It’s the second book by Anne Zourodi that I have the pleasure of reading. I started the book on the last day of 2013 and barely made myself put it down. I finished it on Jan 2. It felt amazing to read a hard copy. Not to mention, the story kept me glued to the book.
The novel is set on the beautiful Greek island of Arcadia. Gabrilis Kaloyeros is a bee-keeper here. He also has been taking care of the
Winter in Greece can offer anything from mild , sunny days on the islands to snowy, cold days on the mainland. The best part about visiting Greece during winter is the possibility to experience the country as it’s not seen by the tourists who only come here during summer. After the crowds are gone, you get to experience everything at a slower pace, soaking up the scenery and sights. Not to mention that visiting Greece during winter also lowers
I must admit I have not heard of Anne Zouroudi until she asked me whether I was interested in reading a book she wrote. A book set in Greece. But of course, I was. And not knowing what she wrote about and not having read any reviews either, made it more interesting.
I got The Messenger of Athens delivered right after I came from my vacation and couldn’t wait to read it. I have read mostly e-books this year
Having already read Crete- A Notebook (January this year) and Rhodes-A Notebook (in June this year) I was slightly afraid I’d re-reading some stuff all over again. But I was wrong; while the books on Crete and Rhodes do contain some stories which are also in the Greek Islands book, there is enough fresh content not to get bored.
Richard Clark is a British journalist who has lived on Crete in the eighties while he taught English as
Thessaloniki is a vibrant city, with an atmosphere totally different than the capital. With only one hostel in the city, many travelers struggle to find the best options for a cheap and clean place to stay. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of the best hotels in Thessaloniki for under €100 per night …and also an exception to the rule.
Hotel Orestias Kastorias
This small family run hotel is located close to all the important sites in
When I wrote the article back in November 2008, the exchange rate was going up and the down and the prices were significantly higher than now. Updating the article in 2011 made me realize how much the market has changed. While the title still stays the same , out of the hotels in the list, only one has rates above €50 per night, while the rest stay within a respectable €30 / night range.
All of the hotels in the