Culture | Apr 2020
Timothy Jay Smith’s Fire on the Island unveils the complex layers that guise the sun-drenched, bougainvillea-tinted Greek isle, blighted by declining tourism and the seemingly intractable refugee crisis. There are family feuds and a corrupt clergy. There is racism and homophobia. But there is romance, humour and mystery too! An engaging s...
Insider Stories | Apr 2020
Pulitzer shortlisted poet and MacArthur Fellow Alicia E. Stallings mines the surrealities of the pandemic to evoke insights into life on a tiny island where the raucous mating dance of its “pullulating population of feral peafowl” substitutes Netflix!
View of Eleus...
Culture | Apr 2020
A brilliant read, full of humour and spontaneity, Polly Samson’s skilled writing offers a fascinating, often voyeuristic account of the sexual jealousy, alcoholism, and bohemian lifestyle that pervaded the creative set in 1960’s Hydra. Recounted through Erica, the daughter of Australia’s tragic literary couple, writers George Johnston and...
Travel | Jul 2019
From chilled boho-luxe hideouts and stylish compounds where you can party on a private peninsula - to seafront gourmet strongholds and starry icons that become decadent barefoot raves at sundown; there’s never been more choice about where to lay your (straw) hat. Whatever your mood or mode, Mykonos has the perfect beach club for you, Aman...
Travel | Aug 2018
For a throwback to a simpler, almost monastic way of living – a far-cry from its overly touristic Cycladic neighbours, Amorgos, with its hidden coves, unhurried charms and timeless intrigue still captures the romantic nostalgia of the film that shot it to international fame. But quite frankly, its psimeni raki, that island elixir that mak...
Travel | Feb 2018
Long arduous ferry journeys between the Ionian islands will be a thing of the past this summer as the popular island cluster is linked for the first time in history by a much-needed new ferry route.
From May 1, visitors who would have previously had to travel far out of their way – and usually back to the mainland – can now is...
Travel | Nov 2017
As a general rule, many Athenians prefer to holiday on Greek islands that are convenient to get to – but far away from “the masses”. Amanda Dardanis lists her favourite Athenian Boltholes – all within 3 hours of the capital. (Just don’t tell too many others!)
There’s been a quiet buzz building about the island of Serifo...