Category: Southern Europe

Scuba diving at Mourtias Reef Alonissos Greece

5 awesome things to do in Alonissos, Greece

Me, going to a Greek Island, and just do nothing? No, this is just unthinkable! Even if this time I enjoyed a more relaxing pace than usual and considered my scuba diving holiday in Alonissos a perfect summer retreat, I couldn't help exploring the island and uncovering the most extraordinary things you could do there. ...

Scuba diving at Mourtias Reef Alonissos Greece

Diving in Greece best-kept secret: Alonissos, Northern Sporades

I'm so delighted I can finally add Greece to my dive map whereas it was actually my third trip. The first time I celebrated my 12th birthday near Athens and I taught myself how to read Greek. I guess it was the trip that made me fall in love with travelling and language learning. After ...

scuba diving in Verzasca River Switzerland

Verzasca Express: adventurous river diving in Ticino, Switzerland

In Europe, we are lucky to have dive sites where we can see basking sharks, seals or eagle rays. But we are also lucky to have dive sites, where there is little to see but a lot to experience. Silfra in Iceland blew my mind with its pure water and sharp rock canyon between two ...

Pozzo dei Salti Scuba diving in Verzasca River Switzerland

[VIDEO] Scuba diving in the Pozzo dei Salti, Verzasca River, Switzerland

The Verzasca River was on my European scuba diving bucket list for a long time. All of the three dive sites, the Pozzo dei Salti, where an ancient roman bridge crosses the river, is by far the most famous. In the summer holidays, the Verzasca Valley is a very touristic and crowded place. To be ...

La Courtade Beach Porquerolles French Riviera Island France

Porquerolles Island, the scuba diving gem of the French Riviera

There is an island in the south of France that seems to be much further away than Europe. Its turquoise waters and warm climate feel like being a part of the Caribbean. Only the ancient olive trees and the singing cicadas will remind you that you are still in the French Riviera. Just off the ...

Toulon Bay ports French Riviera France

5 reasons to explore Toulon, my new scuba home in France

Last year, I moved back from Scotland to France with mixed feelings. For sure I would see all my friends and family again, for sure, I'll find delicious food and wine on the table, but for sure Paris would still be crowded, polluted and so far from the ocean. I may have stayed only 2 ...

View of Hvar Town and the Pakleni Islands from the Spanish Fortress

2 weeks in Croatia: island hopping from Split to Dubrovnik

Croatia was on the top of my European scuba diving bucket list for some years before I book that Thomas Cook Airlines ticket that would finally take me to Split. I started building my itinerary back in 2012 and I struggled to organise this trip the way I like. If I quickly identified that between ...