Category Archives: Greek islands

Posts about Greek islands in general

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Ermioni: the seductress

Ermioni is really near to Piraeus by ferry and during the last years, it has been experiencing a steadily increasing uprising in its tourism. It successfully combines the beauty and the relaxing atmosphere of an island along with the amenities found in a town.   #What to see Ermioni was founded by the ancient Greek [...]

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Patmos island: Small and sacred

The small island of Patmos belongs to the Dodecanese island complex. It is believed that John the Apostle wrote the “Book of Revelation” (which is a Book of the New Testament) in there. Nowadays, Patmos island is famous for its alluring, unspoiled nature and there are many regular ferry itineraries to the island. Skala is its [...]

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Serifos: Enjoy its Calmness

The magnificent Serifos is an island located in the Western Cyclades, really close to Athens by travelling on a ferry. One thing that truly characterizes vacations (and life, in general) on Serifos island is its calmness. Supposedly, even the frogs on this island are mute. Nobody in there seems to be in a hurry, except [...]

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Nisyros: An eruption of beauty

Located between the islands of Kos and Tilos, Nisyros is one of the few volcanic islands in Greece. It is a part of the Dodecanese group of islands and one can take a ferry from Piraeus or other adjacent islands and especially, from Kos in order to arrive in there. The Municipality of Nisyros includes [...]

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Hydra: A treasure near Athens

Between the Saronic and Argolic Gulf in the Aegean Sea, there lies the astonishing Hydra island. The name Hydra (coming from the ancient Greek word for water) is not a euphemism, for this island is teemed with cool and bubbling water springs. Formally, the province of Hydra belonged to the Piraeus Prefecture because it is [...]

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Greek Hidden Treasures 13: Iraklia, a synonym for serenity

Iraklia is a beautiful islet that lies near to Naxos, in the Small Cyclades complex. The number of its inhabitants is about 150 and it has only two villages: Agios Georgios and Chora or Panagia. There is a seasonal minibus service but, if you wish, you can also hire a motorbike. You can go there [...]

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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 [...]