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…

Porch of the Maidens

Since my series is still on Greece, I can’t help but submit another piece for the weekly challenge on refraction. Evening was fast approaching and we were being hurried out of the Acropolis by ushers and guards. As we were heading out, the setting sun put on a beautiful display behind a cloud and the…

Ikijimi my fish?

Greek food is something we enjoy. (In fact there’s not much in the food category that we don’t). And there are of course plenty of Greek fare on offer in Melbourne but we were looking forward to seeing what Greek food is like in Greece. After leaving Dubrovnik, enroute to Santorini, we had a few…