“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!

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. The feeling as the ferry approaches the port is indescribable.  Everyone excitedly makes their way to the car deck and lean in towards the barrier – the anticipation is palpable. As the hatch of the ferry slowly lowers, it begins to reveal the opportunity for new adventures, new discoveries, new connections – and bliss!

I’ve been travelling to Greece for around 30 years and my love for the country has never waned. 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 in more recent years. It is still a work in progress with many trips still to be written up but hopefully readers will find the information useful.

As of 2018 I have visited around 60 Greek islands (including titchy tiny uninhabited ones!). In recent years I have also discovered the beautiful Peloponnese and parts of Mainland Greece which I hope to explore further.

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!

Although I would never claim to be an ‘expert’ or a particularly good writer or photographer I’m happy to share my experiences with you and welcome anyone wishing to reach out to connect

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


Just to say that this website is self-built (Not bad for a 61 years old grandmother even if I do say so myself!) 🙂 and self-funded.

There are no affiliate links and the website doesn’t generate income (it just costs a lot to run!) 🙂

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 invited to show you appreciation by donating towards the running cost of the website. All donations are greatly received and appreciated.




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 here 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!