Author Archives: Mairi Kolovou

Mairi currently lives and works in Athens. She holds a BA in English Literature and Culture from the Kapodistrian University of Athens, as well as a certificate in interpretation studies. An ex-food blogger and all-time lover of Cyclades, she is dedicated to exploring Greece and is especially interested in local customs and traditional gastronomy.
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Alonissos: Sporades revisited

Alonissos belongs to the northern part of the Sporades island complex and is the most remote one; its location contributed to the preservation of a strong traditional character, that, combined with the rich history of the island since the ancient times, create an alluring atmosphere that invites the visitor to discover an unconventional side of [...]

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Ithaca: Where myth meets present

Known as the homeland of the mythical Ulysses, Ithaca is often overseen by Greek and foreign tourists alike who mostly go for the cosmopolitan Corfu or the crowded Zante. However, this special island is a hidden treasure that emerges from the depths of history and exhibits unique natural beauty, being ideal for those who value [...]

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Gastronomy in Pollonia, Milos

All Cyclades are famous for their local dishes and products, the character of which has been shaped by the special morphology and climate conditions of the islands. Milos is no exception, offering a wide range of local products that will amaze the visitor with their taste –simplicity is a key factor here, as the raw [...]

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Greek Hidden Treasures 10: Sikinos, the other side of Cyclades

If you’re planning to visit Greece this summer but feel like exploring an off-the-beaten-track destination, how about Sikinos? Known as “the small lady of the Cyclades”, this miniature island is an unmapped heaven, ideal for those you want to hike their way through the numerous beauties of the cycladic scenery and appreciate the raw allure [...]

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Greek Hidden Treasures 9: Kasos

Kasos belongs to the island complex of Dodecanese, located close to the island of Karpathos in the south region of the Aegean; it is often regarded as an off the beaten track destination, as its has not developed according to touristic demand and therefore has preserved a strong traditional character. Ferries depart from the port of [...]

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Greek Hidden Treasures 8: Folegandros

While the unique landscape of the Cyclades islands has a worldwide allure, few are those you would go as far as to explore those less known hidden treasures that are not as famous as Mykonos or Paros; indeed, the southern Cyclades offer a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a more relaxing kind of vacations while experiencing [...]

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Greek Hidden Treasures 5: Astypalaia, relaxing holidays

Astypalaia constitutes a unique island case; it’s geographical location places it between the island complexes of Cyclades and Dodecanese, resulting into an architectural style that incorporates elements from both regions. Astypalaia is easily accessible by ferry from Athens (Piraeus port) and also from other greek islands like Rhodes, Kos, Naxos and more. Astypalaia is also [...]