Closing date: 31st July 2020
Books inspired by Greece
Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood to travel
Louis de Bernières
A challenging but ultimately rewarding read set on Kefalonia. Vast in scale, detailed and poetic; it's about the horrors of war and the chaos it brings, human spirit, the fragility of love and the struggle to survive during WW2. You'll be glad you persisted through the first few chapters - this is a novel which stays with you long after you've completed it
When to visit
The more southerly islands are still the perfect place to relax and unwind in October. Visit the Dodecanese and Cyclades where it's still hot and sunny with beautiful beaches and magical vistas
Greece Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
6th February 2020 by PommieTravelsWhat to do in Santorini
Splintered by a volcanic eruption that took place eons ago, Santorini is one of Greece’s most ruggedly beautiful islands. It’s a destination defined by its views, wines, and its black sand beaches. It offers much to the curious traveller, but sadly, it’s often impossible to do everything in one visit. Just booked a flight to Santorini? Need suggestions on how to make your upcoming holiday special? In this blog, we’ll share our best recommendations. ...
10th December 2019 by Stoked to TravelGreek Island hopping itinerary: Athens, Santorini and Milos
Choosing which islands to visit for a Greek island-hopping itinerary can be quite a daunting (but exciting) challenge. With more than 6,000 Greek islands to pick between, it’s not the easiest task for anyone who is even the slightest bit indecisive. If you look on Google for answers, it’s even more overwhelming. A quick search of ‘best islands to visit in Greece’, and you’ll still get a list of 20 or so islands each sounding so beautiful and also slightly similar. So it doesn’t end...
15th November 2019 by Rachel NicoleExploring Rhodes, Greece with Marco Polo Guides
It’s about time that I posted about our Summer holiday to Rhodes. We actually got an amazing all-inclusive deal through On The Beach to stay at the Mitsis Village Beach Hotel & Spa in the small resort of Kiotari. I actually visited Rhodes when I was younger but it was Stefan’s first visit. I’ve been obsessed with re-visiting as I could remember Lindos was just a stunning place. Thankfully, it definitely didn’t disappoint. We also hired a car for our week in Rhodes as we really...
12th October 2019 by Stoked to TravelOne day in Athens: The perfect 1 day itinerary
One day in Athens may not seem like a long time to explore the capital city of Greece, but you can visit and see a surprising number of top attractions with just 24 hours in Athens. Of course, if you’re planning a weekend city break in Athens, then you can do all of these essential attractions and more. Visiting Athens in one day is most likely if you’re stopping by at the start or end of a Greek island hopping itinerary. A one day Athens itinerary might also be useful if you’re visiting...
4th October 2019 by Stoked to TravelMilos travel guide: The most beautiful island in Greece
Milos is an unspoilt and lesser-known Greek island without half the crowds of other places in Greece, and I had been eager to visit for a while. So, we finally went to Milos this summer and it has easily become one of my favourite European destinations. It was the perfect mix of unusual scenery, incredible beaches, charming towns and wonderful food. Whitewashed towns are nestled along the cliffs, each made up of tiny lane ways full of character and history, and brightly coloured bougainvillea...
18th September 2019 by Stoked to TravelSantorini on a budget – Free things to do in Santorini
The dreamy Greek island of Santorini is considered one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world. In particular, it’s the town of Oia in the northwestern corner of the island that is the picture-perfect postcard image of Santorini. Oia is Greek town that has become famous around the world. Further, it’s one of the world’s most popular honeymoon destinations. The island really is perfect for couples and Santorini has got to be one of the most romantic places in the world. With...
28th July 2019 by Budget TravellerMy 75 tips to save money when travelling in Europe
Welcome to my ultimate guide to backpacking Europe on a budget- in this post I have pulled together my 75 best tips to save money while travelling in Europe. The post is a summary of my best posts and tips till date on the BudgetTraveller- all my 10 years of travelling across Europe, distilled into one simple blog post. There are still so many cool new tips and budget hacks that I am still discovering so if I missed out anything, I’d welcome your tips and feedback in the comments below. To...