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.
'No shoes, no shirt, no problem' read the sign on the beachfront cafe. Welcome to Naxos! This stunning Greek island is designed for the ultimate in relaxation.
Looking for gay bars in Naxos? Then really there is a very limited choice. The only gay bar we found in the town was called Babylonia.