Category Archives: Travel

Apostolis’ and Rena’s cafeneion, ouzeri and fish taverna in Scala Loutron

When I was on the island of Lesbos earlier this week, I came across a little beach-side taverna that was full of delights. It didn’t look much, but the fish and seafood was excellent. We chanced to find it when … Continue reading

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The Greek island of Lesvos in the north eastern Aegean

I have recently spent a week on the Greek island of Lesvos. I spent three days in the island’s capital, Mytileni and saw first-hand the misery of the refugees who are stuck there. One in particular, who was staying in … Continue reading

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The Athenian Riviera

Yes, there is an Athenian Riviera, and very beautiful it is too. It stretches from the city to Cape Sounion. The coast road is spectacular, taking you past some of the most expensive properties in the world, in Vouliagmenis, Voula … Continue reading

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Eid celebrations in Sahara, Glyfada, Athens

Yesterday was Eid, and Muslims everywhere were celebrating.  I was a little confused because of the moon, which was a little more than a half of its full size. I remembered people going onto their roof tops in Pakistan to … Continue reading

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My favourite fish taverna near Corinth

I have mentioned this taverna before, but here I go again! It is on the road to Epidauros from Corinth and you have to really look out for the turning to the Kalamaki Beach Hotel and Isthmia Camping. It is … Continue reading

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Eating fish and drinking ouzo in Athens

I feel lucky to be living in Athens (Greece, not Georgia USA) and thought I’d try to explain why I love it so much. To begin with it’s lively and something is always happening, although friends say that if there … Continue reading

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So near, yet so far, a trip to the ancient theatre at Epidauros

It was the evening after the August full moon, the 19th of August when my friend and I went to see “The Birds” by Aristophanes being performed in the ancient theatre at Epidauros. I was really looking forward to it … Continue reading

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Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon

  The Temple of Poseidon holds a commanding position on Cape Sounion, and is most spectacular when the sun sets between the temple’s pillars. It is around 70 kilometres from Athens and a good place to go for an evening … Continue reading

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Corinth Ancient and Modern

Did you know that there is an acropolis in Corinth which was occupied in ancient times as well as more modern ones? Not many tourists can say that they have visited Acrocorinth (Upper Corinth) although the views from it are … Continue reading

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Milos: a little-visited island in the Cyclades

Milos is one of the Cycladic group of islands but it is not as well-known (or visited) as Mykonos, Santorini and Naxos, all of which belong to the same group of islands. This could be because of its mining and … Continue reading

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