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Walking in the footsteps of Greek Gods

Walking in the footsteps of Greek Gods

Rosalind Cummings-Yeates visits the Peloponnese Peninsula and tours 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including some of the most important in Greek histiory.
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Sailing the waters off Greece

Sailing the waters off Greece

PIRAEUS, GREECE — Roughly half an hour into our sail from Athens’ chief seaport, a crew member on our chartered sailboat — a 44-foot catamaran called “Windsprite” — points at the water off our stern.
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Heading for Greece's dis-Crete island

Heading for Greece's dis-Crete island

CRETE, GREECE — On a terrace overlooking the moonlit Sea of Crete, a man strokes a bow across a delicate, pear-shaped lyra, deftly coaxing a song from its strings. Accompanied by his deep baritone, the ballad is borne on a breeze that carries with it the scent of wood smoke and flowers, perfuming the night.
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Gritty Athens leads a Greek Revival

Gritty Athens leads a Greek Revival

ATHENS - Summer after summer, I return to Greece to spend the better part of my vacation and the reason is simple: it’s home, even if you’re not Greek.
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Sun never sets on party island Mykonos

Sun never sets on party island Mykonos

MYKONOS, GREECE - It all started in the 1960s when Jackie O and Grace Kelly made this place, known as the “island of the winds,” a highly coveted escape for the rich and famous.
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Going deep inside the 'real' Greece

Going deep inside the 'real' Greece

KANDILA, GREECE - This may look and feel like the majority of the villages found in Greece, but it possesses an emblematic history that defines its existence.
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Bridging the Gulf in Greece

Bridging the Gulf in Greece

My professor friend had just returned from visiting the Greek islands, but didn’t have enough time to see Delphi as she had hoped. I was departing the next day for mainland Greece — the Corinthian Gulf, the Peloponnese Peninsula and central Greece — and made it to Delphi. I thought of Rita as I stood amongst the ruins on Mount Parnassus where ancient Greeks trekked to seek sacred counsel of the Oracle — a “Wow-I-can’t-believe-I’m-here” moment. This journey through a magical region of roa...
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