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Discovering the Timeless Charm of Syros: A Perfect Retreat in the Cyclades

Nestled in the heart of the Cyclades archipelago lies the enchanting island of Syros, a hidden gem waiting to be explored. With its captivating blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, Syros offers travelers a truly unforgettable retreat in the Aegean Sea. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a beach lover, or simply seeking a peaceful […]

Where did Santorini get its name?

Santorini blue dome white church

In search of the source of Santorini’s name Once upon a time, the island best known as Santorini was called Kallisti – ‘the most beautiful one’, and in modern times the official name is Thira, but the world knows it by the name first mentioned around 1100 by a Muslim geographer who wrote about ‘Santurin’, […]

Mysterious Mountain Mystras

I’ve previously blogged about Sparta and all the cool things in the area, but lately I’ve been spending alot of time thinking about places I personally plan to return to when I’m back in Greece. One of these places is Mystras, a place much more “modern” than anything you’ll find in ancient Sparta, but is […]

Some people are pure gold

Mrs. Toula, We live our lives, we meet people, we make acquaintances and then we find some special people. It’s like panning for gold. You get a pan full of sand and rocks, you dip it i the water, swish it around, get rid of the sand and the rocks, and, there, in the bottom […]

Dare I Say… Theater Thursday?

I know I’ve been saying this a lot lately, but if you’re in Athens or Argolida sometime soon or looking for something to do this weekend, I really think you should try to see some part of the summer Athens-Epidavros Festival. For the next two weekends the Greek National Opera will be performing Bizet’s “Carmen” […]

No Monk-ey Business

Since it’s the height of the summertime, I suppose it makes sense that I’ve been spending a lot of time fantasizing about the coast, the water, island paradises and whatnot. Unfortunately, doing that forever would just be a disservice to the rest of Greece, especially the north! Given how incredible Athens, the Peloponnese, and the […]

Sometimes it rains in Athens, But that’s OK!

Greece, land of sunshine, true. But every once in awhile there are a few days of rain. It can happen anytime. I’ve seen 3 days of rain in June, I’ve seen 3 days of rain in August, Looks like we’re looking at 3 days of rain in November … No need to fret if it […]

Not Your Usual Cape Town

A skeptic of the Greek vacation experience might wonder what makes some of the ancient sites and temples around the country so special. “Aren’t they all the same?” They might ask. Well, a lot of temples and houses of worship built by the ancients might seem a little similar on the surface, but beyond the […]

This. Was. Sparta.

Yesterday I told you all a little bit about the unique Olive and Olive Oil Museum in Sparta, but that’s far from all there is to do in the area, so why don’t we go through what other awesomeness you can experience in that part of the Peloponnese. Of course, Sparta hardly needs an introduction: […]

Wednesdays are for Wishes and Wanderlust…

As we all know too well, Wednesday is the farthest day from the weekend in any direction, so a lot of the time I find my mid-week #wanderlust for one of Greece’s too many to count island paradises… this time I was looking at pictures of Aegina (pronounced egg-ee-na), one my absolute favorites, as if […]