Aegina (odd-gen-uh)

The third island in our “three island tour” was the largest and most populated, and had the most variety of things we could do. I chose not to take the island bus tour, or the bus to the most popular swimming beach, but to explore the port area on foot. If...

Poros

We left Hydra and journeyed on to Poros. In comparison, Poros had hills that were less steep, and more rounded, and overall looked more like a tsunami-warning flatland than a volcanic island. Our time was extremely limited here, just a 30 minute stopover, and since...

Hydra (pronounced EE-drah or Hee-druh)

The first of our three island stops was on the quaint little island of Hydra. Hydra became famous in 1957 when Sophia Loren came here to film “Boy on a Dolphin,” the story of a poor little sponge diver. Thankfully, fame did not much change this place....

Ahoy, Sailor!

Bright and early Saturday morning, about half our combined group boarded the bus to head for the nearby port city of Pireaus. There we transferred to a multi-level tour boat for our day “on the water.” The top level was “open air,” with a tarp...

Athens by night

Our Friday night Athens adventure began by climbing into one of the open trolley cars of a diesel-powered “train” and winding our way slowly through The Plaka Neighborhood, absorbing the ambiance that only the darkness can truly manifest. We disembarked...
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