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Books inspired by Greece
Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood to travel
Victoria Hislop seems to be the go-to author for Greek fiction. The Island follows London-based Alexis who eventually uncovers her much-guarded family history in Crete and the tiny deserted island of Spinalonga - a former leper colony. This novel has become a multi-million selling classic.
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
20th January 2021 by Hand Luggage Only14 best things to do in Athens
Athens is not just one of Greece’s most historic places, but easily rivals some of the other cities in Europe, too. Honestly, if you’re a keen history lover, then you’re going to love exploring Athens. Though, and it’s a big though, that’s not all that the city has; there’s a huge amount of incredible and best things to do in Athens that go far beyond its history, too....
27th July 2020 by Stoked to TravelLesser known islands to visit on a Greek Island hopping itinerary
There are more than 6,000 islands in Greece, so deciding where to go can be a pretty challenging task. A google search typically brings up the favourites, including Santorini, Mykonos and Crete. What about what the smaller islands? The ones that are just that bit harder to get to? The islands which are almost untouched by mass tourism, offering a slower and more gentle insight into the charm of Greek daily life. You may have read my Greek Island hopping itinerary here, which covers a popular...
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...