The Erechtheion – Athens Greece

The Erechtheion Temple completed in 405 BC sits high above Athens on top of the Acropolis along with the Parthenon. The Erechtheion, named after the demi-god Erechtheus, the mythical Athenian king, was conceived as a suitable structure to house the ancient wooden cult statue of Athena.  The famous Porch of the Caryatids,(Porch of the Maidens),Continue reading “The Erechtheion – Athens Greece”

The Parthenon – Athens Greece

Built in 447 BC and dedicated to the Greek Goddess Athena, the Parthenon stands atop the Acropolis in the center of Athens Greece. Any trip to Athens begins with a visit to this special place. Walking in the footsteps of  the ancient Greeks is inspiring. This is the birthplace of western civilization and the ParthenonContinue reading “The Parthenon – Athens Greece”

Athens Greece – Sights Around Town

In the old historical section of Athens known as the Plaka, many of the ancient Greek ruins stand as they did centuries ago. The Acropolis. In the Plaka street musicians play adding to the wonderful atmosphere of this area. This band was playing some Led Zeppelin. Super! The Parthenon. Sleeping Athens street dog. Greek OrthodoxContinue reading “Athens Greece – Sights Around Town”

The Acropolis Museum – Athens Greece

Welcome to the Acropolis Museum of Athens Greece. This beautiful museum was built and dedicated to house the magnificent work and temples on the Acropolis. It is located in the shadow of the Parthenon high above and is located in the most beautiful neighborhood of the Plaka. The museum was built directly over the topContinue reading “The Acropolis Museum – Athens Greece”

My Favorite Falafel in Athens – Falafellas

Falafel: A deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both. Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food, commonly served in a pita, which acts as a pocket. OK, now you know what it is and if you have never experienced the falafel you must get on a plane immediately, fly to Athens,Continue reading “My Favorite Falafel in Athens – Falafellas”

Hello Athens – It’s Good To Be Back

I really enjoy Athens Greece. The people, the food, the history, it all adds up to make Athens one of my favorite cities to visit. This was my second trip the birthplace of Democracy and Western Civilization and it Athens did not disappoint. This is the Acropolis. The place of legends. Here you can getContinue reading “Hello Athens – It’s Good To Be Back”

The Mill Houses – Santorini Greece

On this trip to beautiful Santorini island I booked a room at the Mill Houses. These suites are set along the rocky cliffs of the island facing the caldera and with a fantastic view of the famous Santorini sunsets. The Mill Houses are built into the hill side so there are many stairs and stepsContinue reading “The Mill Houses – Santorini Greece”

Santorini Island – Greece

Ahhh beautiful Santorini. A true jewel of Greece located in the Agean Sea, Santorini is an island that was formed from a violent volcanic past and it’s current form is the result of many past eruptions. Santorini is the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions ever recorded which occurred some 3,600 years ago.Continue reading “Santorini Island – Greece”

Gyros in Santorini Greece

No matter where you visit in Greece you can always find some great street food and my favorite are the gyros. Doner lamb, tomato, onion, tzatziki, lettuce, and french fries, all wrapped in a warm pita. I can’t resist these wonderful Greek delicacies. The Doner kebab is a Turkish meat cooked on vertical skewers andContinue reading “Gyros in Santorini Greece”

Sailing in Santorini Greece

On one of the days in Santorini I took a day sail on board the catamaran Captain Leo, operated by Spiridakos Sailing Cruises. It was a great time and was a great way to explore the island from the sea. Just after boarding the catamaran the crew outlines the days events and immediately makes youContinue reading “Sailing in Santorini Greece”