Tsoutsouros – Zorba’s & Triton Hotel

As you are by now well aware, we come back to Greece every few years, so, we have 'favorite' places and we also have places that we say "feels-like-home"... well Tsoutsouros is one of those places and Zorba's restaurant is our feels-like-home place to eat when we stay at the Triton Hotel. Tsoutsouros is a… Continue reading Tsoutsouros – Zorba’s & Triton Hotel

The Magnificent Mani

A number of years ago I wrote about the Mani Peninsula and how every Mani's home is ...well...his castle! And nothing has changed and it is still so and even more so. There is quite a bit of construction going on here on the Mani and I can understand why. It is one of the… Continue reading The Magnificent Mani

Akrogiali Beach – Restaurants

This small and sleepy village of Akrogiali - "the end of the beach" still has a number of good restaurants to choose from. The day of our arrival when we could not find our apartment we stopped at the Taverna Akrogiali and the owner took my husband in his own car to show him where… Continue reading Akrogiali Beach – Restaurants

The Sunset Beach Hotel

Another 'feels-like-home' family run hotel, the Sunset Beach Hotel, has been a favorite of ours since we stumbled upon it in 2012. It is one of the best run, most well kept, and beautiful hotels in Greece and just a short drive from Athens. The winding street coming into the small town of Xiropigado gives… Continue reading The Sunset Beach Hotel

SSP – My Review Websites!

I post reviews on a number of review websites, some of which are directly related the service offered as booking.com, hotels.com, and tripadvisor.com. So, the great news is that I now have my own page on booking.com and here it is: https://secure.booking.com/reviewtimeline/TravelSpirit9.html Also, on Trip Advisor I have now reached 40,000 readers! Here it is:… Continue reading SSP – My Review Websites!

The Taverna To Pelagos

Beautiful views and wonderful food. The owner was exceptionally attentive and served us the most delicious dinner. My husband tried the moussaka and said it rated a 8.5 on the Don scale! Wow! I don't think any other Moussaka has ever reached that level. He said it was creamy and tasty at the same time.… Continue reading The Taverna To Pelagos

A Special Place- Mytikas

The Dionisos Hotel has been a favorite of ours since 2012 when we spent a few days here and again later in 2015. Now we are back to another place that 'feels-like-home'. Our hosts son has taken over the day-to-day operations but still remembers us from previous trips. Welcomed again with joy and open arms… Continue reading A Special Place- Mytikas

The Olive and the Vine

Blessed by the gods the Greek people have been the caretakers of the gift of Athena 'the olive' and the gift of Dionisos 'the vine'. This has become a recurring theme of mine for our travels in Greece; the importance of the olive and the grape vine to the lives of the Greek people. Two… Continue reading The Olive and the Vine

Paresos Hotel and Nea Anchialaos

One of our favorite spots on mainland Greece we happened upon quite by chance a few years ago and come back every time we are in Greece - Nea Anchialios. Just 20 km from Volos it is tucked into a quiet little bay on the Pageaetic Gulf. We have stayed at the Paresos Hotel for… Continue reading Paresos Hotel and Nea Anchialaos

Cotton and Corn

As we drive through the central interior of Greece we are stunned by the flat plains of lush green farmland from Veleistino to around Karditsa. The scenes of farmers, lovely little villages, and green and golden fields acknowledges the richness of the land and the spirit of the people who work it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agriculture_in_Greece The fields… Continue reading Cotton and Corn