Content on Compass & Fork about Greece, the Greek Islands and Cyprus

One of the world’s great destinations for culture and cuisine.  On this page  you can find all the travel and food content for Greece, the Greek Islands and Cyprus. It includes what to see and do, what to eat and authentic local recipes you can make at home.

Content includes recipes, travel tips, travel guides from our travels through this region includes: Mykonos, Santorini, Naxos, Athens and Cyprus.  To help get you in the mood, there is a hand curated selection of books, cookbooks and movies about Greece.  And if you would like to share an authentic Greek feast at home with family and friends, there is a four course dinner party menu complete with recipes and wine suggestions to make entertaining at home easy.

Greece, the Greek Islands and Cyprus

If You’re Planning a Trip to Greece, the Greek Islands and Cyprus

Beautiful Accommodation Options

You will need a place to stay of course.  And finding the perfect accommodation is just part of the fun of planning your dream trip to Greece, the Greek Islands or Cyprus.

The Greek Islands are quite seasonal.  Not much is open in the winter on many islands, and they can be very crowded in the summer months.  And don’t forget the cruise ships stopping at many of the islands.  They can bring a large influx of day visitors.

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So best advice is to book early so you get the best selection.  If you would like to browse hotels in Greece, the Greek Islands and Cyprus and see availability and prices for your dates, you can check

There are plenty of vacation rentals and apartments on many islands.  To find these you and on the left hand side you can filter by accommodation type.  Lots of private rentals can be found on AirBnB.  If you are new to AirBnB, our tips for AirBnB users provides a handy guide. (and if you have any questions at all, just send us an email- we are happy to help.)  If you want to get started, here’s a coupon you can use when you register to save on your first stay.   We stayed in apartments we found on AirBnB in both Athens and Cyprus.  

Renting a Car in Greece, the Greek Island and Cyprus

Driving is not necessary or recommended some places due to traffic congestion.  We managed without a car on Santorini, Mykonos and in Athens.  We did rent a car on Naxos and depending what you’re planning in Cyprus, a car would be more convenient than public transportation.

For car rental overseas we recommend Holiday Autos.  Horror stories abound of people arriving to pick up the car or returning it and getting a bill much more than they planned due too surprise fees on the rental car that were not included in the quote.  You can find out more about why we recommend Holiday Autos and download our rental car checklist to use before you rent a car

And for traveling through Greece, the Greek Islands and Cyprus we highly recommend you have travel insurance. Greek ferries are notorious for cancellations and delays. You may have coverage through a credit card or other means, to learn more about travel insurance and how you might be able to save some money read our post with what you need to know about travel insurance.   You need to organize it before your trip begins.

We use and suggest World Nomads if you do not have other coverage.  You can learn more about Travel Insurance and selecting appropriate coverage and get a quote for travel insurance from World Nomad’s Travel Insurance here.


Food and Travel from Greece, the Greek Islands and Cyprus on Compass & Fork

The Best Authentic Loukoumades Greek Donuts Recipe
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Today we feature a popular dessert eaten throughout Greece and Cyprus. Authentic loukoumades are basically Greek donuts. They are drenched in a honey-based syrup, sprinkled with cinnamon, sesame seeds and crushed walnuts. And they’re easy... Read More

This Genuine Greek Spanakopita is Irresistible
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Genuine, Greek spanakopita is a classic, spinach pie, surrounded with filo pastry. Filled with spinach or silver beet, cheeses and mildly spiced, Greek spanakopita is a great way to increase your or your children’s green... Read More


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