“Canadian Coffee” and other Andros Adventures

Here we are back in Greece . . . on one of the prettiest and greenest of the Greek Islands. Andros is the northern-most island in the ‘Cyclades’ group, second only in size to Naxos. It is about 37 kilometres long and almost 17 kilometres wide, lying in a northwest to southeast orientation in the Aegean between Greece and Turkey. I’ve mentioned it before, but they are called the ‘Cyclades’ from the Greek word κύκλος , or kyklos, meaning circle. This group of islands formed a circle around the sacred island of Delos in ancient times. Read More

SPINALONGA, (Σπιναλόγκα) The Island of Ghosts

If you ever have the good fortune to visit the island of Crete in Greece, an entire world of adventure and fascinating history will open up to you. Even the Greeks think of Crete as being a different country. I know many countries have different dialects in their language, depending on what part of the country you are from, but Crete even has different dialects in various parts of the island. Read More