Mykonos, Rhodes, Symi and other islands

I have written a travel book about nine Greek Islands. It’s available here – https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00DR300NY This is a journey through Mykonos, Rhodes, Symi, Patmos, Samos, Syros, Paros, Tinos, and Delos. It’s a short book, easy to read, giving the essential history of the islands and some of their sights.  

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”

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

Tilos, Greece: the first island in the Med to run entirely on wind and solar power

Tiny Tilos, in the Dodecanese, is a pioneering nature reserve. Now, Greece’s ‘green island’ is set to be powered by renewable energy

Serifos, Greece: great interiors, even better outdoors

For beauty, Serifos is up there with the Cyclades’ more famous islands – but it surpasses them for easygoing charm, which is why Athenians come here. That and the stylish places to stay

Island hopping in Greece’s Dodecanese

Rhodes and Kos are the Dodecanese’s big names, but this new island-hopping trip focuses on the archipelago’s smaller gems, where visitors may have the gorgeous beaches to themselves