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Katerina is a multinational travel blogger with roots from Ukraine and Latvia, who works and lives in Athens, Greece. From a very young age, Katerina was involved and surrounded by tourist activities, which in turn became her passion in life. She holds a Master’s degree in International Hospitality & Tourism Leadership, from the University of Wales which she completed at Alpine Center in Greece. Since 2009 she has been living and traveling extensively through Greece, thanks to her work as a travel agent, which helped her explore many unique places in this beautiful country. Limitless Travelling with K., is where she shares her travel stories and useful travel tips, both for Greece and abroad. She specializes in solo traveling, as well as traveling with as a couple or with friends. Katerina’ s blog consists of all her personal useful tips, which will help anyone looking for travel ideas, give answers, and information in general. Her mission is to inspire everyone to travel without any limits in the budget, time and company.
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- 7 Top Reasons To Visit Andros Island In Greece
If you are looking for where to spend your holidays in Greece this summer, I have for you the 7 Top reasons to visit Andros Island in Greece. It is not only an amazing and beautiful Greek island but also a safe and COVID-free travel destination. Travel Bloggers Greece has been invited to visit Andros Island by the Andros Cycladic Tourism Network – Explore Andros and we were lucky enough to visit the most beautiful places on the island, taste delicious local cuisine and stay in the impressive hotels and apartments. The Main Reasons To Visit Andros Island In Greece #1 It is very easy, fast and affordable to get from Athens to Andros The good news for all tourists is that Andros is close to Attica and Athens. If you want to travel to Andros island from Athens, please be aware that ferries only leave from the port of Rafina. Rafina port is close to Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”. During the summer holiday season, there is a local bus from the airport to the port, but you can also take a taxi or rent a car from the airport and take it with you to Andros island. READ ALSO: ” 5 Best Greek Islands To Visit From Athens” If you are staying in Athens before traveling to Andros, you can take the KTEL bus on Marvommateon Street in the city center, next to Pedion to Areos Park. The trip lasts from an hour to an hour and a half, depending on traffic. Another option is to visit Andros from other Cyclades islands such as Mykonos, Tinos, Paros & Naxos. It is a good option to combine several beautiful islands while your vacation in Greece. You can easily book your ticket HERE. Prices for Andros island are very affordable and the trip only lasts 2 hours. It is advisable to avoid returning from Andros on Sunday evening, as many Greeks return from the island after the weekend. #2 You Will Find Many Beachfront Hotels or Suites With Panoramic Views The most popular areas to stay in Andros are Batsi and Chora, where our group stayed. Other areas you can stay in are Korthi, Gavrio, and Ormos. You will be delighted to know that there are many boutiques and excellent hotels, suites, and apartments in Andros Island with stunning views of the sea and the island. I stayed very close to Chora Andros on a beach area at Alkyoni Studios. These high-class studios are just 20 meters from Neiborio Beach. I had studio # 7 with an unlimited sea view on the second floor. Also from my balcony, there was a fantastic view of the lighthouse and Chora. The other members of the group stayed at Camara Suites in the center of Chora. Just check out this view from the balcony of the suite. Isn’t it magical? #3 You Will Enjoy 30 Beautiful and Unique Beaches The beaches of Andros are completely different. There are both organized and completely wild beaches. The most beautiful ones are located in hard-to-reach places. And although it was still cool to swim in May, we visited some of the most beautiful beaches. Tis Grias to Pidima is the most popular and photographed beach in Andros, where many years ago an elderly woman jumped off a cliff to escape the Turks. This beach boasts unspoiled nature and natural charm. Chrysi Ammos Beach is another beautiful and famous beach in Andros. It is a long organized beach with white sand and a beautiful sea. It is located near the tourist area of Batsi. Ahla Beach is one of the most difficult to access and must-see beaches. It can be reached by boat or on an SUV. The beach is pebbly and wild, and the water is clear and crystal. Plane trees grow on the beach and there is a small church of St. Nicholas that you can visit. #4 To See One Of The Most Famous Lighthouses In Europe The lighthouse on the cliff looks like a fantastic painting and is one of the main attractions of the island of Andros, and it was also visible from the balcony of my room. The Tourlitis Lighthouse, built in 1887, is the only lighthouse in Greece built on a rock, in the sea. It stands in front of the Venetian fortress – on the left side at the entrance to the harbor of the capital of the island of Andros. In 1943, during the Second World War, it was destroyed by the Nazis, and in 1950, as part of the reconstruction of the country’s lighthouse network, it came into operation again. Today the height of the cylindrical tower is 7 meters and the height of the focal plane is 36 meters. #5 You Are A Big Fun Of Hiking, Trekking and Outdoor Adventures Andros Island in Greece is one of the most popular hiking tourist destinations. There are more than 25 different hiking trails with a length of more than 300 km. We chose route number 8 and enjoyed a 2-hour hike among beautiful stone villages and nature. The trails run near the most significant architectural and historical monuments: monasteries, churches, and ancient settlements. Your journey will lead you through the inimitable natural beauty of the islands. The only recommendation is if you plan to visit Andros for hiking, then visit it during the fall or spring, as the summer is too hot for hiking. For tourists who prefer active holidays, there are a lot of outdoor adventures in Andros. In summer, the north wind is quite strong, which creates excellent windsurfing opportunities. You can also go snorkeling or diving, explore the underwater world of the Cyclades archipelago. One of the largest diving centers on the island is “ScubAndros”. Check out more outdoor activities in Andros with Explore Andros and you will have the best outdoor alternatives and local experiences. #6 Andros – a Gourmet Paradise Andros is famous for both traditional taverns and gourmet restaurants by the sea. The island’s signature dish is Froutalia, an omelet with thinly sliced potato, spices, local sausages, and pork fat. There are many variations of this dish that are worth trying. The sweets from Andros are very popular too, such as the jam from pabiloni, a fragrant citrus fruit that grows exclusively on the island of Andros, and amygdalopita, simply almond pastry. My favourite cafes, restaurants and taverns in Andros Island Greece: For breakfast. Our favourite breakfast spot in Andros is, for sure, Fresco Juice & Salad Bar in Chora. Iced coffee and salmon wraps were the best starts to our day. For lunch. “Oti Kalo” restaurant overlooking the port of Batsi. Enjoy seafood and Mediterranean cuisine with a great view and service. For dinner. Traditional tavern “Ta Skalakia” with delicious homemade food in Chora, Andros. Be sure to try the potato casserole with local sausages. The charming “Sea Satin Nino” restaurant in Korthi. The chef will delight you with seafood dishes in a new way. #7 Many Attractions, Museums and Monasteries That You Can Visit During Your Stay I recommend starting your acquaintance with the island of Andros from the Old Town of Andros – Chora. Here you will see a picture familiar to classic Greece: white houses with tiled roofs, cascading down to the sea. You can see the monument to the sailor and the ruins of an ancient fortress, as well as visit museums. The Archeological Museum is especially interesting. Probably the most unusual museum is the Museum of the Cycladic Olive or Olive Oil. This is a small private institution, where the excursions are conducted personally by the owner. For fans of contemporary art, I recommend visiting the island’s Museum of Contemporary Art. The basis of the permanent exhibition is the personal collection of the Gulyandis couple and the work of Michael Tombros, a local sculptor. Be sure to visit the Andros Maritime Museum. The island has been a port center for many centuries, its inhabitants were famous as sailors and fishermen, and today the sea plays an important role in the life of the islanders. If Chora Andros is the second port of the island, then Gavrio is its main sea gate. Here the attention of tourists is attracted by the castle of St. Peter. To the east of it lies the ancient village of Agios Petros with an amazing cylindrical stone tower 20 m high. We also visited the monastery of Saint Irene with a breathtaking view. Although the monks do not live in the monastery, here you will find several museums dedicated to the history of writing, traditional musical instruments, geological and botanical collections. While visiting the monastery, it is worth seeing the slate temple (basilica with a dome), with arches and crosses inside. Andros, the second-largest and northernmost island in the Cyclades, is one of the greenest, which is also tempting for hikers. The advantages of Andros include the hospitality of its permanent residents, among whom there are traditionally many sailors. Is it possible to remain indifferent to such natural beauty? Andros amazes and charms with the glance. LIKE IT? PIN IT! This is a guest post. All the websites and companies that included here are based on author’s personal travel experiences. Please note that some of these links contain the personal affiliate links, and with no extra cost to you. I may earn a small commission that helps me run this website and helps me share my adventures and travel tips which can help you.
- Top Things To Do In Milos Island Greece
The Greek island of Milos has been on my travel list for years and yes, I finally visited it! I am so happy to share with you the top things to do in Milos, such as where to stay, the best beaches to visit, what to do and see, and where to enjoy the tastiest dinner on the island. Milos has enchanting sunsets, natural caves, picturesque cliffs, a clear sea with beautiful beaches, and, of course, a rich heritage of ancient Cycladic architecture. Are you ready? Let’s start! How To Get To Milos Island Greece One of the options to get to Milos is by plane from the main airport of Athens. The second option is to take a ferry from the main port of Piraeus in Athens. Ferries run several times a day and the trip lasts about 3 hours. I advise booking the ferry tickets in advance. You can check the schedule HERE. The island also has excellent ferry connections with other Cycladic islands such as Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos. It can be a great idea to combine visiting several islands during your stay in Greece. Where To Stay In Milos Island Greece Milos has many great areas and hotels to stay during your holiday. Since we took Vespa with us, we had no problem finding a hotel in any part of the island. My choice fell on an area near the famous Sarakiniko beach and hotel – Sarakiniko Rooms. The hotel was super stylish and modern with a great location and breathtaking views of Sarakiniko beach. Besides the comfy bed and fast internet, we had tasty local products for breakfast and an espresso machine in the room. Another well-known area to stay in Milos is the main port – Adamas. The most lively area with many restaurants, bars, entertainment, and the beach within walking distance. Adamas is perfect for your stay if you are not considering renting a car. Pollonia is located northeast of the main port and is extremely popular with windsurfing and diving enthusiasts. Along the bay stretches a long sandy beach, on the edge of which grow tamarisks, and from the south, it is closed by a small cape, where the small village is located. Plaka, the capital of the island, has white houses with blue doors and shutters decorated with flowers. At the top of the town, there is a Venetian temple and a picturesque view of Milos Bay. The nearest beach can only be reached by transport, so the area is not for everybody. There are many other great places to stay in Milos, such as Klima Village and Mandraki Village, so you have many options to choose from. The Top Milos Beaches I will start with my personal preferences and organized beaches on the island. Sarakiniko Beach. The most popular beach not only in Milos but throughout Greece. This beach can be recognized by just one photo since such a moon landscape cannot be found anywhere else. Imagine only whimsical rocks as white cascades descending in the bright blue Aegean mope. This beach was close to our hotel. The only minus is that it is very difficult to stay under the scorching sun for a long time without an umbrella. So we swam a little, took a thousand impressive photos, and went to look for an organized beach. Paliochori Beach. Paliochori beach consists of two parts, separated by rocks. The eastern part is much longer, there is a wide, sandy line, and the nice café Sirocco. Here we relaxed and had a great snack. The western side of the beach, in addition to the beautiful red-yellow-white-crimson mountain slopes, offers some privacy and hot springs. Fyriplaka Beach. It has all the attributes of a dream beach – snow-white sand, a long and wide coastline, and rocks shimmering with all the colors of the rainbow. The only bad thing that there were no umbrellas and sunbeds, and we did not stay long. Kleftiko Beach. Now, monk seals are hiding here, and earlier pirates hid their ships in the Kleftiko rocks after attacks on merchant ships. We visited it during a boat trip. Provatas Beach. Another organized beach with a beach bar. This is one of the most convenient beaches for families with children. Soft sand and shallow water allow parents to relax without unnecessary worries. Plathiena Beach. It is a small, sandy beach located in a beautiful and cozy bay in the western part of Milos, near the island’s capital, Plaka. This is an organized beach and we spent the first part of the day here and had lunch next to the beach. Achivadolimni Beach. This beach located in the southern part of Milos Bay, which is the crater of an extinct ancient volcano. It is also the longest beach on the island, reminiscent of a giant crescent. The beach got its name in honor of the only lake in Milos. Since the beach was not organized, we did not stay here for a long time. Agia Kiriaki Beach. The beach is located on the south coast of Milos. A dirt road leads to the beach, which ends in a fairly large free parking. This beach was also not organized. READ ALSO: “5 Best Greek Islands To Visit From Athens” Top Things To Do In Milos Island #1 Full Day Island Discovery Cruise With Lunch. Although many companies offer this cruise, I suggest you choose a catamaran. This was an unforgettable sea voyage around the island with a visit to the most famous beach – Kleftiko. There were 9 couples on board, so the trip was very fun and exciting. #2 Romantic Sunset on Plaka. The capital of the island – the city of Plaka – is located two hundred meters above sea level. A panoramic view of the bay opens from its height. The Crusader castle is considered a striking landmark of the city, where everyone goes to enjoy unforgettable sunsets. #3 Natural Caves. Sykia is the most unusual cave located in the western part of Milos. Yachts and ships from Adamantas regularly come here, there is also a road from the side of the Church of St. John. The most visited place is a cave formed by four rocks. #4 Museums of Milos. There are several interesting museums in Milos that you can visit: the Archaeological Museum, the Ecclesiastical Museum, the Folklore Museum, the Mining Museum and the Maritime Museum. #5 Klima Village. Klima is the largest fishing village. A picturesque place where houses are built at the very edge of the water, the first floors of the buildings are used as garages for boats. The doors and balconies of the houses are painted in different colors, making the whole village look bright and attractive #6 Mandrakia Village. Mandrakia is a small fishing village near Plaka. The architecture of this picturesque village is traditional for Milos as it follows the natural landscape carved into the rocks around the small port. These houses are used by fishermen for fishing boats and nets. There is also a delicious fish tavern here. #7 Catacombs. To the southeast of Milos is another worthy attraction of the island – the famous catacombs of the 3rd century, where 2000 Christians are supposed to rest. The only early Christian Necropolis in Greece consists of a main underground corridor and 4 small adjacent ones, and their total length is 185 m. #8 Enjoy food at the local restaurants and taverns. I didn’t expect that there are so many wonderful and delicious restaurants and taverns in Milos. Aragosta. Lovely restaurant with fresh fish and specialties. Did I mention that it offers a stunning view of the port of Adamas? Very romantic and after a delicious dinner you can enjoy cocktails at the bar. O! Hamos! Possibly one of the most popular local taverns in Milos. The name of the tavern translates as “Chaos” and indeed this place is always full of customers. In the evening, here you can find a line of people waiting for a free table. Be sure to come here early. The tavern is famous for homemade and local food. Mikros Apoplous. Amazing seafood and fish tavern in Adamas. I advise you to try different dishes (meze) with Greek ouzo. It’s usually full in the evenings too, so come early. Borriello Restaurant. The restaurant is located in Plaka with spectacular views and excellent cuisine. Notos Seafood Experience. Modern restaurant with contemporary seafood cuisine. Great place for lunch with traditional dishes prepared in a new way. Milos is an unusual island, the colors, and shapes of which will take your breath away, while sea cliffs, caves with an unusual stalactite mantle, and numerous hot springs add to its beauty and attract many tourists from all over the world. LIKE IT? PIN IT! This is a guest post. All the websites and companies that included here are based on author’s personal travel experiences. Please note that some of these links contain the personal affiliate links, and with no extra cost to you. I may earn a small commission that helps me run this website and helps me share my adventures and travel tips which can help you.
- Best Morning Desert Safari in Dubai
Aarthi is a travel blogger and freelance content writer by profession. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and friends, going for hikes, and listening to music. Reading and painting are her two other interests. Find more at www.bestdesertsafariindubai.com. Guest Post – “Best Morning Desert Safari In Dubai”. The evening desert safari with its adventure rides, scrumptious dinner, and amazing entertainment programs are the first things that come to mind when one thinks of desert safari Dubai. Surprisingly, not many know that there are some more variations of the desert safari, and the morning desert safari in Dubai is one of them. Here is all the information you need to know about Dubai’s morning desert safari. Why Choose the Morning Desert Safari Beginning early in the morning, the safari offers you a view of a different side of the vast and mysterious desert. Here are some of the reasons why you should choose the morning desert safari: It is great for those who are in Dubai for a short time. The evening tour lasts for 6 hours and takes up most of your evening. On the other hand, the morning desert safari begins early and takes 3-4 hours, leaving you the entire day to explore other attractions of the city. If you are not interested in the frills of the evening safari like the belly dancing and Tanoura dancing performances, shisha smoking, henna painting, etc., this is the perfect alternative for you. The morning desert safari is all about adventurous activities. The morning safari begins early just before sunrise when the desert still has the chilly air of the night. Moreover, you do not have to endure the harsh light of the sun during the wee hours of the morning. You get to enjoy the rides and activities before it becomes too hot. READ ALSO: “Best Areas To Stay In Dubai” What to Expect on a Morning Desert Safari Several types of morning desert safaris are available, and you can book one as per your convenience. While the timings and certain activities may differ a bit, most morning tours offer a similar experience. Here is what you can expect during your morning desert safari in Dubai: Beginning of the Journey Most desert safaris begin by picking you at your hotel or residence. To ensure that you get the chance to see the gorgeous sunrise of the desert, you would be picked up around 5 in the morning. A designated driver would take you to the outskirts of the desert in his 4×4 vehicle. Dune Bashing The morning desert safari begins with a bang, and hear we mean the amazing dune bashing session. Dune bashing is nothing less than a roller coaster ride, where a professional driver drives on the high and low sand dunes with ease. Safety of the guests is a high priority here, and the vehicles are accident-proofed for the same. You also have to wear your seatbelts and hold tight to your seats before the session begins. Fun Adventurous Activities While the dune bashing is the ultimate adventurous activity that you would enjoy in Dubai, it is not the only one. On the other hand, numerous other activities await you at the desert camp. You get to enjoy a ride on the camel while basking in the rays of the early morning sun. If you were disappointed about not getting to go dune bashing yourself, you would be thrilled to try quad biking in the desert. Apart from all this, sandboarding is also available at the desert safari. Hot Air Balloon Ride Although not a part of the regular morning tour, you can book a hot air balloon ride along with your morning desert safari. The hot air balloon ride takes off right before the sun comes up so that you get the chance to see an incredible sunrise. Floating 4000 feet above the ground, you get to see the bird’s eye view of the desert as well as parts of the city. The hot air balloon ride in the desert is a must if you are in Dubai for a romantic holiday. It makes for the perfect place for a romantic proposal. Wildlife Safari Just like the hot air balloon ride, a wildlife safari is not a part of the regular morning desert safari. However, you can book for the same if you want to explore the desert and check out the flora and fauna of the place. The wildlife desert safari would take you to the depths of the desert, where you can spot rare desert plants and animals like the Arabian Oryx and gazelles. A local guide, who has all the knowledge about the flora and fauna of the place, would accompany you. Breakfast at the Desert After an exciting time trying out the adventurous activities of the desert, it is time to feed your exhausted mind and body. Most morning desert safaris end with a lavish Emirati breakfast served with the most delicious and aromatic Arabic coffee. You get to indulge in local delicacies like Rgaag (Arabic bread and egg preparation), Chbaab (pancakes), and Balaleet (sweet noodles) along with some popular international dishes. Before the sun becomes too hot to handle in the desert, you would be driven back to the city. The morning desert safari is likely to end by 10 AM when the rest of the attractions in the city start to open. READ ALSO: “Best Time To Visit Dubai” Tips for Morning Desert Safari in Dubai Wear comfortable cotton clothes while going to the desert. However, do not forget to carry a light cardigan or jacket, as the early morning temperature is quite low in the desert. Wear open shoes or flip-flops that can be easily cleaned if sand enters them. Keep yourself hydrated. Do not forget to carry sunglasses and apply sunscreen before you step out. Do not wear heavy jewelry or accessories, as you may get hurt during the activities. Pregnant women, little children, and people with heart and back ailments should avoid dune bashing and other adventurous activities. Conclusion The morning desert safari is a unique experience, one that should be on your Dubai holiday itinerary. So, do not waste any more time. Book your tickets, apply for a Dubai visa, and get ready for an incredible experience of your life. LIKE IT? PIN IT! This is a guest post. All the websites and companies that included here are based on author’s personal travel experiences. Please note that some of these links contain the personal affiliate links, and with no extra cost to you. I may earn a small commission that helps me run this website and helps me share my adventures and travel tips which can help you.