Category: Greece

Athens: Wandering Around

There’s a new stamp in my passport: Greece. This three-week jaunt, my first visit to Greece, begins with six nights in Athens. Today, the first...

Athens: Acropolis and more

Today, my first full day in Athens, started at the Acropolis. I then visited the Acropolis Museum, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, and...

Athens: Ruins and the Central Market

Today was a day mostly for ruins. These included Kerameikos, Ancient Agora, Hadrian’s Library, and Lykeion. Those English-language names primarily came from the signage at...

Athens: A Museum Here; A Museum There

Today in Athens, I visited a museum. Actually, I visited a bunch of museums. This raises an important question. What is the appropriate collective noun...

Hydra: Lunch and Wandering around

This morning, a ferry took me from Piraeus, the port city for Athens, to the town of Hydra on the island of Hydra. It also...

Hydra and Piraeus

I left Hydra today a little before 3:00 p.m. on a ferry back to Piraeus, where, tomorrow, I pick up a rental car I have...

Delphi and Galaxidi

Today, I drove from my hotel in Galaxidi to Delphi to view the archaeological wonders there. I had enough time when I came back to...

Patras and Olympia

Today, I drove from Galaxidi to Olympia, my first overnight stay on the Peloponnese peninsula. Actually, my first two nights stay on the peninsula. According...