The Acropolis

Loosely translated as “a high city” from Greek, there are of course more than one acropolis around. But in Greece, only one is so famous that is simply called The Acropolis. Angelo had driven us here earlier during the afternoon but with the hot summer sun beating down on us, we put up the white…

Shoes and Colossal Ruins

Evzones. That is the name of the ceremonial soldiers that guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 24 hours a day, every day of the week. It is a tough job and must be the only one I know which your superior will actually wipe your brow for you. That aside, though, I am fascinated…

Temple of Poseidon

Athens Its 4:40am. Someone’s tapping gently on the door to our room in Oia. No one should be awake at this time . . . No one but us, that is. It’s the bellboy at the door, The concierge had sent him down to hurry us along. He was going to get our bags and…

Hooked on the blue domes

Where is it?? We were walking up and the pedestrian path in Oia (pronounced ee-uh) looking for it. We’ve seen it on posters, travel books and postcards. Yup, in fact there it is on a postcard right in front of us. And yet we can’t seem to see it anywhere. As you might have guessed,…

Sailing the caldera in Santorini

(continued from our last post) Look straight ahead. Stare at the horizon. Have some salted peanuts. That last one is a bit dubious but when you are desperate you will try anything, even if it’s from the Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. I (Peter) on the other hand have no need of these travel sickness…

I think I’ll be fine

We were in spectacular Santorini. Dreamy cool breezes. Clear skies. Glorious sunshine. To top it off, a dreamy sailboat cruise awaited us. What more could we ask for. Nothing really . . .  except that only applied to 3 of the 4 passengers in the shuttle van. The Husband, in his esteemed brilliance had ignored…