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Confessions of a Guidebook Writer

Hotel Majestic, Santorini

The hawk-eyed must have already realised that some movie reviews appear online before a film has even been released. Typically they say: “Can’t wait!” – five stars or “How can they cast Ben Affleck in that role?” ­– one star. Strange, right? Welcome to fake online reviews. As regards consumer products, Amazon has been forced […]

Best and Worst of the Cyclades

Best hotels I stayed in: Chez Sophie Santorini, Polikandia Folegandros, Grotta Naxos Best food: Milos, Mykonos, Syros. Best restaurants I ate in: Filippos Kea (grill), Baboulas Mykonos, Floisvos (Milos), Simos (Sifnos). Best single meal: Baboulas Mykonos (Mussels cooked in seawater is out of this world). Best view: Santorini caldera from Akrotiri (not from Oia). Best […]