Greece

Athens

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Greek art is beautiful.  I love the designs of old Greek architecture, the beautiful sculptures of Greek gods, and even to the lettering of the Greek alphabet.  Jono and I visit Athens, Santorini and Naxos.

The capital city of Athens is steeped in history.  It is home to the rich archeological site the ‘Acropolis’.  We were in for a luck as the day we visited was a unique free entry day to all of Athen’s top visitor attractions.

The Acropolis (main picture) is somewhere I longed to visit.  It is home to the remains of several ancient temples of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon.

There are lots of great restaurants, many with rooftop seating overlooking the Acropolis.  There is an abundance variety of cuisines available.  We opted for Greek where possible.

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Loukoumades from Krinos

Loukoumades is a popular dessert we both loved.  They are simply pastries, deep fried in dough, lathered in syrup, chocolate sauce or honey, with cinnamon and sometimes sprinkled with sesame seeds or grated walnuts.  We had ours (pictured below) at the famous Krinos, it was extremely busy but the service was fast and good value.

 

Santorini

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The idyllic island of Santorini (known locally as Thira) is only a couple of hours boat ride away south in the Aegean Sea.  It is one of the Cyclades islands that was formed by a volcanic eruption.  It is famous for its white-washed cliffs.

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Home to blue domed buildings backed by glorious blue skies (pictured above).  This is a picturesque island with lots to see and do.

me_jonoWe hired a Quad bike and rode around the island.  Starting at Oia (pictured above) to Fira (where we stayed), and down to Kamari and Perissa.  There a lots of stop points with great beaches.  The best way to get around is by renting your own vehicle.  Public transport is okay but less frequent.

 

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