Archive | Greece RSS feed for this section

Knossos and Iraklion (Crete) Greece Day 165

We started our day off bright and early. Who knew we wouldn’t need to set our alarms when the garbage trucks come right outside our bedroom window at 5:30 am, and then at 7:30! They are diligent about their garbage removal. I guess they have to be in this heat. So, we went and caught the […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Santorini to Crete, Greece Day 164

Another day in Santorini means another day of rest and relaxation. Honestly, it is so hot here right now that during the daytime hours it’s virtually impossible to do anything remotely enjoyable unless you are in spitting distance of some water to jump into. Our ferry to Crete didn’t leave until 5:00, so we had […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

Fira (Santorini) Greece Day 163

Did I mention it is very hot here? We were going to go to Fira for the day today, but just being in Oia for the few hours the day before made me realise how hot it would be in Fira, and it’s frankly just too hot to wander around during the heat of mid […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Santorini, Greece Day 162

We had a long day in the HOT sun today. We did a tour that picked us up near out hotel to take us to the port to catch a sailboat to take us to the volcano. Santorini is in essence a series of islands created by an enormous volcanic eruption about a million years […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Santorini, Greece Day 161

Ah, beach day on Santorini. I’m going to be re-living this day when I’m back in Vancouver on a cold, gray. soggy day and thinking wistfully of the beach. And the beer. And the food. Yes, Greece is good. This is one of the black sand beaches on the island. It’s not entirely accurate to call it […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Naxos to Santorini, Greece Day 160

Our boat to Santorini didn’t leave until 3:20, so we had most of the day in Naxos. The one thing we both wanted to see was the Venetian Museum. It’s an 800 year old house that until a couple of years ago was still occupied by the Della-Rocca family who owns it. They decided to […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Naxos, Greece Day 159

Sometimes being organized is a good thing, and sometimes just winging it is king.  I was traveling in Greece with my friend Deb, and we’d tried to get in on an organised bus tour to see the smaller inland towns of Naxos but they were completely sold out by the time we tried to book. […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

Naxos, Greece Day 158

Today we left Paros for Naxos. The ferry was just a quick hour, but cripes… dragging our bags up 3 flights of stairs on the ferry was not fun in this heat. Not to mention Deb brought more of a backpack than a suitcase with wheels so she’s suffering with a really heavy bag that […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On Facebook