We return to mainland Greece, this time to a different hotel in Athens with a different view of the Acropolis. We enjoy another evening including stopping by our favorite restaurant. There were some great night shots of the city we took from the roof. Come morning we left for the airport and returned to the US via Germany.
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We travel back to the Cyclades Islands of Greece this time making port in Santorini. This is essentially what remains of an enormous volcanic explosion, destroying the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island, and leading to the creation of the current geological caldera. The city of Firá (Phira); which is a different pronunciation of “Thira”, the ancient name of the island itself.
Just before our arrival the previous tour’s cruise ship sank here. EEK!!!!!!!
We return to the Greek Dodecanese Islands, this time we make port in Rhodes itself, at the ancient city . The medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been is a World Heritage Site and a fantastic place to explore. One of the places I explored in detail was the Palace of the Grand Master. I wish we could have had more time here as the entire city is a living museum.
We now sail to the Cyclades Islands of Greece and make port in on the island of Mykonos. We quickly transfer to another small tour bout and travel to the island of Delos. Here we sent time with even more ruins and I just about missed our 5PM departure while getting in some extra video footage. Lisa was a bit mad at me for being late back to the boat…
Over the next several days we continue to explore different section of Greece seeing more ancient places along side modern. In this section of the trip we stay in Olympia right near the train station. Afterwards we head north to leave Dytiki Ellada but we first stop in Patra Greece for lunch and visit a very old Cathedral and right next to it the more modern Basilica; both of which where just fantastic on the inside. We then cross the Rion-Antirion Bridge on our way to Delphi where we spend a couple of days and the hotel had some wonderful views. The ruins and museum here are also fantastic. We then head north on a very unusual place, the Monasteries of Meteora. Here monks have built over time some very unique places “HIGH” on top on vertical rocky outcroppings. They allow visitors in a few of them where you see some of the oldest Greek Orthodox painted churches that have even been scared by old battles that took place on these secluded locations. After that we return to Athens to continue of tour; this time on a small cruise ship!!!
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