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Yianni mou, to mandili sou….

(2005) Taken from the peninsula Sithonia looking across to the peninsula Kassandra, Halkidiki in northern Greece. The pelican’s name is Yiorgos. Sung by Domna Samiou Your Kerchief, Yianni (Epirus) Your kerchief, Yianni, dearest love, why is it soiled and … Continue reading

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Metamorfosis, Baklava, & Skordalia

May 24, 2007 Metamorfosis, Greece Yesterday we drove into Thessaloniki via the road through and behind Poligyros. We passed the Poligyros hospital and on through beautiful mountain landscape. The road is very nice until you arrive down to the plain; … Continue reading

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Metamorfosis Rocks!

Metamorfosis (trans. Transfiguration) is located in the armpit of Sithonia, the 2nd leg of Halkidiki. It’s my understanding that much of Halkidiki was settled by Asia Minor refugees in the early 1920’s after Greek and Armenians were expelled from Turkey. … Continue reading

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Travels in Halkidiki

Many have visited Greece and concentrated on Athens, Delphi, and perhaps a few islands. I suggest your next trip to Halkidiki (some spell it Chalkidiki), that region of 3 “legs” or peninsulas southeast of Thessaloniki, the 2nd largest city of … Continue reading

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