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Five Top Places to Visit in Greece’s Peloponnese

Greece’s Peloponnese – Top 5 Places to Visit Greece’s Peloponnese has it all—striking landscapes, an array of historical sites, rich local cultures, and delectable food. Outdoor enthusiasts, culture vultures, foodies, history buffs, and practically everyone else will find their niche. It’s one of Greece’s most alluring regions, and it’s easy to access from Athens in a …

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Searching for Loggerhead Sea Turtles in Zakythos, Greece

The Bay of Laganas on the south west coast of Zakynthos  is considered to be the largest nesting ground in the Mediterranean for the Caretta Caretta loggerhead sea turtles  . They are commonly called “loggerheads” due to their large heads with a horny beak. They are the largest hard-shelled turtles in the world and the …

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Santorini Roasted Lamb Recipe: Eating Greek with the Ravenous Traveler

  As if Greek food alone weren’t enough of a reason to visit Greece, 2013 is the Year of Gastronomy on the island of Santorini, where the Selene Restaurant  offers cooking classes to ravenous travelers. With the recent economic and political turmoil driving down prices and keeping less-adventurous travelers away, this is the perfect year …

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The Mystical Beauty of Samothraki Island, Greece

  Off the coast of Thrace in northern Greece, lies the mystical island of Samothraki. I arrive by bus at Alexandroupolis, a pleasant city near the Turkish frontier. It originated as a small garrison town founded by Alexander the Great, and is now centre of the local tobacco trade. Offshore, in the mist of early …

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Tinos, Mykonos and Delos: the Divine and the Decadent Islands of Greece

  Only a few nautical miles separate them, but the islands of Tinos, Mykonos and Delos in the Greek Cyclades group are as diverse as the Elysian Fields and the Underworld: The Divine and the Decadent. Tinos is ascetic: a holy island, famed for one of the most important shrines of the Orthodox Church. Mikonos …

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Wine and Kitron Tasting on the Greek Isles

  My introduction to Greek wines was during my first visit to Santorini, Greece some thirty years ago. I fell in love with Lava wine, from the Koutsoyannopoulos’ Volcan Wineries, on the island. Perhaps I was attracted first by the appealing label: a copy of a Minoan fresco with a fisherman holding bundles of his catch. …

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