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Discovering the Timeless Charm of Syros: A Perfect Retreat in the Cyclades

Nestled in the heart of the Cyclades archipelago lies the enchanting island of Syros, a hidden gem waiting to be explored. With its captivating blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, Syros offers travelers a truly unforgettable retreat in the Aegean Sea. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a beach lover, or simply seeking a peaceful […]

Where did Santorini get its name?

Santorini blue dome white church

In search of the source of Santorini’s name Once upon a time, the island best known as Santorini was called Kallisti – ‘the most beautiful one’, and in modern times the official name is Thira, but the world knows it by the name first mentioned around 1100 by a Muslim geographer who wrote about ‘Santurin’, […]

Six Underrated Cycladic Islands Worth Visiting

The Cycladic Islands are home to some of the most iconic destinations in Greece. Think Santorini and Mykonos. While both islands are undeniably stunning, there are 39 islands total in the Cycladic, 24 of which are inhabited. This means that there is more to discover about the Cycladic Islands than what you see on pretty […]

Hydra: Where art is everywhere …

Where art is everywhere and cars are nowhere to be found! One and a half hour boat ride from Athens brings you to a place of serenity and beauty.This may change your life!After all, after you visit, you may decide to live on Hydra (read on to discover who else made that choice). Explore on […]

Symi island daytrip – Miss the boat… seriously

One of the things you can do in Rhodes is take an excursion to the tiny picturesque island of Symi. Symi has two ports. Symi’s main port is in Ano Symi. A picturesque port town with centuries old buildings, fishing boats, artisan shops, galleries and restaurants… lots of restaurants. The other one is at the […]

Is Greece on your “bucket list”?

You may want to rethink “Greece” on your bucket list No, I’m not saying skip Greece. Read on … We hate the phrase “bucket list”. It seems to signify the end of something. It means “been there, done that, got that T-shirt.” Really though, its underlying meaning is something like, “I never have to do […]

Nonstops to Greece from the US

What’s new in flights to Greece? United Airlines is adding three new flights to its international network, giving travelers more options for summer travel by flying direct to countries that are starting to reopen to vaccinated visitors. Starting in July, United will offer new direct flights from Washington Dulles International Airport to Athens, Greec (as […]

Why does ouzo turn white?

The ouzo effect Ouzo is well known as a Greek specialty, a strong apertif enjoyed throughout the country. Famously, it is known to change color from clear to milky white when water or ice is added to it. But why? This is a question that had bothered me for many years. Until recently, it was […]