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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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Memories of Greece: Portara of Naxos

A spectacular Greek Gateway on a hill impresses the traveler to Naxos. I was on a local ferry, admiring the clear sea waters. I...

Fort Roupel: Crossing a border

Fort Roupel, 1914, was in early planning stages along the mountainous border between Greece and Bulgaria when World War I erupted. In the mid-1930’s...

Ο Ντίνος the aromas of Tinos

Gianakis Bay gleamed in the afternoon sun on Tinos Island as I entered the bay front Ο Ντίνος Taverna. As is so common in...

Meteora: a magical 14th century necessity

The six monasteries of Meteora are justifiably a magnet for tourists. The ascetic Greek Orthodox monks who strove for mystical connection with the divine...

Tripping over Pyrgos on Santorini

When I first saw Pyrgos in 2014 it was late afternoon through swirling fog rolling up 700-foot-high cliffs. The mist hugged the low flat...

Tripping over Greece: Naxos

Greece’s long and turbulent civilization lay scattered throughout the country. It’s as easy to stumble across millenniums old remnants of everyday life in the...

Memories of Greece: Agia Marina, Aegina

Aegina is an easy island to the Athens mainland to go. A sandy beach is what tourists dream of. Before the 2020 pandemic, I...

Marathia on Tinos: traditional or avant garde?

Marathia Restaurant on Tinos Island aptly proves the superlatives you have heard on the creativity of Greek cuisine and the uncompromising beauty of Cyclades...

Pomegranate, Ermioni, youth intertwined

"Surely Love is a wonderful thing. Pearls and pomegranate cannot buy it...” ~ Oscar Wilde It’s appropriate that an ancient fruit should have a close...

Silk Road cuisine in the Pella Region

“We think of globalization as a uniquely modern phenomenon; yet 2,000 years ago too, it was a fact of life...” ― Peter Frankopan, The Silk...

Admire Oracles: Delphi, Gods and Wine

Considered the “navel of the world” to ancient Greeks, Delphi was more important than Mount Olympus. Delphi was their Vatican. “Admire oracles” (Χρησμοὺς θαύμαζε) was...

Corfu magic

“Gradually the magic of the island settled over us as gently and clingingly as pollen.”        ― Gerald Durrell on Corfu, My Family and Other...

On the Road in Greece: Georgiadis Accessories & Souvenirs, Alexandroupolis, Greece

By Catherine Tsounis Alexandroupolis is a modern city of Thrace that lied on our itinerary for a summer 2019 Kapogiannis tour. When we crossed the...

Tor Hotels: Greek destinations within destinations

There are hotels that are destinations, and then there are hotels in destinations. Tor Hotels offer both. Macedonia – a name that rings with history...

Out of the Blue in Crete

Out of the Blue, Capsis Elite Resort – a luxury village set within a vast botanical garden on the north coast of Crete –...

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