Archive for ‘Greek Islands’ Category

Angelina cooks…. Feta and filo parcels- with a twist.

One of our favorite chefs, Angelina Kalogeropoulou, has started to become a cult figure with her charming  presentations of delicious and easy dishes to prepare, to bring some Greek  flavours, scents sunshine into your kitchens. Our clients love her and we are so lucky to have her! You can follow her on our social media, … Read More

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COVID-19 UPDATE FOR GREECE

Last updated May 25th  2020 INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL Currently only  EU nationals are allowed to travel from abroad into Greece subject to 14-days quarantine upon arrival (valid at least until 31st of May) and international flights are to Athens only. JUNE 15th  –  Greece’s 2020 season will begin on June 15, coinciding with the date the country’s seasonal hotels will … Read More

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Kilada in the Argolis – better known as “Where??”

Posted by Ileana von Hirsch:     “Where?” ask my Greek friends when I say that I have just come back from a wonderful trip to Kilada. “Kilada,”I reply, “You know, that cute little provincial seaside town in the Argolis,  on the east coast of the Peloponnese, famous for its small, succulent pink shrimps and … Read More

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Tinos stars in the April issue of Food and Travel magazine

Five Star Greece is smiling from ear to ear at having been invited to contribute to Food and Travel’s excellent article about Tinos, an unspoiled foodie speck just a few miles  from Mykonos. Hotels on Tinos are few and far between, so villas are the natural choice, and we have some very beautiful  and luxurious … Read More

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The perfect Greek island for hiking

The charms of Greece’s blazing summer sun and warm August seas  are well known, what to do though when the mercury is a bit lower, skies are less than an unblemished blue, the water temperature is still fresh, and  the waving cypresses and green mountains coo seductively? Take a hike is our best advice. Ithaca, … Read More

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Lefkada – into the mountains

  Lefkada is an island that rewards the explorer.  One of the Ionian islands off the west coast of Greece, it is connected to the mainland by a causeway, and like its better-known neighbours Paxos and Corfu, looks west towards Venice rather than east. Overlooked by everyone other than yachties, who have turned it into … Read More

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A gastronome’s guide to Tinos

    With over 50 picturesque villages and many more pigeon houses (the total is well over 1000), Tinos is an island to discover in a leisurely way over many days. The landscape morphs from lush vineyards into looping coastal roads, barren boulder land,  and deep marble quarries. Within just a ten minute drive, its … Read More

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Plastic-Free Greece- True Greek villa luxury and an inspiring story!

  Five Star Greece is proud to support a  wonderful environmental action group: Plastic Free Greece was founded by one of our guests- we are so proud of her-  someone who not only demands and appreciates the finest things in life (Five Star Greek villas and our service) but is prepared to roll up her … Read More

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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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