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Greece 2021: Olympia

If you drive the back roads you’re liable to run into this:

Tent protecting the Temple of Apollo Epicurius, a fantastic site on a mountaintop near Olympia. It was low season and we were the only visitors at the site.

Ruins at Olympia

Starting point for runners at the Olympic stadium, with grooves for the left and right feet.

Breakfast view at the Bachhus Taverna

Greece 2021: Kardamyli

The roadsides are filled with these little chapels. They are either a memorial to someone who died in an accident, or they announce a nearby church or monastery. Along the back roads you will also see memorials to Nazi atrocities in Greece. Kardamyli harbor Video of the backyard of our rental. The owner’s son said the olive trees in the terraced backyard had been in the family for several...

Greece 2021: Nafplio

Ancient Theatre of the Asklepieion at Epidaurus Ruins of Mycenae Hotel Grande Bretagne in Nafplio View of Nafplio from our hotel balcony; one of the biggest mega-yachts in the world (the Maltese Falcon) was anchored just in front. We managed to get a tour and tasting at the Karonis Distillery; this is the 5th generation owner standing by the tank they use to make ouzo. Each distillery has a...

Greece 2021: Hydra

The ferry side of Piraeus is unpleasant, but nearby Pasalimani harbor is a lovely place to wait for the ferry No posted signs, but I believe this is part of the walls of Piraeus There are no cars in Hydra, so you can use donkeys to get your luggage to your hotel. View of Hydra from the mountainside Entrance to the Monastery of Prophet Elias Church interior at the monastery There are many stray...

Greek chief statistician cleared of charges after eight years of hell

It’s astonishing what they put this guy through, just because he revealed how bad their books were. A Greek court acquitted the country’s former statistics chief of faking the budget deficit that deepened the country’s debt crisis, likely ending a marathon prosecution that has drawn widespread international criticism and raised doubts about the objectivity of Greek justice. The Athens...

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