On a balmy Saturday night in late October, I sat comfortably on the small yacht of a family friend, staring from the Ionian into the Bay of Navarino waiting intently for one of the ships in the bay to burst into flames. But, that’s not what happened – at least, not initially. Two vessels first positioned themselves strategically and then circled one another like boxers in a ring. As the shadowy…Read More >
“This ain’t Hollywood, this is a small town. Where you keep me dreamy and never let me down.” As a Greek-American “city girl” growing up on the East Coast, I dreamed of jet-setting summer vacations out west in Los Angeles. Instead, every summer vacation was a pilgrimage back to the “homeland.” I had plenty of time to daydream about shopping on Rodeo Drive while enduring the 200-km, three-hour drive south…Read More >
Within just over two hours drive from Athens, we zip past the sprawling seaside town of Akrata and make a steep ascent up curvy mountain roads, past resilient old villages it takes just minutes to drive through, through a breathtaking landscape with a massive, imposing mountain wall on one side, cobalt blue sea on another, and lush vegetation abounding. With our windows rolled all the way down on this gloriously…Read More >
Located on the northern coast of the Peloponnese, Aigio, once the centre of Greece’s rich currant export trade, has lots to offer in terms of history, sightseeing and cuisine. When my husband asked me a decade ago about moving to Aigio, I had to ask where it was. As I now thankfully know, it is located in the most beautiful part of the Gulf of Corinth. For me it is…Read More >
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