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Better known for the extensive variety of natural environments it offers, the island of Crete, being the biggest of all Greek islands, is a heaven for those enjoying outdoor activities, challenges and fun. Endless opportunities to explore the local territory...
Karpathos island is not a popular destination. At least that is what many people think. We spend 3 days in Karpathos and we were blown away from the things you can do. We came back, wondering why this island is...
It was Maria's birthday and we took the decision to spend 2 days in Andros Island Greece. Andros is one of those islands that are really close to Athens. You can take a public bus up to Rafina port. Hop...
The Greek Islands that are set within the Mediterranean are some of the most beautiful places to explore in all of Europe and even the whole world! The problem is there are about 6,000 of them in total in...
Folegandros has 3 little towns, Karavostasi (the dockyard), the Chora, Ano Meria and Agali Beach that are interconnected by paved roads. What attracts attention immediately is the endless series of "dry-placed" walls that have basically been well-known over the hundred...
Greek Food is really famous in various forms all over the world. Either you know it as "Mediterranean Diet" or "Cretan Diet" or under any other name still remains the same mouth-watering concept. It is not just about the Greek...
Evert thought of scuba diving Folegandros? Summer vacation at Folegandros is a unique experience as the character and the traditions of the island has not change through the years. The numerous sunny beaches and the small coves with the crystal...
What happens when an actress like Shay Mitchell can't decide which Greek island is best? Is it Mykonos or maybe it is Santorini? Shay Mitchell visited both this summer (2017) so she could have a personal opinion. Do you know the differences?...
Akrotiri is an extensive peninsula northwest of the prefecture of Chania, in Crete, which some of the most beautiful beaches on the island exist. Akrotiri is also home to the Technical University of Crete, the Airport of Chania and the...
Greece has thousands of islands out of which 227 are inhabited. They offer unmatched beaches, historical sites, festivals, mouth licking food and even adventure sports.  Sifnos is one of them. Sifnos is an island municipality in the Cyclades island group in Greece....
Well... if someone tells you they were hiking Mount Ida (Psiloritis) in Crete, better ask them which part and which side. Mount Ida, also known as Psiloritis (translates to: Tall Mountain), is the biggest mountain of Crete. Crete is a...
We couldn't leave without hiking Crete Greece. This island has so many mountains that they provoke you to hike them "if you dare". The tough combination of really hot and strong sun, with the wild terrain of Crete, speak out:...
Here is another set of experiences we had during our holidays in Crete island, Greece. Have you read the other two with canyoning and Chania tours? Read them, please. For this tour, Urban Adventures were our guides once more and Yiannis, a...
Chania tours are more than a plain tour. Not attending one is like not visiting that very city of Crete. Sounds too cocky? Well, it is not. Only a local who really knows the history of the city in and...
A guest post by Helen Marakis, a local in Naxos island, Greece. She moved from New York to Naxos and she describes in a rather poetic way how she experiences the island life. Helen also runs and owns the...
When in Crete you need to visit some important archaeological locations like Phaistos, where Phaistos Disc was discovered. Knossos is another famous archaeological location quite different from Phaistos. Both are in the Heraklion area. Each is better to visit early in...
Patsos gorge is a must explore one when hiking in Crete. It is near Rethymno, Crete. The gorge is almost all covered with trees, so there is plenty of shade. This gorge is considered one of the top ten gorges...
When people ask us about Kefalonia island and how many days to book there, we reply with: as many as you can afford. You can stay 20 days at least in this island and never get bored. We stayed in...
Skopelos is the island where Mamma Mia musical movie was filmed at. The exact location is the cliff/rock where Agios Ioannis church is situated. The surrounding "beach" is beautiful but really "rocky". Yet, the rock itself looks like it was...
Skopelos beaches and villages are a must to visit. They are famous for either their beaches or their food. Some are for both. Check our sea kayak article here to get an idea of how coastline looks like. Skopelos is...