Greece

Traveling with kids: the Candia Park Village in Crete

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Crete is a place I have somehow always connected to my grandparents who've been swearing by it for 20 years. I pictured my grandma getting ultratanned on a rocky beach and ending each day eating souvlaki and drinking shots of ouzo. Lots and lots of ouzo. Needless to say I had been dying to see it for myself ever since. Naturally I jumped at the chance when [...]

Costa Navarino - Greece's best family getaway?

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Ever since I became a mom, my travel behavior has changed a fair bit. Not at all in terms of frequency mind you, if anything I travel even more days out of the year now than I did before. However, the way I pick destinations, the duration of my stay, the things that matter to me most – all that is totally different now to what it used to be. Happy child[...]

3 Off-Beat Hiking Destinations in Greece

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Most people when they think of Greece, they think of islands with amazing beaches, crystal clear water, white houses with blue shutters and cozy taverns that serve ouzo with mezes. You might also think of the archaeological sites and Athens. But did you know that mainland Greece is also an excellent hiking destination? The mainland consists mostly out of mou[...]

Athens - the New Mecca for Street Art?

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Athens is undergoing a cultural turnover as a result of the financial crisis. Some are calling it “The New Berlin” as the next generation of artists and designers are turning to the streets to churn out social messages. In fact, they’re reinventing their city – independent of the outcome – building their own vision for the future. Last month, I was in Athens[...]

Hotels We Love: Hotel Grand Bretagne in Athens

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Walking into the Hotel Grand Bretagne is like walking into Buckingham Palace, or maybe, a Ferrero Rocher chocolate box. Everything is gilded in royalty. And gold. In other words, if you don’t actually backpack in heels, but in fact, God forbid sneakers, this is the place you feel a tad underdressed. “The hotel is a landmark, even if you cannot stay he[...]

Hotels we love: Ekies - All Senses Resort, Halkidiki

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When I got invited to Greece in June I was most excited that we were planning a beach day in addition to exploring Thessaloniki. Crystal clear water that is bluer than blue, fresh seafood, and sunsets at their best. Luckily not only the Greek islands hold the promise of all of that, but also the peninsula Halkidiki which is an hour's drive from Thessaloniki.[...]

A Travelette does Thessaloniki

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At least in Europe it seems that there is only one topic these days in the news: Greece and the country's economic crisis. Greece has also been on my mind in recent weeks albeit for entirely different reasons. Despite loving Mediterranean anything, I had never been to Greece until I got invited by Marketing Greece to join their Blogtrotters 2015 “Young at He[...]

10 Amazing Greek Island Experiences

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Crystal-clear water washing over the pebble beaches, whitewashed houses standing out in the distance, contrasting against the perfectly blue skies… Greek islands don’t need much of an introduction, their beauty is already attracting thousands of visitors each year. And yet, some parts of this picture-perfect paradise don’t get quite enough recognition, while[...]

6 Things To Do in Santorini On a Budget

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The island of Santorini is popular among billionaires and celebrities, so it's no wonder that backpackers and budget travellers often choose to leave it out of their itineraries. But this fear is completely unfounded - the island may cater to a wealthy clientèle, but it also has plenty of hostels, affordable food and amazing pastimes for penniless travellers[...]

Restaurants we like: Μelenio in Oía, Santorini

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For some people, the adage 'it's not what you do, it's who you're with' rings true. Whilst in general I whole heartedly agree, when it comes to cafés I much prefer the saying 'it's not who you're with, it's the view you have'. I could quite happily while away the day sitting alone in a café as long as I have something good to look at (and I don't mean an att[...]