Greek Islands

  • Mutton on the Move (A tourist writes about Karpathos)

    Karpathos March 31, 2012 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

    By Roberta Beach Jacobson There are more sheeple than people on Karpathos. Husband Alf and I have learned much about the rhythm of our adopted island from observing the sheep who decorate the hillsides. Truly, sheep seem to be everywhere. I fondly remember a lazy island day when the sun […]

     
  • Melissani cave

    Caves, Kefalonia, Melissani cave, Nature September 23, 2011 at 6:38 pm 1 comment

    MELISSANI CAVE is located not far from Karavomilo of Kefalonia. It is a lacustrine cave of unique beauty and fully developed cave, which is 3.5 km long, 40m wide and 36m high. Melissanthi cave constitutes a unique geological phenomenon. It was created by a mechanical and chemical process called karstikopoiisi […]

     
  • Ghalazies Spilies (Blue Caves)

    Caves, Ghalazies Spilies, Nature, Zakynthos September 21, 2011 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

    The famous “galazies spilies” (light blue caves), are some of the most beautiful in Greece, located in the NE coast of Schinari peninsul, of the Ithaki island. They consist of consecutive chambers, Megali and Mikri Spilia (Large and Small Cave). The reflection and diffusion of sunlight on the waters trigger […]

     
  • Volcano of Nisiros

    Nisyros, Volcanoes September 20, 2011 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

    Nisyros is the youngest of the large volcanic centers in Greece and is included along with Methana, Milos and Santorini as one of the active volcanoes in Greece. The oldest rock formations are 160,000 years old, while the youngest (prehistoric) are 15,000 years old and cover the entire island. Most […]

     
  • Butterfly Valley

    Nature, Rhodes, Travel Greece September 16, 2011 at 4:35 pm 0 comments

    A unique nature reserve is to be found inland on Rhodes, “Butterfly Valley” (in Greek “Petaloúdes”). Apart from its aesthetic value, it is also the site of the only natural forest of Liquidambar orientalis (Oriental Sweetgum trees) in Europe, and a resting point for the Jersey tiger (Panaxia Quadripunctaria), a […]

     
  • The best places for its beaches

    Greek Islands, Skiathos, Syros, Travel Greece September 12, 2011 at 5:18 pm 0 comments

    Skiathos – Sporades Skiathos hit the jackpot when it came to beaches. Textbook sands line its south coast, from Koukounaries, the island’s best-known beach – where deep green trees provide the backdrop for a dramatic golden sweep – to Megali Ammos. And if much of the island’s sand is buried […]

     
  • Naked ambitions on a Greek island

    Camping, Greek Islands, Travel Greece September 12, 2011 at 4:35 pm 0 comments

    In a quiet corner of the Cyclades, where hippy campers rub shoulders with A-list celebrities, our writer summons up the courage to go as nature intended… Naked people of varying ages and shapes sit conversing underneath shades made from white bed sheets and bamboo sticks, the only shelter from the […]

     
  • Psarou: Heaven in Mykonos

    Greek Islands, Mykonos, Restaurants August 26, 2011 at 8:39 pm 0 comments

    Mykonos is connected with wild partying that starts at noon and ends the next morning. However the island has a lot more to offer in terms of relaxation and unbelievable natural beauty. Psarou is one of the beaches that became well known the last ten years. The cosmopolitan beach is […]

     
  • Rock climbing in Kalymnos

    Adventure, Climbing, Kalymnos August 4, 2011 at 6:10 pm 0 comments

    Kalymnos is a magnificent destination for climbers. The diversity of beaches, limestone crags and mild climate make this island an ideal place for climbing. The island covers an area of 109.67 square kilometers and is located in the Dodecanese, in the eastern Aegean Sea between Kos and Leros. Kalymnos is […]

     
  • Spetses Island

    Greek Islands, Spetses August 1, 2011 at 11:34 pm 0 comments

    Spetses is an island and a municipality in the Islands peripheral unit, Attica, Greece. It is sometimes included as one of the Saronic Islands. Until 1948, it was part of the old prefecture of Argolidocorinthia, which is now split into Argolis and Corinthia. In ancient times, it was known as […]