4 Nights and Countless Wonders – a Mini Road Trip through the Peloponnese

Greece – what pops into the head? Athens and the islands I bet! Well – that’s OK. But I’m hoping that this might prompt you to consider the Peloponnese – it’s perfect (I think!) as a stand alone destination but equally works well as part of a longer Greek itinerary. It’s easily accessed from Athens […]

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A Road Trip through the magnificent Peloponnese: 2. Mystras

Still proudly rising up out of the surrounding plain and dominating the landscape, it’s impossible to walk through the ruined elegance of Mystras and not be drawn back to its glory days as regional capital to an already fading Byzantine Empire …….what a city it must have been! History in a Nutshell 1204 – The […]

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A Road Trip through the magnificent Peloponnese: 1. Epidaurus

The road to Epidaurus is like the road to creation. One stops searching. One grows silent, stilled by the hush of mysterious beginnings. If one could speak one would become melodious…. (Henry Miller) Tucked away in a quiet valley in the northeastern Peloponnese, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Epidaurus is attributed by many as the cradle […]

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THINKING OF VISITING NORTHERN CYPRUS? – THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

The gorgeous Mediterranean island of Cyprus has been divided in two since 1974. Northern Cyprus – The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus to be exact – was long isolated from the ravages of mass tourism but (Covid aside) the past decade has seen substantial growth in the sector. While most visitors have traditionally come from Turkey, more and […]

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A Postcard from Northern Cyprus: Famagusta/Gazimagusa

“All ships and all wares must needs come first to Famagusta.” (14th century German traveller) What a place this port city must have been back then – enclosed within its 2 miles of walls and its moat. Imagine the babble of tongues – Greek, Arabic, French, Hebrew, Italian – as Crusaders, merchants and armies passed […]

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