From Perseus to Shirley Valentine, the Greek Islands have been the site of legends and fantasies for more than 5000 years.
Of the 2000 or more islands that make up the Archipelago, only 227 of them are inhabited and fewer still are regular destinations for the travel market.

Think of the Greek Islands and your mind fills with skies that really ought to have their own colour named after them – ‘Greek sky blue’; blinding white walls where crimson geraniums tumble from old olive oil cans; crooked, cobbled streets where cats stretch lazily on roofs; tavernas with tables shaded by olive trees; elderly gents sitting on stone benches and widows sweeping doorways – all set within a tranquil, heat-shimmering landscape resounding to the sound of crickets.

Buzz Trips Opinion
Despite mass development in parts, there’s still something about the Greek Islands that makes them unique; a quality of light and the perfume of the countryside. To me, they are a romantic destination where the sun is more fierce than any I have encountered, the home-made tzatziki is the best food I have ever eaten and the pace of life forces me to slow to an amble from the moment the plane’s wheels touch down at the airport.

The Greek Islands are like an addictive habit; once discovered you want to try more, then it becomes difficult to give them up. Over time you can pull yourself away but when you return, you realise how much you’ve missed them and the addiction kicks in all over again…

Greek Islands Articles

Warm walking in western Crete

November 1, 2017 Jack 0

A springtime trip to Crete to spend three weeks updating walking directions involved plenty of paradise beaches, but mostly this time our interaction with them consisted of walking across the sand rather than getting prone on it. […]

The past in the present on Crete

October 25, 2017 Jack 0

For some reason I can’t explain, the past in Crete feels as though it walks besides us more so than in other places. An ancient marble column lying amidst the rocks on a beach is a reminder of a great civilization […]

Exploring Chania on Crete in three acts

July 17, 2017 Jack 0

First sight of the harbour and many memories of good times beside picture postcard Greek harbours are unlocked. Chania’s is particularly spellbinding thanks to the Venetians who built it in the 14th century […]

Tackling Crete’s Samaria Gorge

June 18, 2017 Andy 0

It’s not until I reach the stream at the bottom of the gorge, almost an hour into the route, that the crowds thin and then pretty much disappear, swallowed up by the vastness of the landscape. Finally I can relax and begin to take in my surroundings… […]

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