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Iraklio and Knossos, Greece

  A young man and a princess descend into the darkness.  Deep in the maze beneath her father’s palace, they can hear growling. Their torches flicker.  A ball of string threads their path back to safety. Once they have killed the monster that lurks here, they will sail away together, escaping the wrath of her father; but …

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Greek History in Rhodes

  An island best known as the once home of a Seventh Wonder of the World (The Colossus), Rhodes is popular both for its rich history and its warm weather. Greek ruins and remnants of the Knights Hospitallers fortifications dot the island, while rocky beaches attract numerous tourists seeking sun-related activities like diving and surfing. …

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Roaming the Greek Isle of Rhodes

Rhodes is the largest island of the Dodecanese archipelago and serves as the capital of the Greek Islands. Located between the isles of Karpathos and Kos, Rhodes is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. Rhodes is most famous for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.  Colossus …

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Crete: A Feast for the Senses

  A one-hour flight from Athens to Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, dropped us near Heraklion, a bustling, noisy town I didn’t expect to like. But who can resist those exuberant Greeks, who love to talk? Every square and every cafe-bar was crammed with coffee-and beer-drinkers watching the scene and talking endlessly to …

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