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10 Best Places in Greece to Visit This Year

Located in southeastern Europe, Greece is one of Europe’s most interesting and beautiful countries, attracting throngs of tourists every year. With fascinating culture, rich history, diverse landscapes, ancient ruins, whitewashed villages, stunning islands, and food that will knock your socks off, the country holds allure for every kind of traveler. It could take months of […]

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Crete Road Trip: 10 Cool Crete Outdoor Things to Do

Largest of the Greek Islands and birthplace of mythological Zeus, Crete’s stunning turquoise beaches, dramatic mountain gorges, charming harbor towns, and ancient archaeological sites make it the perfect destination for a diverse holiday. There is no better way to explore the treasure trove of fascinating attractions than via a Crete road trip. Compared to other […]

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things to do mykonos

Best Things to Do: Mykonos in 24 Hours

Recently, I took a Cyclades catamaran cruise to several islands, but it did not include Mykonos. I couldn’t fathom spending time in this fabulous part of Greece without exploring the best things to do – Mykonos! Second only to Santorini in popularity, Mykonos is famous in its own right. Sitting on the brilliant turquoise Aegean […]

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koufonisia island

Koufonisia Island: The Most Beautiful in Greece?

Koufonisia Island, one of the islands we visited on our Yacht Getaways Cyclades Route, surprised us. Small in size but big in impact, the island’s exotic crystal-clear aqua beaches, fascinating sea caves, sunsets over old windmills, and delicious Greek food, Koufonisia certainly lives up to the moniker “paradise.” Koufonisia (Κουφονήσι) is a secret gem, and […]

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Paros, Greece: 10 Reasons to Visit this Stunning Island | Yacht Getaways

We began and ended our catamaran adventure on the Island of Paros. It’s easy to see why that island was chosen…after our cruise around the Cyclades Islands with Yacht Getaways, Paros ranked high as one of our favorite Greek islands! Gorgeous mountain landscapes, lush valleys and rolling hills, picturesque whitewashed villages dotted with blue-domed windmills, […]

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things to do in ios

Top 10 Things to Do in Ios, Greece | Yacht Getaways

The first major stop on our Yacht Getaways Cyclades Islands of Greece sailing adventure was Ios. What a perfect beginning because there are so many fun things to do in Ios! Ios is a Greek island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea, roughly halfway between Naxos and Santorini. It’s is a hilly island […]

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Cyclades Island Hopping in Greece with Yacht Getaways

The Cyclades is the most well-known of the Greek islands, located southeast of mainland Greece in the Aegean Sea. The islands host some of Greece’s most important archaeological sites and are known for their idyllic beaches, ancient ruins, rugged landscapes, and of course the iconic, picture-perfect, whitewashed stucco buildings juxtaposed against the shimmering cerulean sea. Cyclades […]

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santorini cruise port

Santorini Cruise Port: 6 Things to Do on a Santorini Excursion

It’s one of the most Instagrammed bucket list places on the planet, but is Santorini worth the hype? Known as one of the most luxurious, romantic, and honeymoon destinations, we were very excited that the Santorini cruise port in the Cyclades Islands was one of the places on our Mediterranean Cruise with Princess Cruise Lines, […]

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one day in athens

One Day in Athens: Top 10 Things to Do in Athens

Recently, we took a fantastic cruise with Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd. through the Mediterranean which was departing from Athens. We decided to fly in a day early so we could spend one day in Athens, taking in as much as we could of this splendid city. We were actually in Athens for 28 hours, which included […]

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Corfu Greece

Corfu Beaches: Exploring One of the Best Greek Islands

It’s no secret that the Greek Islands rank high on the list of “must-do” destinations. But which one to choose? Each island has its own magnetic charm, but I submit that the Corfu beaches and activities make it difficult for anyone to resist the Greek island’s pull. Corfu Island is the second-largest island in the […]

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