20 Feb 2014:
Easter on Symi -
Sharp, a permanent resident on Symi and our local manager there,
writes about Easter on this beautiful Aegean island.
6 May 2013:
Yoga on Paxos -
May, our yoga friend and teacher Zoe Reason holds her Iyengar yoga
classes on a shady terrace in the middle of an olive grove not far
from Loggos. It is the perfect month for practising yoga on Paxos.
Daytime temperatures are warm enough to have classes outside on the
terrace, even in the early morning.
17 Jan 2013:
(GREECE) The Greek
Orthodox Easter is late this year, providing a perfect
opportunity to enjoy
Greece during its greatest
festival. The dates (from 3 to 6 May) mean the flights to the
islands will be well underway and the weather warming up very
10 Oct 2012:
(GREECE) Flights to Greece 2013 – the
Italian option? - As you will probably know by now, if you are
planning a holiday to Greece next year, easyJet has released its
summer flying for 2013.
1 Sept 2012:
(GREECE) Late season - On Monday
this week the winds got up on both sides of Greece, in the Ionian
and the Aegean, churning up the seas and disrupting ferry crossings.
They have since subsided but this change in the weather seems to
have signalled the end of high summer. Temperatures have come down a
little, from their peak in the mid-30s to the high 20s, and the
islands are settling into September mode.
18 July 2012:
(GREECE) Late Getaways - ... happily
there are still some reasonably priced flights to Greek destinations
out there. In a recent trawl of seat-only sites, we found - a
Monarch flight from Luton to Corfu at £253 for an 8-day trip from
30th July - a BMI Baby flight from Manchester departing 23rd July
for £295 return - and even a Thomson flight, from Edinburgh to
Corfu on 10th August for 7 nights, for a surprisingly affordable
7 July 2012:
(GREECE) A Silver Lining - If you
are thinking of escaping the black clouds and torrential rain of
northern Europe for the sunnier skies of Greece, there’s a further
bit of good news today...
25 June 2012:
(ISLAND) News from the beach - A new
Greek government was formed sometime this week - or so I hear. Not a
lot of national or international news percolates as far as Marmari
beach, the second beach from Loggos on this tiny Ionian paradise of
25 May 2012:
(BUSINESS) Join us on facebook -
You may not have succeeded in grabbing a share of facebook when it
was floated a few days ago but now at least you can share in the new
Travel à la carte facebook page....
25 May 2012:
(BUSINESS) Announcing the new Travel à la
carte website. It is well known that travel is one of the most
popular fields of human interest and activity on the internet...
18 May 2012:
(GREECE) The chief executive of the
Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), of which Travel a la
carte is a member, posted this message about Greece yesterday on his
16 May 2012:
What if... ?
Speculation has been growing that
Greece will soon leave the
euro. Here in the
UK, the respected economic
commentator Hamish McRae added his own comment in the London Evening
Standard, entitled: ‘Greece
quitting the euro is no tragedy’. In the article, he looks at the
history of countries leaving monetary unions and how governments
went about replacing one currency with another. [RESPONSES: 1]
3 MAY 2012:
(ISLAND) Kefalonia was basking in summer
temperatures when I flew back to a grey and wet London on Tuesday.
The Monday before I left, on only the second of the new easyJet
flights to the island, temperatures reached an impressive 33 degrees
celsius – that’s over 90 fahrenheit. And it was still April.
30 APR 2012:
Paxos in April -
It is a pleasure to be back on Paxos. Now, in the week or so before
the season begins, the island is at its most feminine and appealing.
In the gardens of the old Manor House in Loggos, a beautiful pink
and white climbing rose is in bloom.
01 APR 2012:
HYDROFOIL TIMETABLE -
Paxos hydrofoil schedule released! At
last this summer's sailing schedule for the hydrofoil between Corfu
and Paxos is out. You will find it here.
Just email or call us if you have any questions about it and we'll
try to answer them.
31 Mar 2012:
(GREECE) Are things looking up a bit
for Greece? You might think so from a glance at the UK travel
sections this weekend. At last, the papers are beginning to correct
the impression that the entire country is in chaos and you would be
mad to travel there.
14 Mar 2012:
(ISLAND) In the first part of this blog on flights to Greece I
reported on how easyJet and Ryanair have been extending their flying
programmes to the Greek islands....
12 Mar 2012:
that the air over Greece has cleared a bit, financially speaking, it
might be a good time to look at what’s on offer this year in terms
of air travel to Greece and the islands.
5 Mar 2012:
(GREECE) In an opinion poll of over a
thousand Greeks reported at the weekend, 67 per cent said they
thought a return of the drachma would make the country's situation
worse, compared with 13pc who believed it would make things better.
23 Feb 2012:
(GREECE) Strikes this
summer? Not surprisingly, in the present climate, we are often asked
by people considering a Greek holiday what would happen if their
travel arrangements were affected by strikes ...
23 Feb 2012:
(BUSINESS) Travel à la carte offers
a full welcome service for all its guests on the Greek islands...
22 Feb 2012:
of the Association of Independent Tour Operators Derek Moore has
heavily criticised the foreign secretary, William Hague, for
treating Greece as if it were a “war zone”...
22 Feb 2012:
For the past two months, the British newspapers have been full of
reports and comment about Greece and its immediate prospects. Last
weekend was no exception, with a string of papers from the Mail and
the Independent to the Saturday and Sunday Telegraphs discussing the
dire state of the Greek economy and the growing resistance in Greece
to further austerity measures.... Read More
21 Feb 2012: (GREECE) The most recent outbreaks of unrest
in Greek before the vote on the EU rescue package were confined to
Athens and the mainland. Life on Paxos and our other islands
continued completely as normal, the main problem there being caused
by the weather.....
20 Feb 2012:
(ISLAND) Weather conditions for Paxos added to the site...