Samos

This is an excerpt from the book Travels through History : 9 Greek Islands , newly available on Amazon. I had arrived at the town of Pythagorio on the ferry from Patmos. Pythagorio is the Samian destination for ferries from the Dodecanese Islands. The port of Vathy on the northern side of Samos is the terminus forContinue reading “Samos”

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”

25 of the best beaches in Europe

Picking the best beaches in Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Greece and Croatia, with a place to stay and eat in each

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

Going to Greece: a guide to the country, its islands and the best deals

Despite the economic storm, the sun is still shining in Greece, and the tavernas, beaches, ancient sites and vineyards are open for business. The country needs your help – so get a fistful of euros and go and have a good time with the help of this in-depth guide to the best deals, hotels, foodContinue reading “Going to Greece: a guide to the country, its islands and the best deals”

Hiking, rafting and relaxing in Greece’s Zagori wilderness

The Zagori region in north west Greece is little known among visitors heading to Athens and the islands. But amid its mountains, canyons and ancient villages are superb hiking trails, delicious local fare and top places to stay