Dancing at the Panageria

Posted November 7, 2012  /   By Adam and Amanda  /  0 Comments

Ikaria, the small island in the eastern Aegean where Icarus supposedly fell to the earth after flying too close to the sun, is a magical island.  Tourism is minimal, the beaches and landscapes are stunning, the produce is fresh and delicious and the locals are laid back and friendly.  Maybe this is why they have …

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Mykonos is probably the other most well known island in Greece (along with Santorini).  We had not originally planned to go there but after poring over the spaghetti-like ferry schedules, we discovered that it was pretty much essential to go to Mykonos if we wanted to continue our journey east towards Turkey.  And it turns …

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Sunset Over Santorini

Posted October 29, 2012  /   By Adam and Amanda  /  2 Comments

Santorini is is one of the most well known islands in Greece.   The island is actually a crescent-shaped caldera of an ancient volcano.  Several tiny white-washed, villages with blue-doored buildings sprinkled throughout are arranged along the lip of the caldera.  They are connected by gleaming white staircases and narrow alleys.  The atmosphere and views …

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Posted October 14, 2012  /   By Adam and Amanda  /  0 Comments

The Oracle of Delphi was the most important shrine in all of ancient Greece, where people came from all over to have their questions answered by the priestess of the Temple of Apollo.  We had originally planned to see Delphi on our trip down from the north, but since that plan got scrapped we had …

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Posted October 12, 2012  /   By Adam and Amanda  /  0 Comments

After resting for a while and recovering from our crazy bus ride, we decided to go out and explore this ancient city.  The area where we were staying was called Plaka, and it was full of quaint winding streets and alleyways that surround the Acropolis.  Some alleyways lead to rooftop terrace restaurants with beautiful views …

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