Parthenon, Acropolis, Athens, Greece

The Soul of Athens

The modern-day Athens took us by surprise. It was not the Athens we pictured in our mind. Read more
Sanctuary of Apollo, Delphi, Greece

Delphi: The Center of the Ancient Greek World

Delphi  was a significant place for the ancient Greeks.  For them, it was the center of the world. The sacred island of Delos may be the birthplace of Apollo, but Delphi was his home and the most important shrine for those who worship him as god. Delphi was also the home of the famous Oracle as well as of numerous deities, gods and goddesses. As such,  Delphi... Read more
Varlaam Monastery, Meteora Greece

Meteora: Monasteries in the Sky

We visited a town in Central Greece that enthralled us with its very dramatic landscape dominated by natural rocks jutting high up to the sky. The town is called Meteora which means “suspended in the air.”  But what makes this landscape of pinnacles even more spectacular are the monasteries that are perched precariously on top of the high rock pillars.  They look mystical... Read more
The Ancient Ruins of Delos, Greece

The Sacred Island of Delos: The Birthplace of Apollo

One thing we liked about the famed party island of Mykonos is its proximity to the sacred island of Delos, which according to Greek mythology was the birthplace of Apollo – the god of light, music and art -and his twin sister Artemis. Just a half-hour boat ride from Mykonos took us to this tiny Cyladic island which... Read more
Locals hanging out in Old Port, Mykonos, Greece

The Tamer Side of Mykonos

Mykonos is mostly known as the cosmopolitan, glitzy party island in the Greek Aegean Sea.  It maybe a wild, loud party mecca at night but we found that if you explore Mykonos during the day, when the party vampires are asleep, you’ll discover that Mykonos is just like any charming, idyllic Cyladic village where whitewashed... Read more
Amazing sunset in Santorini, Greece

Santorini Part 3: Sailing around the Caldera

Just when we thought we had done all the fun things there was to do in Santorini after our Tiny, Skinny Greek Wedding, we found that there was more!  On our last full day on the island, we went cruising around the caldera on a sailboat which took us hiking on volcano island, swimming in hot spring, and provided... Read more
Red Beach, Santorini, Greece

Santorini Part 2: Our Big, Fat Greek Honeymoon

Now that our Tiny, Skinny Greek Wedding was over and done with, and we have walked the whole stretch of the hiking trail, explored Oia and Fira and watched a lot of stunning sunsets — what else is there to do in paradise?  We found aplenty. Read more