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Athens & Greek Islands city guide: A Greek local’s perspective

We were pretty excited when we found out our good friends Tim & Bri were getting married and I must admit I was even more excited when we found out it was going to be in Athens, Greece with an open invitation to crash part of their honeymoon in the Greek Islands – Hello Grecian … Continue reading

Santorini Hotspot Find: Ginger Sushi Lounge

Santorini Hotspot Find: Ginger Sushi Lounge | meltingbutter.com

GINGER SUSHI LOUNGE, FIRA After eating Greek food for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the last night of the holiday I needed some cultural variety (spoiled New Yorker here). I was wary about having Chinese, Italian or any other cuisine the Greek’s aren’t exactly known for being masters at. Then logic steered me to Japanese … Continue reading

Santorini Hotspot Find: Koukoumavlos

KOUKOUMAVLOS, FIRA If you get that urge to splash out and spoil yourself, go to Koukoumavlos. They serve higher-end, extremely creative Greek cuisine with a huge, well-curated wine list. Best Bit: Order a bottle of the Drama Syrah 2004, Ktima Pavlidis – We have been searching high and low for this wine in NYC and … Continue reading

Santorini Hotspot Find: Old Castle Oia

Santorini Hotspot Find: Old Castle Oia | meltingbutter.com

OLD CASTLE, OIA They say Santorini has the most photographed sunset in all of Greece. I’m surprised it’s not the most photographed sunset in the world – that’s how spectacular it is. The Old Castle in Oia has the best vantage point where you can see the sun cast its glorious colours over the iconic … Continue reading

Folegandros Hotspot Find: Vorina Bay

Folegandros Hotspot Find: Vorina Bay | meltingbutter.com

VORINA BAY, CHORA Not for the faint-hearted but definitely for the adventure seeking beach lover. We hiked down (and more impressively back up) the mountain’s rather treacherous pathway to get to a little piece of paradise that we shared with only 5 other people. Best Bit: Emptiness, quiet and crystal clear waters. http://www.cycladia.com/best-beaches-greece/vorina/   WE’RE … Continue reading

Folegandros Hotspot Find: Kritikos

Folegandros Hotspot Find: Kritikos | meltingbutter.com

KRITIKOS, CHORA Widely agreed by Folegandros locals as the very best grilled meats restaurant on the island and that’s enough recommendation for me. Best Bit: Zero indoor seating gives you a nice reminder that you’re on summer holidays 🙂 http://www.kritikos-folegandros.com Chora – Folegandros, Greece +30 22860 41219   WE’RE SOCIAL AT MELTING BUTTER: Follow meltingbutter.com … Continue reading

Folegandros Hotspot Find: Pounta

Folegandros Hotspot Find: Pounta | meltingbutter.com

  POUNTA, CHORA I had a routine each morning in Folegandros – wake up to a gorgeous sea view before jumping out of bed with excitement knowing what was to come – breakfast at Pounta! Imagine starting the day with the freshest fruit topped with properly creamy Greek yoghurt and honey followed by a new … Continue reading

Folegandros Hotspot Find: Fata Morgana

Folegandros Hotspot Find: Fata Morgana | meltingbutter.com

  FATA MORGANA, CHORA Seasickness got the better of me on the ferry to Folegandros so stepping out of the car to see Fata Morgana’s incredible pool over-looking the Aegean Sea and Milos Island was a real sight for sore eyes. The view literally does not look like reality but rather a too-perfectly Photoshopped version … Continue reading