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    A Two Day Trip to Magical Meteora Greece

    When you think about traveling to Greece, what comes to mind? Certainly Athens and all of its ancient wonders like the Parthenon.  And absolutely the Greek Islands – names like Santorini and Mykonos often take the very top spot on many Greek traveler’s bucket lists.  But what about Meteora?  I dare say that many travelers contemplating a trip to Greece – especially Americans – haven’t even heard of it.  Well,…

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    Traveling in Greece – 10 Things I Learned in a Dream Destination

    Greece had always been a dream destination for me, as I’m sure it is for many of you.   However, traveling in Greece has always seemed like a fairly big undertaking.  Greece has a lot to share with a traveler.  And I wanted to be sure I had the time to do Greece justice.  Now I do.  And so we went.   Here’s 10 things I learned while traveling in…

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    Things to Do In Syros Greece – A Cyclades Charmer

    Syros.  One of Greece’s famed Cyclades Islands.  Maybe not as famous as some of its Cycladic neighbors like Mykonos or Santorini, but still a wonderful place to visit.  We spent one week exploring Syros during our time in Greece, and loved every minute of it.  Let me tell you all about this charming island, and show you my top things to do while visiting Syros Greece.  Why Syros So if Syros…

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    Lefkes Greece – Hiking an Ancient Byzantine Road on Paros Island

    Lefkes is a scenic small village, high in the mountains of Paros, one of Greece’s famed Cyclades Islands.  A visit to this charming town should top any traveler’s list of Things to Do in Paros.  But in my opinion, the very best part of visiting Lefkes is hiking the nearby Byzantine Road.  This ancient road once linked Lefkes to its closest neighbor – the town of Prodromos.  The road is…

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    Riding the Blue Star Ferry to a Greek Island

    Island hopping in Greece. Doesn’t every traveler share that dream? I’ve never really had the time to do a Greek vacation the justice I thought it deserved. But now I do. And after a summer laying low at home, waiting out the more expensive and hectic summer travel season, we headed straight out on an early Fall trip to Greece. Undoubtedly, the most common way to island hop in Greece…

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    A Day Trip to Gozo – Exploring Malta’s Sister Island

    Gozo is one of the three islands that make up the European island nation of Malta. Gozo – sometimes called Malta’s sister island – is smaller and more rural than the bigger main island, but it’s still filled with interesting sites.  Spending time on Gozo is an essential part of any Malta travel itinerary.  While Gozo does offer plenty of lodging options, many Gozo visitors experience this island while on…