Tag Archives: Peloponnese

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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Perfect Peloponnese

The Peloponnese, in 2016 was named by Lonely Planet as number 1 of the destinations to visit. The Greek newspaper “Ekathimerini” reported this in June 2016. I only hope that this amazing area is not overrun by tourists! I have  … Continue reading

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Epidauros, the Ancient Theatre, Peloponnese, Greece

  The theatre at Epidauros is an example of how the ancient architects were masters of acoustics. You can stand right at the top of the rows of theatre seats, and if someone drops a small coin in the centre … Continue reading

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Nafplio, First Capital City of Greece

  Nafplio in the eastern Peloponnese region of Argolis on mainland Greece may not seem to be an ideal spot for a holiday, and perhaps that is so for beach-lovers. It has a rich and interesting history, as it was … Continue reading

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