Category Archives: Mainland Greece

Peddling the Peloponnese – Hilltop fortresses and vineyard valleys

The Peloponnese is a leaf shaped peninsula hanging off the southwest coast of mainland Greece and is famous not only for many archeological remnants of a history that rivals Crete’s Minoan ages, but for its natural beauty from mountain tops … Continue reading

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THESSALONIKI, Greece

By all means, when you come to Greece, go to Athens. The Acropolis and its state-of-the-art museum is a must-see.  Walk the old Plaka area, visit the quaint and quirky shops and indulge in the excellent cuisine.  That should take … Continue reading

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Pinnacles of Peace

Greece’s economy is not the only thing on the rocks.   On a positive note, it can boast about one of its national treasures that is a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Meteora sits among a valley of natural rock formations and … Continue reading

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Delphi – A trip into the bellybutton of the world

The deeper we traveled into the center of mainland Greece, the more beautiful and serene it became.  Villages perched on hillsides had an ambience of wellbeing in spite of the ongoing financial crisis.   Perhaps it was the friendliness of the … Continue reading

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Athens Anniversary

First of all, Xronia Polla (pron. KRONya PolLA) – Happy New Year! We toasted the birth of 2010 somewhere over the Atlantic near Rome on our way back from visiting the States at Christmas. What a wonderful time we had … Continue reading

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