A Day in Thessaloniki, Greece

A day in Thessaloniki, Greece is a great introduction to Greece’s Second City. Often overlooked by tourists for Athens and the islands, Thessaloniki has quietly been developing its own identity and with a massive young population, it is progressing nicely. Lonely Planet named Thessaloniki as one of the top 5 party cities in the world. [...]

Meteora is Otherworldly

I’ve wanted to go to Meteora, Greece before I even knew where it was. I remember watching the James Bond film ‘For Your Eyes Only’ as a kid and thinking, “Wow that place looks cool”. Fast forward some 25 years later and there I was in Meteora and it was just as cool as I [...]

Patmos is a Hidden Gem in the Greek Islands

Patmos is a northern Greek Island in the Dodecanese chain and I confess that I had never heard of it before I decided to take another cruise with Azamara Club Cruises. That’s just one thing I love about Azamara; they teach me things about geography! That said, Patmos was a true pleasure to visit and [...]

Crete for Easter

I spent the past holiday weekend in Crete, which is the southernmost Greek Island and the fifth largest in the entire Mediterranean Sea. The island certainly seemed bigger than that and the scenery, mixed with the people and the amazing food made for a great weekend. Crete was the last part of Greece that I [...]

The Parthenon

The Parthenon is a temple of the Greek goddess Athena built in the 5th century BC on the Acropolis of Athens. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece, generally considered to be the culmination of the development of the Doric order. Its decorative sculptures are considered one of the high points of [...]

The Colossus of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes was a huge statue of the Greek God Helios, erected on the Greek island of Rhodes by Chares of Lindos between 292 and 280 BC. It was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Before its destruction, the Colossus of Rhodes stood over 30 meters high, making it the [...]

Last Stop in Athens, Greece

As we left Cyprus and headed to the ancient city of Athens, the realization that the trip was ending had ensued with the usual mixed emotions of being excited and happy to see people back home but sad to be done with a fun time. I was making my second trip to Athens and was [...]

Rhodes, Greece

Once home to the Original 7 Wonder Colossus that bares its name, Rhodes is now a major tourist destination. The biggest island in the Dodecanese Islands, just off the coast of Turkey, Rhodes is a popular package tourist place for Germans, Italians and of course, Brits. Although all we seem to see is Germans by [...]

4 Days in Corfu, Greece

Corfu, a Greek Island in the Ionian Chain is the kind of place you go to once and never return to. It is way to fun to go back to because you may never leave. Corfu is home to the legendary Pink Palace hostel, the crown jewel of the famous European hostels and certainly the [...]

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