Greece

Top 20 Luxury 5-star hotels in Athens, Greece

September 22, 2017
For a luxury stay in Athens with a panoramic view towards Acropolis you should be ready to pay between EUR 120 up to EUR 670 per night. Although I haven't stayed for a night in Athens, as I have just once been here during a few hours between connecting flights (see: About Tbilisi - Athens - Chania (Greece)...

Top 12 Luxury & Boutique Hotels in Chania Town

September 08, 2017
For a luxury stay in Chania town, you will find plenty of  4-star and 5-star hotels. The best - luxury and boutique hotels are pretty affordable in Chania, you should be ready to pay about EUR 75 to EUR 260 per night. From my personal experience, thus I've not stayed at any of listed below hotels, I've...

One of The Best Traditional Cretan Restaurants - Gramvousa in Kaliviani

September 07, 2017
There is another clear winner in my top restaurant list - Gramvousa Restaurant in the small Cretan village Kaliviani. Discovered by the accident, during our travels in Crete at the start of June 2017. We headed here after failed attempt to reach Balos beach in the nearby vicinity, see: Discoveries in...

The Stones Restaurant Review - Platanias, Crete

August 22, 2017
The Stones restaurant is located in Platanias, Crete. Located kind of remote / roadside. We visited this place on a rainy day, after checked in at hotel in nearby town of Agia Marina (see: Vergina Beach Hotel Review, Agia Marina, Crete). The walk was for about 4 km (each direction) This place...

Vergina Beach Hotel Review, Agia Marina, Crete

August 13, 2017
This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Set right on the sandy beach of Agia Marina, Vergina Beach Hotel offers free WiFi in all areas and air-conditioned accommodation with views over the Cretan Sea. It includes a beach bar and a cocktail bar. We booked this hotel at the start of June 2017 and stayed here...

Chania Bus Station

July 27, 2017
There is a cheap and pretty convenient way to travel to the nearby beaches and more distant routes in Crete from Chania town. Your journey will start at Chania bus station. In fact there is a bus service to/from Chania airport, with ticket price just about EUR 2 per person. The bus transport in...

Lithinon Studio Apartment in Chania Review

July 23, 2017
Situated 100 m from Chania Old Venetian Harbour in Chania Town, this air-conditioned apartment features a terrace. The apartment is 100 m from Mosque of Kioutsouk Hassan. Free WiFi is provided . We booked this apartment in Chania for a one night stay at the start of June 2017.  As we hadn't yet booked a...

Taverna En Plo in Chania

July 22, 2017
This was a very long and tiring day, in the morning we left Tbilisi to travel to Athens, spent whole day there, and in the evening fled to Chania, Crete, after we checked in at out apartment in Chania, I took a tripod and we made a lovely evening photo walk. Our evening ended at this nice Greek tavern - En Plo on...

Athens International Airport

July 14, 2017
Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos", commonly initialized as "AIA", began operation on 28 March 2001 and is the primary international airport that serves the city of Athens and the region of Attica. It is Greece's busiest airport and it serves as the hub and main...

Chania International Airport (Greece)

July 13, 2017
Chania International Airport, "Daskalogiannis"  is an international airport located near Souda Bay on the Akrotiri Peninsula of the Greek island of Crete, serving the city of Chania, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) away. Moreover, it is a gateway to western Crete for an increasing amount...

Ancient Agora of Athens

July 11, 2017
The Ancient Agora of Classical Athens is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora, located to the northwest of the Acropolis and bounded on the south by the hill of the Areopagus and on the west by the hill known as the Agoraios Kolonos, also called Market Hill....

Phidias Lounge Bar in Athens

July 08, 2017
Phidias lounge bar in Athens was mine second cafe / restaurant in Greece, as just early in the morning we arrived from Tbilisi to Athens and had a few hours before our connecting flight to Chania, Creete. We used spare hours and from Athens airport went directly to the city center by metro.  Phidias...

About Tbilisi - Athens - Chania (Greece) flight by Aegean Airlines

July 04, 2017
There is a pretty convenient option when traveling from Tbilisi to the island of Crete (Greece), probably there are some direct charter flights, but at the start of June we opted for a connecting flight Tbilisi - Athens - Chania by Aegean airlines. Bought online tickets about a month prior, and in fact didn'...

Planing a trip to Greece: How to get a Prepaid SIM Card with Internet

June 11, 2017
I traveled to Greece for about 2 weeks in June 2017, our final destination was island of Crete. One of the reasons I was looking for prepaid sim card in Greece is simple - for navigation (Google maps helps a lot). From my previous experience with dealing with different sim cards in multiple European countries...

What Is Minimum Wage In European Union 2015

July 12, 2015
A year ago I created a blog post about minimum wages in European Union in 2014, that post generated a lot of views (more than 20,000 page views) and some buzz (got shared on Facebook, Reddit, and many other websites) Update: Minimum Wages in European Union 2018 I decided to look back and compare how does...