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This app is what it says on the box: it’s all about the Greek islands, their distinctive character, mythology, beaches, villages, cities, museums, archaeology, art, churches and monasteries, famous personalities and much more. Much of the text comes from Cadogan’s now out of print Greek Island guide (originally Greek Island Hopping, a long time ago!)

This was my very first guide book and very dear to my heart, as my father’s family comes from a Greek island, Ikaria, so I’ve actually left in a lot of goofy things that a 20 year old thought was important in 1977 (just for sentimental reasons!), although over the years many things have changed.

You will no longer find out which beaches have the softest sand to sleep on (now illegal nearly everywhere), or how you can travel around all the island for eight months on a £400 as I did then, or how to make sure you get a bit of hot water in the evening and not soak your towel/flood your room with exciting Greek plumbing (all works very well now, except maybe the toilets that still can’t digest toilet paper!).

This app, however, very light on practical information, although you will find links to the island tourist information web sites, which are usually very up-to-date. Do download Greece’s Best app for a lot more on that side of things and if you are venturing off the beaten Greek island track, check out my Greek food decoder.

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Text © Dana Facaros