This summer 2018 ALL will come back to Greece: you get smart …

Prohibit Feta super-poisoning poisoning. The cunning to frame ferries and flights. 5 essential tips.

Greece Summer Holidays 2018: get ready because you will find this formula in hashtag (of course) for almost all the holidays. The pain of Greece is back, ok, and this is the guide of a local not to make the holidays in Greece an epic fail. Rather. From the greek mood to Greek food, from ferries to sun protection: subsidiary (semi-illustrated) on where to go and what to do in Greece.

Here are the five basic tips for a holiday in Greece without surprises (or rather, without too many surprises, because without surprises it is not Greece):

1- Food & Beverage: The question of Italian tourist could be just that: will I be able to eat well in Greece? Absolutely yes and that’s why: the raw materials are top (tomatoes, feta, onions, olives, yogurt, oil); the kitchen is simple but tasty; The Greek salad is a real food experience that excites in memories and feelings (of pure holiday) aroused. But it does not end here. There is also a “quality label” called Aegean Cuisine: the restaurants that are part of it offer typical recipes of the tradition of the island that hosts them, prepared strictly with local or prevailing ingredients from a neighboring island. About 200 restaurants are located in the Cyclades and the Dodecanese. How to recognize them? From the ceramic logo affixed to the entranceShopping: Will I have to bring drachmas? Absolutely not! We improvise “global economists” but we believe we are not wrong. For over 5 years we have heard that “Greece” fails “; “Grexit tomorrow”; “Those beat them out of the EU in two hours” but this has not happened to date. London has gained the first exit with its Brexit and your wallet will be comfortably padded with euros. Stuffed because, remember, the crisis is still heavy even if we talk less cause terrorism and the Greek prefers the sound currency, alias the cash, in order to survive.

2- Transportation: I would like to take the ship to reach Karpathos that you say? Forget! If the island where you go has air connections (from Italy or Athens) opt for those! The ferry, in Greece, is a war experience that some want to avoid and others want to experience as folklore but definitely stressful! Delays, overcrowding, noise … in short, anomalous waves. If you can, even no. For internal routes, among other things, we point out that due to the crisis Olympic Air has canceled some sections that are covered by the Sky Express line.

3- Geek mood: Do I have to buy a Cosmote Wi-Fi key (Greek operator)? Not even, and this for 2 reasons. The first is that in Greece there is Wi-Fi easy to access everywhere. From the beach to the kafenion the latch connection is guaranteed. The second is related to the recent change in international roaming. Being in Greece is like being in Italy! In the sense of crowded beaches, stratospheric prices, dirt of public toilets etc you’re wondering … But no! In the sense that in EU countries, including Greece, you can take advantage of the same identical phone / internet conditions you have in Italy. There are exceptions in the case of particularly cheap telephone contracts, but if you call or receive phone calls, you do not have any answer and internet surfing is the one that fits into your Italian tariff plan.

4- Weather: Will I have to endure the Greek wind that everyone is talking about? Absolutely yes, otherwise you will suffer from a crazy heat, you will be stung by mosquitoes, you will not be able to sleep at night in the absence of AC. In short … only the locusts are missing and the situation, in the absence of the meltemi wind, is at the limit of the biblical. It is not an exaggeration. This, however, in the Cyclades and the Dodecanese. If, therefore, the wind just can not stand it opts for the Ionian (before August) or for the Cycladic Peninsula!

In Gavdos, sea and nature all to discover

On the wild island of Gavdos among pristine beaches, small white villages and excursions to the discovery of lighthouses and other magical places

70 kilometers south of the southern coast of Crete lies the island of Gavdos, one of the most beautiful and remote places in Greece, once a secluded and often exile destination for political figures and dissidents, especially under the dictatorship of Joannis Metexas . Homer already quotes it in the Odyssey by the name of Ogigia, while the Venetians decided to call it Gozzo and, since it is the southernmost point of the whole of Europe, is the favorite destination of those who do not like conventional tourist resorts and prefer the contact with nature (not by chance, free and nudist campers are among the usual visitors).

The white reefs of the south coast, the ocher earth and the sun-reflecting sand invite you to discover every corner of Gavdos starting from the harbor to the north where you can take the road that will take you to a must-see destination, the Lakoudi beach you can only walk on foot and at the end of a nice walk will take you in front of a blue sea that you can not resist. Considering that Gavdos is a small island, soon, continuing your journey, you will find it on its tip south of Tripiti Bay, a truly unusual place. Do not forget to take a nice selfie sitting on the giant chair over the beach and give you an incredible view of the background. Equally enchanting are the beach of Potamos with its reddish beach and Pyrgos beach on the opposite end of Gavdos in the northwest. These beaches are definitely the wildest and few offer services or equipment, so remember to bring along the necessary snacks and snacks.

If you prefer a more comfortable place you can choose the most frivolous beaches of Gavdos, among which the most famous is Agios Ioannis, located next to a small village with some of the most loved by naturists for the crystal clear sea and the sand here and there from junipers making it a paradise. Sarakinikos beach, on the other hand, is about 2 km from the harbor, and the small taverns that will be overlooked will also give you the chance to sample some local specialties. If you are passionate about history, on the hill of Kavos, you can admire the numerous prehistoric ceramic shells and stone utensils, while Sarakinikos is still visible in the building where Velouchiotis Aris, founder of the National Liberation Army people who were exiled to this place.

Leaving the beaches to go on a tour of the island of Gavdos you will soon discover that the architecture of the villages consists of one-storey cubic cubicles with a sort of tool-assisted enrichment and enriched by the inaccessible horticulture adjacent to the building. Visiting Kastri, the most important center in Gavdos, you will find that time has stopped and the small village will give you unique landscapes, while in the surrounding area, Lebanon’s pine and cedar woods are a shelter for many bird species.

If you can miss a day at the beach for a pleasant hike, Gavdos Island offers a number of well-groomed trails that allow you to reach the 17 rural churches scattered here and there or the 1880’s lighthouse on the southwest coast. A visit to the latter will prove to be very interesting to understand how it works, since today the structure has lost its original function and the lighthouse is used as a café even though part of the building (the most interesting one) houses a small museum which tells the story through the show of ancient equipment and photographs. We recommend keeping you here until sunset because the show is really magical!

Being a somewhat wild island, Gavdos is quite difficult to spin because transport is few so you need to plan your trip with some caution. To get to Gavdos you can embark on ferries departing from PaleophÃa or HÃara Sfakion and arriving at the port of Karave. Once you arrive on the island, you can use buses that, upon arrival of each ferry, generally provide tourists beaches and the most famous resorts.