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Jun 12, 2017 - More ancient sites

Tuesday 6 June Left Athens at midday after completing some provisioning. Headed for Aegina – attempted anchoring on the south west side but the holding was absolutely awful – we just couldn’t dig the anchor in. So headed for the mainland and anchored off Epidavros. Very nice spot and good holding. Wednesday 7 June Went ashore in the afternoon and found a lovely little taverna and had a beer and grilled squid all for 10 Euro’s – unexpectedly cheap - we found Athens extremely expensive especially with the horrible exchange rate. Thursday 8...

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Jun 9, 2017 - moving futher east - yipee!

Wednesday 31 May Pretty much a day of staying on aboard completing chores / maintenance /provisioning etc. Thursday 1 June Left the quayside early with a three other boats heading for the canal. There was abit of strong westerly blowing but we were all determined to go through, specially Twins a Belgian registered yacht. Anyway the canal was amazing (shame Gen didn’t see as much as me as we didn’t take down the bimini. Got through formalities pretty quickly and it cost just shy of 200 Euros (we’re 12.45m LOA) for the 35 minute...

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Jun 8, 2017 - Our last day in Santorini

Through the night we were woken by thunder and lightning, so we were not expecting a lot from our last day. After we packed and had left our bags at reception, we took the shuttle up to Fia. We then caught the bus to Pygros which is the highest town of the island (not far from the Monastery and the mountain side we climbed). The day was cloudy with threatening rain and we had only just found a place for brunch when the skies opened and it poured. Our food was delightful so we took our time and the rain had cleared by the time we...

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May 31, 2017 - End of the trip

Today I gave back the keys to our house in Nafpoli. The lovely lady who is the mother/mother-in-law of the owners came back to the house. We had a nice chat then I left for Athens. I took a bus then the metro to the airport, put my big heavy suitcase in storage for the night, then headed to a beach town fairly close to the airport. It is called Nea Makri. I am staying at a really nice hotel, with an outstanding buffet breakfast that at 50 euros more up-scale than I usually am willing to pay but I am enjoying both the hotel and the town....

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May 28, 2017 - The Acropolis, The Agora and other Athens sites

After a broken sleep due to noisy neighbours and cleaners, I decided I would brave the weather and beat the crowds and head off to the Acropolis. Unfortunately there was no running water for a shower so it did not make for a good start for the day. After trying for at least 10 minutes, I gave up and grumpily headed off. Oh dear..my day was going from bad to worse. I didn't need a shower as I was about to get very wet. I had a coat but it wasn't designed for heavy rain. As I walked up the hill, torrents of water were running down the...

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May 27, 2017 - From Italy to Greece- Arrivederci Roma

After our last leisurely breakfast in Trastevere at the local cafe, it was off on the bus to the central train station to catch the express train out to the Airport. I must admit that I was very nervous as I realized my bag was now much heavier than the allowed 8kg..(it wad 10kg when we left London!) and yes it had blown out to 15kg𯙁. Mind you in my defense, it was far too hot to wear the jeans etc, that I had worn from London. Anyway, after a few stressful minutes with the flight attendants I was about to pay for it to go on as luggage...

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May 23, 2017 - Becoming the Hero of My Story

I cannot believe it is my final full day in Greece and most of it is has to be spent on a ferry. The moment I was told no one checks residency for service jobs on Santorini I just about "lost" my passport then and there. Sadly though it seems things are coming to an end, so on my last day I would like to remember the best parts of my trip. Over the past nine days I have scaled mountains and conquered Nature, leapt into oceans and allowed Nature to take back her pride, and stood one with her as she retakes those places man once stole. I...

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May 19, 2017 - Athens Adventure

Went to Athens yesterday to see the Acropolis. What an amazing sight. More stairs, of course, but SO worth the trek. Lots of people but everyone we saw was as amazed and enamored as the 4 of us.(see photos). After 2 hours at the Acropolis, we visited the new Acropolis museum. As you walk up to the museum you are actually walking on glass panels, under which is an archaeological dig. And once inside the museum, there are artifacts and replicas from the temples in the Acropolis. Really another great day. Oh, the weather: After 2 days of rain,...

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May 17, 2017 - Hydra and Spetses

Whatta day! An island-hopping adventure to Hydra and Spetses. Kudos to Bridget who somehow got us to the cruise boat in Tolo, a town about 20 minutes south of Nafplio, in two Mercedes taxis, and got us back to Nafplio at the end of the day in a "van" that had morphed into a luxury bus built to carry about 60 people! Boy, did we laugh when we saw it! Our first stop was Hydra for 3 hours. It's a lovely city with very limited automobiles allowed. Rick was disappointed to see any vehicles, but apparently since he was there 35 years ago, they...

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May 15, 2017 - Acropolis, Theatre of Dionysus, and 360°

We went to breakfast on the rooftop this morning and it was different to say the least. The coffee and tea were the same, this time (yesterday I ordered a Greek Coffee and it came in as a shot and was full of ground coffee). There were the most amazing tomatoes I have had in my life--and I hate tomatoes. I mixed them with Greek yogurt and granola and had a cup of black tea with honey (which tasted otherworldly). Austin was there with his friend and he watched as I took pictures of the Acropolis and the Temple of Hephaestus. I waved at...

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May 14, 2017 - Landing In Athens

We landed at the Athens International Airport in Athens, Greece today and were greeted by our two guides outside customs, Leo and Pluto who brought us to a bus that was leaving for our hostile. Leo is from Italy but Pluto is from an island of Greece but now lives in Athens. The scene outside the windows of the bus as we made our way to AthenStyle was otherworldly, I haven't seen a Mediterranean environment since my family traveled to Italy when I was seven-years-old and it was all so sublime. There were vineyards and olive trees and even...

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Apr 29, 2017 - the Corinth Canal

We docked in Piraeus, the largest port in Greece and the ship’s power failed right after we woke up. We dressed by the light of the rising sun, thankful that our cabin has a balcony. As we trudged the eight flights of stairs to the buffet, we saw handicapped folks on scooters looking wistfully at the nonfunctioning elevators. The crew had gotten breakfast prepared before the black out and eventually the power blinked and returned. It’s probably good that the Constellation is heading to dry dock after the next cruise. Most tourists cruise...

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