Greece

Greek Guides

Greek Guides

Describing the stage and halts, background and conclusions, of journeys through mainland Greece and the islands.

From the countryside to the buildings to the beaches; the customs and the habits; the best bars to have a quiet glass of tsiporou or personal favourite places to gorge on souvlaki. Living momentoes from wanderings around Greece. Hopefully they can be a guide for some other visitors. Or otherwise, just serve as a chance for reflection on the people and place, so as not to forget rambles around the country…

Greece observed.

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Corfu Quartet

Corfu Quartet

So now I was really married into this Greek world. We had left England for good – and already that old country had quickly been blown out like a candle in my mind.  Me and my new wife, my travelling companion – my Giristroula as they say here for a girl who likes to wander – […]

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On The Greek Election Trail

On The Greek Election Trail

Amongst the mother-in-law jokes so popular in the 70s and 80s, I don’t recall many about the wife’s mother being the returning parliamentary candidate for the coalition of the radical left in Greece. Nevertheless, this was the situation I had found myself in. Greece was facing a time of great political upheaval – and my […]

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My Family And Other Hellenes

My Family And Other Hellenes

I had never really thought of Greece before. I knew others went there, but my family summer holidays had always been taken – without fail – at home. Somewhere like Scarborough. In the rain. I knew of Homer, Alexander, of the bearded heroes, the myths, and the vengeful gods, of course. But, to be honest, […]

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