Archive for ‘Five Star Greece’ Category

End of the Odyssey

Five Star Greece makes it home to Ithaca after many adventures with lotus eaters, sirens, dragons and Cyclops. Sitting on the small dock at home in Villa Skinos, feet dangling in the water, a plate of sea urchins and a glass of ouzo shared with Captain Tasso and Artemis, and a huge shooting star like … Read More

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Patrick Leigh Fermor

Patrick Leigh Fermor died on June 10th – author of three of my favorite books – A Time of Gifts, describing his journey on foot as a young man from London to Istanbul, though the book stops at the Hungarian border – Roumeli; an exploration through travels in Northern Greece of the sense of Greekness … Read More

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Five Star Puppies

I would normally never try to sell you anything on a blog…. but this is important. Evi has six puppies who are ready to leave home, (aka the Athens Five Star Greece office HQ) and until they are gone, I cannot have a sensible conversation with her that lasts for more than two minutes. So please, … Read More

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The Greek Gatsby

June 17th Floods in Provence, unseasonable chill in Spain, but Greece is having a heatwave that leaves people gasping and flapping like fish in a net. The only place to be is by the sea now. As soon as Evi in the Five Star Greece Athens  office can detach herself from her air conditioner, she will … Read More

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An Economics Tutorial for non-believers

June 17th My presence at Economics tutorials at Oxford was as much a trial to my poor tutor as it was to me – My delivery of a meager essay on some topic such as the laws of Money Supply, that I never really believed in, would be followed by a 30 minute silence where … Read More

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