Naxos, Greece – Agios Prokopios

We arrived at a much smaller island…well it seemed that way as the port wasn’t as big and busy as Mykonos. Our Airbnb apartment was located in Agios Prokopios – 90 meters from Agios Prokopis Beach! The small village of Agios Prokopios: The short walk to the beach from our Airbnb apartment: Time to eat!!…

Hydra, Greece – 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 – 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…

Planning – Greece – Part III – Naxos Island

We leave Mykonos for a few days, taking take a ferry to Naxos Island. Naxos is all about snorkeling and relaxing!! We’re staying near Agios Prokopis beach, claimed to be some of the best snorkeling in Greece! S, xo      

Planning – Greece – Part II – Mykonos Island

Well, it is official – after Athens, Michael and I fly to Mykonos. Mykonos is located in the center of the Aegean Sea.  We picked this island for the fun of it!  This is an island, so says the websites, where the international jet set come to play!  Known for its beaches, and cosmopolitan atmosphere,…

Planning – Greece – Part I – Athens

What to do? My first thought is food!!!!! Gyros comes to mind thanks to Sophie (a Grade 4 student) whose family recently travelled to Athens and said this food is a must do! Traditional Greek salad! As well as tasting moussaka, spanakopita, and baklava!! Next, is what to see? The Parthenon on the Acropolis of course….

Opa!!!! Greece!!! Let The Planning Begin!!!!!

Summer Break is just around the corner and the start of it is in Greece! I’ve 10 days in Athens before Michael arrives because his summer break begins later than mine. I am in Athens on my own for three days. This is the view of the Parthenon from the AirBnb apartment I’ve rented for…