A stunning and self-sufficient island with its own steady year-round pulse, Samos is one of the best-value-for-quality Greek destinations around. Once a holiday haunt of Antony and Cleopatra, Pythagoras’ birthplace also has a riveting history, reports Amanda Dardanis.
For a fairly small island just 43km across, the Isle of Sam...
Since the arrival of two world-class luxury resorts – Amanzoe and Nikki Beach – the once sleepy seaside hub of Porto Heli now attracts a new class of global traveller. Together with its stylish companion island Spetses, the two destinations are one of the Greek Riviera’s Classiest Double Acts, writes Amanda Dardanis.
Costa Navarino in Spring is almost unbearably beautiful. Temperatures are in the mid-twenties and nature is at its most abundant. With two long weekends in May – May 1 Labour Day and May 28 Holy Spirit Monday – why not take advantage of this prime window to enjoy a spontaneous and value-packed Spring holiday at Costa Navarino.
Nothing says “green shoot” quite so convincingly as the wave of foreign investment currently changing the face of Athens’ luxury hotel landscape. With visitor numbers to the capital continuing to confound all crisis-logic, the appetite for quality inner-city accommodation has soared.Some of the world’s biggest hoteliers have answered the ...
These are exciting times for the Athens hotel landscape. After five painful years of crisis, and the closure of several hotels, appetite for accommodation in the Greek capital is soaring. Especially in the downtown precinct connecting Syntagma Square to Omonia and Athens’ famous archeological sites. Enter a fresh new breed of inner-city b...
John Carr goes into bat for Salamina, that much-maligned, silent achiever of the Saronic, shaped just like a “stranded octopus”.
“So, did you go anywhere interesting over the weekend?”
(A shocked silence.) “Please tell me you are joking.”
That’s the kind of reaction you may well expect after you adm...