Our last 10 days in Greece were spent on the northern part of it’s largest island – Crete. With thousands of years of culture and history, there are many pockets to experience and enjoy. There is a big contrast between such a large island and the smaller less developed ones that we visited earlier. My […]
During this trip to the Greek Islands we decided to skip the most popular destinations like Mykonos and Santorini and focused on less traveled gems.
Paros quickly become one of my favorite islands of the Cyclades. Located in the heart of the Aegean Sea, Paros has many traditional villages showing off the unique Cycladic architecture with cobblestone streets, whitewashed sugar houses and blue-domed churches. The beaches are famous for their exotic turquoise crystal clear water and the warm golden sand. […]
As we approached Milos on the fast boat from Athens (about a third of the time of a regular boat) we were immediately transfixed by the turquoise transparent water of it’s large bay surrounded by the crescent shaped land of the island. The white homes with blue colored windows and doors perched on […]
Le Castella The drive from Matera in Basilicata to eastern Calabria was quite long, so we decided to spend a night in Le Castella – a quaint little town only known for it’s beach and of course the 15th century Aragon castle.
We arrived in Matera quite late – due to the robbery in Taranto we were quite exhausted and demoralized. The robbers even took our toothbrushes, so we scrambled before the stores closed to try to find the basics. Our amazing host Roberta at our Airbnb in Matera was seriously amazing. Not only did she wait […]
Leaving the Amalfi Coast was hard enough, but driving through the outskirts of Foggia we felt like we were in a different land. It is customary to see scantily clad ladies (mostly very good looking young ladies) sitting on a chair underneath a bridge. Not the welcome mat that we were hoping for as […]
Every time I visit this magical coast I see something new, feel a new emotion or find an even more memorable spot within it. Our first stop was Salerno – the gate to this land above the sea.
Taking the short car ferry from Sicily across the Strait of Messina to Calabria was a lot easier than finding the location of the ferry (Googlemaps did not have the correct location – the location on the link is correct). Calabria is such a delight with its history, art, architecture, incredible vistas, sandy beaches and […]
Thankfully our almost 10 hour ferry ride from Malta to Catania Sicily was cancelled due to strong winds (we heard that the journey is pretty treacherous even without the wind). We grabbed a cheap flight right into Catania and arrived just in time to rent a car and hit the road. The Priority Pass lounge […]