Greece

Big Shout Out to Federal Express!

Over the years, I’ve not been happy with various postal and courier services, including Canada Post, Purolator, and others – and these days, the Greek ELTA has proven they need a huge overhaul both in customer service and mail/package delivery efficiency. But today, I’m not writing to complain. I want to provide a great review …

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Marijuana Growing In Athens Flower Pots

Deputy Mayor & Athens City Workers Thanked For Cannabis Growing Efforts In a humorous story that’s been in the Greek news, Athens Deputy Mayor Eugenios Kollatos has been thanked for ensuring marijuana plants were watered each night so that they could grow and contribute to the beautification of Panepistimiou Avenue. I had heard about the …

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Ancient Delphi – Spectacular Scenery & History

I can remember in public school, in Grade 4, our school teacher Mr. Sandham telling us a little about ancient Greek history and mythology. One of the things I remember is how he taught us about Delphi and the “oracle” that would give fortunes and advice to those who visited. I don’t recall all the …

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Marble Beach To Chrysi Ammoudia – A Road Less Traveled

While staying on the main roads will guarantee visitors to Greece will enjoy awesome sights and beautiful scenery, getting off the main roads can offer a little adventure mixed in. If you’re driving a Mazda 3 instead of a 4×4, it could be adventure you’re not really excited about. Thankfully, our little Mazda, with some …

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Marble Beach – Thasos Island – Is It Worth Visiting?

While driving from our rented cottage on Thassos, driving toward Potamia and the main port of Thassos, we would see signs marked “Marble Beach” and an arrow in its direction. Before we arrived on the island of Thasos, we knew that marble quarrying is actively continued – and has actually been going on for thousands …

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Coastal Views – Limenaria to Skala Potamia, Thasos Island

Thassos (also spelled Thasos and in Greek, Θάσος) is a beautiful Greek Island located in the north Aegean, and is located about 7 km south of the Greek mainland. You can drive around the island on the main coastal road, and if you don’t stop, drive the approximately 95km in under two hours. But two …

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Is It Worth Going To Atspas Beach?

Like most of the coast lines of Greece and its islands, Thasos has many beaches to choose from for visitors and tourists to this island. Some get great reviews online, and Atspas Beach is no exception to this. Located at the village of Skala Marion (Maries), the drive from Skala Potamia was scenic and beautiful. …

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