Tinos

This is an excerpt from the book Travels through History : 9 Greek Islands , newly available on Amazon. The first inhabitants of Tinos were probably the Phoenicians, followed by the Ionians in the 11th century BCE. Two tombs from the Mycenaean period have been discovered in the area of Kyra Xeni, and about fifty archaeological sitesContinue reading “Tinos”

Paros

This is an excerpt from the book Travels through History : 9 Greek Islands , newly available on Amazon. In around 1600 BCE, it was the Minoans from Crete who had the first recorded presence on Paros, tuning the island into a naval station with the name of Minoa. In 1100 BC, the Ionians became rulers ofContinue reading “Paros”

Mykonos

This is an excerpt from the book Travels through History : 9 Greek Islands , newly available on Amazon. It may seem strange to include Mykonos in a book about history, but there’s plenty of things of historical interest to see on this lovely island. In Mykonos town, there’s a Folklore Museum, an Archaeological Museum, and aContinue reading “Mykonos”

Delos

This is an excerpt from the book Travels through History : 9 Greek Islands , newly available on Amazon. Delos is the reason the Cyclades have their name. The other islands in the Cyclades form a circle around Delos. Delos is a sacred island and the reason for that is Zeus.   On a more human level,Continue reading “Delos”

A taste of Greece: the new culinary scene on Tinos island

From beekeepers to winemakers, locals and newcomers are creating a foodie paradise on Tinos in the Cyclades – and turning old buildings into stylish places to stay, too. Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including Travels through History : France Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia TravelsContinue reading “A taste of Greece: the new culinary scene on Tinos island”

20 Greek islands that are out of the way

The dazzling colours and great food of Greece’s famous islands extend to these lesser-known sand-fringed destinations, which boast wonderful places to stay – especially for late- or out-of-season breaks

Greek gift: Athens’ new cultural centre

This stunning park, garden and culture hub, funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and designed by Renzo Piano, will, controversially, be handed over to the state at the end of 2017