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Five Great Greek Islands For Your Next Holiday.

Five Great Greek Islands For Your Next Holiday.

There are a staggering 6,000 Greek Islands scattered throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas, 227 of these are inhabited. The islands are such an integral part of Greece’s history, culture and tradition. They are also one of Europe’s most sought after holiday destinations. So with so many to choose from, how do you decide where to spend your Greek island holiday. We…
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5 Great European Destinations To House Sit This Summer.

5 Great European Destinations To House Sit This Summer.

As many know, house sitting is our main mode of travel. It enables us to travel longer, slower and live local. We have house sat across two continents and cared for everything from dogs to donkeys, yachts to B&B’s (and some very angry geese!) House sitting in Europe is especially great for us. It makes for very cheap living! Not only…
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REVIEW AthensWas Hotel. Athens, Greece

REVIEW AthensWas Hotel. Athens, Greece

REVIEW AthensWas Hotel. Athens is a city where ancient history lies side by side with modern society. At every turn, ancient ruins form part of the urban landscape. Whether dining in the shadow of the Acropolis or looking at ruins of the ancient city partially excavated next to a main road. Whichever way you look at it, Athens has always…
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Affordable Mediterranean Sailing Holidays.

Affordable Mediterranean Sailing Holidays.

Have you ever dreamt of sailing the Mediterranean on your own private yacht?   If you thought this type of holiday was only within reach of the rich and famous – Think again! Recently we were invited on the maiden voyage of MedSea ES Canada, a Turkish Gulet sailing the calm, unspoilt waters of the southwest Turkish coast and the Greek Dodecanese Islands.…
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Preserving The History Of Leros.

Preserving The History Of Leros.

 One mans vision and dedication has preserved some of Leros Islands most important history. Just one more reason this Greek Island is worth a visit. We recently shared a fascinating insight into the history of Leros Island under Italian occupation during WW II.   When we visited buildings which housed paintings left by the Italian military, we commented that there appeared…
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The Other Greek Islands – Introducing Leros.

The Other Greek Islands – Introducing Leros.

Have you heard of ‘The Other’ Greek Islands? The Aegean hides a little secret just off the Turkish coast, one the millions of tourists who circuit the Greek Islands on package tours and cruise ships don’t know about – Yet! Amongst a group of islands known as The Dodecanese, nestled between Kos and Samos in the azure waters of the Aegean you will find…
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The Hidden Treasures Of Leros.

The Hidden Treasures Of Leros.

The island of Leros, one of the Dodecanese group (the “other” Greek islands)  has a very chequered past. Leros sits closer to the Turkey coast than it does to the Greek mainland.  The harbour of Leros is the largest natural deep water harbour in the Mediterranean Sea, making it  a strategic location that has been fought over for centuries. Leros has…
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Christmas in Leros, Greece

Christmas in Leros, Greece

Leros is a small Greek island in the Dodecanese in the southern Aegean Sea. We are yacht sitting here for 3 months over the winter. On this charming island, with a winter population of less than 7,000, businesses still close between 2.00pm and 5.00pm each day and then reopen until 9.00pm, there is little or no trading on a Saturday…
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