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The Best Monuments to Visit in Athens

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The Best Monuments to Visit in Athens

With landmarks that are centuries old, if not millennia, you can’t visit Athens without going on a historic site-crawl from monument to monument.

With a rich 3,000 year old history, Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities, and there are plenty of thousand-year-old Byzantine churches, ottoman architecture, and ruins that pre date Christianity to explore. The following are the best monuments you should visit!

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Why a Yacht Charter in Greece is the Best Way to Explore This Ancient Country (List of Islands to Explore)

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Why a Yacht Charter in Greece is the Best Way to Explore This Ancient Country (List of Islands to Explore)

So you’ve always wanted to visit Greece, the cradle of Western civilization.

I don’t blame you – the pictures are impressive! The Acropolis in Athens, the picturesque white houses in Santorini, and the mouthwatering Greek cuisine – the idea of wrapping your hands around an authentic, juicy souvlaki.

But Greece is perhaps most famous for its islands. There are more than 200 to choose from, plus thousands of islands and uninhabited islets to explore! So, what’s the best way to experience it all?

There are many ways to island hop, from renting motorboats and sailboats to jet skis and RIBs for shorter trips. But one of the best ways to do this without needing a license is to book a skipper for a yacht charter in Greece.

This is after all a country with a strong boating history, and is one of the world’s leading maritime nations. Many locals who live in Athens for example, rent a boat to visit the small islands of the Saronic Gulf, the likes of Hydra, Spetses and Poros.

A yacht charter is one of the best ways to explore this ancient country, and while you’ll undoubtedly want to experience them all, here are some of the islands you can explore.

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Authentic Greek Foods You HAVE to Try in Athens

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Authentic Greek Foods You HAVE to Try in Athens

From dazzling beaches, to historic ruins, and a spirited cultural energy, there are many reasons to travel to Greece.

A passionate country, and a cultural treasure trove, Greece is an exciting destination that often feels otherworldy; standing in the shadow of landmarks that have been there for centuries, catching locals in heated political debates, or accidentally bumping into a festival … no, wait, that’s just a large family gathering!

The Greeks are passionate about a great many things, but one thing they’re most passionate about is their food. Traditional cooking is the way in Greece, with an emphasis on regional produce like mussels steamed in ouzo, herbs from the mountains, and fish straight out of the sea.

There are a great many Greek restaurants around the world, though you haven’t truly tasted Greek food until you’ve tasted it in Greece. The following are 10 Greek foods you have to try in Athens.

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The Top 7 Romantic Honeymoon Destinations According to JJ’s House

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The Top 7 Romantic Honeymoon Destinations According to JJ’s House

After all the wedding stress is over and done with, most couples want some time to relax and celebrate the start of their marriage, hopefully over a romantic honeymoon.

Taking the time for a honeymoon is one of the best ways to let your hair down and spend some much need quality time with your new partner. But before you jet off into the sunset to make unforgettable memories with your soul mate, you have to decide on the best destination.

Perhaps you’ve always known where you want to go on your honeymoon, but if you’re someone who has no idea at all, we’ve chatted to Jessica from JJ’s House, for her picks on romantic honeymoon destinations you’re sure to love, no matter what season or time of year.

These are some of the most beautiful and picturesque places in the world. If you’re already married, why not plan an anniversary trip, or even a second honeymoon!

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10 of the World’s Most Stunning Tourist Islands

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10 of the World’s Most Stunning Tourist Islands

When it comes to stunning islands, we are fortunate to live on a planet where we’re spoiled for choice. From the Greek Islands to some 7,000 that form the Philippines, paradise islands inhabit all corners of the globe.

And whether you’re satisfying a craving for adventure, or searching for a potent Caribbean rum, there are plenty of options that will make you feel worlds away from the urban craziness you’ve traveled to escape.

The following are 10 of the world’s most stunning tourist islands. Leave us a comment at the end and weigh in on your favorite island experiences around the globe.

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Greece on a Budget: Frugal Travel Tips for Making Greece Cheap

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Greece on a Budget: Frugal Travel Tips for Making Greece Cheap

Traveling on a budget may be easy for some, but to many people this can be quite challenging. But when it comes to Greece, you’ll be pleased to know that you don’t have to resort to wild camping to travel on the cheap. All it requires is some proper planning.

Greece is an incredibly popular tourist destination, though despite this, the country has taken a hit economically, and travel here is incredibly cheap. When compared to other European destinations, it is a bargain and it gives you an array of things to do on a small budget.

If you are looking to visit Greece, here are our favorite frugal tips to get you started.

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The Best Restaurants in Mykonos

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The Best Restaurants in Mykonos

There are many reasons to include Mykonos in your Greek itinerary. Besides the music, the party atmosphere, the colour of the water and the sky, and the amazing elite villas set atop hills overlooking the Aegean, there is also a food scene that will blow you away.

Lobster, sausages, onion pie, and freshly-caught fish are some of the signature dishes every traveler should try when visiting Mykonos. So, whether you wish for tavernas serving feta cheese and baklava, or eateries whose menu is specifically catered for light eaters, there are many great finds.

Now, if you are wondering where to start this culinary journey of all five senses, here are some recommendations. The following are our favorite restaurants in Mykonos.

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An Introductory Travel Guide to Santorini

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An Introductory Travel Guide to Santorini

I first stepped foot on Santorini for my honeymoon. I had promised my wife the most romantic destination on earth, and all research pointed to Santorini; one of the most beautiful islands of Greece, and easily one of the most stunning in the world.

From cobblestone streets to stark white homes with colorful blue domes, straight from the front of a postcard, there is no shortage of things to do and see when you’re on this Greek island.

To kick start your research for putting together a Santorini trip, we have put together an introduction to the island.

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Four Places Worth Visiting in Santorini

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Four Places Worth Visiting in Santorini

As your ferry approaches the port of Santorini and you watch the island getting closer and closer, it’s easy to believe that you’re sailing into the view of one of Alfred Sislay’s idyllic paintings.

On the southernmost border of the Aegean archipelago, Santorini is not only considered to be one of the most beautiful islands of Greece, but one of the most stunning in the world.

Once you set foot on the island, Santorini will take you on a trip into its past: it’s here you’ll come face to face with the ancient Minoan civilization and the magnificent frescoes it left behind, the grand and fearsome eruption of its volcano and the huge caldera that’s still marveled at by thousands of tourists each year, and of course, its beautiful re-birth as one of the most picturesque places of this Earth.

These are the four top places to visit while you’re there.

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Where to Lose and … Find Yourself in Greek Mykonos

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Where to Lose and … Find Yourself in Greek Mykonos

The Aegean Sea has been characterized by many as the heart of the Mediterranean and has been commonly linked to colorful mythology, tales of pirates and fishermen, and, in recent years, as the hot-spot of cosmopolitan summer party life for island-hoppers.

Among the family of the Aegean islands however, stands one in particular which is perhaps its most precious jewel: Mykonos beams effervescently due west and it’s certainly not shy at showing it.

Being the favourite destination of vacationists worldwide, Mykonos has become synonymous to beautiful, luxurious and vibrant vacations. But Mykonos is so much more than what the eye meets: it’s actually the ideal place where you can lose yourself on its surface and also find it in its depth.

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