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Month: July 2018

A Greek Sports Sunday

It’s definitely a #SportsSunday as we (along with about half of civilization) watch the World Cup final between France and Croatia this morning! Soccer isn’t the only think Greece has going for it—if you turn on ESPN today, you might catch this ad spot with Athenian-born basketball star Giannis Antetokounmpo (that’s yan-nis antedo-koom-po). Watch it, …

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Even Better Than Panama

I love doing tours and traveling through the Peloponnese (top travel spot in Europe for a reason!), but looking through pictures I just had a little bit of Wednesday #wanderlust for our family bungie jumping adventure at the Corinth Canal (seen here, featuring Mom!), which isn’t actually the Peloponnese—technically, it’s in between! Consuls, emperors, and …

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Athens Epidaurus Update

Right now, summertime Greece is in the middle of its famous Athens-Epidaurus Festival, and arts show that spans the entire summer and includes displays of art, music, and theater on a nightly basis in Athens and nearby Epidaurus. Yesterday, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus was home to a performance of Antigone by Sophocles, one of …

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The Land of 10,000 Islands

If Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes, maybe we should start calling Greece the land of 10,000 islands! There actually aren’t quite than many—as this cool article from the Guardian reminds us, it’s “only” around 6,000. We usually place the Greek islands (not to be confused with the popular restaurant here in Chicago’s Greektown …

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