July 08, 2015

Under the Grecian Sun - Ios

A spectacular rugged landscape and youthful vibe are some of the characteristics of IOS, an island known for its golden beaches and lively atmosphere.

Chora, the capital of Ios, is built on a picturesque hill with narrow streets lined with shops, restaurants and laid back bars. But the island is not just for fun, it’s also home to 365 churches strung along its natural terrain. Rent a vehicle and set out to explore the island’s isolated interior and 75 kilometres of beaches that vary from white to golden sand.  When you go, make sure to pack a picnic! Maganari Beach, Kalamos Beach and Mylopotas Beach are a few worth noting. If you go to Plakoto Beach, be sure to visit the ancient ruins where legend has it the poet Homer is buried. Ios is a study in contrast and offers something for everyone.


For an island known for its endless partying, LIOSTASI IOS HOTEL& SPA is anything but! From the moment you set foot into this stylish boutique hotel, you are immersed in a world of peace and serenity all within easy access of Chora. Liostasi is stylishly decorated in a contemporary feel with natural accents to compliment the island’s rugged beauty. Nothing short of fabulous, it is a place with no shortage of beauty, where one can de-stress from daily life in a soothing setting. The wonderful pool area overlooks a pretty bay surrounded by sun loungers. Guests can also dine alfresco at the restaurant or sip cocktails at the Lounge Bar and watch the magnificent sunsets. For my full hotel review, visit Travel About   

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July 07, 2015

Under the Grecian Sun - Santorini

Known as the 'black pearl of the Aegean,' SANTORINI is a romantic destination set over dramatic volcanic mountains with spectacular views.

Santorini is one of the most famous Greek islands, its imposing Caldera and multicolored cliff tops lined with sundrenched villages is a vision to behold - especially when the sun sets and casts its dazzling orange and red glow. The picturesque villages of Oia, Fira, Firostefani and Imerovigli are lined with tavernas, shops and impressive restaurants and hotels. Take in the island’s iconic views on a cable car or donkey ride. Since Santorini’s beaches differ from the other beaches in Greece, be sure to visit Kamari Beach, the black sand beaches of Perissa, or the rust-colored backdrop of Red Sand Beach. Tour a local vineyard or take a boat ride to visit the volcano and swim in the hot springs. With so much to see and do, Santorini never ceases to impress.   

The breathtaking ICONIC SANTORINI is nothing short of sublime. This luxury boutique cave hotel cascades across five levels carved right into the face of the volcanic caldera where homes and shops once resided. Located on the highest point on the island, the hotel offers heart-stopping views of the caldera cliffs and dazzling sunsets that provide the perfect setting for romance. For my full hotel review, visit Travel About.

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