Byron, Durrell, Sounio- On the Temple of Poseidon’s Graffiti

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  "If you haven't been to Sounio, then we're not discussing anything else." My friend Chrysoula, also a travel blogger,...

Hydra- Discreet Mediterranean Glamour

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Glamorous, laid-back Hydra- in reality just 2 hours from Athens- is actually several significant decades away. There are no cars, no motorcycles, no noise...
Style and Substance - Vintage Fashion at Yesterday's Bread, Exarchia (Athens)

Style and Substance – Vintage Fashion at Yesterday’s Bread, Exarchia (Athens)

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Exarchia- haven of ruthlessly independent creative activity- makes me homesick, for a time as much as a place. There is no Starbucks, no Accessorize,...

Mastering the Art of Greek Drinking

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An enviable hallmark of Mediterranean culture is the civilized role of alcohol, built on aspects of Greek lifestyle worth emulating- Joy: People drink in joy in...
Kinda Blue - Exploring the Roots of Rebetiko

Kinda Blue – Exploring the Roots of Rebetiko

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Rebetiko is not really music for sunshine. The weather today is just right- soft overcast skies that let that quiet kind of beauty flourish....
The Ouzo of Lesvos I: Essentials

The Ouzo of Lesvos I: Essentials

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Is there a single drink more closely associated with Greece than ouzo? Aromatic- softened and whitened with water- it's the classic accompaniment to a...
Molyvos is the Greece of your Dreams (and hopefully, your best self).

Molyvos is the Greece of your Dreams (and hopefully, your best...

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When you think of your perfect, ideal Greece, you're probably actually thinking of Molyvos, home to all of Greece's perfections, double distilled. This is...
Things That Make Mytilene Marvelous

Things That Make Mytilene Marvelous

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Mytilene- Lesvos' main town - has everything you want from an island and everything you want from a capital at the same time. There...
Falling in Love with Lesvos- One Perfect Day

Falling in Love with Lesvos- One Perfect Day

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Lesvos enchanted us at first sight. "Oh Maria please stop! Can we take a photo?" The airport is five minutes behind us. I get out of...
Carpe Diem, Greek Style

Carpe Diem, Greek Style

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One of the best things about living in Greece full time is the relative tranquility of the spring and fall, the experiences this makes...