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Delos: Day Trips Only

Aug 2, 2018

You might think that all the coolest ancient sightseeing is reserved for the Greek mainland, but a relaxing vacation to the Cyclades can be more than just beaches and sunsets! Don’t get me wrong, those are some of the best parts, but if you want to mix in some adventure with your island paradise, ask …

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The 2000 Year Old Travel Bug

Aug 1, 2018

I don’t think anybody could have embodied #WanderlustWednesday Greek-style more than Pausanias, a native of what’s now modern-day Turkey, but made his name in the 1st century CE by pretty much taking my dream job to its fullest extent. What might that be? He just travelled all around Greece and wrote about it! His Description …

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Smile and Say Cheese

Jul 31, 2018

You can really learn a lot about a place by its cheese. Seriously, think about it! Almost everywhere you go in the world, they’ll have some kind of cheese that’s unique to that particular place and the cuisine that goes with it. Greece is no different. We have our specialties—for example, the town of Arachova …

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A Rock Solid Destination

Jul 30, 2018

Monemvasia isn’t quite your typical Greek island. When you hear those words, “I’m visiting a Greek island!” you probably picture the sandy white beaches of Santorini and Mykonos, or maybe the unique history and culture of Crete. Monemvasia is often called “the Gibraltar of the East” because, well, that’s kind of what it is! It …

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This. Was. Sparta.

Jul 26, 2018

Yesterday I told you all a little bit about the unique Olive and Olive Oil Museum in Sparta, but that’s far from all there is to do in the area, so why don’t we go through what other awesomeness you can experience in that part of the Peloponnese. Of course, Sparta hardly needs an introduction: …

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No Breadsticks At This Olive Garden!

Jul 25, 2018

I missed #MuseumMonday this week, but when I drizzle my Greek salad with olive oil at lunchtime, I’m often reminded of the Olive and Olive Oil Museum in Sparta, one of my favorite quirky little stops around the Peloponnese. Let me tell you a little about it, and if you’re coming to Greece soon, maybe …

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The Temple Under a Tent

Jul 24, 2018

Believe it or not, the world-famous, superstar architect isn’t a recent invention: the ancient Greeks had their own Frank Lloyd Wrights and Frank Gehrys too! Some of the most famous ancient sites and temples in Greece are thought to have been designed by the same person Reports that he too was named Frank are as …

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No Day Like Beach Day!

Jul 23, 2018

Vacationing in Greece can be whatever you want it to be—anything from ultra busy and active to laid back, chill and relaxed. It’s exhilarating any way you take it. If you’re hoping to take a day or two to kick back in the sun on some warm Mediterranean waters, take some words of wisdom from …

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Zeus Was Here

Jul 20, 2018

I never thought I’d be doing a #FossilFriday post about Greece (shoutout to the Field Museum for the hashtag!), but I just came across some pictures of Megalopoli, a small town and site of an even bigger ancient city in Arcadia, smack in the middle of the Peloponnese. Fun fact: the ancient city was called …

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Wednesdays are for Wishes and Wanderlust…

Jul 18, 2018

As we all know too well, Wednesday is the farthest day from the weekend in any direction, so a lot of the time I find my mid-week #wanderlust for one of Greece’s too many to count island paradises… this time I was looking at pictures of Aegina (pronounced egg-ee-na), one my absolute favorites, as if …

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The Summer Markets Are In Full Swing

Jul 17, 2018

If there are any perks to the mid-July heat, it’s that the summer vegetable season is in full swing! For #TravelTuesday I thought I’d give you guys a peek at one of Athens’ many outdoor markets, which should have your stomach rumbling just about year round. Whether you’re just there for a look around or …

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No One Man Should Have All That (Water) Power

Jul 16, 2018

Honestly, I could probably do a #MuseumMonday post for every day of the week with all the cool stuff there is around Athens and the Peloponnese, but the Water Power Museum is definitely one of my favorites. It’s in a picturesque Arcadian village called Dimitsana (seen here), and it’s dedicated to water, or rather, all …

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A Greek Sports Sunday

Jul 15, 2018

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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Basil’s Food Friday Tips

Jul 13, 2018

Sometimes less is more—I’ll just leave you guys with a little bit of #foodiefriday wisdom from Basil: “‘We’ve eaten a lot of bad meals so you can experience the best.’ Or at least, that’s what I’d say to make you think that we work very hard. We do work very hard, but the truth is …

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Even Better Than Panama

Jul 11, 2018

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

Jul 10, 2018

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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