Santorini – A Whistle Stop Tour. Akrotiri and a Sunset Volcano Boat Trip

Santorini – A Whistle Stop Tour. Akrotiri and a Sunset Volcano Boat Trip

This is a very rushed post as I try finish up a trip that I did in 2015. Compiled almost 7 years to the day! Here we are back on Santorini where we first began our island hopping trip to Naxos, Iraklia, Schinoussa, Koufonissi and Amorgos – the latter being added in at the last…

Farewell Koufonissi and a Revisit to Amorgos – Le Grande Bleu!

Farewell Koufonissi and a Revisit to Amorgos – Le Grande Bleu!

NB This is part of a trip that I started writing up in 2015. I’ve got that sinking feeling – woooah that sinking feeling. I’ve got that sinking feeling and it’s time time time, time to pack my bag! Anyway, bags are packed and we just have time to have a final mooch around the…

Koufonissi – A Coastal Walk to the Devil’s Eye!

Koufonissi – A Coastal Walk to the Devil’s Eye!

NB This is a part of a trip that I started writing up in 2015 – how about that for procrastination! Today the only plan we have in mind is to visit the well known landmark called the Devil’s Eye.  We head out from our lodgings at Hippocampus looking for somewhere to eat breakfast.  Close…

Further explorations of Koufonissi and a national referendum.

Further explorations of Koufonissi and a national referendum.

Today is the day of a referendum to decide on whether Greece will accept the bailout conditions from the European Union. There is not much evidence of obvious campaigning here – no posters or even queues at polling stations. The only thing we can see is on the TV news. It looks like Oxi has…

Leaving Schinoussa and on to Koufonissi
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Leaving Schinoussa and on to Koufonissi

Three nights on Schinoussa is definitely not long enough for me.  I think I could definitely have stayed here longer as it really is the perfect place to relax. Grispos Villa’s has been fantastic and is highly recommended. Book your stay at Grispos Villas here We have booked tickets for the The little Skopelitis this…

Exploring the Landscape of Schinoussa

Exploring the Landscape of Schinoussa

Schinoussa along with the other Smaller Cyclades don’t come up in conversations about the Greek islands much – maybe with the exception of Koufonisi .  With their close proximity to the popular islands of Naxos and Paros, I’m not quite sure why.  They each have everything you could wish for in the perfect Greek island…

Ancient Olive Press, Mountain Villages and Crashing Waves

Ancient Olive Press, Mountain Villages and Crashing Waves

Today we are doing the island bus tour.  Today is the first day we’ve had to set the alarm – being lazy has been heaven!  The bus  leaves at 9.30am so we need to get our skates on.  Firstly we walk down from the Kastro to the port making a short pit stop at the…