Where is the most southern chunk of real estate in all Europe? Not Rhodes or Malta or Crete, and certainly not Sicily. To stand on the farthest south land in Europe you must make your way to the island of Gavdos, 170 nautical miles from Africa to the north and 22 nautical miles south of Crete’s feistiest region, Sfakia.     Continue Reading »


 Sparta Warriors

In 490 BC, according to Herodotus, the Athenian general Miltiades sent a herald to Sparta requesting reinforcements against the invading Persian army.  The messenger, a professional runner named Phidippides, traversed rocky mountains to reach Sparta 250 kilometers away in a phenomenal two days. Continue Reading »

Winged Victory (Nike)Her statuesque image is an inspirational icon. Her flowing white robe denotes freedom. She is 2300 years old and comes from the Greek island of Samothraki. Her name is Winged Victory, or Nike which means “victory” in Greek. Continue Reading »