Monthly Archives: August 2014

Athens, Greece. August 2014

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Click here for Part I of “Athens, Greece. July 2014” August 2, 2014 D and I were back to Athens to celebrate Stacy and Antonis’ wedding at Island Art and Taste  – a beautiful wedding venue on a cliff in Varkiza area of Athens. The wedding wasn’t till evening, but after 2 weeks on the road, we needed our “re-charge” time so we stayed at the apartment, ate the most delicious greek watermelons and read on the balcony. It was the best carefree time I could remember. In the evening, we drove to the venue and spent a wonderful evening with D’s school friends most of whom I just met. …

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Santorini, Greece. August 2014

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August 4, 2014 Today, D and I were ferrying to Santorini, one of the most visited islands in Greece. The likeliest location of the lost Ancient Atlantis, everything that describes Santorini becomes a superlative! Blue-domed cubic white-washed houses against the background of even bluer skies and seas – is a frequently described picture of Santorini! I had to check out for myself whether it was an honest one! We purchased our round trip tickets (€114 per person) for the high speed catamaran SeaJets two months prior to the trip. However, it isn’t the only way to get to the island, a slower ferry (appx. 9 hours) as well as flights are available during the summer months. Scheduled to …

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Zakynthos, Greece. July 2014

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July 29, 2014 Today, D. and I were getting into an island state of mind and driving/ ferrying to the island of Zakynthos to visit D. grandma and see the places where D. spent his summers as a child. The name of this island doesn’t usually bring many associations among people unless you mention the Navagio beach (also known as Shipwreck beach) – whose picture decorates the cover of pretty much every travel guide to Greece. Well, I have to stress the fact that no filters were used to enhance this picture, it is THAT beautiful there! We planned to stay on the island for 3 days and head back to …

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