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 overnighting in Laconia somewhere, we both agreed that it made … Read More
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. It is unlike any visions of Greece you might have. … Read More
Oh how lucky we are to have the fast road out of Athens. I’d heard my mother-in-law say this dozens of times as we headed out of Athens en route to the Peloponnese. She’d roll her eyes in that way … Read More
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 called Piana. It’s the birthplace of my father-in-law and his … Read More
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 the custom of all the locals, we were walking along … Read More
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 complete my list of visits to the UNESCO World Heritage … Read More
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 and fishing ports untouched by time and tourism.