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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A Day in Mykonos – My Perfect Destination for ‘Plan a Cruise Month’

A Day in Mykonos – My Perfect Destination for ‘Plan a Cruise Month’

October’s arrived and to chase away the cool misty mornings comes an exciting month of cruise news and all things cruise related.  As the evenings draw in ‘Plan a Cruise Month’ is the perfect time to think about booking a cruise and taking advantage of some fabulous offers and promotions which the cruise lines are offering throughout October.

Mykonos, Greece

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Crete Food – What to Eat in Crete

Crete Food – What to Eat in Crete

Crete Food - pies, pastries and olives

 

Food in Crete is bursting with intense Mediterranean flavours. The Cretan diet is uncomplicated and made from fresh, healthy ingredients, much of which is grown in Crete’s natural environment using ‘earth friendly’ methods. Agrotourism in Crete is popular and it’s easy to see why.

The Cretan Mediterranean diet uses golden olive oil from the island’s plentiful olive groves along with lemon juice and a few choice herbs for added flavour. Lamb, chicken, pork are popular meats and, as Crete is an island, plenty of fresh fish is on the menu.

Vegetarians won’t be disappointed in Crete; plump ripe tomatoes, softly gleaming aubergines (eggplant) and yellow-flowered courgettes (zucchini) are abundant. Then there’s the Greek cheese, Greek yoghurt and Greek pastries strewn with nuts and drizzled with honey. So, what to eat in Crete? Read on for some of the best traditional Cretan food…

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Villa Rethymno Beach, Crete – Reviewed

Villa Rethymno Beach, Crete – Reviewed

Villa Rethymno Beach, Crete

My Happy Place

Holidays in Greece, especially the Greek Islands, have always been high on my happy list. Until this year, it had been a good few years since I’d given Greece the love it deserves but I put that right recently with a week in Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands. Rethymno was the location for a blissful week of June sunshine, relaxation and Greek food indulgence.  So, where to stay in Rethymno? Our home for the week was Villa Rethymno Beach IV. At the time this was a James Villas property but is no longer advertised with them. The rustic villa is just a short walk from Rethymno town and the perfect beachside spot for soaking up the sun as well as the town’s history and Grecian charm.

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Crete – Why you should go to Rethymno

Crete – Why you should go to Rethymno

The Old Town Rethymno tables and chairs in a shady alleywayThe Old Town Rethymno

Greek Island holidays were top of the list for family getaways when the kids were young. I have memories of sunny, cloud-free days spent exploring Rhodes old town, dipping into warm turquoise seas around Corfu and of sleek dolphins slip-streaming the boat during a trip from Skiathos. But that was a long time ago. Too long ago, and a day excursion to Mykonos and Delos during a cruise last year got me thinking that it’s time I gave the Greek Islands some proper attention again.

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