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Water Parks in Rhodes

Breathtaking massive high-speed slides. Open and closed slides. The WaterPark Rhodes at Faliraki is an excellent choice to spend a joyful day, particularly if you have children. The Pirate’s ship is really a great fun for kids. They will thank…

Greece amongst the most favourite travel destinations

Mandraki Marina

The long-haul Travel Barometer May-August published this week by the European Travel Commission (ETC), together with Eurail BV reports that travellers from the most significant markets are choosing Greece as their favourite holiday destination for this year. The study reveals that…

Seafood in Greece

Anchovies (gavros in Greek), sardines (sardela) and chub mackerel (kolios) are the fish most likely to be found in Greek waters. “There are plenty of European anchovies, although far fewer sardines these days in Greek waters,” said Panayiotis Gerantonis, who…

Museum shops in Greece get facelift

The gift shops operating at Greece’s museums and archaeological sites sum up the Culture Ministry’s idea of promoting the country’s cultural legacy. Until recently, visitors looking for a decent Greek souvenir found empty shelves, limited choice, stock shortages, old-fashioned designs,…

Medieval Festival of Rhodes (May 31 – June 2)

The Medieval Festival of Rhodes returns, with thematic walking tours through the narrow alleys of the southeastern Aegean island’s medieval city, theatrical and musical performances, workshops, seminars, storytelling sessions, exhibitions, games and processions. Staged at the Gate d’Amboise and the…

Tsiknopempti, the Greek Mardi Gras

tsinkpempti

Tsiknopempti is is a part of the traditional celebrations for Carnival. Similar to the Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. According to the Greek Orthodox tradition, it is celebrated on the Thursday that marks the beginning of the last weekend that you…

Relaxed Charms of Symi

Our neighbours across the balcony said, "You must see Symi; It's beautiful." Caroline and sailing don't mix, so I booked a solo ticket to see this enchanting island, just a couple of miles from the Turkish coast, a 2-hour sail north from Rhodes Town.

Lindos, a non-birding break

Kestrel in Lindos, Greece

It was never meant to be a birding holiday; more of a break to get away and relax in Lindos, get some sunshine and warmth, spend some time with my family and try to forget about all the stress of…