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Our exploration and adventures across the Island and beyond.

Experience the Jungle Tour of Rhodes

If your looking for something a little different to do away from the beach then the Jungle Tour of Rhodes could be for you. Escape for the day and let Nikos Papas your guide take you to a very different side of the island.

I joined The English Speaking Association of Rhodes on a trip into the jungle near Archangelos. A fun day out that is suitable for all ages, but it’s a not a trip for everyone. You’ll need a sense of humour, a sense of adventure

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Greek Easter on Rhodes an expat perspective

If you find yourself in Greece during Easter expect something a little different. There’s very little chocolate in the shops and hardly any bunnies at all.

Easter here is a serious religious event with a week of events all centred around the church.

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Experience the Orange festival on Rhodes

The orange festival at Massari is an annual event on the island, it usually happens either the last Sunday in March or first Sunday in April. Dates of many things here depend on religious festivals and lot of those move, either check in the local press, social forums or look out for the banners that appear on the main road and roundabouts between Massari and Malona.

One of the larger festivals on the island and happening outside the tourist season, it’s a traditional local festival. Free to enter, go with a group of friends and enjoy the atmosphere. Last weekend was a great turnout with locals and expats coming from all over the island to help celebrate the orange harvest.

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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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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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A Greek island in the snow

Find out more about a greek island in winter complete with snow, snowmen and gluhwein as we take a drive around the mountains and down to the coast.

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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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Romantic Kastellorizo the perfect escape

Kastellorizo is the perfect place to get away from the world for a couple of days, a romantic backdrop to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It’s a place that few people of heard of and even fewer go to. If you want to escape from the crowds and really get away from the world this is the place to go.

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Festival fun a night in Symi

Travelling on impulse is a nightmare for some, impossible for others and for us an experiment and a night of fun. We’d heard that the Symi shrimp festival was taking place on Sunday night and decided to just go for it.

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Exploring Rhodes – Mount Attavyros and The Temple of Zeus

If you want to escape the beach, or find somewhere off the beaten track to visit on Rhodes. This is as far from the crowds as you can get. Up the highest peak on Rhodes you’ll join the clouds and find an ancient Temple.

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An ideal getaway in Kardamyli – Elies Hotel

We stayed at Elies Hotel in Kardamyli for 3 nights during our recent holiday in the Peloponnese. This isn’t a sponsored post. We found a wonderful place to stay in quiet village and I wanted to share it with you.

My husband booked the hotel online based on what was available on booking.com combined with tripadvisor The description of stone cottages in an olive grove are just what he wanted to relax after being away at work for 6 weeks.

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Finding the Corinth Canal

It should be easy to find a canal that’s 79m high and 24.6m wide. About an hour and a half from Athens airport just north of the highway we missed it.

I could try blaming the Greek road system, but the highway was excellent and there were signposts. We just lost track of where we were and hadn’t done enough research before our trip. So instead of stopping at the canal we visited Ancient Corinth first.

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A visit to Ancient Corinth

We lost the Corinth Canal. Seriously we did.

About an hour and a half from Athens airport in our hire car we arrived at Ancient Corinth.

Unusually neither of us had done much research into this trip. We were both so busy doing other things that we simply booked the hire car and accommodation and took the flight to Athens. Picked up a map of the mainland on arrival at the airport and hoped that the route out wouldn’t be too confusing

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