Category Archives: Greece

Treat yourself for a job well done

… continued from the previous post, “Scenic, but dangerous”… We hiked, slipped and slid for 13 km down the trail. We had started high in the White Mountains and dropped 1,250 meters in elevation through the Samaria Gorge to reach … Continue reading

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Scenic, but dangerous

Is it easier to hike in a flat field of boulders than on a steep downhill studded with slippery rocks? We would soon find out. A semi-path wove between the white rocks. By now we’d been on the trail descending … Continue reading

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It’s all downhill

Who doesn’t love scenic places? Mountains. Hiking downhill. Canyons. Beaches. These best characteristics define the Samaria Gorge hike. It sounded too good to be true. So, yes, after a little reading, a few facts surfaced that made us wonder, could … Continue reading

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Looking for just the right destination?

All of a sudden our planned itinerary started to fall apart. We wanted to continue our around-the-world trip to a certain country (we won’t name) and were pretty excited about a visit. Research began. The national park we wanted to … Continue reading

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Viewing World Cup Soccer as we traveled

It ended in Crete, Greece. We walked a few meters down our alley to the neighborhood bistro, Olga Gusto. Not our usual activity at 10pm. The owner waved to us with a smile and beckoned us to take front row … Continue reading

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