Medieval Rhodes is beautiful. My favourite thing about this gothic city, however; is that it's all but impossible NOT to get lost. No new world grid construction here, no straight Roman roads. Within the 4-km city wall, there are hundreds of little streets that don't [...]
Camp Sounio, Greece 16 September 2016 Camp Sounio I've been teaching conversational English today. And hearing stories of the dreaded crossing from Turkey in little dinghies, filled to the brim and then some. About having to stand up in the boat during rogue waves, while [...]
Ah Greece! Looking out my window this grey November afternoon, with the heat not properly working yet in my new office ...sigh. One can always dream. 'Hang on', you ask... 'that photo above, where is the azure Aegean sea? The white-washed houses with blue domes? [...]
I haven't been in Greece for a while, but a trip is in the works. Meanwhile, I've asked Kristy Moore, a travel writer with a particular interest in Europe's historical attractions, to share her Greek history faves. Here's Kristy: There's probably no holiday destination more [...]
Sappho is celebrated as a Lesbian poet. And of course she was - as is every inhabitant of Lesbos, man or woman. But was she also a lesbian?
The Macedonian naming dispute: How Greece and Macedonia battle over the name Macedonia. And over the nationality of Alexander the Great.