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    Advice for Taking a Road Trip in Crete

    I’m planning a road trip in Crete and could use some advice. I’m excited to explore the island’s rich history, stunning landscapes, and beautiful beaches, but I want to make sure I hit all the must-see spots and hidden gems. What are the best routes to take for scenic drives? Are there any...
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    Tips for Moussaka - Making it Authentic

    I’m planning to try my hand at making moussaka this weekend, and I really want it to be as authentic as possible. I've done some research, but I would love to hear tips and advice from those who have experience making this delicious dish. Here are a few specific questions I have: Ingredients...
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    Favorite Smaller Islands to Visit on Greece

    I'm planning a trip to Greece later this year and would love some advice. While I've heard a lot about the popular islands like Santorini and Mykonos, I'm more interested in exploring some of the smaller, lesser-known islands. Do you have any recommendations for charming, smaller islands to...
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    Beach Clubs in Mykonos?

    I'm planning a trip to Mykonos soon and I'm on the lookout for some fantastic beach clubs to visit. I've heard that Mykonos is famous for its vibrant beach scene, and I want to make sure I experience the best it has to offer. Can anyone recommend some great beach clubs in Mykonos? I'm...
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    What makes Greek yogurt so special?

    I've recently started seeing Greek yogurt everywhere—from grocery store aisles to recipes and even fitness blogs. It seems like it's become a major trend, but I'm curious to know more about it. What makes Greek yogurt so special compared to regular yogurt? Does it really offer more nutritional...
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    Finding out more about Assos village in Kefalonia

    I am browsing through Air B nB listings for an upcoming visit to Greece and one in Assos village on Kefalonia caught my eye. So I decided to see if I can find some information about the village to see if it is worth staying there. From the picturesque scenery I’ve seen in photos to the...
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    Kanoni and Mouse Island - Advice Needed

    I’m currently planning a trip to Corfu, and I’ve been intrigued by the pictures and mentions of Kanoni and the iconic Mouse Island (Pontikonisi). The views look absolutely mesmerizing, and it seems like a must-visit spot. However, I’d love to get some firsthand insights and advice from anyone...
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    Getting souvlaki tender?

    How do you make tender Greek souvlaki? I've attempted various recipes, marinated for different durations, and experimented with both high and low cooking temps, but I seem to be missing the mark for that mouth-watering tenderness commonly found in authentic Greek souvlaki. Has anyone found a...
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    Visiting Corfu off the Beaten Track?

    I'm currently planning my itinerary for a trip to the beautiful island of Corfu, and while I've got all the major sights on my list, I'm particularly interested in those special "off the beaten path" spots that only the locals know about or seasoned travelers have stumbled upon. I'm looking to...
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    Visiting Ancient Ramiro's on Rhodes

    I realized I have never seen this site and I am traveling with history buffs. I thought I'd ask you all for some advice: Best Time to Visit: What’s the best time of year to explore Ancient Kamiros to avoid the crowds but still enjoy good weather? Getting There: Are there public transportation...
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    Greek Vegetable Casserole Recipe (Briam)

    Now that it is lent, I will be making this a lot. I bring it to lenten potlucks at my church and I make it all the time at home. Here's a recipe I use - I do change up the vegetables sometimes depending on what I can find. I might omit eggplant, for example, and I would replace it with two...
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    What to do in Kefalonia with family?

    I'm currently planning a family trip to the stunning island of Kefalonia and would love your insights. We're a large family and we're all going. My sister has two kids - one is 12 and the other is 9. We are also traveling with my parents. From our initial research, we know that Kefalonia boasts...
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    What are your favorite vegetarian foods in Greek cooking?

    Greek cooking is renowned for its \use of fresh herbs, vegetables, and grains, making it a paradise for those who prefer plant-based meals. Yet, when we think of Greek cuisine, dishes like gyros and souvlaki often take the spotlight. But there's so much more to Greek food than meat-centric...
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    List of fun Greek mythology topics

    I really love Greek Mythology. I thought I would share with you all some of my favorite topics: Birth of the Olympians and how they came to power Different heroes of Greek mythology 12 Labors of Hercules Trojan War Iliad and the Odyssey and all the stories in them The story of Persephone...
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    Greek pita bread?

    I like to make gyros at home but I am having a heck of a time finding the right bread for it where I live. There is a store near me but they haven't been getting the bread I normally use in. I thought maybe I would make my own - but I am not the best bread maker. I also don't trust recipes I...
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    Favorite Greek healthy foods

    The first month of the new year is over and I still don't feel like I have a handle on healthy eating. It was one of my goals for the year! I eat far too much junk and when I sit down for a meal, it's a little more decadent than it should be for me to lose the ten pounds I gained since last...
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    Greek Vegetable Soup Recipe

    I am on a real vegetable soup kick. It's easy to eat lots of vegetables and be healthy so that I can achieve my new Year's goals! I thought I would share my recipe. It's "Greek inspired", since I kind of made it up and I am not sure this is actually something people in Greece make. I used...
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    Greek Chickpea Soup Recipe

    Thanks guys! I forgot to mention that I substitute canned chickpeas (about 2 cans) when I decide at the last minute I want the soup. Soaking the beans only works for me if I plan ahead and I don't always.
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    Greek Chickpea Soup Recipe

    I am trying to eat healthy so I bought some chickpeas and the other ingredients for my favorite soup. It came out amazing. This is the recipe I used: Ingredients: - 1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight - 1 onion, chopped - 3 garlic cloves, minced - 1 tablespoon tomato paste - 2 bay leaves -...
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    Greek Healthy Dinners for the New Year

    This a great list! I am on a similar kick, as well. Here is what I came up with: - Greek Salads - like horiatiki, cabbage salad, etc - Grilled or baked fish with lemon - I agree on that one - Horta - this makes me feel so healthy when it's on the table! - Healthy soups, like tomato soup...
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