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Modern family: Greece with grown-up kids

A decade after a first family holiday in Greece, Martin Love heads to Paxos and finds it wonderfully unchanged The five of us stretched out on yoga mats with our toes pointing towards the sea. Above us the breeze stirred the leaves of the ancient olive trees. Emai ed, intoned Sophie. In Greek that means, I am here. She continued in her gentle voice. I am here in Paxos. I have arrived. I have moored on this rock surrounded by sea Sophie was training to be a mindfulness teacher. When…

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First Venice and Barcelona: now anti-tourism marches spread across Europe

Demos in San Sebastin and crackdowns in Rome and Dubrovnik as locals vent frustration at city-breakers and cruise ships With the continent sweltering under a heatwave nicknamed Lucifer, tempers have been boiling over, too, as a wave of anti-tourism protests take place in some of Europes most popular destinations. Yet, as tourism-phobia becomes a feature of the summer, the World Tourism Organisation(UNWTO)has defended the sector, calling on local authorities to do more to manage growth in a sustainable manner. The focal point for much of this has been Spain, which…

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