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    Should We Stop in Corinth?

    I'm planning a trip to the Peloponnese, and I'm debating whether it’s worth stopping in Corinth on my way there. Has anyone made a similar trip? If so, could you share your experiences? I'm particularly interested in: Historical Sites: Are the ancient ruins and historical sites in Corinth...
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    Furies of Greek Mythology?

    I've been reading a lot about ancient Greek mythology recently, and I came across the Furies. They seem like fascinating figures, but I'd love to learn more about them. Can anyone explain who the Furies were and what role they played in Greek mythology? From what I understand, they were known...
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    Using Halloumi Cheese in Greek Cuisine

    I've recently discovered halloumi cheese, and I'm excited to incorporate it into my meals. I've heard that it features prominently in Greek cooking, but I'm not quite sure where to start. Could anyone here share some tips or recipes for using halloumi cheese in traditional Greek dishes? I've...
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    Rise and Fall of Ancient Athens?

    My knowledge of Athenian history is a series of disjointed, out of order events. I am trying to get a feel for Athenian history before going to Greece, because I will be seeing some of the historical sites. I’ve recently taken an interest in Ancient Greek history, particularly the fascinating...
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    How to find traditional Greek markets?

    I'm planning a trip to Greece and am really excited about experiencing the local culture, especially the traditional markets. I've heard so much about the vibrant atmosphere, delicious food, and unique souvenirs, and I definitely don't want to miss out. For those of you who have been to Greece...
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    Good Greek Dips and Spreads for Entertaining

    I like to entertain and I like to have some good recipes on hand to throw together at the last minute. Did I miss anything? Here's what I have: Tzatziki Hummus Melitzanosalata Taramosalata Fava I eat tapenade (olive spread) a lot in Greece, but I don't have a good recipe...
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    Where do you like to visit in the Peloponnese?

    I’m planning a trip to the beautiful Peloponnese region in Greece and I’d love to hear about your favorite places to visit there. Whether it’s hidden gems, historical sites, stunning beaches, or charming towns—I'd appreciate any recommendations. Some of the spots I’ve already heard great things...
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    Taking a History Tour of Thessaloniki

    I'm planning a trip to Thessaloniki soon and I'm really excited about exploring the rich history of this vibrant city. I've heard so much about its Byzantine heritage, Ottoman influence, and its pivotal role in various historical events. As someone deeply passionate about history, I want to make...
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    Greek Souvlaki Marinade Recipe

    Now that grilling season is upon us, I thought I would share my souvlaki marinade. I cut the meat in cubes and marinate in plastic bags overnight. I skewer them just before grilling. Add to a mason jar: 1/4 cup Greek olive oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon dried...
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    Byzantine heritage of Thessaloniki?

    I've recently developed a keen interest in Byzantine history and its remarkable cultural heritage. Having read that Thessaloniki has a rich tapestry of Byzantine monuments and sites, I'm reaching out to this knowledgeable community for some insight. I'd love to hear anyone's experiences in...
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    Is Marathon a good day trip from Athens?

    I've been planning an itinerary for my upcoming trip to Athens, and I've always been fascinated by the historical significance of Marathon. Considering its role in ancient history and the famous battle that took place there, it seems like a place that might be worth a visit. However, I'm on the...
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    What is the best street food in Greece?

    What do you consider the best street food in Greece? Are there any specific dishes or local delicacies that you dream of having again? Also, if you have recommendations for particular places or vendors, that would be fantastic! Here's what I've got on my list so far: Souvlaki Gyros Loukoumades...
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    Staying in Pyrgos?

    Thank you to your advice, I am looking into staying in Pyrgos or other inland place that is slightly "off the beaten track" in Santorini to minimize some of the frustration of being in the crowds. We will be traveling during peak season. Does anyone have an advice as to where to stay? As...
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    Is there anyplace out of the way in Santorini?

    There's some great advice here thank you everyone! I am going to try to get my family up early to enjoy some stuff before the crowds kick in. Maybe we can eat a long lunch during the "peak" times to avoid much of the bustle in the main areas. Meanwhile, I am thinking of staying in Pyrgos or...
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    Hotel in Santorini with a view like this?

    My wife and I are going to Santorini soon. We usually stay with people, but they don't live on the caldera like this. I thought it would be a nice treat to stay somewhere for a few days that his this kind of a view! I know there are some great caldera-perched places in Oia. I know they're...
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    What to do in Faskardo Village on Kefalonia

    I visited this village once maybe eight years ago and I want to go back. I have some notes about the things to do there. I am wondering if anyone has any thoughts. Did I miss anything? I want to take my family there because I found the place to be really beautiful. Stroll the Waterfront...
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    Parnassos Ski Resort in Greece

    Believe it or not, I find skiing in Greece to be pleasant. I know Greece isn't thought to have a climate good enough for skiing, but it's good enough. I have to go to Greece soon, and this is one of my favorite places to ski: The resort offers outstanding skiing opportunities for all skill...
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    Gathering information about clay pot cooking

    I am learning how to do some clay pot cooking. I am gathering information about it: Clay pot cooking is a method of cooking that uses a clay pot to slowly cook food. This technique is highly popular in Greece since it helps to preserve the flavors and aromas of the food. The gyuvetchi is a...
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    Tracking down a clay cooking vessel outside of Greece

    I will look online on Amazon! Thanks :-)
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    Tracking down a clay cooking vessel outside of Greece

    I found out about an old family recipe that involves creating a fire and burning a clay cooking vessel in the fire. It was scratched in an old family cookbook in Greek. I finally translated it and I found some footage in Greece online of people cooking this way. I don't live in Greece and I...
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