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Folegandros

Folegandros

Folegandros is a tiny Greek Island about nine kilometers in size and less than an hour’s ferry-ride from Santorini. With that in mind, you shouldn’t be visiting the island with a party mentality, but rather a relaxing and introspective mood. That being...
Santorini

Santorini

After the disappointment of missing out on the Samaria Gorge in Crete, (the only negative thing we’ve experienced for being out-of-season), we were looking forward to seeing the most iconic Greek Island . . . Santorini. First up I got majorly ripped-off on the ferry...
Crete

Crete

My wife Mel and I hiked the Samaria Gorge in south-western Crete at the end of summer in 2009. The Gorge is a tough but enjoyable 16km trek through ever-changing terrain from the mountaintops to the seashore at Agia Roumeli. It should be an essential part of any Greek...
Athens

Athens

Lorna and I were looking forward to Athens. Especially since we’d had to first catch a train from Montenegro to Belgrade in Serbia, then a flight from Belgrade to Athens. The flight was a weird one though. As we were preparing to land, with the landing-gear...