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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…
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:  Looking for a particular destination, see below otherwise you can go to Greece Travel Guide to view current posts Grecian Holiday: Top Destinations You Must Visit In Greece Plan Your Winter Trip to Crete! Where to stay in Crete 18 Magical Things to do in Athens – Greece Travel Guide Where to Stay in Athens Ultimate Travel Guide to 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 5 Greek Islands…
Top Destinations You Must Visit In Greece

Top Destinations You Must Visit In Greece

One of the most beautiful countries in the world, Greece is a country packed full with history and culture that has shaped the modern world. The birthplace of philosophy, literature and theatre, Greece has given us writers and thinkers like Sophocles, Plato and Aristotle. It also has a long history of music and dance which continues to this day! Here’s a list of Greek destinations you must visit to make the most of your trip to this historic and fascinating country. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy. 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…

Travellers know so little about Greece.

A recent survey among travellers from around the world on Top European islands showed us some interesting facts about the lack of knowledge about geography, gastronomy and language of the Hellenic islands that exists. We bring you some relevant details that will help you make up your mind and want to choose Greece as your next holiday destination.  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: Looking for a particular destination, see below otherwise you can go to Greece Travel Guide to view current posts 5 Incredible Luxury Boutique Hotels in Greece Grecian Holiday: Top Destinations You Must…