I spent three days in Vravrona, which was close to the Athens airport, enjoying the ocean and eating plenty of grilled octopus and Greek Salads. In the evening I researched my island destination of Samos. It was a relatively small island in the Eastern Aegean at points as close as six kilometres from the TurkishContinue reading ““The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned But Marvellous”: Chapter 44: Cooling My Heels in the Eastern Aegean”
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“Travels to a Different Time”: 28July2000: Samos, Greece; Pythagorian: Charming Seaside Town
Took the municipal bus from Vathi to Pythagorian. The bus service is decent but many tourists seem intimidated by public transportation and ride by taxi. I have no complaints. Buses are clean and air conditioned. The drivers are helpful. The schedule is well laid out and the buses are on time. A breakfast of oranges,Continue reading ““Travels to a Different Time”: 28July2000: Samos, Greece; Pythagorian: Charming Seaside Town”
“Travels to a Different Time” : 25July2000: Samos, Greece; Finally Destination Reached! Good-Bye to Lost Luggage Hotel
Jet lag and stress is never an ideal combination. After 4 hours of sleep at the Lost Luggage Hotel in Glyfada up at 4 a.m. hungry as a lion. Read a bit and watched a couple of hours of Greek music videos until the restaurant opened at 06:30 where there were many lost luggage victimsContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 25July2000: Samos, Greece; Finally Destination Reached! Good-Bye to Lost Luggage Hotel”
RKS Wines: The Inexpensive Greek: Nemea 2016 Reserve; My Brush With Celebrities!
Most of my time in Greece has been spent on the Aegean Island of Samos south of Lesvos and just off the Turkish coast. Samos produces absolutely world class sweet Muscat wines some of which are fortified. Over the past few years the United Winemaking Agricultural Cooperative of Samos has tried to create a brandContinue reading “RKS Wines: The Inexpensive Greek: Nemea 2016 Reserve; My Brush With Celebrities!”