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The Olympic Games in history

The famous ancient games had it all: competition, bribery, corruption and even death.
Andrew Bostock was born in Kenya in 1972, but grew up in south London. An English degree at Oxford did nothing to prepare him for the real world, and he has pursued the typical ‘varied career’ of many writers. This has included teaching English in Greece, tour guiding, managing bookshops, and trying to compete with John Simpson and the BBC in getting news out of Zimbabwe. In between all this he spent several years living in various places in the Peloponnese, and his daughter was born in Kalamata. Ten years ago Andrew unexpectedly retrained as a physics teacher, and worked in Suffolk for seven years before moving to Alexandria, a once great Greek city. He is now moving to Suzhou, China, about which he knows nothing.

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Giros pita

According to Andrew Bostock, Giros pita are the finest fast food in the world.

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Peripteros and pantopoleions

Where you’ll find everything you could ever need…

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Orthodoxy and Greek Easter

Easter is one of the biggest celebrations in the calendar of the Greek Orthodox Church.

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Diros Caves

With its magical combination of stone and water, the Diros cave system is one of the finest in the world.

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Interview with Andy Bostock

To celebrate the release of the new edition of our Greece: The Peloponnese guidebook, we chat to author Andy Bostock about he first stumbled on the peninsula and his tips for those visiting. 

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