Category: Greece

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Santorini – The Lost Island of Atlantis?

A popular theory holds that the volcanic eruption on the island of Santorini is the source of the legend of Atlantis. Whether that is true or not, there was a massive eruption some 3,600 years...

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Ios – The Party Island

Apparently the best time for party animals to visit Ios is in August when the nightclubs and bars throb to the sound of music and young people having fun. And there are so many...

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Paros – The Marble Island

Paros is among the most popular islands of the Greek Cyclades. Known these days for its role as a ferry hub and with a quieter atmosphere than that of the party islands of Mykonos, Ios...

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Delos – Sanctuary of the Gods

The island of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage site just to the west of Mykonos, is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. The island was first inhabited during...

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Mykonos

We disembarked at Mykonos pier and were met by a seething throng of taxi drivers and tour guides promising the earth, forcing us to run the gauntlet. As we struggled towards the bus parking,...

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Athens – The beginning of our Greek Odyssey

I don’t know why, but Athens was not anything like I expected. The taxi ride from the Eleftherios Venizelos airport was hair-raising as the driver sped towards our hotel. The scenery that whizzed by...