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Nothing beats a hearty, warming dish, even if you’re travelling to a warm-weather country. Many holiday destinations have their own traditional meals as well as the usual tourist offerings, so here are a few delicacies you can look out for while you’re away. Cocido Madrileño Though you may be tempted by tapas while holidaying in Spain, I recommend that you look out for cocido madrileño, the country’s national dish. This family favourite is a chickpea-based stew, often cooked in a large pot with various vegetables and several meats. The chickpeas are soaked overnight and the meat is cooked until beautifully

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Fancy escaping the cold, damp weather of the UK and heading to Greece for a sunny getaway? Of course you do! Nothing says ‘sun’ quite like rolling waves and sand between your toes, and this post will take you through some of the beaches of Crete so that you can choose the perfect one for your holiday, no matter who you’re travelling with. Kedrodasos If you’re travelling to Greece with your family, I recommend that you stop off at this brilliant beach. Boasting a Blue Flag status, this gorgeous stretch of sand is safe, secure and easy to access. Visitors

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Wild Grecian holidays have their time and place, but let’s face it – sometimes you’re looking for something a bit classier than boozing your break away. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you want a boring, do-nothing holiday either. The perfect middle ground? Cultural festivals! And boy, are you in luck – from internationally-renowned animation festivals to social awareness events that will teach you something new, the little Greek island of Corfu is teeming with some fantastic options. For an authentic Corfiot experience, I recommend staying in Perama. It’s very close to the main events so you’ll easily be able to

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Looking to experience a Greek holiday that isn’t teeming with tourists or polluted with party-goers? You’re in luck – Agios Ioannis Peristeron is located on the island of Corfu and is the Balkan nation’s best kept secret. Until now, that is. This lovely, lazy little seaside town has everything you could wish for on a Greek getaway – Blue Flag beaches, delicious cuisine, history beyond compare and sensational shopping opportunities. Read on to discover all of this hidden gem’s exciting attractions – I guarantee your holiday will be one to remember. Greek Eats and Seafront Seats Agios Ioannis Peristeron’s tavernas

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Travelling around the world this winter? Here are some of the cultural crazes you might come across this holiday season.

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Hanioti is the ideal destination for a Greek holiday where relaxation is the number one priority. With its beautiful Blue Flag beaches, excellent restaurants and scenic countryside, you have everything you need to indulge in a little R&R. No one, least of all me, is going to judge you for spending all your time stretched out on a sunbed with a cool drink in one hand and a book in the other. However, if you do fancy taking in a few of the sights or doing some leisurely shopping, then keep reading for my recommendations. Where to Relax If you

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If the thought of the January blues is already getting you down, now is the perfect time to plan a little break to help celebrate the beginning of a new year. January is a great time to travel. Not only will it help keep the festive season going longer, you’ll avoid the all-too-common crowds and chaos of the summer months. Today, I am making the case for a January trip to the main port in Piraeus, Greece. With its close location to Athens and the unique part it plays in the festival of Epiphany, Piraeus is the ideal January destination

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Located on the Kassandra Peninsula in Greece is Sani Resort, a unique, intimate and discrete holiday destination. This family-owned ecological reserve prides itself on its sustainability, and is dedicated to preserving the 1,000 acres of forests, wetlands, beaches and other sources of natural beauty that surround it. However, don’t let that fool you – a stay here is no camping trip. The resort comprises of a selection of luxurious five-star hotels, tied together by the glamourous Marina at the very centre. And the best part? Each has a high selection of diverse and delicious restaurants. Read on for my four

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Vegetarianism is becoming an increasingly popular lifestyle choice, and there are several reasons as to why. It has been said to have many health benefits as well as to help reduce global warming. Although some countries are more veggie friendly than others, it’s never impossible to find a meat-free meal on your travels. Eat Fresh in France Many travellers associate French cuisine with frog legs and snails, but France actually has plenty of delicious vegetarian options as well. A lot of sandwiches consist of tomatoes and various cheeses, and of course the country is famed for its bread and other

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If you’re thinking about travelling to Greece, there’s no doubt you’ll come across some historical remains of Ancient Greece, a time where mythology was prevalent. The tales of the gods and goddesses that we still know today inspired more than just belief and worship at the time – contemporary art and literature still sometimes echo these ancient influences. If you want a breakdown of some important aspects of Greek mythology, check out this interesting infographic. Olympia Mount Olympus is the famed residence of the twelve most predominant gods and goddesses. Though there were hundreds, only a select few have been

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