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Are there any flat Greek islands?

Mr Shibori and I are planning a trip during the second half of September. We want sun, sea, and food...relaxation but not isolation. Our first choice is Santorini but I am recovering from a leg injury and there seem to be a lot of steps in Santorini. [more inside]
posted by shibori on Jul 7, 2015 - 5 answers

Sending money to Greece

Help me help my Greek relatives. [more inside]
posted by longdaysjourney on Jul 6, 2015 - 5 answers

Help us maximize our trip to Greece.

We are spending a week in Athens in August. Help us get the most out of sightseeing ruins and art/artifacts by suggesting ways to learn about them in advance. [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Jun 30, 2015 - 9 answers

Holiday in a financially troubled country?

Have you ever travelled to a country in the aftermath of an economic crisis or default? What was it like? Could you tell anything was different as a tourist? [more inside]
posted by smackfu on Jun 29, 2015 - 15 answers

Travelling to Mainland Greece May 2015 - Grexit?

Are economic woes/strikes in Greece likely to disrupt my holiday plans next week? [more inside]
posted by Hugobaron on May 21, 2015 - 5 answers

Modern urban Athens souvenirs

Looking for a specific kinds of Athens souvenir, which may or may not exist: ones based on "urban" icons like their taxi signs, and other infrastructure-y things like that. Most definitely not looking for keychains containing photos of the Parthenon or other such tat, they are already being thrown at me with abandon, thanks. [more inside]
posted by Mike Smith on May 8, 2015 - 3 answers

Things to do in Rhodes (ideally including dancing)

We are going to Rhodes for a week in June. What should we do and see? We are enthusiastic ballroom and Latin dancers, so we would be especially delighted if we could find somewhere where we could engage in a bit of partner dancing. Any particularly lovely spots for swimming would also be wonderful. We would love to hear about a wide range of options, though. [more inside]
posted by sueinnyc on Apr 13, 2015 - 1 answer

Your thoughts on visiting Greece?

When I go to Greece this summer, will I regret it if I don't visit one of the islands? [more inside]
posted by swheatie on Apr 5, 2015 - 16 answers

Last minute March/April travel to South America or Europe

Planning a last minute trip in late March/early April - need ideas for places to go or itineraries. My criteria: 10-14 day trip in which I can visit a city and an interesting natural area nearby. Top contenders at the moment: Buenos Aires, Athens, Istanbul, Spain. Further details inside. [more inside]
posted by scribbler on Mar 14, 2015 - 5 answers

HoneymoonFilter: Europe Edition (Greek islands, Italian neighborhoods)

Which neighborhoods should we be trying to stay in, as first-time travelers to Rome and Florence? Which Greek island should we be looking at? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Mar 5, 2015 - 12 answers

What do we know about ancient religious faith?

Having studied Christian theology in college, I am aware that much of what we have reflecting ancient Greek and Roman religious belief survives because Christian apologists were refuting source materials drawn from that culture. But what else do we actually know? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Feb 17, 2015 - 18 answers

Athens in November

I will be traveling to Athens, Greece for 5 days in about a month, and need some suggestions! [more inside]
posted by Curiosity Delay on Oct 2, 2014 - 9 answers

So I bought a time machine … well it looks more like a plane ticket!

I’m going to be in Greece for around two weeks in mid-September, and am hoping for some advice in how to best immerse myself in Classical and Hellenistic history and art – as well as the practicalities and logistics of the present day! [more inside]
posted by an opinicus on Aug 29, 2014 - 5 answers

Where to buy exercise shorts in Athens, Greece?

I am staying in Ampelokipi and am spending most of my days in Kolonaki. I am not Greek and do not speak Greek. Is there a department store or something around here where I could buy a cheap pair of exercise shorts? I tried the Carrefour in Ampelokipi and wasn't able to find any. [more inside]
posted by crazy with stars on Jun 21, 2014 - 3 answers

Fantastic 50th in Greece?

I turn 50 in September and am taking the trip to Greece that I've wanted to take since I was about 10. The problem is, there's so much to see and so much I want to do.... And I'd also love to get recommendations for a fantastic and romantic dinner in Athens on the actual birthday night. [more inside]
posted by Cocodrillo on Jun 19, 2014 - 7 answers

10 days in Turkey and Greece in Feburary?

So, we're able to get an AMAZING deal on Airfare to Istanbul in February 16th - 25th. Looking for tips and advice for our visit. [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Nov 6, 2013 - 10 answers

Shopping Detectives, find this boot or one similar? (Shipping problem)

So, I found a short boot I'd love to get, but nowhere that's stocking it will ship to Greece. Can you either find someplace that will (highly doubtful; I've searched a lot), or help me find one very, very, very similar? [more inside]
posted by taz on Oct 26, 2013 - 5 answers

Modern Greek or Roman fiction not centered on military or leaders?

Ancient Roman and Greek civilizations set my imagination ablaze, and while I've loved Homer's works right now I'm interested in works written in, say, the last century that take place in those times, or thereabouts. [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Sep 24, 2013 - 25 answers

Can you read and translate the Greek (?) text on these caps?

What does the text say on these pink bottle caps (image 1, image 2)? As I'm told, these were sold as inexpensive caps at a brew-your-own beer supply store in Texas. I'm guessing the text is Greek, but I'm just guessing. Thanks!
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 30, 2013 - 9 answers

Greek island books.

Last year we accompanied our trip to Greece with some chosen volumes of contemporary Greek writing: Panos Karnezis' Little infamies, Vangelis Hatziyannidis' Four walls, Petros Márkaris' Expiring loans, Apostolos Doxiadis' Uncle Petros and Goldbach's conjecture, and, for our kids, Evghenios Trivizàs' The last black cat. What are some other great books either set in Greece or by Greek authors, for us to take this time?
posted by progosk on Aug 5, 2013 - 12 answers

What should I do in Greece that isn't a beach or a nightclub?

I'll be in Greece in September for work and it seems a shame not to take some vacation time while I'm there. Problem is most of the tourist guides seem to focus quite a bit on how great the various beaches are or how awesome the nightlife is, neither of which interest me when I'm traveling alone. Ruins and archaeology are good and I intend to include some of that but there must be some awesome things that I don't even know to look for. Some more specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by Skorgu on Jul 2, 2013 - 14 answers

The Innocents Abroad: Text Messaging+Parents Overseas=Disaster Incoming?

My elderly parents are currently traveling in Europe (Greece, specifically) accompanied by their first smartphones (which are on a T-Mobile family plan that I pay for). Before they left, I repeatedly emphasized that they needed to install new microsims from a Greek telecom before they'd be able to use voice, messaging and data in Greece. I did not go into the concept of international roaming (primarily because it's extremely expensive, they would find it confusing, and I don't want them to use it). They said they'd get new microsims when they arrived. However, my mother's text messages from Greece still look like they're being sent from her U.S. number. [more inside]
posted by longdaysjourney on Mar 25, 2013 - 14 answers

Greek Translation: "Solidarity with Greek Workers"

How would you write "Solidarity with Greek Workers" in modern idiomatic greek? For context: this is for a left-wing march banner.
posted by phrontist on Mar 13, 2013 - 3 answers

Books about travel, especially to Greece

As a gift for a friend, I'd like to find a book about Greece, but not a travel guide exactly. [more inside]
posted by little_dog_laughing on Mar 4, 2013 - 10 answers

Ancient greek origins of separation of powers?

Somewhere I read an interpretation of the development of democracy in Ancient Greece that went something like this: A king died and three princes struggled to seize power. No one prince was strong enough to defeat the others. They made a deal that one would be responsible for military matters, the second for administrative matters, and the third for religious. This system proved relatively effective and was continued, eventually on a non-hereditary basis, and is the original source for the separation of powers between different branches of government. [more inside]
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy on Feb 13, 2013 - 6 answers

Remember this book? It's about a girl who goes to Greece and something happens to her.

Identify-a-book-filter: I'm trying to remember a children's/young adult book that I likely read 15-20 years ago in Australia. It was about a ~13 year old girl who went to a Greek island with her archaelogist parents (for a year/the summer?) and something magicky happened. [more inside]
posted by jacalata on Jan 4, 2013 - 12 answers

Greek Mythology Reading Recommendations

Bookfilter: Suggestions on good books about Greek mythology. [more inside]
posted by Twain Device on Nov 28, 2012 - 14 answers

The Greek equivalent of a drink called a John Doe?

Is there any familial or other relationship between Ioannis Metaxas (the Greek dictator) and the maker of Metaxa, a Greek liquor used in sidecars? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Oct 15, 2012 - 1 answer

Help clue me in on the meaning/significance of this souvenir.

What is this Greek pendant? [more inside]
posted by letahl on Aug 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Looking for Classical Greece themed art

Help me look for Classical Greece themed art for Monty Python-esque animation backgrounds! [more inside]
posted by Tom-B on Aug 27, 2012 - 2 answers

Help us figure out where to celebrate NYE in Europe!

Where to travel for Xmas/New Year's in Europe? [more inside]
posted by picarosado on Aug 15, 2012 - 10 answers

Too much alone time!

I'm having some anxiety about traveling alone. Please hope/help me! [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on Jun 30, 2012 - 17 answers

Greek economic problems affect interest rates?

How will the Greek economic problems and related Euro currency issues affect interest rates and the property market in other continents, especially Australia?
posted by gttommy on Jun 2, 2012 - 2 answers

Best quiet islands to visit for Greek holiday?

Your recommendations for Greek islands to visit, please. [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on May 31, 2012 - 21 answers

Will there be a run on Greek banks and if so what would that mean?

How likely is a run on Greek banks? What would the short to medium term effect of a run be on Greek businesses? Would it effect different types of businesses differently?
posted by digitalprimate on May 16, 2012 - 8 answers

Who's running the show?

How does a parliamentary democracy function during the time between a government's dissolution and new elections? [more inside]
posted by helloimjohnnycash on May 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Trying to book Greek intra-island ferries - help!

How do I find trips from Santorini to Sifnos in May? [more inside]
posted by orangeseed on Mar 8, 2012 - 5 answers

Are there any good novels that use Greek trade in or around the 6th c. BC as a way of exploring ancient cultures?

Are there any good novels that use Greek trade in or around the 6th c. BC as a way of exploring ancient cultures? Also, how far did Greeks travel during that time? Did they make into India? To the British Isles?
posted by jwhite1979 on Feb 20, 2012 - 17 answers

On the road again ....

Help me plan my trip to Europe this summer! Helpful details abound within! [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on Feb 1, 2012 - 5 answers

Greek Bonds

Greek Bonds: 30.03.12 They have a nominal value of 1000 euros but trade at 39 euros? How does buying bonds work, and why cant I buy just one for 39 euros? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Jan 30, 2012 - 6 answers

Greek and Greek-related (even *super-vaguely* Greek-related&mdashlike songs from "Grease") music suggestions needed!

My friends have a themed New Year's Eve dinner party every year, and I'm in charge of putting together the background music mix. This year's theme is "Greece" (because, well, it might be the last year that Greece exists *g*), so I have to come up with about six hours of music from, about, or in any way related to Greece. I need suggestions from MeFites! [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Nov 2, 2011 - 48 answers

Source this myth!

Classicists and folklore/mythology types: how can I go about finding the original source for this obscure Roman (or Greek?) myth? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Sep 21, 2011 - 12 answers

A 6.5 month preggo flying 18 hours to Turkey – yea/nay?

I love traveling, but is taking an overseas trip to Istanbul at 6.5 months pregnant ill-advised? [more inside]
posted by allisonrae on Jul 29, 2011 - 27 answers

Honeymoon Planning Help!

Santorini Honeymoon-Has anyone been to Santorini, Greece and could recommend a hotel that was romantic and beautiful but not outlandishly expensive- Let's say $200 per night or less, or a package deal. We are looking to go in September. Thanks so much for your help.
posted by Equiprimordial on Jul 17, 2011 - 4 answers

Details Greece's Debt

Where can I find a complete listing of debt issued by Greece, including term sheets?
posted by IndpMed on Jul 12, 2011 - 5 answers

Why is Greece's economy in such a bad state?

Why is Greece's economy in such a bad state? What could, or should, have been done to avoid this? How much is a specifically Greek issue compared to a European issue compared to a global issue?
posted by Hartster on Jun 15, 2011 - 11 answers

Great Greek music?

I'm looking for some good Greek music. (Please assume I know nothing.) Current pop or dance music, or anything fun, really. [more inside]
posted by Sissinghurst on Jun 11, 2011 - 9 answers

What two additional European cities should I visit while overseas in Thessaloniki, Greece?

What 2 major European cities - that are relatively close to Thessaloniki, Greece - should I visit for a week? [more inside]
posted by bengalsfan1 on May 21, 2011 - 4 answers

Safe travels in Athens (Greece)?

Mom is in Istanbul now, flying to Athens on Saturday for 5 days. She's heard about civil unrest/protests in Athens recently. The news reports I've found (which aren't many) describe a 24-hour general strike yesterday, with shutdown of public transportation, flights, and other services. She knows to steer clear of any protests, don't talk politics, etc, but what else should she know? [more inside]
posted by jshort on May 12, 2011 - 18 answers

uote about the evils of writing or technology

Looking for an ancient greek quote about the evils of writing or technology. [more inside]
posted by turtlefu on Apr 29, 2011 - 5 answers

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