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Daniel Craig to heat up Spetses this summer

Bond star Daniel Craig has got his knives out for Spetses. The English actor is set to be in stylish Spetses - and Porto Heli - in May to reprise his role as super sleuth Detective Benoit Blanc in the sequel to the 2019 ensemble hit, Knives Out. Daniel Craig is all set to send the temperature soaring this summer as he and his ...

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The Deadly Charms of Naxos

When it comes to switching up the carefree trope of the sun-drenched Greek island, mystery writer Jeffrey Siger regularly gets away with murder. In his latest page-turning thriller – A Deadly Twist – Siger has planted the fertile island of Naxos – fabled home of Dionysus - firmly in his cross-hairs. Here, the Manhattan-Mykonos-based scrib...

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Why do Greeks fly kites on Clean Monday?

Every year on Clean Monday, Greeks young and old can be seen in any available patch of green indulging in the traditional beginning-of-Lent activities of kite-flying and picnicking. Setting a kite in the air – and then releasing it – is said to symbolise the freeing of the body from sin, or the passing of the human soul to Heaven and God. [galle...

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Harley and the Holy Mountain: a Greece Travel Memoir with Heart, Soul and Humour

Why on earth would a 70-plus Englishman, who’s terrified of traffic, hop on a decrepit 50cc “papaki” bike named Harley and embark on a road trip from his village in Evia, all the way to Mount Athos? John Mole’s charming latest book, Harley and the Holy Mountain, is Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance with creaky knees, lashings of h...

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