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White domed church in Santorini, Greece

Domes and donkeys: Things to do in Fira, Santorini

Santorini is Greece’s postcard island. The place where 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 guaranteed to pass through.…

A Santorini photo shoot with Flytographer
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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…

On the Rocks villa in Ios, Greece

A Greek island escape at On the Rocks villa in Ios

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…

Off-season in Ios, Greece
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Off-season in Ios, Greece

My first trip to Greece was when I was 21 – a week’s package holiday in Faliraki in Rhodes to celebrate leaving university, with plenty of fishbowl cocktails and dancing on tables, a bit of sightseeing and a lot…

Blue and white in Fira, Santorini, Greece
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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
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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…