The Island Voyager

Gina is a Greek expat currently living in the UK. Her blog, The Island Voyager, is a celebration of her homeland and the many, many beautiful Greek Islands. Gina's passion comes across in her writing and videos, in which she shares her travel tips and advice. Love Greece? Then follow Gina now!

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9th June 2022 by The Island Voyager

How big is Santorini?

Santorini is the most iconic island in Greece – widely recognised and visited by people from all over the world. It is one of the smallest islands in the Cyclades in Greece and one of the most visited small islands in Europe. Only 35 square miles in size, yet a monster tourist draw. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in beauty and popularity. A car journey from the most northern town of Oia to its most southern town, Akrotiri, takes only 40 minutes....

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3rd February 2022 by The Island Voyager

Where to stay in Santorini

So you’re thinking of visiting the number one destination in Greece, but where is the best place to stay in Santorini? The most picture perfect of all the Greek islands, the island itself is a beautiful creation of nature. A famed caldera with magnificent views offering hotels on the steep cliff faces and boutique apartments amidst the winding streets. Whether it’s a honeymoon, anniversary, a first-time visit or a returning one, you’ll want to make sure you pick the best area to stay in...

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23rd March 2021 by The Island Voyager

How to get to Paros

Paros sits right in the middle of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea. It’s location means that it is not too difficult to get there once you get to Greece. Should it be your sole destination or part of a longer itinerary, it’s certainly a great choice – one of the most stunning islands in Greece. It is, without doubt, worth the effort getting there however you choose to do it. So, how do you get to Paros, what’s the easiest and fastest way?...

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24th February 2021 by The Island Voyager

A list of all the Greek Islands – A complete summary

The Greek archipelago contains over 6000 individual islands. In terms of those that people actually live on, the number scales down drastically to just over 200. Naturally, there are the familiar islands that everyone knows and loves. But there’s also a huge number of unspoilt and unheard of islands. So next time you’re planning on which to visit, check out this list of all the Greek islands....

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22nd January 2021 by The Island Voyager

Best time to visit Greece

Greece is one of the most visited destinations in Europe and the World. It’s steeped in a rich and interesting history. It enjoys fine weather and sunshine for the large majority of the year. And it has the longest coastline in Europe, with islands scattered across its Seas. With this winning combination, when is the best time to visit Greece?...

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29th December 2020 by The Island Voyager

Mykonos In May – The best time to visit

Looking to visit the Greek islands this year? Maybe Easter has just passed and you’re eager to start your summer ASAP. You might think May is a bit too early to visit the Greek islands. But this could not be further from the truth. In fact, Mykonos in May is arguably the best time to visit. Technically well within shoulder season, the mad crowds will not yet have descended onto the island. And yet the weather will be superb, with beaches, bars and towns opening up for business, some already...

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21st December 2020 by The Island Voyager

Best things to do in Mykonos

Few other places in the Mediterranean can compete with the glamour and glitz of Mykonos. The Greek island is known the world over for its epic parties and stunning landscapes. The island of Mykonos with its white houses and colourful accents, is a seriously photogenic destination, popping up on people’s Instagram feeds regularly during the summer holidays. So if you’ve just booked your flights and keen to start planning out your itinerary. Or if you’ve just landed on the island and...

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8th October 2020 by The Island Voyager

The best beaches in Mykonos

Mykonos is one of the most popular islands in Greece, if not the most popular. As well as it’s renowned nightlife and luxurious settings, it is naturally blessed with a gorgeous coastline. For a small island, it’s densely packed with impeccable beaches. Many of its most popular are dotted on the south coast, protected from the strong Cycladic winds. Commonly featuring crystal clear turquoise waters and fine soft golden sand. From party atmospheres to laid back vibes, there’s a different...

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19th September 2020 by The Island Voyager

A map of the Greek Islands

Greece’s thousands of islands are spread over the eastern Mediterranean Sea. They are grouped into six main island groups; the Cyclades, the Ionian Islands, the Sporades, the Dodecanese, the Saronic Islands, and the North Aegean Islands. Evia and Crete are typically left out of the grouping and sit on their own due to their size. The entire map of the Greek Islands can be split out to show the detailed maps of the individual island groups, which you will see below....

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1st September 2020 by The Island Voyager

Visiting Greece on a budget

Greece is an extremely popular destination. Both for those wanting to backpack and explore its ancient history, and also those looking to spend lavishly on its flagship islands. Its most popular ones, Santorini and Mykonos, are also its most exclusive. Prices can be eye-watering. And with VIPs arriving on their superyachts, and honeymooners seeking fairy-tale luxuries, one can easily understand why. But that isn’t the only way. This is a complete guide to visiting Greece on a budget....

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21st August 2020 by The Island Voyager

The ultimate travel guide to Ios Greece

Ios is part of the Cycladic island group located in the heart of the Aegean sea. It has a reputation for being a party island. Popular with young people, with it’s lively Chora, bustling beach bars and much hyped nightlife. But honestly, it is so much more than that. I’ll uncover the different sides to Ios in this travel guide, including the best places to stay eat and drink....

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18th August 2020 by The Island Voyager

History of Thessaloniki – A walk through the ages (with pictures)

Born and bred of the city, it defines me more than anything. A friend and fellow postgraduate student used to say Thessaloniki should be my surname. My one and only true love to this day. The city that never ceases to fascinate me and I rediscover every time I step out of my door. Let me take you on a tour through the history of Thessaloniki. Pictures of this amazing city’s famous landmarks and buildings help tell the tale today....