Until I visited Samos, my experience of the Greek islands had been limited to the arid, rocky little isles of the Cyclades, almost treeless except for carefully nurtured olive groves.
Sybaritic resorts, designer shopping and upscale boutique hotels have made Mykonos the jet-set island for the ‘it’ crowd since the 1960s - with, as a bonus, a style-c
No wonder the ancient Greeks knew their gods lived on Mount Olympus. Much of the time, the 9,480ft summit is capped by clouds.
The Porto Carras Resort on the west coast of the Sithonia peninsula is a plutocrat’s dream, with a private marina, an 18-hole golf course, and a choice of three-star to fiv
Superb beaches, green hills and dazzling turquoise seas are the hallmarks of Skiathos, best known of a trio of islands in the Sporades group, within sight of the Greek mainland.
You don’t expect an out-of-the-way island like Alonissos to be wired – but turn on your laptop anywhere in Patitiri, its main village, and you can click straight onto
Who would have thought the DVD of the film of a musical based on the hits of a 1970s Swedish pop group would, as if by magic, bring fame to a Greek island 30 years on? But – Abba cadabra!
Hanging by your fingers and toes from a sheer rock wall above the beaches of Kalymnos, you may well ask yourself: ‘What am I doing here?’ You can, if you want, come to