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What’s open on Rhodes in April

Rhodes tourist season begins officially with the start of direct flights from around Europe on April 1st. The weather in spring is warm and sunny with great deals available on early flights come and see what the island has to offer.

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My Greek island life: sunshine, flowers & festivals

After the storms of last week, this one has been wall to wall sunshine. A little chilly at times with a cold north wind but beautiful. It’s been a good week to get out and get things done, around the house in the garden and in general.

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Celebrating Women Travel Bloggers

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the women in our world and also remember that for so many every day life is struggle just because they are women.

The theme this year is #BeBoldForChange share the hashtag and see what’s going on where you live.

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Celebrating Women Travel Bloggers

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the women in our world and also remember that for so many every day life is struggle just because they are women.

The theme this year is #BeBoldForChange share the hashtag and see what’s going on where you live.

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World Tourism Day in Rhodes – where, what, why and when?

Tuesday September 27th is UN World Tourism day promoting responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism around the world.

Greece is not renowned for it’s accessibility, with 227 inhabited islands most of which can only be reached by ferry. Their inaccassability is part of their charm and one of the reasons that many have managed to remain unspoilt during the sweep of cheap mass tourism that spread across southern Europe.

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Undiscovered Rhodes: 10 places to visit away from the crowds

The island of Rhodes has lots of well known tourist spots but there’s also a lot that’s undiscovered by the main summer tourist crowds. Away from the main resorts there’s a very different island to be found. Beautiful places that haven’t changed for decades, where you’ll receive a warm welcome in local tavernas with real Greek food. Discover beaches where you won’t be falling over people to get to the clear blue waters. Find hidden camping spots and beautiful walks.

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Tried & Tested

Blue cheese, chive & walnut scone recipe

Scones and muffins are something we love for breakfast and are great to have as a snack on the go on a busy morning. As summer comes to an end I’ve been watching the Great British Bake off and it’s time to start baking at home again.

There was some gorgonzola on offer at half price in the supermarket the other day so I couldn’t resist finding a way to add that flavour into a scone. Looking at what was in the cupboard and the herb pots I came up with blue cheese, chive and walnut.

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Goats cheese and chive frittata recipe

Goats cheese has a soft subtle flavour and it’s good for you too. Lower in cholesterol than cows milk cheese yet still full of calcium and vitamins. This recipe is great to share for breakfast, or as a light lunch or supper with a salad.

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Cretan dakos salad recipe

This classic Cretan salad is a filling summer lunch or supper with fresh organic locally grown ingredients. Simple, tasty and great when the days are getting warmer and you really don’t want to cook.

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Cheese scone recipe

This is a very quick and easy recipe to make, with very little fuss you’ll have warm tasty cheesy scones for any occasion. We like them for breakfast or an afternoon snack with a cup of tea.

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A travel & lifestyle blog with a focus on expat life. Written and photographed by Amanda Settle.