Santorini Day 2 Part 2: Thirassia

Imagine Santorini was once part of a circular volcanic Island, the crescent shaped Santorini that we know now being one half of that circle, Thirassia is part of the other half. It is a short boat trip away, but in other ways, it is a world away, from Santorini. There are a few ways to... Continue Reading →

A Day in Iraklio

My 11th day in Greece and heading for my 7th overnight location. I do slow down a bit after this! More buses today, first from Plaka to Agios Nikolaos, then another to Iraklio. Waiting at the bus stop in Plaka and having local people I had met wishing me well for the rest of my... Continue Reading →


In my week and a bit in Greece I had already done some amazing things and had a fabulous time. But today was the day I was most emotionally invested in. I had been completely captivated by the stories of Spinalonga. Seriously, I had watched 26 episodes of a television series, in Greek with subtitles,... Continue Reading →

More Chania

Some of my favorite travel research is done on the Food Network. A few weeks before I left for Greece they aired an Anthony Bourdain episode on Greece which was mostly filmed on Crete. The item that caught my attention was about a cafe in Chania that produced just one product, bougatsa. Surprise surprise, bougatsa... Continue Reading →

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