Visiting The Aegean & Corinth

Symi Harbour

Accessible only by ferry (or private yacht!) from Rhodes, this tiny Greek island with its amphitheatrical harbour is as picturesque as they come.

Our first visit to Symi was to celebrate Greek easter and, once discovered, it was the start of a lasting love affair. The local speciality, Symi shrimps, is an absolute must.

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Oia - Santorini

Considered to be THE spot from which to view Santorini’s legendary sunsets, Oia overlooks the north entrance to Santorini’s volcanic caldera.

The narrow winding streets are alive with one-off boutiques, eateries and bars, with some of the most spectacular views in the world. A favourite haunt of ours, I celebrated a big birthday here on a roof-top terrace overlooking this, ‘the lost city of Atlantis’.

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Kavos

Seafood Restuarant

Kavos taverna, half a mile from the eastern entrance to the Corinth canal, is owned and run by Tassos and his adorable mother Pagona.

Their knowledge and treatment of seafood here are unsurpassed and Pagona makes the most exquisite seafood spaghetti we’ve ever tasted.

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Corinth Canal

The canal, was opened in 1893, across the isthmus of Corinth which separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland. It shaves about 185 miles off a voyage from the Adriatic to the northern Aegean.

It reminds us of a slice taken out of a cake, perfectly straight through the bedrock, with beautiful pale blue water. We’ve transited the canal probably close on a hundred times, but it’s still always a thrill.

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Pension Ganimede - Galaxidi

Tucked away in the backstreets of this charming unspoiled port, Ganimede boasts one of the best breakfasts you’ll find in Greece. 

An ideal day here begins with Chrissoula’s indulgent breakfast in the courtyard, followed by a visit to the ancient site of Delphi, in the hills above.

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