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Straight from the Five Star Greece blog: get the insider's scoop on the Greek Islands. Where to go, what to do, & how to best enjoy your Greek holiday!
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“You are probably like me and know something or nothing about Greece” is how Joanna Lumley’s new TV series kicks off – so true, yes, but which is it Joanna? Something  or nothing? After that though, it got going and was tremendous fun. I never knew that there is a village in Evia where there are still 40 old villagers who speak Whistle...  -- Click through to read the rest of our Blog post! -- #FiveStarGreece #LuxuryVillas #HolidayMatchmakers

Five Star Greece offers private villas and luxury accommodation in Mani. Independent guide to Mani.

"Floods in Provence, unseasonable chill in Spain, but Greece is having a heatwave that leaves people gasping and flapping like fish in a net. The only place to be is by the sea now..." -- Click through to read the rest of our Blog post! -- #FiveStarGreece #LuxuryVillas #HolidayMatchmakers

"Floods in Provence, unseasonable chill in Spain, but Greece is having a heatwave that leaves people gasping and flapping like fish in a net. The only place to be is by the sea now..." -- Click through to read the rest of our Blog post! -- #FiveStarGreece #LuxuryVillas #HolidayMatchmakers

"Serifos is possibly my favorite small Cycladic island to be twenty years old on- or fifty something as well. It has a wild and rocky beauty, the tawny mountains pulse with light  and the azure sea merges with the sky  in a vast dome of empty blue. This is the island of Medusa, the monster with snake hair who turned to stone..." -- Click through to read the rest of our Blog post! -- #FiveStarGreece #LuxuryVillas #HolidayMatchmakers

"Serifos is possibly my favorite small Cycladic island to be twenty years old on- or fifty something as well. It has a wild and rocky beauty, the tawny mountains pulse with light and the azure sea merges with the sky in a vast dome of empty blue. This is the island of Medusa, the monster with snake hair who turned to stone..." -- Click through to read the rest of our Blog post! -- #FiveStarGreece #LuxuryVillas #HolidayMatchmakers

Koufonisia, a small island in the Cyclades is  really the playground of the islands;  no need for a car, you can walk from one end to the other in 40 minutes easily, and if you take the coastal path, you can stop and swim in a different little beach every 50 metres... -- Click through to read the rest of our Blog post! -- #FiveStarGreece #LuxuryVillas #HolidayMatchmakers

Koufonisia: astonishing little white sandy beaches, fox-red cliffs, bright blue lagoons, and sea caves.

Those of a certain age who spend childhood summers on a Greek island, appreciate as no-one else can, the joy of coffee and condensed milk for breakfast. Thick and sweet, you gloop it into your coffee and stir...  -- Click through to read the rest of our Blog post! -- #FiveStarGreece #LuxuryVillas #HolidayMatchmakers

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The seven islands that make up the Ionian Islands are about soft  seduction; they don’t go in for  brash, bright, harsh, wind-blown,  barren, dynamic or other such theatricals –  Corfu, Paxos, Lefkada, Ithaca, Kefalonia,  Zakynthos and  Kythira have always been...  -- Click through to read the rest of our Blog post! -- #FiveStarGreece #LuxuryVillas #HolidayMatchmakers

Ithaca: dramatically beautiful, rugged, relatively undeveloped, green and mountainous with steep blue indented bays and charming little harbours & villages.

The ruins of a Frankish castle: Wind-stranded in Sami, the pretty port of  western Kefalonia  - Babis the water taxi captain who looks like  a pirate out of Tintin, has said we have to wait for the sun to set and waves to subside... -- Click through to read the rest of our Blog post! -- #FiveStarGreece #LuxuryVillas #HolidayMatchmakers

Sami, Melissani, Drogarati, Kefalonia, Acropolis of Sami

Mykonos is getting ready for its summer-long party – the guests are already arriving, and the party will go on till early September... -- Click through to read the rest of our Blog post! -- #FiveStarGreece #LuxuryVillas #HolidayMatchmakers

Mykonos is getting ready for summer The guests are already arriving, and the party will go on till early September.

"The Mediterranean Sea was home to countless pirate fleets, who found safe refuge in the thousands of little coves lacing the myriad of islands, from as early on in history as..." -- Click through to read the rest of our Blog post! -- #FiveStarGreece #LuxuryVillas #HolidayMatchmakers

Barbarossa Corsair, Modern Pirates in Aegean and the Greek Islands

"At  this time of year, wisps of sea fog out on the horizon somewhere  towards Sicily catch the early morning sun. Breakfast in  the little port of Assos on the way is a must as well – Greece’s second prettiest village?..."-- Click through to read the rest of our Blog post! -- #FiveStarGreece #LuxuryVillas #HolidayMatchmakers

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