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Ouzo and Olive Oil

By Linda Tancs

Ouzo and olive oil.  Those are the two famous exports of the Greek island Lesvos.  Third largest in size behind Crete and Evia, the arguably lesser-known enclave near Turkey also boasts a petrified forest, one of the rarest natural monuments in the world.  Created 20 million years ago when volcanic materials covered and petrified the coniferous forests dominating the area at that time, the 37-acre preserve spans the Sigri-Eressos-Antissa area.  Take a break from the beach and enjoy a walk through the forest of silence.

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Free Ride for Women

By Linda Tancs

It’s International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate women’s strides in equality, peace and development.  In Greece, it’s an opportunity to ride public transport for free, particularly in Athens.  Check with your local transport authority for benefits.  Happy travels!

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Old Charm in Crete

By Linda Tancs

Rethymno, one of the four provinces of Crete, is its third largest city, offering views of the White Mountains in the West and Mount Psiloritis in the East.   There’s more to this metropolis than meets the eye, however.  In fact, there’s plenty of retro in this metro.  Consider the postcard-perfect harbor with its wooden boats.  Or the cobbled streets.  Or the fortress in the old town section, built by the Turks to protect against invaders.  Not to mention the Venetian-style mansions.  All this and great beaches, too.  Festival season starts later this month, so start packing.  Ferries depart daily from Athens.

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Navigating the Cyclades

By Linda Tancs

As summer tourists push through the popular Greek isles of Rhodes, Santorini, and Mykonos, rest assured you won’t be one of them. Why? Because you have a better plan. For half the price of a stay on Santorini, you can enjoy the hinterlands of Paros, the heart of the Cyclades. Painting exhibitions, art, cinema–all the culture you’d expect from an ancient civilization awaits you there. Only 30 minutes by air from Athens, or take the hydrofoil from Santorini.

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The Origin of Xmas

By Linda Tancs

Sometimes misconstrued as a sign of disrespect, the “X” in Xmas actually originates from the Greek word for Christ, Xristos. The first letter, chi, resembles the letter “x.” Europeans began using the “Xmas” salutation as early as the 16th century. So Merry Xmas, and to all a good holiday weekend!

Journey Through History in the Greek Isles

By Linda Tancs

In the current edition of Travelrific® Travel Show, the topic is Greece.  The architectural and cultural wonders of Greece extend beyond the city limits of Athens.  Discover the treasures of the islands.  Find out more at www.travelrificradio.com

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