It’s all Greek to Me: Ancient Athens and the Pearls of the Peloponnese

Athens is one of the longest continually inhabited city in the world and today it remains as vibrant as in its heyday. Streets crammed with cafes, bars and little shops, open up into agoras (market places) dating back thousands of years. The bluest of skies replicated in the bright colours dotted through the city inContinue reading “It’s all Greek to Me: Ancient Athens and the Pearls of the Peloponnese”

Islands in the Sun: Crete, Santorini and Mykonos

Greece is home to some 6000 islands, 200 odd of which are inhabited and the largest of them all is Crete.  Home to the world’s oldest olive tree and centre of Europe’s oldest civilisation, the Minoan (2700BC), this truly is Ancient Greece. In western Crete it is the Venetian influence which can be more keenlyContinue reading “Islands in the Sun: Crete, Santorini and Mykonos”