Daily Archives: March 6, 2011

The Greek Islands

Port on the Island of Hyrdra near Athens, Greece

  Ships in the harbor in Hydra So having spent the day in Athens we realized there wasn’t much to do in the city itself. So we decided to head out to the Greek Islands. Apparently getting to the Greek Islands is a lot harder than I thought it would be. The ferries are pretty expensive and some of the Islands are hours away.  Through our hotel we were able to find a tour that would take us on a boat to three nearby islands. It included lunch so it seemed like a pretty good deal.  View from boat … Read More

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The Acropolis

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View of Athens from the Acropolis The first stop on our Thanksgiving vacation was Athens, Greece. We flew overnight, so we arrived early in the morning ready for a full day of sightseeing. Of course, as always, the fist challenge was to find the hotel and check – in. Luckily there was a bus that took us to the city center and from there it was easy to take the metro to a stop near our hotel. This trip actually turned out to be a pretty charmed experience. I’m used to experiencing a Murphy’s Law type of situation where pretty … Read More

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