A profusion of color bursts forth in spring on the island of Corfu, Greece. With verdant forests and colorful wildflowers, Corfu is not a barren jumble of rocks, but a place where nature’s fireworks add a glorious touch to the backdrop of the Ionian Sea.
Founded by the Emperor Justinian in the 6th Century AD, the Greek city of Ioannina retains echoes of its Byzantine past in its historic sites and its artisans of the present.
Celebrating Easter in Corfu with my sisters, I participated in ancient rituals and witnessed the amazing spectacle of the passing of the flame across the city.
Yes, I’ve hiked across a volcano, and a historic one at that: the cinder cone in the middle of the caldera on the island of Santorini, Greece.
It is a tough climb to ancient Akroteri out of season, accomplished on foot through loose volcanic scree. But the view from the top, and the treasures to be found, make it worthwhile.
Holy Week is the most important week in the Orthodox calendar, and Easter evening its culmination. This is the worship service in Corfu Town at midnight.