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Go undercover and keep an eye on your stuff with this brilliant secret Coke bottle spy cam from Tinkernut!Secret Coke Bottle SPY CAM! – Weekend …

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Finding the right Greek island

With more than 2000 islands, from tiny atolls to Crete, maritime Greece is unmatched for sheer variety. Beaches, history, walking, cycling, water sports, festivals, food, ecology: chances are if you want it, they’ve got it. Here are just a few of the incomparable offerings Greek islands hold.<p>Best …

10 perfect Greek island holidays

Greece has so many idyllic islands with so many gorgeous beaches. Here are some of the choice destinations<p>Hydra, Saronic Gulf<p><b>Why?</b> Wealthy Athenians head to charming Hydra for relaxing weekend breaks: cars, motorbikes and high-rise buildings are banned on the island. The architecture is unique for …

5 Greek islands you haven’t heard of – but need to see

You'd be forgiven for thinking the Greek islands were invented for tourists. Though tranquil, idyllic and remarkably quaint, it was only relatively recently that places such as Mykonos, Santorini and Corfu became destinations for everyone from celebrities to honeymooners. Even mainland Greeks did …

Booking a Greek island ferry

<b>Charlene Toh writes</b><br>I’m planning a trip to the Greek Islands with my parents in September and our first island hop will be from Athens airport to Mykonos. I understand that Rafina will be the nearest port to take a ferry over to Mykonos but it seems like the timing for ferries availability are …

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Best Greek Islands and Why You Should Visit Them

It’s Greece time again, and that means lovely beaches, crystal clear waters, cosmopolitan towns, sugar cube villages, and fresh Mediterranean …

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Greek Islands: How to choose the right one | CNN Travel

A Guide to Greek Islands With Nude Beaches

Nude beaches are abundant in Greece. There are many Greek islands with known or semi-"official" nude beaches. While in practice any secluded stretch …

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The Greek Islands Are Calling You. Here's Where To Go.

So you want to take a trip to the good ole Greek islands, and we can't fault you. But there are nearly 6,000 of them scattered around so finding what's right for you can be tricky.<p>But hark! We've done some organizing for you to help whittle down the choices based on the type of vacation you're …

Greek island holiday guide: the Ionian islands

The second in our series on holidaying in the Greek islands focuses on where to stay and eat and what to see and do in the Ionian islands<p>• Read part one on the Sporades and Evia<p>The Ionian islands lie off Greece's western coast in a line from Zakynthos in the south to Corfu in the north. Part of the …

Greek island holiday guide: Crete

Of all the Greek islands, Crete is one of the most distinctive and beautiful. Our guide lists great places to stay (from campsites to boutique hotels), the best tavernas and the island’s must sees<p>Crete is exceptional in many ways. It is the largest Greek island, has the most diverse mix of …

Secrets From The Island Where People Forget To Die

<i>SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue</i><p>By Laine Bergeson<p>On the Greek island of Ikaria, people forget to die.<p>For the most part, they also forget to get sick — the island’s many nonagenarians experience relatively little cancer, cardiovascular disease or dementia.<p>This small island in the north Aegean Sea has been …

Ikaria: The Mindful Mediterranean Diet on the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die

I knew I was in Paradise the first time I set foot on Ikaria, the Greek island where my father was born that was catapulted a few years ago to unexpected fame as a Blue Zone, one of the world's pockets of longevity.<p>It was 1972. After a 14-hour ride, the ferry let us off mid-sea in the middle of the …

Greek island-hopping holiday to Rhodes, Chios and Chalki

Twenty-five years ago, I sat in the Examination Halls at Oxford, thrashing through 10 exam papers in as many days while the boy in front of me, with great vigour, jiggled his leg. As we left the final exam, I told him how maddening this had been; “So sorry…” He blushed; “I’m heading to Greece next …

Why people on this island live past 100 - CNN Video

Bill Weir arrives on the Greek island of Ikaria, where residents often live well past the age of 100.

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An Insiders Guide to Zante Holidays

Where do you go when searching for fun in the sun, beautiful beaches, and cocktails by the pool? The island of Zante of course. The question can take …

Best Affordable Island Hotels

Part of the Cyclades, Paros delivers all the archetypal Greek island draws—whitewashed churches, bougainvillea-festooned houses, panoramic Aegean …

Tourism in the Greek Islands

The ancient Greek civilization began on Crete and developed as a mercantile power, spreading throughout Homer's “wine-dark sea,” scattered with thousands of islands. Close to half of modern Greece's coastline is taken up by the islands, and you can't say you have seen Greece if you have not visited …

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Greek island holidays: The Crete escape

Driving out of Chania in the golden light of late afternoon, I became aware of a cloud bank on the southern horizon. When I looked again, the clouds had lifted, revealing a majestic range of snow-covered peaks.<p>The Lefka Ori – the White Mountains – are an incongruous sight in the eastern …

Greek islands: off the beaten track

Escape the crowds and the tourist hot spots – and venture to the lesser-known yet enchanting islands for an authentic taste of Greek life.<p><b>Astipalea</b><br>Lying where the Dodecanese meet the Cyclades, Astipalea is visually striking with its palette of whitewash, cobalt, stone and olive foliage. …

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Greek islands: readers' tips, advice and recommendations

This week's winning review<p>Skiathos<p>First visited 40 years ago, Skiathos, like good wine, has matured beautifully. Magnificent sandy beaches abound on the five-mile stretch between Skiathos Town and Koukounaries beach. The bus may be crowded but it’s great fun as the driver booms out the names of the …

These Under-The-Radar Greek Islands Are Perfect Definitions Of Paradise

You've heard of Santorini and Mykonos, but these destinations aren't the only highlights among the more than 200 inhabited islands off the coast of Greece.<p>The lesser-known Greek islands are also bursting with culture and beauty. Most of them attract fewer tourists, so visitors have more freedom to …

Greek crisis sparks bargains on island villas

Has Greece got a deal for you.<p>Brave investors are hunting for cheap island villas in Greece in the hopes that the crumbling economy will boost their bargaining power.<p>The escalation in the country's financial troubles in recent weeks has seen a surge interest from foreign buyers.<p>George Eliades, …

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Here are the 11 cheapest Greek islands for sale right now

What we do know is that dozens of islands are up for sale, and British property agent Knight Frank is predicting a "fire sale" of Greek privately owned islands over the next few years.<p>If the Greek government does become desperate, it can also hawk off some of its island assets to help raise the €50 …

9 gorgeous Greek islands you've probably never heard of

Greece has 1,400 islands, though only 230 of them are inhabited.<p>And while everyone knows about Santorini and Mykonos, there are gorgeous lesser-known islands in Greece, too.<p>Here are 9 incredible Greek islands you may not have heard of, but should have on your radar.

Windy Mykonos – Day 2 of our Azamara Greek Island Cruise

On the second day of our Greek island cruise with Azamara Club Cruises we awoke in Mykonos, well known as the island where all the beautiful people …

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Greek Summers: 6 Ideas for 6 Islands

<i>By Cliff Blaylock</i><p>The great Greek summer is now in full swing, and as the sun soars high in the sky, causing temperatures to rise well into the 90s, …

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Greek island holiday guide: the Argo-Saronic islands and Kythira

The Argo-Saronic islands hug the coast between Piraeus, the port of Athens, and the Peloponnese, the stunning southern mainland of Greece. They could easily fill a holiday on their own but, combined with Athens and the mainland, would make for a trip that summed up the very best of Greece.<p>Having …

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