Life on a Greek Island (Tilos)

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Looking down towards the monastery of Ayios Panteleimonas, late November 2015 - Nisyros and Kos visible in background Greece Islands, November 2015, Crete, Kos, West Coast, Grand Canyon, Landscapes, Travel, Life

An Octopus in my Ouzo

Looking down towards the monastery of Ayios Panteleimonas, late November 2015 - Nisyros and Kos visible in background

Why Rhodes and its tiny neighbour Tilos are the perfect double act Hidden Beach, Travel Info, Rhodes, Greek Islands, Holiday Destinations, Heritage Site, Mail Online, Daily Mail, Acting

Why Rhodes and its tiny neighbour Tilos are the perfect double act

MailOnline Travel's Julian Robinson was at first fascinated by Rhodes and its Unesco heritage sites and then enchanted by Tilos and its charming tavernas and hidden beaches.

An Octopus in my Ouzo: A Long Walk to the Castle, and an Entertaining Eve. Greek Islands, Octopus, Eve, Castle, Walking, Entertaining, Water, Outdoor, Beautiful

A Long Walk to the Castle, and an Entertaining Evening at Kali Kardia

There were bees buzzing and, in the blue sky and warm sun, a feel of summer around the corner as we set off on the half-hour walk up the path to Skafi. We reached the sand and I had a sudden longing to lie down and fall asleep. Work has been excitingly busy at my home office, feeling strangely like a real office, especially when I got invited out for lunch by an editor in New York, and had to explain that it might be tricky. Not that it’s been all work this week, far from it – with a Greek…

Lisa catching a fly, November 2015

An Octopus in my Ouzo

Lisa catching a fly, November 2015

Making halva in November 2015 - experimenting with recipes for the new book! Seasonal Food, November 2015, Greek Islands, French Toast, Book, Breakfast, Recipes, Life, Greek Isles

An Octopus in my Ouzo

Making halva in November 2015 - experimenting with recipes for the new book!

October 2015 - a bit of barbering in Megalo Horio Greece Islands, Crete, Landscapes, October, Life, Paisajes, Scenery, Greek Islands

October 2015 - a bit of barbering in Megalo Horio

2 Month Kitten Rescue: From Greece To England - All About Cats I Love Cats, Cute Cats, Zoo Animals, Cute Animals, Hi Gorgeous, Lots Of Cats, Kitten Rescue, All About Cats, Greek Islands

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Latest breaking news headlines for Truro, Falmouth and the rest of Cornwall plus daily UK, world news & the latest traffic & travel news online.

An Octopus in my Ouzo: Breaking the Pomegranate

Breaking the Pomegranate

'We say spame to rodi,' said Dimos at Faros taverna yesterday evening, handing me a pomegranate to break for luck with my new home. We'd just finished a dinner of calamari and briam and fried small fish, which are just available again since the season began for fishing with trata nets. I'd learned of this good news after running into Stelios on Friday's Blue Star ferry to Rhodes. (On the way back, a couple of young guys were playing lyra and laouto on the top deck.) I told Dimos I'd already…

An Octopus in my Ouzo: Apokries Greek Islands, Octopus, Life, Greek Isles, Octopuses, Diving Regulator, Squidbillies, Calamari

Apokries

The year I lived in Athens after I finished university, I had my first glimpse of the Greek version of carnival or Apokries in the Plaka district; I remember Athenians in bright costumes, happily spraying one another with streamers. Then, with a few days off from teaching, I took buses north to Kalambaka to see the Meteora, those strange stubby rocks that rise so sheer from the flat plains that monks of old saw fit to build monasteries on top. On Kathari Deftera, Clean Monday, people…