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Post by stoupaduck on Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:22 pm

A sort of verbal where in Greece.........

"....waterside -----------, where the locals take their early evening volta is lined with luxurious cafes where the beatiful people meet; tourists not wearing designer clothes and gold jewellery may feel a little out of place here"
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Post by kidder on Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:14 pm

Do the dashes correspond with letters?

If not I will venture Fiskardo

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Post by stoupaduck on Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:48 pm

The dashes do correspond (assuming I counted properly), but to a thoroughfare name rather then the place itself.

...and not Fiskardo.
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Post by kidder on Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:54 pm

Could it be Porto Carras, Halkidiki?

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Post by stoupaduck on Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:59 pm

It is mainland I'll give you that - somewhere between your two suggestions...(is no-one else playing?)
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Post by kidder on Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:13 pm

Mainland as in Athens?

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Post by stoupaduck on Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:32 pm

Mainland as in the big P
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Post by kidder on Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:36 pm

OK ta. It is obviously a place to which I have not been, as the phrase does not appear in the 'Pits R US' brochure.


However I shall suggest Patras as the place. I have no idea as to the thoroughfare

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Post by stoupaduck on Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:31 pm

The seafront area/thoroughfare is known as "Bouboulinas" and the quote is from The Rough Guide.

It may come as a surprise.
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Post by Guest on Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:22 pm

Not Spetse, surely?

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Post by stoupaduck on Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:57 pm

She sure got around, that Bouboulina. Not Spetse, but not far away either.
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Post by kidder on Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:35 pm

It must be Nafplion then John. That was bit of a tussle.

I am surprised Lydia didn't get it.



Got to find one meself now.

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Post by Guest on Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:11 pm

Oh gawd! Brain not switched on....................

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Post by kidder on Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:34 pm

Let's see if we can get into this...............

The village of --- ------- is located 19 km west from the ---- of ------,
at the beautiful gulf of --------- . When the weather is clear you can
see clearly the island of -------

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Post by Guest on Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:55 pm

Oh stuck. Lots of gaps. Any clues at all?

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Post by stoupaduck on Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:34 pm

So, an Eastern facing coast into a gulf where one can see an island on a clear day - Gulf of Lakonia and Spetse visible?
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Post by kidder on Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:16 pm

Neither of those John
More northerly

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Post by stoupaduck on Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:06 pm

I'm struggling with this, had a look at my big fold out map of Greece, pored over Google earth and I'm still none the wiser.
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Post by kidder on Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:48 pm

Let's see.............
All the gaps relate to the actual size of the words.

The first word, of three letters, is often found in northern Greece, in front of the placename.

The village is actually is on a generally southern facing coast with a view towards the island to the east.

The village is situated 19 kms to the west of a coastal town

The name of the gulf has connotations of freedom


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Post by stoupaduck on Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:48 am

mmm I think you'd better put me out of misery!

The only thing I'm confident is about is Nea, and the only possibility I've come up with is Nea Peramos near Kavala but that doesn't fit with the other clue scratch - as fot the Gulf, the only Gulf I can think of is the Gulf in my knowledge.
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Post by kidder on Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:23 pm

But John that is the place!

HERE is the link to the online brochure.
Just scroll down to where it says "Town: Greece, N. Peramos"

(As far as I can ascertain the gulf mentioned, 'Eleftheres', translates to 'The Free')

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Post by stoupaduck on Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:50 pm

Doh - it probably boils down to the fact I can't count more than 4 dashes reliably! (that and unaware of that Gulf)
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Post by kidder on Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:53 pm

stoupaduck wrote:Doh - it probably boils down to the fact I can't count more than 4 dashes reliably! (that and unaware of that Gulf)

Not much good with Morse Code then?

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Post by stoupaduck on Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:48 pm

... not much good at much else either Very Happy
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Post by kidder on Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:17 am

Oh, I don't know.........................you seem to be fairly able to cook a piece of toast or two.

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