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Where to stay in Crete

Where to stay in Crete

Now that you have narrowed down your Mediterranean destination to the Greek island of Crete, you still have to decide which town in Crete to stay. How you choose where to stay in Crete Greece will depend on your travel tastes, goals for the trip and your travel budget. Not to worry, though, there is something for everyone on Greece’s largest island. From the spa resorts at Elounda to the Minoan ruins at Kato Zakros, Crete has the best of Greece all on one island. Using our guide on the best places to stay in Crete, you can choose the best city or resort town and then choose the best Crete hotel for your needs. We will cover off all types of Crete accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Crete hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Crete, the best Crete hotels, best places in Crete to…
Where to stay Santorini - Greece

Where to stay in Santorini, Greece

Santorini belongs to a group of islands in the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece. The areas of Fira and Oia are often represented as the entirety of Santorini in films, as they feature picturesque white domed buildings with royal blue furnishings. If you are interested in visiting the Santorini you’ve seen in the movies, then you’ll be completely enthralled with Fira or Oia. While the entirety of Santorini is beautiful, different people enjoy different areas. Picking the best area to stay in Santorini depends on your interests as well as your budget. For example, many areas in Santorini are quite expensive, but Firostefani is a cheaper option for budget travelers. Or if you’re traveling to Santorini to simply appreciate the beaches, then you might prefer to stay in Kamari. No matter where in Santorini you stay, it’s inevitable that you will be stunned by the views and awed by the…
Where to Stay in Athens

Where to stay in Athens – Greece

Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities, and a great destination for visitors from all over the world. Evidence of civilization in Athens dates back to the 13th century BC, and with ruins like the Acropolis alongside Greek beaches and delicious Mediterranean cuisine, you’ll definitely want to stay in Athens for a while. The capital city is also a financial hub and the largest passenger port in Europe, so you will have your choice of places to stay in Athens. We’ve researched the best neighborhoods and most interesting areas to help you decide where to stay in Athens. Wondering where to stay in Athens Greece? We will cover off all types of Athens accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Athens hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Athens, the best Athens hotels, best places in Athens, the best places to stay in Athens, best neighborhoods to…

Where to go in Greece? The beginner’s guide

With over 90 Greek islands to choose between, it can be overwhelming knowing which island is right for you. As well as the big players on the mainland and with luxurious villas in Greece such as these from Oliver’s Travels, you can enjoy a truly relaxing holiday. Below, you’ll find a list of the popular Greek destinations that will help you organise your perfect trip away. Paros and Naxos Paros and Naxos are two separate islands that are often grouped together as these neighbours share similar traditions and feature some of the best beaches in the Cyclades. With secluded villages, beautiful coastlines and Byzantine monuments, Paros is a relaxing retreat that also offers a laid back nightlife scene. Naxos is the largest island in the Cyclades and is brimming with ancient historic sites. With loads of hiking trails through the island’s stunning nature, you’ll come across rocky mountains, green valleys…

Where to stay in Mykonos

A world-renowned tourist destination, Mykonos attracts thousands of travellers every year with the allure of its white-sand beaches, white-washed villages and luxury resorts, and its summer party atmosphere. A cosmopolitan destination amongst the Greek islands, this is a place where you can completely relax and let your hair loose for some St-Tropez-meets-Ibiza style fun. Situated in the middle of the Aegean Sea, Mykonos is one of the most touristed islands in the Cyclades group. It comes as no surprise when you experience the atmosphere that fills the island from the beach bars blaring music to the vast dance clubs that attract world-renowned DJs. As one of the great travel meccas, this is an island that happily flaunts its party-hard reputation and prides itself on attracting A-listers and fashionistas alike. Offering its visitors picturesque sandy beaches, hip new hotels, a charming cafe-bar-boutique scene, lively nightlife, stunning natural beauty, and a general…
13 Adventurous Things to Do in Mykonos

13 Adventurous Things to Do in Mykonos

Mykonos is one of the most visited Greek islands, thanks to a vibrant summer party scene. Huge dance clubs showcase famous DJ’s and the parties go all night. Mykonos is the place to “see and be seen” but also has other things to do besides party all night! There is an airport on Mykonos and ferries from Athens, which take around five hours. You can also catch a ferry to other Greek islands like Tinos and Siros for an island-hopping vacation. Mykonos is also a popular cruise ship port, so you will want to plan your activities and reservations accordingly. In summer, cruise ship arrivals can double the population of Mykonos Town in an instant. Plan your trip to Greece Need data for your trip to Greece? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code…
18 Magical Things to do in Athens

18 Magical Things to do in Athens – Greece Travel Guide

Athens is the capital of Greece and was one of the world’s oldest cities, with 5th century BC landmarks scattered throughout the area. Ancient Greece was a civilization existing here from 13th to 9th centuries BC, and Athens was the seat of that civilization. Athens is often referred to as the birthplace of democracy and the cradle of Western Civilization, as it was the home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum, among other historical mentions. Today, Athens is a booming metropolis with a large financial sector and the largest passenger port in Europe. Plan your trip to Greece Need data for your trip to Greece? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read…

Plan Your Winter Trip to Crete!

To most people the island of Crete is a typical summer destination, as like many other Greek islands.  To enjoy the warm sun, the beautiful beaches and the inviting restaurants and bars at night make Crete a great summer destination and a very popular one! Crete is the largest island and it measures 260 km from east to west and it is 60 km deep.  At the nearest point even 12 km! Crete has four prefectures: Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion and Lassithi. The capital Heraklion in the north part of the island is the spot where most tourists start of their summer vacation.  For 2017, Heraklion has been the fastest growing tourist destination with a growth of 11,2% in arrivals. Crete is more than just beautiful beaches and great tourist attractions; Crete is an island with a thousand faces.  The summer season starts in April and lasts until the end of…
16 Astonishing Things to do in Santorini - Greece Travel Guide

16 Astonishing Things to do in Santorini – Greece Travel Guide

You’ve seen postcard-perfect photos of whitewashed villages with blue domes set against the blue sea - chances are, you were looking at a photo of Santorini, Greece. Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea, and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera, which gives the island a very rugged topography. A 1956 earthquake destroyed many buildings in Santorini, driving many villagers to desert the island. This opened the door for tourism to become the main industry on Santorini. An estimated 2 million visitors come to Santorini each year, and the island frequently tops “best island” lists from publications such as US News, Travel + Leisure and BBC. Santorini is among only a few Cyclades islands with a major airport, with several daily flights from Athens. You can also take an 8-hour ferry from Athens to Santorini. Plan your trip to Greece Need data for your trip…

5 Incredible Luxury Boutique Hotels in Greece

Plan your trip to Greece Need data for your trip to Greece? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more on Greece:  5 Greek Islands to Visit Grecian Holiday: Top Destinations You Must Visit In Greece Plan Your Winter Trip to Crete! 18 Magical Things to do in Athens – Greece Travel Guide Where to Stay in Athens 16 Astonishing Things to do in Santorini – Greece Travel Guide Where to stay Santorini Where to stay in Mykonos 13 Adventurous Things to Do in Mykonos CANAVES OIA HOTEL & SUITES Santorini, Greece An unbelievable hotel in the charming and romantic village of Oia with beautiful views over the Santorini Caldera. With Greek…