A Tour Around the Sights of Ios

#LoveIOS If you want to see the many facets of the island, you will – unfortunately – have to exchange your hiking boots for a set of wheels

I think we can all agree that walking is the perfect way of experiencing foreign destinations. The problem is that you do not always have the choice between good, better and perfect, but must instead take what is possible or do entirely without.

A Tour Around the Sights of Ios

Want to Experience Easter in the Churches of Ios?

#LoveIOS If you like Greek Orthodox churches and chapels, the island of Ios in the Greek Cyclades is the perfect place for you. Hiking (and driving) through Ios, you cannot miss the fact that there seem to be an awfully large number of churches and chapels around. No field or farm, no hill and certainly no mountain, no promontory and not even the most remote rock in the ocean seems complete without one of those

Want to Experience Easter in the Churches of Ios?

To the Lighthouse

#LoveIOS On today’s walk into the glorious Mediterranean countryside of Ios, we’re up to see a lighthouse …

… a “prehistoric” Greek dance floor …

Mrs Easy Hiker doing a Greek dance on the prehistoric Greek dance floor

… and the lizard, the wonderful lizard of I-Oz.

All we have to do is follow the yellow

To the Lighthouse

The Bliss of the Greek Mediterranean Wonderland

#LoveIOS A walk from Limani to Valmas and back to Chora that provides a perfect introduction into the charms of Ios Our first walk in Ios, and – of necessity – a short one. Such is the nature of the busy schedule that the municipality of Ios has prepared for us.

In the morning, we were chauffeured around the sights of the island (more of that in some later post), and we had

The Bliss of the Greek Mediterranean Wonderland

We Can’t Help but #LoveIOS

#LoveCYCLADES First Impressions from the “Flower of the Aegean Sea” Whenever we told somebody in Paros that we were planning to visit other islands of the Cyclades as part of our trip, he or she would invariably inform us that all islands were different, that they all had their unique character and that there were plenty of reasons to love each one of them. This is something that we have since been able to confirm

We Can’t Help but #LoveIOS

How they Celebrate Holy Week in the Cyclades

#LovePAROS Good Friday Celebrated with a Series of Byzantine Tableaux Vivants There are many reasons to love the holiday of Easter. Here is mine: while Christmas nowadays is more or less the same everywhere – a truly globalized event, celebrated from Alaska to Zimbabwe with decorated pine trees, Silent Night and a jolly fat man in red pyjamas – Easter has managed to preserve its diversity, its many ancient faces and flavours.

The

How they Celebrate Holy Week in the Cyclades

You Gotta #LoveCYCLADES

#LovePAROS Three Easy Pieces for Hikers on Paros

Yes, you guessed it : We are in Greece!

On the beautiful island of Paros, to be precise, the pearl of the Aegean Sea. And just to prove to you that we are not simply taking it easy – although the temptation to just have a good time and let writing duties go hang may sometimes be hard to resist …

You Gotta #LoveCYCLADES

Exploring the Cyclades

Hiking through History in Ios, Milos and Paros Hiking is a wonderful way of exploring and experiencing your immediate neighbourhood. If you have never wondered what the world looks like beyond that distant little strip of green that you can see from your bedroom window, chances are you will not get much out of excursions to Antarctica and the Amazon either (curiosity not being something you can selectively switch on or off.)

As

Exploring the Cyclades