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Dimitsana and Stemnitsa

Dimitsana and Stemnitsa are two small atmospheric, historic villages in the mountains of the Peloponnese region. Dimitsana has one tiny, lively main street that zig-zags around sharp bends. The village cascades down the mountain. A local had recommended that we visit his favorite restaurant high…

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Killini to Zakynthos

We spent two nights in Arkoudi at the Almira Hotel, twenty minutes from the port of Killini. Our small, light-filled, immaculately clean suite had a patio overhanging the outdoor dining terrace, a sparkling blue swimming pool, a jacuzzi, and a beach with soft sand and…

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The Kapsia Caves and Agia Foteini

The Kapsia Caves located in the Menalo region are a hidden gem. They are a fairyland storybook. An excellent guide led us through the caves of delicate stalactites and stalagmites, nature's works of art that take thousands of years to form. The cave’s history dates…

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Mycenae and Epidaurus

The ancient city of Mycenae is 23.4 kilometers- and a twenty-three-minute drive from Nafplion. Mycenae culture was dominant from the 15th to the 12th centuries BC and played a leading role in the development of the culture of classical Greece. In Homer’s rendering of the…


Corinth and Nafplio

Corinth is an hour's drive from Athens. Once one reaches the outskirts of Athens' city center, the road to Corinth is smooth sailing. Our first stop was the Corinth Canal. Work began on the four-mile-long narrow canal (only seventy feet wide) in 1882 and was…


The Algarve – Tavira – Portugal

Many years ago, Albufeira, on the Algarve coast, had become a trendy destination that retained all the charm of a traditional Portuguese fishing village. Today, it’s overrun by a tsunami of tourists and foreigners, who make it their permanent or second home for the summer…

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