Olives fresh from the trees

This is Crete (Greece)

Having visited Mykonos I fancied myself well versed on the Greek Islands (not really), but I was surprised to discover that Crete was very different than what I was expecting. So Mykonos reminded me of every picture I had ever seen of Santorini, with it’s white washed buildings and pristine beaches, so it was a surprise […]

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Mykonos In Pictures

Most of the pictures you see of the Greek Islands are of Santorini, but Mykonos was no less beautiful.  Almost all of the homes were whitewash and had blue or red doors and shutters. They were close together opening directly onto the cobbled streets. It is a place where you walk, as the streets are […]

Olympus - Home of the gods

Picture This…Athens (Greece)

“We Greeks are the lovers of the beautiful, yet simple in our taste…” – Thucydides A Day of Exploring: Ακρόπολη Αθηνών (The Acropolis)       The Acropolis was constructed sometime after the 5th century BC, which amazes me that there are things this old still surviving today. Being a coastal city Athens got a lot […]

The Parthenon

It’s All Greek to Me (Greece)

My Mediterranean cruising began in Athens. I landed at the airport and immediately felt like I was at a freak show, but instead of being in the audience, I was the main attraction. I had never been stared at so boldly and unapologetically in my life.  Have I been observed in other countries before? Absolutely, […]

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