Hydra is famous for its maritime tradition, the magnificent sea captains' mansions lining the waterfront, the stark grey hills rising in the background and the brilliant warm turquoise water lapping at the sea front. Today, Hydra is jam packed with sleek luxury watercraft, tourist cafes and restaurants, designer gold jewellery shops and surprisingly, donkeys. Hydra has no motorised transport making this island unique, disarmingly quiet and strikingly quaint. Did we mention it is also 'gob-smackingly' beautiful?
Don't go searching for Gay Bars or Gay Clubs in Corfu, there are none. If you are looking for a gay Greek holiday, try Mykonos. But if you want a totally relaxing time on a beautiful island, Corfu is a great choice. The best time to visit Corfu is in the first two weeks of July and early September. Corfu is very crowded between mid July and late August. There are a myriad of bays and gorgeous swimming spots on Corfu. Water is very safe, clean and clear.
Romantic films and travel clips of verdant, pine dotted hills and turquoise pebbly bays have always inspired a desire to experience the charm and wonders of the Ionian Islands of Greece. Finally, our recent midsummer visit to Corfu allowed us to languish in all this precious jewel had to offer.
The style and glamour of Jackie O lives on in the restaurant, beach bar and club which have taken her famous name at Super Paradise Beach on the Greek island of Mykonos.
Naoussa is the much favoured place to stay on the Greek island of Paros. Known as a castle town set around a small port, the tiny streets are built in a fashion as to totally confuse tourists of the twenty-first century but historically protected the citizens of Naoussa from pirates in the 13th century.
Plaka Beach, on the island of Naxos in Greece, is a 35 minute bus ride from the main town area known as Chora or Agios Georgios. Hiring a car was one transport option but at 50€ a day we thought we would take the 3.60€ return bus ride instead.