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There is no shortage of islands to visit in Greece, but for those who are looking to escape the crowds and enjoy a quality and safe Greek island experience, Andros is the perfect answer. Ideally located in Cyclades Archipelago, Andros is a short two-hour ferry ride from the Port of Rafina (Athens). This charming Greek island offers a fantastic blend of the famous Cycladic minimalistic architecture, neoclassical nobility, and unparalleled natural beauty. We give you our top reasons to visit Andros. 1. A Fantastic Hiking Destination (Voted as the Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe) If you’ve been to other Cyclades islands, you would have noticed how dry and barren these islands are, however, what is most surprising about Andros is its greenery and its remarkable natural environment. In fact, it is the greenest of all the Cyclades. The island’s natural terrain boats a dramatic coastline, enriched by distinctive…

Andros is the second-largest island in the Cyclades right after Naxos, yet unlike its world-famous sister islands of Mykonos and Santorini it stands out for its uniquely verdant and fertile landscape and sophisticated architecture. Its prominent geographical location, being first on the maritime trade route to Istanbul and the Black Sea, played a crucial role in shaping its maritime tradition, which until this day has been excellently preserved by the island’s aristocratic identity. Just a short 2-hour ferry ride from the port of Rafina in Athens makes this hidden gem a sought-after destination to visit.  Chora, the island’s main town is perched above the sea on a rocky peninsula hugged by two sandy beaches, one on each side, offering stunning views of the Aegean Sea. In this post, we give you all the reasons to stay in Chora Andros and to discover the island’s diverse beauty at your own pace. …

A visit to the Peloponnese peninsula is an experience one should not miss when planning a trip to Greece. From small seaside towns to mountainous villages and renowned archaeological sites, Peloponnese is a feast for all the senses. On the South-East of the Peloponnese in Argolida, lies a small fishing town of Tolo, which over the years has become a popular tourism destination for visitors who seek a lesser crowded escape. We’ve compiled a list of all the reasons to visit Tolo, Greece. Our Top Reasons to Visit Tolo, Greece Plaka beach, view from Ancient Asini Tolo is a perfect holiday destination for all ages, its relaxed vibe and close proximity to some of the most prominent archaeological sites of the Peloponnese attracts many families and couples alike. On our recent four day escape to Tolo with Travel Bloggers Greece we experienced the best the region has to offer. 1.…

Nestled in the heart of Vourgareli, surrounded by a lush pine trees forest and glorious mountain peaks, the Rouista Tzoumerka Resort in Arta is a spectacular retreat. A deep respect for the environment is evident from the modern yet organic design, where guests are invited to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Hotel Overview The architectural design of  the resort signifies local architectural identity which is highlighted with the use of stone in the exterior design of the buildings that graciously blends in with the surrounding environment, complimented by beautiful wooden floors, and earthy colors with accents of yellow, blue and red. Accommodation ranges from double rooms to deluxe king double as well as family style rooms and the Master Suite.  During our trip we stayed at the beautifully appointed Master Suite which offers 50m2 of space. The open-plan suite features a comfortable sitting corner, fireplace, dining area and work desk —…

Crete is a country onto its own, its diverse landscape, spectacular scenery, delicious cuisine and authentic hospitality, make it one of the most attractive destinations in Greece. Although Chania, Rethymnon and Heraklion are the most popular regions of Crete, the lesser known Lasithi in Eastern Crete — deserves a lot of praise. Its less traveled roads, wild and rugged landscape, impressive historical monuments and postcard worthy beaches — make it even more alluring to those who wish to explore this off-the-beaten path destination. We spent four days zigzagging across its mountainous roads, reaching the very end in Kato Zakros, where we could truly spend more days, enjoying the remote surroundings and soothing energy. Anyone who is planning a trip to Crete, you must consider to at least allocate one week to your Crete itinerary, but of course if time allows it opt for 14 days, you will not regret it. I am a huge…