Greece

Country number:
5
Territory number:
7
“Happy is the man, I thought, who, before dying, has the good fortune to sail the Aegean sea.”
Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek

Tales from Greece

Ancient Athens - Greece in the Time of Covid Part 7

From this marble covered flat topped hill (it’s very skiddy walking) Athens glitters. The whole of the city is spread out below.
From this marble covered flat topped hill (it’s very skiddy walking) Athens glitters. The whole of the city is spread out below.
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Northern Aegean - Super Samos - Greece in the Time of Covid Part 6

Samos is not your typical Greek island. It’s covered in pine forest, which is really green, even at the end of the dry season....
Samos is not your typical Greek island. It’s covered in pine forest, which is really green, even at the end of the dry season. The vegetation is interspersed with amphitheatre like vineyards.
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Cyclades - Marvellous Milos - Greece in the Time of Covid Part 5

Milos is another postcard perfect island. Every building on the island is a whitewashed cuboid, mostly with cerulean blue shutters and doors, though...
Milos is another postcard perfect island. Every building on the island is a whitewashed cuboid, mostly with cerulean blue shutters and doors, though a few rebels have painted their window frames grey or a paler blue
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Dramatic Delphi - Greece in the Time of Covid - Part 4

Delphi has as heavenly a setting as the name suggests being built up the steep pristine slopes with views across gorges and a sea...
Delphi has as heavenly a setting as the name suggests being built up the steep pristine slopes with views across gorges and a sea of rippling olive trees down to the Gulf of Corinth.
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Magnificent Meteora - Greece in the Time of Covid - Part 3

The six (of an original 24) monasteries are perched on immense natural pillars and huge rounded boulders that dominate the skyline. The area is...
The six (of an original 24) monasteries are perched on immense natural pillars and huge rounded boulders that dominate the skyline. The area is named Meteora for obvious reasons. And it’s astonishing.
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Mysterious Mount Athos - Greece in the Time of Covid - Part 2

Only males are permitted to enter Mount Athos; no women have been allowed in for over a thousand years. So the only way I’m...
Only males are permitted to enter Mount Athos; no women have been allowed in for over a thousand years. So the only way I’m going to get close is by boat.
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Timeless Thessaloniki - Greece in the Time of Covid - Part 1

The fish in one of the traditional Thessaloniki tavernas is sublime - perfectly steamed mussels and grilled sea bream on a bed of stewed...
The fish in one of the traditional Thessaloniki tavernas is sublime - perfectly steamed mussels and grilled sea bream on a bed of stewed potatoes and carrot.
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Greece in a Nutshell

The official name of Greece is the Hellenic Republic. Its people are the Hellenes. Our word Greece derive from the Roman word for that...
The official name of Greece is the Hellenic Republic. Its people are the Hellenes. Our word Greece derive from the Roman word for that area - Graecia.
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The Best Beach in the World?

Here are my best 15 beaches in the world - I couldn't cut it down to 10 - it's really hard to choose
Here are my best 15 beaches in the world - I couldn't cut it down to 10 - it's really hard to choose
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