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The Ruins at Akrotiri (Greek Islands Cruise 2021)

The Ruins at Akrotiri (Greek Islands Cruise 2021)

Posted October 8, 2021 in Around the World // 0 Comments

Kalimera my friends! Today is our final day of exploration on a handful of the Greek islands.  As with many of the other posts, we’re going to be looking into Greek history and bypassing much of the city sites.  While I would like to visit Oia someday, my priorities on this trip lay with the ancient peoples and as such, today we’re visiting the ancient ruins at Akrotiri.  But first?  A little about the island of Santorini. Santorini is nestled around a caldera, most notable for a major eruption during the Minoan Era.  This eruption – one of the largest […]

Exploring Corfu (Greek Islands Cruise 2021)

Exploring Corfu (Greek Islands Cruise 2021)

Posted October 1, 2021 in Around the World // 0 Comments

Corfu.  This is the island where we did not seek out ruins of temples and instead followed a different path – an overview of the island led by a local tour guide.  In Corfu, we got to drive up a narrow zigzagging mountain street, have homemade baklava, and eat vegetables and tzatziki sauce while overlooking Palaiokastritsa’s heart-shaped bay.  It’s a beautiful island, the greenest one we saw, and I absolutely loved it. Like Olympia, Corfu has left me longing to return (albeit, not in the heat of summer).  This island had the nicest people, the most beautiful views, and the […]

Olympia & the Temple of Zeus (Greek Islands Cruise 2021)

Olympia & the Temple of Zeus (Greek Islands Cruise 2021)

Posted September 24, 2021 in Around the World // 0 Comments

Even though I am not a sports person, even I was enchanted by the grandeur of Olympia. There are some ruins that just look like, well, broken stuff… and there are some that strike amazement into my very soul and the ruins and stories at Olympia did just that for me.  It was a little bit of the grandeur of some of the things, and certainly the state of the archaeological finds helped. I’ve been looking forward to writing this particular post because I was so awestruck at the site, but I daresay I won’t do it justice. If I […]

The Sacred Island of Delos (Greek Islands Cruise 2021)

The Sacred Island of Delos (Greek Islands Cruise 2021)

Posted September 17, 2021 in Around the World // 0 Comments

When we started looking at activities in Greece, Delos was my number one non-negotiable choice.  I always loved the myths surrounding Artemis and Apollo, and visiting the place where the Greeks believed the twin god and goddess were born was instantly fascinating to me. First of all, the entire island of Delos is an archaeological site. There are no true permanent residents (except the island cats), though there are permanent residences that house the historians, scientists, and archaeologists currently working at the site. 98% of the people we saw on the island were tourists that had been ferried in from […]

Filerimos Monastery & the Medieval City of Rhodes (Greek Islands Cruise 2021)

Filerimos Monastery & the Medieval City of Rhodes (Greek Islands Cruise 2021)

Posted September 10, 2021 in Around the World // 0 Comments

After a fully exhausting day wandering the streets of Heraklion, we fell asleep quickly and slept until our persistent alarms woke us.  I’m always up first, tormented by the possibility of productivity, so I was the one who got to sweep aside the curtains the morning we arrived in Rhodes. I was greeted by one of the coolest sights I’ve ever seen. Over several cruises we’ve learned that each port has its own style.  Some, like Sao Miguel and Cobh, offer incredible views.  Others, like New York and Miami, are underwhelming.  Rhodes by far is my favorite.  I swear, I […]