24 Hours at Caramel Grecotel Boutique Resort in Rethymno, Crete

Crete is an island as unnerving and necessary as love. Tough though it can be come summertime to dodge the heat-seeking hordes from the north, it’s still a worthwhile place to while a way a week or more to get a feel for Greece beyond its wonderful but cramped capital and the by-now cliche Greek islands like Santorini and whatever flavor-of-the-month isle as anointed by … Continue reading 24 Hours at Caramel Grecotel Boutique Resort in Rethymno, Crete

An Athenian Evocation

 ATHENS – All roads may lead to Rome, but the starting point on antiquity’s aesthetic highway was slightly east. If you have not yet been to Athens, fear not,  for Athens may have already been to you: no need to recite the contributions Greek culture made to our rube American one, for it would be a long night indeed.  The first time I came to Athens as an adult … Continue reading An Athenian Evocation