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Old Venetian Port at Rethymnon, Crete, Greece.

Ian Cook ·
Old Venetian Port at Rethymnon, Crete, Greece.
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Old Venetian Port at Rethymnon, Crete, Greece.

Ian Cook ·
Old Venetian Port at Rethymnon, Crete, Greece.
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Old Venetian Port at Rethymnon, Crete, Greece.

Ian Cook ·
Old Venetian Port at Rethymnon, Crete, Greece.
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Re: The Acropolis and Parthenon: Enduring Symbols

Jonathan L ·
Greece was my third trip to Europe. We went to the Acropolis on our first day there, at the end of a city tour. We walked down and had dinner in the Agora. # days in Athens followed by Rohdes, Santoini and Mykanos. It was a great trip. I will have to find pictures and write about it.
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Re: Guide to Greek Holidays, Summer 2015-style

DrFumblefinger ·
That's all good information, PHeymont, thanks. No one knows how the Greek people will react to this, but there is a possibility of riots and demonstrations. Perhaps violence -- there is no way of predicting. The crisis will have a major impact on the Greek quality of life. I've heard some estimates that if Greece makes a new currency, it will have only a fraction of the buying power of the Euro, perhaps 25 cents on the Euro. That will obviously not be at all well received but its much too...
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Re: Greek debt deal will raise taxes on tourists

DrFumblefinger ·
It will definitely hurt tourism, especially for those who want to stay awhile and relax in Greece. The increase in food and accommodations will take a bite out of most budgets. It won't hurt the cruiseship travelers, though.
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Re: Dispatches from Ikaria: Part 1

Marilyn Jones ·
Greece is on my Bucket List! Thank you for sharing your experience and your glorious photos!!
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Re: Dispatches from Ikaria: Part 1

DrFumblefinger ·
Great post, Professor, thanks! Was that grilled octopus tentacle as delicious as it looks?
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Re: Dispatches from Ikaria: Part 1

Professorabe ·
Thanks! Greece is a lovely country - and very varied. The islands are great, but there is plenty to see on the mainland, too. We have enjoyed touring the Peloponnese and Meteora in the North. Ikaria, however, is our favourite part of the country.
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Re: Dispatches from Ikaria: Part 1

Professorabe ·
Spot on - nicely crisped at the thin end and juicy at the other.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 2: In Athens, the Past is Always Near

PHeymont ·
Remains of the Temple of Olympian Zeus stand in an open park near downtown Athens. The Acropolis, with the Parthenon, is the most famous site for remains of ancient Greece, but there are many others scattered throughout the city--sometimes as part of...
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Great sights with a backstory...

Travel Rob ·
Here is a Top Ten list from Telegraph UK of tourist sights that are not what they seem to be.  Check it out.  You might be surprised.  
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The Acropolis and Parthenon: Enduring Symbols

PHeymont ·
The Parthenon, sitting in ruins atop the Acropolis in Athens, is arguably one of the world’s most famous landmarks, instantly recognizable to millions around the world. And yet, unlike such others as the Eiffel Tower or the Brooklyn Bridge, it...
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Eurail kicks off new year with new plans

PHeymont ·
Eurail has enhanced its offerings for the new year with some new passes and some upgrades to existing ones. One of the best bits for families: children 4-11 now trvel free if accompanied by a pass-holding adult.   Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro...
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Greece hopes for tourist boom on Mideast fears

PHeymont ·
Greece, which a year ago was losing tourist business because of fears of economic crisis, lack of cash in ATMs and possible disorder, is hoping to have a better time this year as crises in the Middle East kill tourism business there. Greece is...
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Santorini before tourism: Tomato capital

PHeymont ·
Before the tourists there were the tomatoes. Santorini is still famous for the flavor of its tomatoes, and now a museum celebrates their past.
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June 3, 2016. Last photos from Zante

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook presents a few last images from Zante.
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Visiting the Temples at Agrigento, Sicily

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of the Valley of Temples in Agrigento, Sicily.
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Greece: Despite refugee crisis, tourism is thriving

PHeymont ·
Greece looks forward to a bumper crop of tourists next year, after a shaky start this year due to fears fed by coverage of the refugee crisis.
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How to have fun in Thassos, Greece

Ovidiu ·
I'm not so good to express myself in words so I will show you how to have fun and what are the main tourist attractions from Thassos Greece. My name is Ovidiu and this is my instagram https://www.instagram.com/olixandru/ They say a picture is worth 1000 words. Below picture was taken at Paradise Beach (nudism can be done here). Acropolis Limenas Thassos Grecia. Tarsanas beach Thassos Town. Thasos port Limenas. I was staying in Macedon Hotel in Limenas. All pictures are made by me, I use...
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Dispatches from Ikaria: Part 1

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe begins the first in a four part series about visiting the beautiful Greek island of Ikaria. The landscape is lovely and the wildflowers were especially remarkable during his visit.
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Dispatches from Ikaria: Part 2

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's visit to Ikaria continues, this week looking at some of the island's geothermal springs which drew some of the first tourists to the island. Today the Greek island is a spa destination with a number of charming small towns and villages.
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Dispatches from Ikaria: Part 4

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's fun and insightful series on visiting Ikaria concludes this week. Be sure to check out the great story and accompanying photos
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 19, 2014: Postcards from Greece - Sunset

Mac ·
With a small church set atop the headland of Paros, the sun was setting that evening in the most richly golden sky that I have experienced in many many years - beautiful Greece!    
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Guide to Greek Holidays, Summer 2015-style

PHeymont ·
World events are pushing their way to center stage for travelers to Greece. Here's some practical information and advice for those who are committed to going (and some travel agencies and tour companies are offering cancellation or postponement...
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Spain, Portugal gain tourists in Greek crisis

PHeymont ·
Lisbon—a winner as the Greek crisis cuts into Greek vacation bookings   One man's famine is turning into another man's feast. As tourist bookings for Greece stumble in the midst of the Euro crisis and uncertainty about supplies of money,...
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Greek debt deal will raise taxes on tourists

PHeymont ·
Demonstration last week in Syntagma square, calling for No vote in referendum on austerity pact. After agreement, new demonstrations call for rejecting the agreement.   The recent deal between Greece and European finance authorities is not...
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German operator to run 14 big Greek airports

PHeymont ·
Corfu International Airport, one of those to be managed by Fraport .       Photo: Jean Housen / Wikimedia   In one of the first effects of the Greek bailout deal, which requires Greece to privatize many public facilities, Fraport,...
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October 7, 2016: Old Venetian Port at Rethymnon, Crete, Greece

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook's skilled eye captures some day views of the old Venetian port at Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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July 25, 2016: Old Venetian Port at Rethymnon, Crete, Greece

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares beautiful reflections from the old port at Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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Athens' old airport to become huge resort zone

PHeymont ·
Athens' Hellenikon airport, closed since 2004, will be developed as a coastal resort area, three times the size of Monaco, if plans are approved.
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May 20, 2016 : Bell Tower & Church, Zante, Greece.

Ian Cook ·
Some images of the beautiful Bell Tower & Church of Saint Dionysious, Zakynthos Town, Zante, Greece.
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Brits make exit plans in Greek crisis

PHeymont ·
Tourists in Rhodes, Greece: One eye on the exit?               Photo: Freta / Wikimedia   As the world watches the situation in Greece, which could lead to a default on government loans, a run on banks, an exit...
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Disney to skip Greece and Turkey for 2016: security concerns

PHeymont ·
Disney Cruise Line has cancelled both Greece and Turkey from its 2016 itinerary for Disney Magic's 12-night cruise. A spokesperson said the change was a result of monitoring conditions and activities in the region. Earlier, Costa Cruises had dropped Turkey stopovers for the last half of the 2015 season, and last month Celebrity announced it wouldn't overnight in Istanbul in 2016. The Celebrity announcement said it was due to cruise port construction in Istanbul, but it seems likely that...
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Oct. 8, 2016: Streets of Rhodes

PHeymont ·
The Old Town of Rhodes, within its medieval walls, is a quiet place, with narrow streets and arches, best appreciated outside tourist season.
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November 11, 2016. St Nicholas Church, Georgioupoli, Crete

Ian Cook ·
A few images of the beautiful St Nicholas Church, Georgioupoli, in Crete, Greece.
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Images from Crete

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares some of his final favorite images from Crete, an island he greatly enjoyed visiting and photographing!
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Re: Brits make exit plans in Greek crisis

DrFumblefinger ·
I have a feeling things will get very unpleasant in Greece in the next few weeks. I hope I'm wrong, but I think it might be best to travel elsewhere in the coming months while the Greeks deal with their political and economic future.
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Re: June 3, 2016. Last photos from Zante

DrFumblefinger ·
I bet that olive tree was alive when the Battle of Hastings was fought. Amazing! I love photos of old gnarly trees!
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Re: June 3, 2016. Last photos from Zante

Travel Rob ·
Great photos!
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Re: June 3, 2016. Last photos from Zante

PHeymont ·
A shame they're the last...they've all been wonderful! Thank you.
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Re: Spain, Portugal gain tourists in Greek crisis

Travel Rob ·
I think people are exchanging visiting GREECE now for a lot of other European countries too besides Spain and Portugal. Avoiding uncertainty in travel is very hard to do though when you travel no matter where you go as i've found out with a lost passport and ferry strikes
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Re: Images from Crete

DrFumblefinger ·
Hi Ian, Just an FYI that you have both our featured destination and POD running today. Many thanks! Karl From: TravelGumbo < alerts@hoop.la > To: DrFumblefinger < drfumblefinger@yahoo.com > Sent: Friday, January 6, 2017 3:00 AM Subject: Post By Ian Cook: Some Final Images from Crete Post By Ian Cook: Some Final Images from Crete== To reply by email, write above this line. == Hello, DrFumblefinger: We're sending you this notification because you are following the blog and/or...
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Re: Images from Crete

DrFumblefinger ·
Your great photography in this series on Crete has really made me want to visit it. It's now on the bucket-list!
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Re: How to have fun in Thassos, Greece

DrFumblefinger ·
Great pictures! Thanks for sharing these.
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Re: How to have fun in Thassos, Greece

Ovidiu ·
Thank you !
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