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World Travel – Greece 2007 – Part VI

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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Posted by on 05/11/2007 in World Tour

 

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World Travel – Greece 2007 – Part V

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!!!!!!!

 
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Posted by on 05/10/2007 in World Tour

 

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World Travel – Crete 2007

We sail next to the Greek island of Crete. Our chosen destination here is the Minoan Palace of Knossos Heraklion. This was once a great structure built around 2000 BC and destroyed about 300 years later.

 
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Posted by on 05/10/2007 in World Tour

 

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World Travel – Dodecanese Is. (Rhodes) – Part II

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.

 
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Posted by on 05/09/2007 in World Tour

 

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World Travel – Dodecanese Is. (Rhodes) – Part I

Now we sail to the island of Patmos that is part of the 12 Greek Dodecanese Islands; the largest being Rhodes. Here we visit the Cave of the Apocalypse where it is believed to mark the spot where St. John received his visions from Christ that he recorded in the Book of Revelation.

 
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Posted by on 05/08/2007 in World Tour

 

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World Travel – Greece 2007 – Part IV

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…

 
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Posted by on 05/07/2007 in World Tour

 

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World Travel – Greece 2007 – Part III

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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Olympia, Greece


Olympia (Ολυμπία)

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St Andrew’s Cathedral
Patra, Greece


St Andrew’s Basilica


Rion-Antirion Bridge


Delphi (Δελφοί)


Delphi, Greece

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Delphi (Δελφοί)


Delphi (Δελφοί)

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Monasteries of Meteora

 
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Posted by on 04/30/2007 in World Tour

 

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