea. The four of them – Alonissos, Skiathos, Skopelos and Skyros are known for their beaches, rugged natural terrain, coastal snorkelling and alluring island atmosphere. Alonissos has won a Gold Medal for the quality of the

Corfu and the value of TV publicity

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

Simple pleasures on Ithaca

Despite its almost mythical status in Greek culture as the home of Odysseus, Ithaca is one of the lesser-visited of the Greek islands. Relatively small (around 20 miles from top to bottom and less than half a mile wide at its narrowest point) it lacks an airport

An island escape on Paxos

Paxos is one of those secrets that people can’t help sharing. On the one hand visitors to the island find it hard not to tell others about its peace, its natural beauty and its inhabitants’ laid-back approach to life; on the other hand it’s the relative lack of

An Introduction to Meganissi

  Few Greek islands have been named as inaccurately as Meganissi. Despite the name translating as ‘Big Island’ Meganissi is quite the opposite, with a handful of settlements and a gentle, easy-paced approach to life which has for many years attracted holidaymakers in search of a relaxing Greek

Alonissos – an island escape

Lesser known than Skiathos and Skopelos, its neighbouring islands in the Sporades, Alonissos retains a charming, undeveloped vibe which appeals to those wanting to relax and enjoy a slow pace of life. Given the lack of rain in the summer months it’s a surprisingly green island; the interior offers

The idyllic island of Paxos

If you want peace and quiet, beautiful scenery, unspoiled beaches, wonderful walks, fantastic accommodation, friendly locals and excellent food then the Ionian island of Paxos is for you. We fell in love with island and its people 25 years ago. It is a place that has captured

Reasons to love the Greek Islands: Eating out

  More than almost any other holiday destination, visitors to the Greek islands have a habit of returning year after year. Whether they go back to the same island and the same accommodation, or make a point of visiting a succession of different places, there’s something about the Greek islands