Sunday, 30 December 2018

VERSE for EXCURSIONS: Limericks about THE GREEK ISLES, Dec '18

WORDPLAY post #149 (sneak preview,  #4 in the collection "The Twelve Posts of Christmas" - see Dec 2nd through Dec 24th)
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, November 2018, based on travels in Greece in the autumn of 2017. The verses presented here have also been web-published at, an online humour dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited limericks.
Fishing boats at Koufonisi

SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys and other spoofs on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent post

If you want to sing these and other verses about travels in Greece, click on this link to our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE" and check out this song!

By the way, to find more limericks, or any other search target on either of these 2 blogs, use the SEARCH-FUNCTION found at the top of the right-hand margin.

Beach near harbour at Agios Giorgios, Heraklia

Learn more about this intriguing off-the-beaten-track island here


A good historic perspective can be found in a 2011 article in Vinography:
 "Wine from the caldera: the incredible viticulture of Santorini"
Wikipedia discusses the Assyrtiko grape varietal here



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