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Santorini' s magical sunsets

Santorini' s magical sunsets

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People say that Santorini is one of the best places on earth as far as sunset viewing is concerned. The towns and villages of Santorini are dotted w…morePeople say that Santorini is one of the best places on earth as far as sunset viewing is concerned. The towns and villages of Santorini are dotted with buildings that have been built after the catastrophic 1956’s earthquake. Many of the older buildings collapsed in the earthquake, the newer buildings which includes hotels and restaurants have been built mostly on the cliffs of this crescent shaped island so as to provide visitors and residents alike with truly mesmerizing views of Santorini and the Aegean. less

The romance of Santorini

The romance of Santorini

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Santorini is a volcanic island in the Cyclades group of the Greek islands. It is famous for dramatic views, its whitewashed houses grabbing the cli…moreSantorini is a volcanic island in the Cyclades group of the Greek islands. It is famous for dramatic views, its whitewashed houses grabbing the cliffs, stunning sunsets from Oia town, the strange white eggplant) and naturally its very own active volcano. There 2 most important villages on Santorini Island are: Oia for unforgettable sunsets, probably the most charming place on the island. And Fira - the main stunning cliff-perched town, featuring all that Oia has, but much more overcrowded. less

Santorini: Greek island cuisine

Santorini: Greek island cuisine

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In Santorini, like everywhere in Greece, eating is a way of life. In the traditional Santorini cuisine besides the wide variety of seafoods best s…more In Santorini, like everywhere in Greece, eating is a way of life. In the traditional Santorini cuisine besides the wide variety of seafoods best served grilled we can distinguish the following ingredients and dishes: Fava is a puree made with Fava beans. Fava is an old traditional dish of Greece which can be served in many different ways according to the time of the year. What makes the Santorini Fava special is the special taste of the beans due to the volcanic soil on the island. The soil is also responsible for the rich flavour of all fruit and vegetable on the island like Tomatinia or Cherry Tomato which is very aromatic. The White Eggplant, a unique vegetable of the island, is considered the “indigenous” course in Santorini. The island of Santorini is most famously known for its indigenous white grape varieties grown since the Middle Ages like Assyrtiko, Athiri and Aidani. less

The Island of Halki

The Island of Halki

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Halki ( is a Greek island and municipality in the Dodecanese archipelago in the Aegean Sea, some 6 km (4 mi) west of Rhodes. With the area of 28 km2 …moreHalki ( is a Greek island and municipality in the Dodecanese archipelago in the Aegean Sea, some 6 km (4 mi) west of Rhodes. With the area of 28 km2 (11 sq mi), it is the smallest inhabited island of Dodecanese. less

The Island of Symi, Greece

The Island of Symi, Greece

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Symi is an Island of the Dodecanese close to Rhodes. Symi was noted for its sponges which provided much of its wealth. It attained the height of its …moreSymi is an Island of the Dodecanese close to Rhodes. Symi was noted for its sponges which provided much of its wealth. It attained the height of its prosperity in the mid 19th century, and many of the peculiarly colorful neoclassical mansions covering the slopes near the main city date from that period. less

The Island of Rhodes, Greece

The Island of Rhodes, Greece

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The Knights Hospitallers captured and established their headquarters on Rhodes in 1307. They remained there for 2 centuries and built into one of …more The Knights Hospitallers captured and established their headquarters on Rhodes in 1307. They remained there for 2 centuries and built into one of the most fortified cities in Europe. The citadel of Rhodes, is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe which in 1988 was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1912 Italian troops took the island over with the rest of the Dodecanese Islands, and established an Italian colony which lasted until the end of WWII. The Italians would later demolish the houses that were built on and around the city walls during the Ottoman era. They also reconstructed the Grand Master's Palace. Lyndos is about 55 km south of the town of Rhodes and its fine beaches make it a popular tourist and holiday destination. less

Visiting the Island of Nisyros, Greece

Visiting the Island of Nisyros, Greece

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Nisyros is a volcanic Greek island and municipality located in the Aegean Sea. It is part of the Dodecanese group of islands next to Turkey. Being so…moreNisyros is a volcanic Greek island and municipality located in the Aegean Sea. It is part of the Dodecanese group of islands next to Turkey. Being so remote it has preserved the feeling and culture of old Greek island life. less

Athens highlights

Athens highlights

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Piraeus is a port city located within the Athens Urban Area largely developed in the early 5th century BC, when it was selected to serve as the …morePiraeus is a port city located within the Athens Urban Area largely developed in the early 5th century BC, when it was selected to serve as the port city of classical Athens and was transformed into a prototype harbour, concentrating all the import and transit trade of Athens but declined gradually after the 4th century AD, growing once more in the 19th century, especially after Athens' declaration as the capital of Greece. The Parthenon on the Athenian Acropolis is dedicated to the maiden goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Its construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the height of its power. It was completed in 438 BC, although decoration of the Parthenon continued until 432 BC. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece. Its decorative sculptures are considered some of the high points of Greek art. The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece and of ancient democracy and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. The Ancient Agora of Athens or the Forum is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora, located to the northwest of the Acropolis. The Romans built a Forum during their occupation which is located to the north of the acropolis. In the shadow of the Acropolis, the Plaka is like a village within the city The Plaka is the oldest section of Athens. Most of the streets have been closed to automobile traffic. Although touristy, cafes, restaurants and clubs make this a happening part of the city. less

Greece

Greece

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Mykonos and Island Cruising

Greece

Greece

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Mykonos and Island Cruising

Ancient Phillippi

Ancient Phillippi

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by: Tim Frakes Productions

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Ancient Philippi is in a valley about 15 kilometers north of the Aegean coast near the city of Kavala. It was a windy, chilly day and the place was …moreAncient Philippi is in a valley about 15 kilometers north of the Aegean coast near the city of Kavala. It was a windy, chilly day and the place was mostly empty except for a team of archeologists busily digging away near the Roman theater. Philippi features prominently in the New Testament. It was Paul and Silas’s first stop in Europe. It is the place where they were thrown into prison, only to be rescued by an earthquake. Later, Paul wrote a letter to the Philippian church that ultimately made its way into the cannon of the New Testament. While in Philippi, Paul met a woman named Lydia. Lydia was a “God fearer,” a term Luke and Paul used to describe Greeks who sympathized and worshiped with Jews. The ruins are about half a mile from a small creek. The Bible mentions that Paul met Lydia as she was washing cloths by a river. So, I drove down to check out this famous location. It is nothing more than a drainage ditch that runs past a garbage dump! www.frakesproductions.com less