Tag Archives: Greek islands

Naxos – Home of the Gods, Blood Fueds and Distilled Tree Liquor!

“This is ‘Greek Firewater’, it is like Raki” says the lady behind the table.  I watch her carefully place my glass under the huge bottle and slowly turn the small pewter faucet. The yellow liquid, looking disturbingly like urine, dribbles … Continue reading

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Almost Missed Autumn

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“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” ~George Eliot I love autumn, but as it turns out, I am unwittingly flying about … Continue reading

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A Misanthrope Journeys to “Paradise” – Santorini.

Santorini is an adjective-rich environment.  Words like stupendous, splendiferous, astounding, monumental, breath-taking, and wonderous could all be used (sometimes several to a sentence) to describe what might be the most beautiful island that I have ever been to.  It is … Continue reading

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Sunset over Santorini

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Life’s a Beach

Ah, the beach – the quintessential vacation spot.  A place to relax, soak up the sun, and drink alcohol all day without judgment.   For the twenty-something partygoer, a beach vacation takes very little planning.  Pack a bikini, cut-offs, and flip-flops. … Continue reading

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Antiparos, not Paros!

The locals on Antiparos hate it if you mistakenly refer to their island as part of their bigger and more well-known older brother Paros.  “Antiparos has nothing to do with Paros” they say, “we are totally different.”  Conversations like this … Continue reading

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In Between Destinations – Pireaus

Pireaus is Greece’s main port and the gateway to the Islands.  Arriving here on Saturday we looked out the taxi window and wrinkled our noses at the run-down buildings, disheveled appearance and itinerant, unkempt people who seemed to frequent every … Continue reading

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