Category Archives: Greece

Athens & goodbye

12-16 October, 2011 Hello Athens! And goodbye Middle Sea! This the 101st post will be my last. The last 6 months have been amazingly good but all things (good and bad) must come to an end. I have purchased my ticket to fly … Continue reading

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Greek Crisis

Strikes, protests, riots… But traditional Greek life goes on as it always has.

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Santorini

9-11 October, 2011 Thira in Greek (but everyone calls it Santorini), an island in the middle of the Aegean Sea, part of the Cyclades group. My boat from Rhodes was a slow one, leaving at 8am and not arriving at Santorini … Continue reading

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Rhodes

5-8 October, 2011 Rhodes has a long and fascinating history. It was the site of yet another of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Colossus of Rhodes, erected around 280BC, standing 100m tall. It stood for only about … Continue reading

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Thessaloniki

2-4 August, 2011 Thessaloniki (or Salonika), major port city of Macedonia (the region, not the nation a.k.a. FYROM – complicated isn’t it?) and my first view of another sea – the Aegaean! Thessaloniki reminds me a bit of Trieste, with its … Continue reading

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Kalambaka

30 July – 1 August, 2011 This place is a major highlight in a trip full of highlights. You must be getting tired of my superlatives, but I saw some unforgettable sights today. Stunning surreal scenery. I’ll try to give … Continue reading

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Ioannina

30 July, 2011 Ioannina is an interesting and pleasant town on the shores of a lake with an island (Nisi) that has frequent ferry boat rides (for 2 euros). Ali Pasha was an interesting guy who ruled this area and … Continue reading

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