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06/02/21
« on: Saturday, 06 February, 2021 @ 11:30:50 »
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February 10th:

On this day in 1975, Nikos Kavvadias, the Greek poet, writer and sailor, died in Athens at the age of 65. He was born in 1910 in Harbin, Manchuria – in the northern part of today’s People’s Republic of China. His parents were Greeks from Kefalonia and when he was very young, they returned to their homeland – first to Kefalonia and then to Piraeus. From his early years, he started to write and eventually became a significant poet in Greece. He published three collections of poetry as well as a novel, and a series of short stories. Kavvadias loved the sea and traveled throughout his whole life. He wrote about the life on board, the sailors, and the things he loved most. His poems are widely regarded as belonging to the symbolist school and he has been characterized by some as a poete maudit (a poet living a life outside or against society). Today there is a statute of Kavvadias located at the end of the beach of Argostoli in Kefalonia in a small square with a bench. The locals honored the artist and placed his statute next to the sea so that he could forever gaze lovingly at the boats that come and go.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/this_week_in_history_february_5th_to_11th

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« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 06 February, 2021 @ 11:32:01 »
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Halcyon Days: The Unique Greek Weather Phenomenon

Greece is reputed to have almost 300 days of sunshine a year, even during the winter when the unique phenomenon of the Halcyon Days aka Alkyonides Days takes place creating a mini summer break amidst the winter.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2021/02/05/halcyon-days-the-unique-greek-weather-phenomenon/

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Re: 06/02/21
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 06 February, 2021 @ 14:06:43 »
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Explore the wheel Greece! Recharge your batteries on a magical mystery electric bike tour through the mountains and forests of Zagori

The Slow Cyclist (theslowcyclist.co.uk) offers private or group cycling and walking holidays from £1,595 pp full board in traditional guesthouses from May to October. Electric bicycles are £100 extra. Transfers included but not flights. London to Preveza from £64 return (easyjet.com).
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/escape/article-9229537/Recharge-batteries-magical-mystery-electric-bike-tour-Zagori-Greece.html

Nice read, great pics, sounded really appealing  - until I saw the price!  :blink:


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« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 06 February, 2021 @ 23:07:01 »
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Funds approved for repairs to Corinth Canal

Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis signed a 9-million-euro package for the studies and construction work necessary for the complete restoration of the sides of the iconic Corinth Canal in southern Greece which are prone to landslides that have led to the frequent barring of ships from passing through on public safety grounds. A new state of emergency was declared only a few days ago. The canal connects the Gulf of Corinth in the Ionian Sea with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. The initial proposal for the construction of the canal was supposedly made in ancient times and a failed effort was recorded in the 1st century AD. Work recommenced in 1881 and was finally completed in 1893.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/262080/gallery/ekathimerini/in-images/funds-approved-for-repairs-to-corinth-canal