Category Greece

Europe 2017 – The Legend of Jenny Manetta

August 24 – November 15 As promised (threatened?) in the last post, I’d like to talk a bit about Jenny Manetta, who we’ve referred to quite a few times while we recounted our month with the Greeks, and for those of you whose heads are spinning as I’ve time shifted major sections of the blog […]

Europe 2017 – Summary, Part Three

August 24 – November 15 We spent time in just three countries this trip, Greece, Spain, and France.  Each was an extremely positive experience and we’ll recount these, and maybe some drawbacks in the following posts. Greece My one and only visit to Greece was a month spent at the end of a three-month trip […]

Europe 2017 – Athens Finito, Part Two

September 16-18 We set out the next morning with a limited agenda, having pretty much exhausted the sightseeing opportunities we were interested in during our last stay in Athens.  We decided head out from our neighborhood towards Filopappou Hill (which overlooks the Acropolis) to see if we could find the Prison of Socrates, where that […]

Europe 2017 – Athens Finito, Part One

September 16-18 As planned, we were up, packed, and making coffee during yet another peaceful and beautiful sunrise on the balcony of our room.  At breakfast at 8:20 we sat outside as we had done during our stay, a delightfully pleasant morning for dining, finally succumbing to the entreating of the wait staff to order […]

Europe 2017 – Paros, Part Three

September 13 – 16 Up at sunrise again, I made coffee out on the balcony and welcomed the beginning of our last day on Paros.  It would be another one of exploration with some hiking thrown in, just the kind we relish.  After another satisfying buffet breakfast experience, we asked Marco how much the dinner […]

Europe 2017 – Paros, Part Two

September 13 – 16 One thing I neglected to mention in the previous post was our first item of business when arriving in Parikia that first full day, that is to book our ferry ride back to Athens on Saturday the 16, two days later.  As we entered the shop I thought I caught a […]

Europe 2017 – Paros, Part One

September 13 – 16 The two-hour ferry ride from Naxos (12.40 euros for the two of us) went quickly as we crossed the gulf between the two islands and rounded the northern tip of Paros. After landing in Parikia (the capital of Paros) and locating our luggage, we walked off the boat and were greeted […]

Europe 2017 – Naxos

September 11 – 13 Our ferry to Naxos didn’t leave until early afternoon and the ride would only last a couple of hours, so we dawdled a bit in the morning, enjoying our last breakfast, returning the ATV to Diamantis, packing for the journey and then sitting around the pool as we waited for the […]

Europe 2017 – Santorini, Part Two

  September 8 – 11 With a big hike planned for the morning, we were eager to get over to the breakfast room to see what was in store for us; upon arrival we weren’t disappointed, encountering an array of pastries, yoghurt, fruit and different egg based dishes each day of our stay. We loaded […]

Europe 2017 – Santorini, Part One

September 8 – 11 Our ferry ride to Santorini (140 euros for the two of us) would be different from the others we had taken, and would take in the future, in that we would be on a large jet boat (catamaran or hydrofoil) with reserved seats, which would make for guaranteed comfort during a […]