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Exploring the Cyclades, Greece – Amorgos

In his third Greek Island report, Rupert Parker walks the length and breadth of Amorgos, one of the most unspoilt of the Cyclades.

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Exploring the Cyclades, Greece – Naxos

In his second report from his Greek islands trilogy, Rupert Parker explores Naxos, the largest of the Cyclades in the Aegean.

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Exploring the Cyclades, Greece – Paros

Rupert Parker visits Paros, one of the Cyclades group of islands in the Aegean Sea.

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Saint George Lycabettus Hotel. Athens

Mount Lycabettus which is where you’ll find St. George Lycabettus Hotel has quite a lot going for it. For one thing, it’s the highest point in Athens so you can imagine what the views are like, and it’s mythical past is not to be sneered at either having been the property of Athena at one time, the goddess from whence the city takes its name.

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GB Roof Garden Restaurant. Hotel Grand Bretagne. Athens.

Being a God in mythical Athens must have been a busy business, as almost everything in this city has been put there by one god or another be it mountain, river or temple. I was feeling particularly god like myself, perched as I was high up in the GB Roof Garden Restaurant at the top of the Grand Bretagne Hotel with all of Athens laid out below me.

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Crete. This Island is no myth

“Financial crisis? What financial crisis.  We have everything we need here so life is good.” This state of the nation speech came from Andreas my taxi driver, clearly a budding Cretan politician who believes Crete is impervious to the chaos surrounding Greek finances.

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