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Agia Roumeli Remains My Favorite Destination on Earth: Crete, Greece

Posted on Saturday, July 15, 2017

I’ve written about Agia Roumeli in southern Crete many times. ¬†Last month, I realized a dream by sharing my favorite place on Earth with my mother, who now understands and supports my…

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Photo of the Week: Water Line on Crete’s Southern Coast, Agia Roumeli, Crete, Greece

Posted on Sunday, June 21, 2015

One of the notable features in the geology of Crete’s Southern Coast is a water line, seen in this picture running horizontally in the center of the frame. In…

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Walking the Southern Crete Coast: Agia Roumeli to Agios Pavlos Chapel

Posted on Monday, May 25, 2015

As many times as I’ve been in this village, I’ve never walked east along the coast. I’ve always felt so content, so…

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Agia Roumeli, Crete, Greece: Life is but a Dream

Posted on Friday, June 13, 2014

I’ve been in Agia Roumeli for two weeks – the longest I’ve stayed in any one place in the last five months. Admittedly, there are other places to see in Crete but I’m stuck here willingly and gladly, relishing…

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Photo of the Week: Beehives in Agia Roumeli, Crete, Greece

Posted on Sunday, June 1, 2014

For at least a few thousand years, locals in Agia Roumeli have made their living as goatherders and beekeepers. In 300 B.C., Agia Roumeli was a city called Tarra, which minted…

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Crete, Greece: Breakfast in Agia Roumeli

Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The wind blew fiercely last night. Usually, the air is so calm (which I find surprising being in the middle of the sea), but when it kicks up, it does so with such ferocity that I feel unsettled and scared. This morning, the power is out…

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Crete, Greece: Beautiful Agia Roumeli with Hans

Posted on Saturday, November 30, 2013

I wake up to discover that I am nearly in the Libyan Sea. What a beautiful surprise! I find Hans and we spend several hours making the rounds around town. He suggests that it’s important when…

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Crete, Greece: Chania to Agia Roumeli with Hans, Day 12

Posted on Friday, November 29, 2013

At 11 AM, I meet Hans at the bus station. And we begin a journey that doesn’t end until 10 PM. No matter. I am feeling super lucky to have Hans, master traveler, as my guide. We take a…

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Gavdos Island, Greece: Timeless, Wild and Free

Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2015

In Agia Roumeli, I spent countless hours staring across the Libyan Sea at the mysterious Gavdos Island. I wondered what was there. And now, finally…

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A Spontaneous Adventure to Regensburg, Germany

Posted on Saturday, June 14, 2014

I had no idea when I awoke that by day’s end I would leave my beloved Agia Roumeli for a new adventure. A simple email, read over breakfast, changed the course of my…

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