I first visited Greece nearly 30 years ago when, as a penniless student, I travelled there with my then boyfriend – now my husband! – for what I thought would simply be a cheap and cheerful beach holiday.
What I found was so much more. Almost immediately that Hellenic magic took hold – from the richness of the architecture, to the warmth of the people. Three decades on, I`m still spellbound.
But where to go to in Greece? Especially with over 8000 miles of coastline, as well as well as somewhere around 1,200 to 6,000 islands (though only a couple of hundred are inhabited). And that`s not to mention the fascinating interior of the country.
My quest has always been to track down unspoilt Greece and I like to travel to places which perhaps are not especially well known amongst UK tourists.
This may just be an island out of season, driving through the heart of the Peloponnese or simply travelling to the mighty capital of Athens for a city break – a place usually overlooked in favour of, say, Paris or Rome.
I`m always looking for new ways to discover this remarkable country. So if you have any suggestions, please do let me know.
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