Evdilos is the second port of Ikaria and is situated in the northern part of the island. This is around 40 km northwest of the capital, Agios Kirikos. Its name in Greek means visible and freely rendered open horizon. Built amphitheatrically around the harbor, on the slopes of a hill, you can understand why Evdilos … Read more Evdilos (Ikaria) – The Ultimate Guide!
At the most eastern part of Ikaria lies the resort of Faros, also known as Fanari. It is located on a small plain, surrounded by some of the island’s best vineyards. Faros is approximately 13 km away from Agios Kirikos, the island’s capital and it’s connected with it by the highway. It takes its name … Read more Faros (Fanari) – The Ultimate Guide!
Agios Kirikos, or just “Agios” for the locals, is situated on the southeast coast of Ikaria and together with its surrounding hamlets (Agios Panteleimonas, Christos, Glaredes, Kountoumas, Panagia) has around 2.500 inhabitants. It is the capital and main port of the island, serving daily ferries from Athens as well as other parts of Greece. Being … Read more Agios Kirikos – Ikaria’s capital! Ultimate Guide!
Ikaria (or Icaria) was named after Icarus of Greek mythology, who fell into the surrounding sea when his wax feathers started melting once he approached the sun. If you never heard this story but can’t recall how you know this island, chances are that you were reading some articles about the “Blue Zones” of longevity. … Read more Ikaria (or Icaria) – The Ultimate Guide!
Mykonos Town, or Chora as it’s called by the locals, is one of the nicest and most charming towns in the Cyclades island complex. Built amphitheatrically, it has endless narrow streets, whitewashed houses with bright colored doors, windmills, churches, and terraces with flowers in full bloom. Put on the map by Aristoteles Onasis and Jackie … Read more Mykonos Town – The Ultimate Guide!
Monolithos is on the south-east coastline of Santorini, just below the airport and around 9 kilometers from the capital Fira. Its name means “single rock”, and it took its name from the large rock upon which the church of Agios Ioannis was built. The access to Monolithos is easy by car or taxi. The public … Read more Monolithos: Santorini – The Ultimate Guide!
Zakynthos, or Zante as it is also known, is a lush green island. It is also a part of the Eptanese island complex in the Ionian sea. With a coastline of 123 km, it makes an ideal destination for summer lovers. Zakynthos is a really green island due to the winter rainfalls. This is why … Read more Zakynthos (or Zante) – The Ultimate Guide!
Ftelia resort is located in the northern part of Mykonos and is often referred to as a windsurfers’ paradise. If Mykonos is “the island of the winds”, then Ftelia definitely is the representative resort! It forms the base to Panormos Bay, the largest on Mykonos, consisting of three beaches (with the homonym beach being one … Read more Ftelia: Mykonos – The Ultimate Guide!
I can look back on my trip to Acharavi with great fondness and certainly recommend the place to anyone looking for a relaxing break. Even if it did take me over an hour to find the hotel due to the lack of signposts! Acharavi is situated in the north of the Island and it could not be … Read more Acharavi! The Best of Northern Corfu?
On my last trip to Corfu, I had the pleasure of staying in Benitses for a week. It was early summer and despite it being late May it was already very hot! During my stay in Benitses, I got to completely relax and I can’t recommend this place highly enough. Benitses is situated along the east … Read more Benitses (Corfu) – The Ultimate Guide!