Browsing Tag

Greece

What to see and do in Fira, Santorini
Travel tales

Domes and donkeys: What to see and do in Fira, Santorini

Santorini is Greece’s postcard island. The place where those photos of bougainvillea-strewn terraces, blue-doored houses and white-domed churches come to life. The island’s main town is Fira – or Thira – and if you visit Santorini, you’re almost guaranteed…

A Santorini photo shoot with Flytographer
Travel tales

A Santorini photo shoot with Flytographer

Like a lot of people who love photography, I’m far more comfortable behind the lens than in front of it. In most photos I’m either wearing sunglasses or squinting – and I still dig out a five-year-old photo that…

Ancient city of Akrotiri, Santorini
Travel tales

The ancient city of Akrotiri: Santorini’s Pompeii

It might seem like the island of Santorini is wall-to-wall with cliffside whitewashed villages, but south of Oia and Fira you’ll find a different kind of Greek settlement – the ruined city of Akrotiri. Or at least that’s what it’s…

On the Rocks villa in Ios, Greece
Reviewed

On the Rocks villa in Ios, reviewed

Normally I spent lots of time researching the best places to stay, but sometimes the best holidays can be the most spontaneous ones and you come across a gem like On the Rocks. I spotted this gorgeous villa on…

Chora in Ios, Greece
Travel tales

Off-season in Ios, Greece

My first trip to Greece was back when I was 21 – a week’s package holiday to Faliraki in Rhodes to celebrate graduating from university. It involved plenty of fishbowls of cocktails and dancing on tables, mixed in with…

Blue and white in Fira, Santorini, Greece
In pictures

Santorini in blue and white // In pictures

Santorini is the classic Greek island – its shades of blue and white featuring on magazine covers across the world. But would it be as impressive in person? Docking in the port, we dodged the cable car queue and…

Temple remains at Olympia archaeological site, Greece
Travel tales

Ancient Olympia: Let the Games begin

Celebrity athletes, elaborate construction projects, political infighting – when you think about it the Olympic Games haven’t changed all that much since they first started in Ancient Greece. All the way from Olympia 776 BC to Rio 2016, the Olympics…