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Our exploration and adventures across the Island and beyond.

Experience Lindos medieval festival – Rhodes, Greece

There’s a lot more to Lindos than a trip to the Acropolis and swim in the bay. 41km south of Rhodes town, most tourists visit on day trips by car or coach and miss out on how beautiful it is in the evening.

Every year on Father’s day the village of Lindos holds a medieval festival.

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Patmos the island of Pilgrimage

Today millions of tourists go on an annual pilgrimage to the sun kissed beaches and beautiful white houses of the Greek islands. Patmos has beautiful beaches, traditional white house on a hillside and great food, but there is also more to this small island. Known as ‘The island of the Apocalypse’ and the ‘Jerusalem of the Aegean’ has been drawing pilgrims from around the Christian world for centuries.

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7 best beaches of Patmos revealed

Patmos is a small island of just 45km is the northernmost of the Dodecanese chain. It’s shaped a like a complex jigsaw piece which means that around every corner there is another cove and another wonderful beach. The island is roughly split in two with Skala the main port in the centre, from the top of the monastery you can see the whole island.

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4 years living on a Greek island

4 years ago we checked in lots of suitcases and 3 cats at Doha airport and began our Greek adventure. We had no idea how long the adventure would last. We thought maybe a year and then we’d be moving on. But, 4 years later and one more house move, we’re still here.

This morning I’ve been looking over the 4 years of pictures we’ve shared on Instagram. The daily snaps of life and what we’ve been up to from animals to food, beautiful scenery and fun with friends. Here’s the highlights of those 4 years.

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Patmos reveals a travel blogger

If you’ve been following us on social media you’ll know that recently we headed off to discover the island of Patmos. The blog has been a member of Travel Bloggers of Greece for 2 years now and this was our first FAM trip with the organisation.

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Folklore Museum of Lardos

The Folklore Museum of Lardos is a glimpse into local rural life before tourism came to the south of the island. Owner and curator Panagiotis Loukaras has spent years collecting and writing about the history of the local area.

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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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 Had a wonderful afternoon out with friends, Greek meze Sunday lunch in #Platanos followed by coffee, ouzo and ice cream in #Embona , a great way to escape the heat and the tourists at this time of year. Even picked myself up a new evil eye bracelet. Can you have too many of these? #mygreekislandlife #hamza #evileye #evileyebracelet #greecestagram #rhodes #sundayvibes #meze #escapethecrowds  We are back in the world of electricity. Impi seems extremely happy about it! Some time without it was good, it reminds you of what is really important in life. I'm going to spend a little less time sat at the computer getting easily distracted, instead I'll do be writing and stuff and then switch off. So now I've caught up on emails and messages it's guitar group following by the beach and lunch with friends. We were lucky on this island last night, today is a day to enjoy life.... how will you enjoy life today? #mygreekislandlife #greekcats #whitecat #greecestagram #electricity #enjoylife #summeringreece2017
 Looking for something different to do on a Greek holiday? And something that's free? Experience the Medieval Festival in Lindos on Father's Day every year... more info on the blog link in bio #mygreekislandlife #festival #medieval #lindos #greecstagram #greecestagram #greece #free #holiday #travel #travelblogger @travelbloggersgreece @lindos.rhodes.greece  Sometimes island life still surprises, today and for the next few days we have no electric. There'll be a lot less social media from me, but it's a chance to get things done around here. This afternoon I've harvested the lavender. Wish you could smell it. The hand fan has been in use and thankfully my organised husband got me a solar charger a while ago, we've got a gas BBQ, a gas camping stove, a gas camping light, lots of candles and torches. If I stand at just the right angle, in the right spot of the garden, I can pick up some mobile signal and hopefully 4G. It will be good to catch up on some reading and practice the guitar... what would you miss most if there was no electricity? #mygreekislandlife @aukeyofficial #greecestagram #lavender #challengesaccepted #gettingonwithit #expatlife #noelectricity
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