Category Archives: Greece with Global Volunteers

5 Reasons You Should Visit Greece

View my article here and the exciting stories of many other tourists in Greece. “You’re going to Greece now? During the crisis?” was the incredulous refrain that I kept hearing as I was packing for my trip to Crete in July of this year. Having … Continue reading

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Mountain Retreat: Rogdia

Prior to my last day in Greece, I decide to head out to a secluded mountain village called Rogdia. What with the constant flurry of activity that volunteering entails, in addition to my determined daily sightseeing, I’d become a bit … Continue reading

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Weekend Getaway: Santorini Tour (Finale)

Contrary to what you might think, I don’t immediately head to the hotel after my donkey debacle. It would have been the best decision, given that I look like I ran into a dust storm and probably smell like a donkey. But … Continue reading

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Weekend Getaway: Santorini Tour (Donkey Adventures Edition)

After our 90 minutes in Oia are up, we pile back into the bus. Our tour guide runs on a few minutes later, looking flustered and out-of-breath, and counts us multiple times. We set off for our next destination: Fira, the … Continue reading

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Weekend Getaway: Santorini Tour (Part 1)

On the Tuesday of my first week in Greece, I head over to one of the many travel agencies lining the route. The first one I pass by is open, but there is nobody sitting at the agent’s desk. There’s … Continue reading

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Knossos: Evans’ Dollhouse

The archaeological site of the Palace of Knossos is considered one of the must-see destinations of Crete. The Bronze Age archaeological site was initially discovered in 1878 by Minos Kalokairinos, while the extensive period of excavation and partial restoration began in 1900 … Continue reading

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Falling for the City: Heraklion

If you catch the No. 1 bus at the stop in Amoudara just outside of the Hotel Castro, you’ll be taken to Heraklion, Greece’s fourth largest city and the capital of Crete. The ride to Eleftheria Square, which marks the … Continue reading

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A Look at Amoudara

Note: My review of the Hotel Handakas can be found here. During my Greece trip, I stayed in the Hotel Handakas. It is located in the town of Amoudara, a part of a municipality of the Heraklion Prefecture known as … Continue reading

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Greece, Day 13: Farewells

*Note: The completion of this post was suspended for a few days as I fell sick. Also, photos of the children and other volunteers will not be posted due to privacy concerns. I feel restless as I arise this last … Continue reading

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Greece, Day 12: Drifting

As Sonny and I finish the following plan, it occurs to me that there’s only one left to make. We’ve all complained about some of the challenges posed by lesson planning, so now that it’s almost over, we should be relieved … Continue reading

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