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Greek Island Paradise: Ano Koufonissi

Crystal clean waters, Fanos Beach, Ano Koufonissi

Yep, even cynical me, who has researched most of the Greek islands for the Rough Guides or Michelin, occasionally gets stunned by the odd hidden gem. Except that Ano Koufonissi, a dot in the Aegean, 2.5 hours from Naxos and 1.5 hours from Amorgos, has been discovered by the trendy and the  adventurous. And, of […]

Greek railways : a lament

Corinth station sign

For someone who loves train travel like myself, nothing is sadder than the cancelling of services and the ruination of railway stations. OSE, the National Greek Railways were the first victim of the Greek crisis and almost all but the most profitable of railway services were closed and went to dust. All international lines were […]

Images of Olympia: a photoblog

East pediment, Olympia, cupbearer youth

No one leaves Olympia unmoved. The feel of the place, although destroyed by overzealous Christians, is much more than the sum of its sights. Here is my own personal view of Olympia. Click on an image to enlarge. The devil is in the detail. Inside the museum, there is much to admire. Every exhibit tells […]