Kea, Greece: Secret Seaside

Now that Athens has moved its airport away from the city and Piraeus, all the more reason to take the back door route to the islands. A morning flight, a short taxi ride to Lavrio and there will be time to look for Byron’s signature on the temple at Cape Sounion before catching the evening boat to Kea, with onward connections to the western Cyclades or Syros, hub of Aegean ferry schedules. Kea’s regulars come to eat well a::Read More

What is a telescope?

A telescope is an instrument that aids in the observation of remote objects by collecting electromagnetic radiation (such as visible light). The first known practical telescopes were invented in the Netherlands at the beginning of the 17th century, using glass lenses. They found use in terrestrial applications and astronomy. Within a few decades, the reflecting telescope was invented, which used mirrors. In the 20th century ma::Read More

8 things to do when traveling with family

1. Pack light When traveling with your children, it is advisable to travel as light as you can since you will be carrying everything with you at every place you go. Make it clear to all before you leave, that they have to get the least possible in order to make things easier for everyone. Two changes of clothes should suffice, together with a few toiletries and some entertainment stuff such as a book or a tablet. 2. Walk every::Read More