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A visit to Knossos in Crete and a dolphin mural

A visit to Knossos in Crete

A visit to Knossos in Crete, Greece The Minoans are the earliest advanced civilization known to man and they made Knossos the largest settlement in Crete with a grouping of settlements just outside of the modern capital at Heraklion.  The sprawling palace complex at Knossos is impressive and is associated with the legend of king Minos with it’s over 1300 […]

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Chania waterfront Crete, Greece - Exploring Chania, Crete

Exploring Chania, Crete

Exploring Chania, Crete – Travel Photo Monday Chania, the ancient capital city of Crete is perhaps one of the most visually stunning ports on the island.  The city has a rich history due to many cultural influences and rulers of the Byzantine, Ottoman, Venetian, Crusaders and the early Minoan civilization along with the current Greek government.  This has created many diverse architectural landmarks, monuments […]

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Looking down at the main town of Kalampaka in Meteora

photographs of Meteora, Greece

20 photographs of Meteora, Greece that will make you want to visit soon This part of Northern Greece is so atypical of the rest of the country and the islands that most tourist seem to flock to during the warm summer vacation season. Although visiting Meteora is great to experience any time, I actually prefer the […]

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A panoramic view from above at Meteora, Greece

Meteora: first impressions for Travel Photo Monday

Meteora: first impressions for Travel Photo Monday   The unique landscape and hilltop karst and rocky promontories at Meteora along the Northernmost mountain range of the Greece is so far removed from the loud and touristy islands in the Greek Aegean coast. But maybe being here during the winter also has something to do with […]

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Thessaloniki central food market

Thessaloniki food: culinary capital and food discovery tour

  Thessaloniki food: culinary capital and food discovery tour The city of Thessaloniki is known throughout Greece as the culinary capital due primarily to both Western and Eastern influences from the various cultures and people’s that have made this cosmopolitan city a food forward city that treasures and showcases the best of local cuisine, agricultural products […]

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A first impression of Thessaloniki, Greece - Travel Photo Mondays

A first impression of Thessaloniki, Greece – Travel Photo Mondays

A first impression of Thessaloniki, Greece – Travel Photo Mondays   The second largest city and metropolitan center of Greece, Thessaloniki always seems to be off the radar to most visitors to Greece who prefer a quick exit to the islands. For those looking to explore the mainland, Thessaloniki offers a variety of exciting ancient […]

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