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Escape to Mystras

It was getting late, and Basil and I knew we would not finish our work in Sparta before the office closed. Weighing the choice of driving back to Athens versus…

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Golden amber where the road ends

About 19 km from Tripoli, in the center of the Peloponnese, where the road ends, nestled in the steep slopes of Mount Mainalon, there is a magical place called Piana.…

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The old road from Athens, the evil staircase

Oh how lucky we are to have the fast road out of Athens. Iā€™d heard my mother-in-law say this dozens of times as we headed out of Athens en route…

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Good morning, Arcadia

Good morning, Arcadia, originally uploaded by greek58. When Basil and I need an escape from Athena, we head across the Corinth Canal to a peaceful little village in the Peloponnese…

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Athens Day Trips ā€“ Off the beaten path walk around Nafplio

A 40 minute walk that changed my life My wife, my dog and I were walking in Nafplio, the first capital of Greece after the Ottoman occupation, and as is…

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World Heritage Sites in Greece

World Heritage Sites around Greece Wow, just doing some updates to the blog and discovered that I really need to get to Samos and Patmos … this way I can…

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Peloponeses journey

Just two hours by car from Athens is a world full of history, nature, mountain ranges that hide villages where life moves at a different pace, beaches only locals know…

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