Kos: Island of history, culture and fun

Nestling in the warm waters of the Carpathian Sea the island of Kos is a jewel among jewels offering a climate and rich history few other holiday destinations can match. The third largest island of the Dodecanese archipelago, after Rhodes and Karpathos, Kos lies between the islands of Nisyros and Kalymnos, close to the coasts of Asia Minor. The… Continue reading Kos: Island of history, culture and fun

The beaches of Corfu – we take a short tour

With the British weather serving up precious few sunny days so far this year, many frustrated sun-worshippers are getting out their diaries and trying to find a few free days to get away for some warm weather elsewhere. This week, we take a close look at a few of the most popular beaches on Corfu,… Continue reading The beaches of Corfu – we take a short tour

Athens : What’s the Reality?

Athens, despite the furious publicity campaign that followed hot on the heels of the Olympics in 2004, is no mythical marble Atlantis. The Greek financial problems have left a scar on the city and indeed the country has had bad press, but cast aside those problems and you will still find friendly people and ancient… Continue reading Athens : What’s the Reality?

MYKONOS – The Unforgettable Magic – Holiday Review

Guest travel article by Keith Warwick Half a century ago a small, poor, wind-lashed, drought-ridden, yet picturesque island, placed somewhere between the gods and obscurity, began to attract the attention of artists, writers, and seasoned travellers. Already rediscovered by historians and archaeologists, drawn like Indiana Jones to the spectacular ruined city of the ancient superpower… Continue reading MYKONOS – The Unforgettable Magic – Holiday Review

Symi – A secluded holiday gem

We are working our way through the Greek Islands with our holiday guides and today we are looking at Symi. Symi (pronounced Ky-mi in Greek) is a wonderful island destination off Rhodes. Visitors can catch a ferry from Rhodes’ main port, which whisks them to this secluded Greek gem in under two hours. With no… Continue reading Symi – A secluded holiday gem

Athens – A Classic Alternative

While many sun-thirsty travellers head straight to the beautiful Greek islands to bronze themselves and spend their hard-earned cash on water sports, great food, clubbing and the odd tipple, they are overlooking a lively and enthralling city in Athens. The Greek capital is one of the great monuments to the ancient world and still holds intellectual,… Continue reading Athens – A Classic Alternative

Rhodes: scuba, statues and sunshine holidays.

Shaped like a spear head, Rhodes offers a holiday full of history, culture and plain good fun – the Greek island has all the cut and thrust of the Med’s finest holiday destinations.  Only 11 miles west of Turkey, Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands and is situated between the Greek mainland and Cyprus.  Due to its… Continue reading Rhodes: scuba, statues and sunshine holidays.