Archive for ‘Greek Islands’ Category

Stand-up Paddle-boarding in Greece

‘Sup man?   Stand-up Paddle boarding  or SUP, is cool, no,  I mean really cool. It is minimum effort, maximum result,  doesn’t pollute the seas,  is quiet, environmentally friendly, tones the abs and calms the mind. The fact that it is also a term that really cool people use because they are too damn lazy … Read More

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MYKONOS- what’s new for 2018

One of my favorite blog slots of the year – the Mykonos round-up- It  is all about the brands this year: Dubbed “Loubi Beach,”  the most spectacular  show of the summer is the  Christian Louboutin pop-up shop which has opened  on Nammos Beach, in collaboration with the high-end boutique, Enny di Monaco. Christian Louboutin shows … Read More

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Designs on Milos

    Milos is not an island, it is an addiction, and its addicts know to their cost how undeveloped the villa scene is, and how hard it is to find somewhere to stay… Luckily, from one perspective anyway, things are beginning to happen on Milos – apart from the addicts, people are slowly waking … Read More

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Four reasons the French love Sifnos, or Pourquoi les francais aiment Sifnos..

  I don’t know why I have come over all gallic, but that is the effect that cosmopolitan and  soigné Sifnos has on me. Sadly  my computer does not come over all gallic, so cedilles and accents graves are missing.. Let’s start with the food – La Bouffe. Sifniots take great care about their food, … Read More

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Bettany Hughes visits the Sanctuary of Apollo on Despotiko

Five Star Greece was thrilled to be able to escort the historian, television presenter and author, the divine Bettany Hughes, to one of Greece’s secret sites. We are even more thrilled that she offered to write a blog about it! Read on for Bettany’s own words…   Standing on a Greek island, a balmy, Mediterranean … Read More

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The Singing Islands

Not that they have a superiority complex or anything, but the Ionian islands off Greece’s west coast do like to point out  that they were  part of the very civilized Venetian empire for four hundred years, while the rest of Greece stewed under the Turkish yoke. There are many legacies of the Venetians; a local … Read More

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The Principality of Mykonos – what’s hot, cool and new for 2017

  Mykonos continues to deliver every year, it takes huge pride in improving its offerings summer after summer, and the young new mayor of Mykonos  fights the good fight for stray dogs, beach licenses, rubbish collection and traffic control. The poor, bankrupt, state owned airport with its missing letters and rationed loo paper, (ridiculous on … Read More

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How not to get engaged on Santorini

  A trio of  grand new villas opening on Santorini, (see below for details,) makes a trip to the Rock, as it is known affectionately by locals, imperative, and my daughter and her boyfriend felt that I needed the help of a romantic young couple, as that is what Santorini does best. I had a … Read More

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Where to go in Greece in 2017

We didn’t feel we could compete with world events for your attention until now, but following some grumbles that we have not been keeping you updated, here is our news round-up  to help you choose your perfect island in 2017 Man up and brave the water Greek airport traffic  was at an all-time high this … Read More

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What’s new on Mykonos in 2016

    Last year saw almost one hundred new businesses and openings on Mykonos, the splashiest of which was Scorpios Beach Bar. This year, the boom continues, and here is our round-up of the new and the classics.   WHAT WE ARE WAITING FOR ON MYKONOS   Rakkan Bar Restaurant in Athens is opening Rakkan … Read More

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The 6 New Summer Hotspots: 2016 Holidays in Greece

Everyone seemed to go to Greece in 2015, and it looks like they had a great time as 2016 is set to be just as busy! We really suggest early booking to get the best places. Looking forward to next year, these are the places we’re most excited about:   Paxos This small jewel in … Read More

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