Hydra, Greece – The Way Home & Today’s Small Moments

It was time to say goodbye to Hydra return to the mainland on this ferry! Thursday, June 21st If it is your birthday… Remember the three Greek ladies I met on the ferry to Hydra….I found the bank they worked at! I loved every moment on this island…… With a Greek sweet filled with cream…

Hydra, Greece – Part XIII – The Church

After lunch, and a few smaller moments inbeteen…..I decided to walk the other way on the island to see what I could see! Time was limited as I was on a schedule to catch my return ferry to Piraeus. This walk was a push – a determination to make my way up to the church…

Hydra, Greece – Part XI – Leonard Cohen’s Hydra!

Who knew!!  This Canadian didn’t know that, many years ago fellow Canadian Leonard Cohn fell in love with Hydra (can’t say I blame him!) and bought a house – and didn’t change a thing!!! I didn’t see the house….I did see a tribute to him!!  Sat on it!!!  🙂 ps…….. I didn’t hear Leonard sing….I…

Hydra, Greece – Part III – Dockside Breakfast at Papagalos

My first plan was to eat!!  🙂 I grabbed a table at cafe, papagalos. There, I would watch the crowds, get a general feel of the area and decide what direction I’d walk first! I ordered the Greek Breakfast with local products: scrambled eggs, Greek yogurt with honey, colds meats and cheese, jam with toast &…

Hydra, Greece – Part I – Arriving

I took a one hour ferry from the port of Piraeus to the island of Hydra. Interesting collection of murals on a building as we leave the harbor! Three Greek ladies together on a trip to the island!  They were all born on different islands, but worked together, many years ago at the bank on…

Piraeus, Greece – Today’s Small Moments

Wednesday, June 20th Today’s walk in Piraeus on stone sidewalks, steep hills and many steps tested Joan’s knee…..and this wonder woman walked her 28,000 steps as her knee ached in pain. You’re awesome woman!!!!  Nothing can stop you!!! xoxo Joan travels back to Denmark tomorrow morning.  See you in two months, in Doha my friend!!!…

Piraeus, Greece – Imerovigli Restaurant

This seafood restaurant offered amazing food with an incredible view of the Saronic Gulf! We enjoyed fried halloumi cheese. Seafood Nest – A nest made of crust with shrimps and cream cheese – DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!! Mussels saganaki – mussels cooked with tomatoes in a red sauce with wine, served with feta cheese melted on top!!! Complimentary…

Piraeus, Greece – Marina Zea

We stumbled upon Marina Zea as we tried to find the suggested seafood restaurant, Imerovigli. After lunch, Joan and I walked the entire Marina trying to find our way back to the Piraeus Station!  We walked the very tip on the right all the way off the map to the left!! S, xo There were…

Piraeus, Greece – Walking Without a Destination!

This morning Joan and I took the Metro to the Northwest coast, to the port city of Piraeus.  We started out without a destination in mind, not really knowing the area.  What an adventure we had!  Our day in Piraeus – we walked over 28,000 steps!!!  Here are some of the things we saw!! Arriving…

Athens, Greece – Today’s Small Moments

  Tuesday, June 19th Today was a BUSY sightseeing day with little moments in-between!! S, xo Fresh bread at a bakery!!! Ancient Greek Penises!! Stop for Americano coffee and traditional Greek sweets – figs in syrup! Graffiti Street Art Fresh Mint Cool House *&%$ Donald Trump! Walking home!!

Athens, Greece – Monastiraki Square

We stumbled into this busy square as we walked back to the apartment! This was a tourist trap!  Nothing but shops, restaurants, people, more people, and pushy souvenir/trinket sellers!  One guy was trying to sell a sewing kit!!!  I thought is was dental floss!!  LoL!!!!  As we sat and enjoyed our lunch (I ordered doner…