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Greece is the cradle of western European civilisation and has a history complemented by legends which is second to none. Geographically it is unusual too as it has a large mainland which fragments as you go south, with a vast peninsula and numerous islands, large and small and is flanked by three seas, furthermore it is close to Europe and Africa. So the question many legitimately ask when it comes to Greece is where do I begin? Well to an extent, generally speaking it depends where you are at in life, if you are young and free, a romantic couple, a...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Hermoupolis is the capital of the Cyclades. The main town of the island of Syros it is a cosmopolitan port with fascinating architecture. Despite having the most important administrative centre of all the fifty six Greek islands which make up the Cyclades the island of Syros is much more authentic than many of its neighbours in the grouping. Tourism is much more low key and the locals more friendly and interested in visitors.Outside of Hermoupolis you will find low-key seaside villages such as Kini where there are beautiful beaches devoid of garish rows...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


The best beaches in Chania region of Crete. Selected by us to help you get the most pleasure out of your Greek island vacation.Ilingas beach is located on the southern shore of the island. Its tiny, light coloured pebbles accentuate the crystal clear water of the sea. At the edges of the beach there are caves set in the rock which are interesting for snorkelling. There is just a tavern next to a small hotel on the pathway to the beach otherwise it is completely natural. You can swim round or take a small boat to a similar beach just past the headland...

Saturday, September 14, 2013


Holiday events in Crete. Our guide to what is on where in Crete to help you plan your Greek island holiday.The commemoration of the 1821 uprising against the Ottoman empire takes place in Heraklion each year in April.The wine in Crete complements the delicious local food very well and the annual wine festival held in Rethymnon in June is a great opportunity to find one you like.You can enjoy performances by classical musicians over a period of six days throughout the Makrigialos during the Casa dei Mezzo Music Festival held each year.Enjoy local Cretan...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Wine production in the Heraklion area dates back over 2000 years and it is still going strong to this day.Located in the limestone hills 16km to the south of the Cretans capital of Heraklion lies the authentic village of Archanes (locally known as Arhanes or Arxanes) which is surrounded by lines of vineyards. Their origins can be traced back to the 19 century BC and the wine press at Vathypetro, just outside the village, which was used by the ancient Minoan civilization (who's king resided in the palace at Knossos) which mysteriously disappeared...

Wednesday, September 04, 2013


The legendary cave near Agios Nikolaos, the Dikti (Dicteon) cave or Psychro cave, has attracted curios visitors for centuries.Greek mythology states that this was the birthplace of the god Zeus. So you can imagine the interest that generates, it is this sort of legend which makes visiting a place like Crete so entertaining.The cave is set high on the Dikti mountain, up at just over 1000 metres and it takes around fifteen minutes to walk up the path from the car park (avoid the donkey ride, it really isn't comfortable) near the village of Psychro.As...

Thursday, August 29, 2013


Corfu beaches in the north and east. Our guide to help you select the right beach for your family outings when staying in one of our villas in Corfu.There is a great variety of beach to choose from on the Greek island of Corfu, there is everything from long sandy beaches, to idyllic coves or just somewhere quiet away from it all.On the east coast is Avlaki which lies betwen Kassiopi and Agios Stephanos. This is a nice quiet beach (except at weekends when the locals decend) with crystal clear water which can rough up a bit in the afternoon when the sea...

Wednesday, August 21, 2013



Holiday events in Greece, this is our guide of what is on the Greek social calendar.In Athens from June to September each year there is the Hellenic Festival. Location is the Atticus theatre where you can enjoy a range of classical music, ballet and Jazz.In June the annual International Jazz and Blues Festival takes place. Location is the Lycabettus theatre in the Greek capital.Also in June the three day European music festival takes place each year. You can enjoy watching a great selection of international artists perform.Greece is the natural centre...

Sunday, July 14, 2013



Visit the Acropolis museum in Athens and enjoy the exhibits of the Acropolis in a superb modern environment.There are three principal areas in the Acropolis museum. The slopes of the Acropolis gallery displays finds from the slopes of the Acropolis in a striking glass floored room. In the Archaic gallery you can now view the displays from a full three dimensional perspective. In the third floor Parthenon gallery there are full explanations and exhibits related to the Parthenon, the iconic Greek monument.The museum is reasonably priced at 5€ for...

Monday, November 26, 2012


Crete villa holiday events 2012, a latest guide to what’s on where on the beautiful island of Crete. This social calendar helps you get the most out of your stay in a holiday villa in Crete.The annual Rethymno carnival is the major carnival on the island, its quite a show. It’s on in January – February.Every year in April the officers of the Crete army parade through the streets of Heraklion to commemorate the uprising against the Ottomans back in 1821.The annual Rethymnon Wine Festival in June is a lively affair with plenty of...

Friday, July 27, 2012


Holiday events Corfu 2012, here is our guide to what’s on where in Corfu in the summer. Corfu is an island with great history, religious conviction and an agricultural base all of which it loves to celebrate.The Carnival of Corfu takes place mainly in Corfu old town and Liston. Each year in May there is the Anniversary of the Union, when Corfu became part of the Greek state.On 11 August Corfu town celebrates the Feast of Agios Spyridon.Also in August the charming Varkorola is feted from boats with singers and fireworks.The Cricket Festival is a...

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Peloponnese Epidaurus Festival takes place in the magnificent historic theater of Epidaurus.The theatre is actually within the Asklepios sanctuary which is about two hours drive from Athens in the Pelponnese area. What a fabulous setting it is, an amphitheatre with the hills in the back ground, open to the stars, ideal for a balmy evening of culture.For more information see on how to get there, times and performances in July see greekfestival.gr/en/venue12-arxaio-theatro-epidavroy.htmWe have some very popular villas in Pylos with private or shared pools...

Tuesday, July 03, 2012


Syros classical music festival, or the festival of the Aegean, as it is known officially begins its eighth year on July 9th.The venue once again is the majestic Apollo Theatre in Ermoupolis on the Cyclades Greek island of Syros and Peter Tiboris, the originator, is at the heart of the event. This years Festival of the Aegean runs from the 9th to 22nd of July 2012. Last year the festival received the prestigious award of Best cultural organization operating in the wider region of Grece.So if you are wanting to enjoy a cultural treat whilst enjoying a...

Monday, June 04, 2012


Kerkyra town is a Corfu holiday attraction which has recently become a UNESCO heritage site.Corfu is know as the greenest of the Greek islands and has been eulogized in print by the Durrell brothers. It is very much a place where tourists seek out sunshine, fabulous warm  blue seas and marvelous beaches.It does have a number of gems which are worth dragging yourself off the sunbed or dusting off the sand to visit, Kerkyra town being the pick of the bunch.It is the old town which is so interesting, with its lovely buildings, arcades and pastel...

Thursday, May 03, 2012



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