Monday, July 28, 2008

Athens to the Islands

The sights in Athens were absolutely amazing! We spent one frantic day of sight-seeing there but we could easily have gone for two more (well... Geoff could easily have gone for more, DeeDee on the other hand was loosing some steam by the end of our historical-fact-filled marathon).

We started our day with the Acropolis, which we'll post some pics of because it is cool beyond words.

The Acropolis seen here from afar

Next we spent about an hour looking for Socrates "prison" only to learn when we found it that it was probably not really Socrates actual prison...

We ate our lunch at the best little Gyro stand around (albeit boiling hot) and spent the rest of the afternoon perusing the awe-inspiring archaeological museum



Later in the day we met up with our friend Carolyn and her friend Alex who are both living in Athens for a real Greek dinner experience. It was great! They were both awesome tour guides and they gave us the low-down on Greek culture and showed us some cool things like this changing of the guards at the Parliament building.
The next day were were up bright and early to head off to Naxos on the ferry. Some hours later we arrived, got settled in and climbed a little hill in the harbour to have a glass of wine and watch the sunset.
That's all for now because we can hardly handle the girl who's not really smoking her cigarette next to us, but rather letting the second-hand smoke drift our way while looking really cool.

76 comments:

Tea Rose said...

Your trip sounds really neat. I know how you feel about the secondhand smoke. It really gets on my nerves sometimes.

jjabodeely said...

Wow you guys have lots of friends/fans. Glad to hear you're still having fun!!

Mona said...

I need a vacation,glad someone is having fun.

R2K said...

: )

Mhel Bhel Phel said...

Beautiful pictures! Wow! That must have been very exciting! It was my first time reading your blog and I was interested right away. I just recently started a blog. Please check it out. There are more to come. :) Thanks!!!

Sarahb said...

I love traveling too but I remember staying in this one hotel that smelled like being downwind of a row of porta-potties, mixed with cigar smoke...it was disgusting!Have you two had any bad experiences while visiting such beautiful places OMG please share!

Check out this funny video, called "Ballad of a Traveler":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2tgnUsj8NE>


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I work with Hampton Inn, and I'd love to hear your horror stories! What's the worst experience you've ever had at a hotel? (I always get a kick outta this!)

Apinions_4_U said...

Your pics are beautiful.

Crispy Banana said...

beautiful pictures :)

Desktop Wallpaper said...

BEAUTIFUL!

darkman said...

Very nice pics.

Andre said...

Nice place you went!! Cool..
Nice pictures too...

Red Bridges Home said...

Just stopping in to tell you that I think you have an awesome blog. (mine is still really new and I haven't found my "theme" yet.) I came upon your blog by accident really. I love the pictures too. You guys look like you had a blast on your trip.

www.wifemotherseeker.blogspot.com said...

May your fun continue.

Insomniyacker said...

lovely blog. incredible sights and photographs. peace, love, amie

Anuj said...

Wow !! Now that sounds fun .. Athens seems like really cool place and with friends things shape up into full circle....

Fantastic !!

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totallydudeimthere said...

This blog is really neat! I'm new here, just started. the pictures are amazing, and yes, it looks way hot there!

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east coast molly said...

That sounds amazing. I've never even been to Europe. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Eric said...

I love your pictures! Congrats on being a blog-of-note.

TheDailyBonus.com said...

Absolutely stunning views! The Mediterranean is wonderful.

Seeker Of Happiness said...

beautiful plaace

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The TV Blogger said...

Your trip sound like a lot fo fun and adventure! Very nice photos as well

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Fluid said...

Looks like you guys are having great time. I love Greece, this is one of the most beautiful and serene places in this world.

Pilo Gui said...

Greece and Athens
nice country and as a teacher i could understand your longing to see the prison of Socretes, father of modern thinking. If were there I would have also crossed over to egypt.
But not all this fortunate. Goodluck
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I'm Just Me said...

The pictures of your trip are stunning... I found your blog on the "blog-of-note" link. You must be very excited! I hope you enjoy your trip and the memories you are making together. Best wishes :-)

Mercedes said...

I am green. The pix are amazing.

Ajay said...

Hey, your blog looks like mine. We must be twins. I would like to ask a question, how did you get your blog on 'blogs of note'?

I have only recently started blogging and am trying to get it out there so could use some advice.

My blog: http://brainthorn.blogspot.com

Cheers

Love the photos

The Smart One said...

Wow, I wish I could have been on your trip! I just finished an intense beginner course in ancient Greek, and it really made me want to go.

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Africana said...

Guauu I love traveling, your photos are great, and also the places that you visited. I am from Argentina. I need a vacation !!!!

Mags said...

OMG...those views are just amazing. I would LOVE to be able to travel like that..I am so jealous.

The Consumer Queen said...

Ok I am so jealouse that is so beautiful!!!

Brian Kennedy said...

Great Blog :) Great photos too!

kathleen duey said...

Travel is the best, best thing. It always rattles my windows and kicks down my doors. Thanks for sharing the pictures. I have never been to Greece.

kathleen

Barbara said...

We're so enjoying seeing your adventures! Got the card from Korcula today.
Love,
Mom&Rog

StephyBear07 said...

Wow! that is soooo Amazing!!!

pondered_thoughts said...

Beautiful pictures!

You have an awesome blog too!

Sharon said...

Wow........nice pics and beautiful place indeed. I want a vacation now!!

novel defy said...

Your trip sounds really cool. Its good to share your experience of a trip, gives me an idea of having a good vacation myself.

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Hi dee dee! I'm dee! love the pics! I'll get there someday! ;)

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moodr said...

Another wonderful place in Greece is Santorini. Maybe you'll have the time to go there too.

Tena said...

those pictures are beautiful!! Absoutely amazing!

only JoeKing said...

Greetings from New York! Thank you for the images of my Mother's homeland. I havent been there as an adult, but me and my love are planning to visit very soon. I'm so sorry to have read that you only had one day under our beautiful skies : ) Joe

Anonymous said...

I don't smoke, nor do I welcome 2nd hand smoke. But what I can not stand more than that is people's intolerance....

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Millennium Housewife said...

Congrats on making blog of note, lovely pics MH

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RainbowMom said...

Wow.. I love the photos. I've always wanted to go to Greece. And, the second hand smoke.. ewww.. no doubt it's time to stop. Peace!

N. Vic said...

nice trip
beautiful pics
keep on your journey!
i want to see more

N. Vic said...

nice trip
beautiful pics
keep on your journey!
i want to see more

N. Vic said...

nice trip
beautiful pics
keep on your journey!
i want to see more

HappyGirl said...

Really nice pictures! Wow! I can't believe you went there. Your trip sounds really cool and really fun. You must have enjoyed it a lot!

bebek said...

i love athens. nice place and photos

GURUNATH SHINDE said...

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Rob J said...

Wow those are some insanely good pictures, I would love to be able to visit and travel to places further than the U.S. It looks beautiful, I guess the one thing that fails to never change, you can't get past the secondhand smoke...Gets old quickly.

Life...or Something Like it said...

Sounds great. I would love to go sometime. Thank you for sharing.

do you think you have it? said...

wow I'm so jealous i would LOVE to go to greece! and lol about the girl with the cigarette... I work with all smokers so I can commisserate

bl-Irony-bl said...

Wow do you take all the pictures yourself. Incredible.

Devil's Advocate said...

very interesting blog u got there...athens sounds interesting

Mina Jade said...

Athens is a place where I would love to travel anyway. It must be one of the most beautiful European capital and it's saying a lot.

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Skippetty said...

Hi! I recently came back from a holiday to Greece and the biggest regret was not having had time to visit Santorini... especially now after seeing your gorgeous pix! Looks like a fabulous time.

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