The best restaurants in Ios, Greece

The best restaurants in Ios, Greece

Ios, in the Cyclades, is the perfect Greek island for all kinds of traveller. It’s great for couples, for party people and for those wanting to kick back and relax in the sunshine. Whatever kind of traveller you are you’ll be wanting to indulge in some wonderful Greek cuisine during your trip. With that in mind I wanted to share some of my favourite restaurants in Ios.

 

Restaurants in Ios, Greece

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10 beautiful things to do in Ios, Greece

10 beautiful things to do in Ios, Greece

Are you looking for beautiful things to do in Ios? The captivating Greek Island of Ios is emerging from the shadow of its Cyclades sisters with a choice offering of cool bars, elegant restaurants and boutique hotels. Add in a pretty old town, stunning beaches and glorious sunsets and you’ve bagged yourself an idyllic Greek island holiday. Read on for some of the best things to do in Ios.

Old town, Ios, Greece

 

Ios in Greece is one of 220 islands which form the Cyclades. Set in the azure waters of the Aegean Sea, it has a reputation for being one of the top Greek party islands. Don’t let that deter you because Ios’ party season only lasts for two months from mid-June to mid-August. Outside of that the island exudes a chilled vibe and laid-back atmosphere with loads of fabulous things to see and do. Here’s what to do in Ios besides party…

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Tiefenbachklamm – Austria’s Wild Side

Tiefenbachklamm – Austria’s Wild Side

Alpbachtal Seenland in the Tirol region of Austria is all about getting outdoors, soaking up dramatic scenery and breathing in the fresh Alpine air.

In summer, a hike through the Tiefenbachklamm, a spectacular gorge which carves its way through the Alpbachtal landscape, is guaranteed to give you a healthy blast of wild nature and a good measure of outdoor therapy.

 

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Exploring Reykjavik: What to do in Iceland’s capital

Exploring Reykjavik: What to do in Iceland’s capital

Mention Iceland to anyone and it’s one of those places that people will say, “I really want to go there!” Mention it to me and I’d say ‘I really want to go back there’. I’ve been to Iceland twice and I’d go back in a heartbeat. With its picture-perfect volcanic landscape contributing to its wealth of outdoor activities, it’s an adventurer’s dream. But before you head out to Iceland’s epic landscapes there’s plenty to see and do in the country’s capital. Read on for the best things to do in Reykjavik…

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Alta Badia Ski Resort Italy – A Guide

Alta Badia Ski Resort Italy – A Guide

Alta Badia ski – 130 km of pistes, 6 villages,  UNESCO world heritage status and a gourmet food festival in the mountains. Read on for why Alta Badia in Italy should be your next ski holiday destination…

Ski slope in Alta Badia

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A ski holiday in Alta Badia in Italy means 130 km of well-groomed pistes, an altitude that ensures good snow conditions and a variety of terrain. It’s also on the sunny side of the Alps with access to 500 kilometres of connected slopes in the Dolomites. You’ll find excellent food, world-class local wines and endless views of the Italian Dolomites. There’s also a large offering of Ladin culture and the best of hospitality. A stay in any of Alta Badia’s villages will put you in pole position to explore the area.

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Carmen at the Royal Opera House London

Carmen at the Royal Opera House London

I recently spent an evening of total captivation immersed in Carmen at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. It was the Barrie Kosky production and it’s an opera I’ve always wanted to see performed professionally.

A bit of background, because I have a guilty little secret that relates. I used to be a thespian and tread the boards at our local amateur drama group. There was also an operatic group based at the theatre and I used to go and see their productions. It was there I saw Carmen for the first time and fell in love with the music and passion of Bizet’s best-known opera.

Since then it’s been a dream to see Carmen performed professionally. The dream came true at London’s Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. I really don’t know why I left it so long…

Barrie Kosky's Carmen at the Royal Opera House, London©2018-2019 ROH | Photographer: Bill Cooper

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