Category: Europe

  • Hiking from Fira to Oia in Santorini

    Hiking from Fira to Oia in Santorini

    The 6 mile hike from Fira to Oia (or the reverse from Oia down to Fira) is described as a “must” for anyone visiting Santorini. It is one of the best ways to see the island, traveling through many of the different villages, but it is not for everyone since it is truly a “hike.” […]

  • Staying at the Vedema Luxury Collection in Megalochori, Santorini

    Staying at the Vedema Luxury Collection in Megalochori, Santorini

    While Oia remains a popular destination for anyone heading to Santorini, some of the smaller towns on the island deserve just as much attention. Megalochori is one such spot, a quaint historic village on the eastern part of the island filled with narrow cobblestone streets, vineyards, and adorable authentic restaurants. Just south of Fira (another […]

  • Taking the Ferry in the Greek Islands

    Taking the Ferry in the Greek Islands

    There are several different ferry companies that operate between the islands and Athens. Depending on your dates and destinations, it’s sometimes cheaper and faster to book a flight (like Aegean) to an island, so it’s best to research your options beforehand on both Google Flights and Ferryhopper. For us, we ended up taking a quick […]

  • Renting an ATV in Mykonos

    Renting an ATV in Mykonos

    A common recommendation for Mykonos (and Santorini) is to rent an ATV to get around the island. This is because there are fewer than 30 taxis on the entire island, so hailing a cab can be difficult. (For this reason I also recommend pre-booking your airport or port transfers.)   Getting the ATV You don’t necessarily […]

  • Athens Travel Guide

    Athens Travel Guide

    Athens is a must-see for history lovers, or for anyone looking for some culture on their way to the Greek islands. The historical sites, although crowded in peak tourist season, are an important site-seeing stop for any visitors to the amazing country of Greece. With some planning, you can have a worry free visit to […]