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.

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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

From Athens to Andros via Rafina Port

November 21, 2019 Jack 0

A pedestrian walkway, Apostolou Pavlou, lined with cafes and stalls leads from the Acropolis to Ermou, the main shopping street in Athens. It’s a street which illustrates why the ‘east meets west’ tag is so justified. Its western end is a manic hotchpotch of ramshackle market stalls […]

When cash and card societies collide

October 31, 2018 Jack 0

Individual countries within the EU retain their own way of doing things across many aspects of life. One which is especially noticeable to visitors is when it comes to the question of paying with cash or card. […]

Swan bookends and beer on Andros

May 30, 2018 Jack 0

An easy, early morning stroll beside the beach below Chora took us past a brace of proud swans and a family of geese which stood, alert, like the points of the compass, on the lookout for danger as their not so ugly ducklings foraged among wild flowers. […]

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