... a little wine tasting before leaving Santorini - an improvement over the Greek wines we've had so far, with some drinkable reds, made with grape varieties such as agiorgitiko, mandilaria, and mavrotragano. The experience at Greek wineries is definitely different than what you'd find in North America - it's not about getting you in and getting you out as quickly as possible; they are quite generous with their pours and are happy to have you sit and enjoy your wine for as long as you wish.
Greek Sicily September 5th 2013 Geo: 35.2711, 25.1231Something terrible happened today as we took an evening stroll through Herkalion, the capital of Greece's largest island, Crete. It's not known as being the best that Crete has to offer tourists as it's considered by many to simply be a dirty, overcrowded transport hub, but after arriving by ferry from Santorini in the early evening, there was a familiar feeling ... read more
Europe » Greece » Crete » Heraklion Greece achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In Worl... ... read more