Category Greece

The Lovely Janet Guide to Santorini

The highlight of many Greek island itineraries, Santorini is the pinnacle of excitement for neophyte photographers and hobby geologists alike. It is also very popular with honeymooners, although not as popular as inaugural attempts to start a family, or anything to do with padded bed restraints. With physical attractions dating back millions of years, historical […]

Sifnos: Poseidon’s Big Toe

Wild nature and detailed organization – two things that rarely seem to go hand in hand. Which made the quiet and vastly underrated Greek island of Sifnos both rare and the absolute perfect match for these two strangely divergent obsessions of ours. Obviously, we love to hike. We’ve been doing it all over the world […]

Milos: Tell them Aphrodite sent you

It seems like every island has its little niche, the thing they use to (hopefully) distinguish themselves from all the other islands and convince enough tourists to drop in long enough to spend a few fistfuls of euros before moving on to the next. On Milos it’s the beaches. They have over 70, I’m told, […]

Folegandros: Come for the cliffs, stay for the goats

Island number two has been a regular nominee on a variety of different “best of” lists: Nicest villages in Europe, Hidden gems of the Greek Islands, Places that don’t skimp on the white paint under any circumstances so, yes, tiny Folegandros certainly came highly recommended. I mean, what is more exclusive than a list on […]

Naxos: Where Zeus Battled Colic

After years of talking about it we finally made it to the Greek islands. Going back over a decade these fascinating rocky, historic Mediterranean outposts has been on our list, but over and over they kept getting bumped for one reason or another. Usually because they aren’t really too close, geographically, to any of our […]

My Day in Athens

Athens is huge city in Greece, which is sort of in Europe. At least I think it still is. I remember hearing something a couple years ago about Europe wanting to kick them out for being too poor or something like that, but I guess they talked everybody into letting them stay. Maybe they promised […]