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Hollywood Gives Greek Endorsement

January 12, 2013 in Corfu_Ionian, Cover Story, Cyprus_Levant, Mainland_Greece, Mykonos_Delos, Santorini_Crete by webmaster

With a little bit of help from Hollywood stars, Greece is back on the tourist map.

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Ikaria Wants “Secession” From Greece?

January 12, 2013 in Andros_Tinos, Corfu_Ionian, Cyprus_Levant, Evia_Sporades, Ikaria_Fourni, Ikarian_Village, Ios_Folegandros, Lesvos_Chios_Samos, Mainland_Greece, Mykonos_Delos, Patmos_Rhodes, Santorini_Crete, Syros_Paros_Naxos by webmaster

The Ikarians do not really want annexation to Austria. They want to be promoted to the European aristocratic class, just as some merchants were in the 1700s, so they can rule as a privileged group! Either that or co-ownership of resources.

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The $200 Million Greek Island

January 12, 2013 in Andros_Tinos, Corfu_Ionian, Evia_Sporades, Ikaria_Fourni, Ios_Folegandros, Lesvos_Chios_Samos, Mykonos_Delos, Patmos_Rhodes, Santorini_Crete, Syros_Paros_Naxos by webmaster

The Prince of Qatar and Bill Gates have shown interest in acquiring Scorpios Island, once owned by Greek billionaire Aristotle Onassis.

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Food of the gods

January 12, 2013 in Andros_Tinos, Corfu_Ionian, Evia_Sporades, Ikaria_Fourni, Ios_Folegandros, Lesvos_Chios_Samos, Mainland_Greece, Mykonos_Delos, Patmos_Rhodes, Santorini_Crete, Syros_Paros_Naxos by webmaster

The Greek meze, like the Russian zakuski, was designed to precede a meal, but over the years turned into a meal in itself.

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Facebook On Vacation

January 12, 2013 in Andros_Tinos, Corfu_Ionian, Evia_Sporades, Ikaria_Fourni, Ios_Folegandros, Lesvos_Chios_Samos, Mainland_Greece, Mykonos_Delos, Patmos_Rhodes, Santorini_Crete, Syros_Paros_Naxos by webmaster

The time to fix your Facebook privacy settings is before your trip begins, and not after you realize that you left your home address visible for the world to see.

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Lost in the Aegean Odyssey

January 12, 2013 in Andros_Tinos, Corfu_Ionian, Evia_Sporades, Ikaria_Fourni, Ios_Folegandros, Lesvos_Chios_Samos, Mainland_Greece, Mykonos_Delos, Patmos_Rhodes, Santorini_Crete, Syros_Paros_Naxos by webmaster

Odysseus has no psyche, not in the modern, literary sense. One of the founding works of Western literature may be a travel story about getting lost.

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Days Without The Internet

January 11, 2013 in Andros_Tinos, Corfu_Ionian, Evia_Sporades, Ikaria_Fourni, Ios_Folegandros, Lesvos_Chios_Samos, Mykonos_Delos, Patmos_Rhodes, Santorini_Crete, Syros_Paros_Naxos by webmaster

I leave Paris for a remote Greek island. There I’ll submit myself to basic rehab’s 28 days of cleansing from my addiction, of giving my brain and body a much-needed rest. No Googling. No Social Media. No email on any device at all.

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Mediterranean Blue

August 5, 2011 in Corfu_Ionian, Santorini_Crete by webmaster

Santorini is amazing and bright, but it’s not the only colour celebrated on this island. The sun blends its colours with the volcanic soil creating a unique optical phenomenon.

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Swiss holidays to Greece

July 31, 2011 in Andros_Tinos, Corfu_Ionian, Evia_Sporades, Ikaria_Fourni, Ios_Folegandros, Lesvos_Chios_Samos, Mainland_Greece, Mykonos_Delos, Patmos_Rhodes, Santorini_Crete, Syros_Paros_Naxos by webmaster

The prospect of having to endure strikes and disorder in Greece is failing to lessen the attraction to the order-loving Swiss. Bookings to the Mediterranean hot-spot are up more than 20 percent.

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Greece. . . Eat, Pray, Love

July 31, 2011 in Andros_Tinos, Corfu_Ionian, Evia_Sporades, Ikaria_Fourni, Ios_Folegandros, Lesvos_Chios_Samos, Mainland_Greece, Mykonos_Delos, Patmos_Rhodes, Santorini_Crete, Syros_Paros_Naxos by webmaster

If stunning views of communities clinging to cliffs and serene sunsets aren’t enough to entice you to the Greek Isles, perhaps my companion’s change of heart will.

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