“I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.”

Author Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek

Welcome – I’m Stephanie

Follow me on my travels around Greece!

Amorgos 2015

Mother, Grandmother and Greek Travel Lover

I am passionate about Greece and the Greek Islands.  No matter how many plans I make to travel elsewhere, I am always drawn back.

I believe there is nothing more thrilling or romantic than arriving at a new island by sea. That feeling as the ferry approaches the port is indescribable.  You know that bit where everyone excitedly makes their way to the car deck and leans in towards the barrier.  The anticipation is palpable. As the hatch of the ferry slowly lowers, it begins to reveal the hope for new adventures, unique experiences, connections with kindred spirits and a trip that you will never forget!

I’ve been travelling to Greece for over 30 years visiting around 60 Greek islands plus some mainland and my love for the country has never waned. I’m a budget traveller and wherever possible I use public transport to get around so if anything – I know how to visit the most beautiful and interesting parts of Greece without it costing an arm and a leg!  Some of my travels are with family – others as a solo, female traveller so hopefully I’m able to show you different aspects of my travels.

About 8 years ago I decided to begin documenting my travels in the form of a blog – a massive undertaking in itself especially trying to learn WordPress!. It is still a work in progress with many trips still to be written up but hopefully readers will find the information interesting and entertaining.

Although I have considerable experience of Greek island travel, the purpose of my blog isn’t to put myself out there as an “expert” and to tell you everything about a place – there are many other websites that already do this.  Instead I hope to show you my travels through an online travel diary which hopefully will show you some interesting itineraries and hopefully a little bit of useful information too.

I also work for a long established tour operator that specialises in holidays to Greece. If you are UK based please check us out:

www.hidden-greece.co.uk

A quick note on navigation. Of the website that is! The blog writing came before learning about WordPress and website creation and I’ve kind of muddled my way through the website development. It is still a work in progress but hopefully getting there.

Each trip that I do will come under a category named after the places that I visited on that particular trip. On the homepage there will be a gallery featuring each of the categories (or itineraries) that I have written up so far. You can access information on a particular trip from there or within the Blog Post menu.

When you click on the category it will bring up a list of posts – most recent post first. This may not be ideal if you want to read about the trip from beginning to end but I’m still working on a solution! You can also use the search bar in the header to search for places (and other things) and it should (fingers crossed) bring up all of the posts featuring your search criteria.

If you find any glitches or have any feedback on the website it will be very much appreciated!

Happy travels!

This website is self-built (Not bad for a 62 years old grandmother even if I do say so myself!) 🙂 and self-funded.

The purpose of the website isn’t to generate income though I am experimenting a little with affiliate links just for the purpose of trying  to cover some of the running costs. Please do think of me next time you’re looking for accommodation on Booking.com 🙂

If you’ve found any of the information in my blog useful and/or has inspired you to travel to any of the places I’ve written about, you are warmly invited to show you appreciation by donating towards the running cost of the website. All donations are greatly received and very much appreciated.

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