The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 22: The Sacred Way at Delphi

Follow along with Thor and me as we retrace the millenia-old path of pilgrims to the ancient Temple of Apollo and Oracle of Delphi. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, I had been longing … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 21: Earth Goddess in Ancient Delphi

Stand with me at the “navel of the earth” in ancient Delphi, where the earliest Neolithic settlers worshipped an Earth Goddess NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, I had been longing to return to … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 20: A Pilgrimage to Ancient Delphi

Follow with me in the footsteps of countless pilgrims to the sacred site of Delphi, spiritual center of the ancient Greek world and home of the famous oracle. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 19: Farewell to Naxos Island

Take a last ramble around the lovely island of Naxos with Thor and me, as we vow to return to this blissful home of Ariadne and Dionysos. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, I … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 18: Naxos, Tracking the Wild Kouros

After being welcomed by the spirits of Ariadne and Dionysos to their blissful island, Thor and I set off to find the giant Kouros statues abandoned in the countryside near ancient marble quarries. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 17: A Voyage to Naxos, Home of Dionysos

Following the voyage of mythical Ariadne, we ply the “wine-dark sea” to the island of Naxos, where she met and married Dionysos, god of wine and ecstatic revelry. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 16: Farewell to Santorini

Join us in one more stroll along the caldera-edge walkway for last glimpses of this spectacular volcanic Greek island. And after a peek at artifacts of the ancient Hellenic settlement of Thera, a ferry ride! NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 15: Around & About on Santorini

The precipitous cliff-edge villages of Santorini–officially the Greek island of Thira–invite leisurely rambles along the cobbled lanes overlooking the flooded volcanic caldera. And, of course, stops for refreshment at scenic cafes like Mama Thira’s. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 14: Ancient Akrotiri on Santorini

Enter the eerie ruins of ancient Akrotiri, where ash from the catastrophic volcanic eruption of the island Thera in 1600 BC buried and preserved beautiful images of the vanished Minoan-style culture. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 13: The Dramatic Island of Santorini!

Wander in a daze with Thor and me as we take in the “insanely dramatic” views of the whitewashed cubic labyrinth perched on the edge of a volcanic caldera high above the Aegean Sea. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip … Continue reading

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