West of Athens is the Corinthian Gulf; a huge body of water that has seen warships and merchants ply it’s waters for centuries. The gulf is simply beautiful with plenty to offer from it’s beaches to the mountains and verdant forests. Ringed by small to mid-size villages and cities, and known as the Corinthian Riviera, this is the Greece that’s missed by most visitors. You owe it to yourself to do some exploring. I would recommend a rental car so you can do the entire Gulf. It’s about a 1 hour drive from Athens to Loutraki our starting point. I’ve made a list of my favorite places to visit for off-the -beaten-path discoveries. Keep in mind this is an overview, as I only had at most 24 hours at each municipality. So no spoiler alerts here, you get to dig […]
The Greek Island of Milos has one of the most beautiful protected harbors in all of Greece. The horseshoe shaped Adamas harbor is ringed with restaurants, coffee shops and a beautiful marina. […]
In the sunny Cyclades of Greece, the Liostasi Hotel & Suites is a peaceful respite from the noise and chatter of the outside world. […]
In the heart of Athens, the Hotel Grande Bretagne has graced this city since 1874. This hotel has some serious history, hosting royalty, heads of state and even occupied by the German forces during world war 2. It has gone through numerous remodels, and now is better then ever. Offering every amenity of any 5 star hotel, the Grande Bretagne awaits you. […]
Located in the Northern Sporades, the Greek island of Alonissos is vying for the “Greenest Island” title in the country. Although Greece and the EU already have plans to phase out wasteful plastic bags, the people here have embraced the idea, so on December 1st 2015 the ban went into effect. Alonnisos Mayor Petros Vafinis speaking to the press said “People here have had environmental concerns for a number of years, regardless of laws and prohibitions.” Alonissos is located in an area known as the National Marine Park of the Northern Sporades. This marine park dedicated to protecting wildlife is also part of the European Union’s Natura program. Another concern is the protection of the native Monk Seal endangered and found only here.
The recycling program began to really pick up momentum in 2012, and as Mayor Vafinis explains “When we started the recycling program, […]
Located in the southern Cyclades, Pavezzo Guest House on the Isle of Ios is a comfortable and clean hideaway overlooking the beautiful Greek ocean. It looks like a white washed jewel box with a large covered outdoor seating area, green grass and a peaceful atmosphere. Our studio had accommodations for 4 adults, yet there were only the two of us. Amenities include, an efficiency kitchen, refrigerator and a coffee maker. The bathroom was really nice, fully tiled and everything looked spanking new and super clean. Our host Angela who is also the owner offered us coffee upon arrival and we just sat and took in the gorgeous ocean view. Pavezzo has 4 studios, and three double rooms, so you don’t have to worry about too much noise or foot traffic photo gallery. A very short walk from Pavezzo you have […]