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From Athens to the Peloponnese and back

This return trip from Athens to the Peloponnese is now a very familiar one. Sometimes, when the wind is blowing away from the road, we stop at Kineta, where the oil refinery belches out its acrid smoke. We can’t take … Continue reading

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Greek Olive Trees

The olive tree originally, it is believed, came from the region of Anatolia in modern Turkey. They have various health benefits and people say that they cure cancer. One of the myths about the genesis of the olive tree, is … Continue reading

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Taverna Pikoulianika, Mystras, Laconia, Greece

If you go to visit the Byzantine city of Mystras, it is worth driving a little further up the hill to find this traditional taverna with its home made food. of course, if you are going to Mystras from Kalamata … Continue reading

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