- Day 3: AthensSo we put our alarm clocks for 6 in the morning with the idea to leave the hotel at 7h and walk to the Panathenaic Stadium, the first Olympic Stadium of the modern era. I had seen on their website Posted by dindiosk in Current Destination: Greece and Turkey | Sep 19, 2014
- Day 2: AthensAfter exploring the Acropolis on the day before, we ended up sleeping until a bit late and only left the hotel at around 11h. We decided to skip breakfast (don't do that, kids!) and see the city. From the hotel, Posted by dindiosk in Current Destination: Greece and Turkey | Sep 18, 2014
- Getting to AthensAlarm clock set for 6h30, everything ready to go! The Holiday Inn Express in Zürich offered breakfast and we went for a bite before getting to the Airport. There are a few choices, but nothing too special. I craved some Posted by dindiosk in Current Destination: Greece and Turkey | Sep 16, 2014
- And the travel band unites!Prior to my arrival in Athens, anytime I mentioned to anyone that is where I was headed, I always got a response along the lines of, "Athens is a hole". I'm not sure if perhaps I adjusted my expectations barometre, Posted by melpage in Not all those who wander are lost... | Sep 15, 2014
- AthensPiraeus, Athens
A latish breakfast sees us heading out to the dock to find the shuttle bus.....which was sitting in from of us all along......and it takes us to the port gates. We are questioned by some Americans who are Posted by CFCCEurope in Perth to Istanbul | Sep 8, 2014
- My Trip Around the WorldFirst I traveled to the beautiful country of Greece. I've been really looking forward to seeing the beautiful beaches this country has. Not to mention the food! Greece is located in Europe at the crossroads of Asia, Africa, and Europe. Posted by Cfinest23 in My World Trip | Sep 8, 2014
- SantoriniI wake before the sun comes up and go sit on the balcony to watch the sun come up over the crest of the crater that defines Santorini. In front of me is the stunning black and grey cliffs Posted by CFCCEurope in Perth to Istanbul | Sep 8, 2014
- MeteoraOk so you know that expression ‘it took my breath away’. I have always hated that expression. Ok we get it, it’s pretty, it’s amazing, it’s any other adjective that isn’t a cliché that doesn’t really provide any accurate Posted by MsKirstieLeigh in London and beyond | Sep 7, 2014
- Mykonos I feel that an apt way to commence this post is HELL YEAH!
I am on a Greek island in European summer. This is one of those times when you can really stop for a second and think, ‘hey, life could Posted by MsKirstieLeigh in London and beyond | Sep 7, 2014
- AthensFirst, to all of the people who told me not to bother going to Athens. You are absolutely out of your mind! Don't get me wrong, when you first arrive the city looks like a pit. But it redeems itself Posted by MsKirstieLeigh in London and beyond | Sep 2, 2014
- Athens - Back on the mainland.We managed to get ashore and settled in our rooms before heading out for a tour of the city. We visited the Athens Acropolis. Jim and Shirley stayed down below and away from the crowd, all while keeping Posted by AZClyde in Turkey & Greece | Sep 4, 2014
- Santorini - the lost Atlantis?Santorini is known for stunning sunsets, white/red/black sand beaches, houses built into cliffs, and views to a massive Volcano. It is rumored to contain the remains of the Lost City of Atlantis. The capital is Fira and Oia Posted by AZClyde in Turkey & Greece | Sep 4, 2014
- Aghios Nikolas CreteCrete is the southern most of the Greek Islands, and with the most colorful ancient Greece history.
We ported in Aghios Nikolas and drove an hour west to Heraklion where we visited Knossos....also known as the Palace of King Posted by AZClyde in Turkey & Greece | Sep 4, 2014
- Mykonos - It's not just for clubbing anymoreMykonos owns its name to the son of the King of Delos, Mykonos. The history of Mykonos in antiquity is much connected to the history of the neighboring island, Delos. Mykonos is known for many things including Posted by AZClyde in Turkey & Greece | Sep 4, 2014
- Rhodes - Acropolis of Lindos and Knights of St. JohnOur first destination on the island of Rhodes was the Acropolis of Lindos, a magnificent temple built at the top of a mountain overlooking the Agean Sea. The structures are ancient Greek fused with medieval strongholds, on an Posted by AZClyde in Turkey & Greece | Aug 29, 2014
- Ex-Creteing and De-Greeceing!It's my last day in Crete (and Greece), hence the headline (borrowed from Allied evacuations in WW2).
Back to the pratisserie for a huge pain au chocolate and a freddo cappucino (a French pastry, and Italian coffee from a Greek shop Posted by Adamtrumble in Northern hemisphere 2014 | Aug 27, 2014
- CreteI cycled into a nearby village for coffee and a pastry, The local pratisserie had lots of mouth-watering stuff...I'll be back tomorrow.
I found a car/scooter hire pl Posted by Adamtrumble in Northern hemisphere 2014 | Aug 26, 2014
- Mykonos to CreteAfter packing and checking out of the Villa Konstantin (a fantastic place to stay), I loitered by the pool with Daniel and then headed off to the port at around 1.00pm.
The ferry was late (only one of the four I Posted by Adamtrumble in Northern hemisphere 2014 | Aug 25, 2014
- Sail of the centuryGreece lightning, nah, jokes, not a spot of rain.... just plenty of sunshine, feta, octopus and Souvlaki. The Orsums have been out and about, leaving the safety and comfort of Wapping HQ behind, we just spent 2 weeks away from Posted by kayles in The Orsum Adventures | Aug 25, 2014
- MykonosOut for dinner on Friday with a doctor from the Dominican Republic who works in Spain.
Saturday was something of a do-nothing day, other than a visit to the gym and lie by the pool.
This is not a good place to Posted by Adamtrumble in Northern hemisphere 2014 | Aug 25, 2014
- DelosYesterday, at the last minute, I decided to go on a day cruise to the islands of Delos and Rhenia.
The decision was taken at 9.45 and the boat left at 11.00.
The boat was a two-master, and the passengers were all Posted by Adamtrumble in Northern hemisphere 2014 | Aug 23, 2014
- Greece days 5-8We arrived in the port of Athens early on a very hot, sunny day. When we got off the subway in the city, it felt quiet and peaceful. That impression is probably partly owing to the fact that Athens is Posted by Bredwardz in Bredwardz on the Road | Aug 22, 2014
- Mytiln and the Island of LesbosWe arrived at the Mytiln Port via the SS Mariner's tender boat. Jim and Shirley saved our seats as we almost missed the launch, fortunately they made new friends from Scotland and we made it aboard just in time. Posted by AZClyde in Turkey & Greece | Aug 21, 2014
- I'm still here!My readers must be waiting with baited breath to hear from me...it's been three days!
[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/670049/180_BEC923B2CD71570F533D3BF8BA8DD9D5. Posted by Adamtrumble in Northern hemisphere 2014 | Aug 21, 2014
- SantoriniI am into my second week on Santorini, also known as Thira, the southern most island of the Greek Cyclades, just northeast of Crete. The island is shedding its summer tourist cocoon. The black lava sand beach of Posted by Carol Van Sant in Around the World | Oct 12, 2012