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Travel Blogs from Poros
... mastered the arts of sailing and maintained a lively commerce throughout the Mediterranean. They would have had to row - citizen-soldiers, not slaves - through that intense meltemi wind in the summer, often carrying loads of heavy marble back to Athens and to everywhere. These people were imaginative - and tough.
I stood there and imagined fleets of triremes of ...
The metro was on strike todY & WE DECIDED TO TAKE A HALF DAY TOUR TO THE TEMPLE OF POSiedon at Cape Sounion. This is at the southernmost point of the Greek mainland.
Beautiful beaches all the way.
The temple was the placwe ...
Sailing stops: Agistri, Epidaurus, Poros and Aegina
After our first overnight in Piraeus/Athens we took a taxi to the port and found the sailboat which we had booked for a 4 night sail around the Saronic Islands of Greece.
The weather was unbelievably hot and humid. The temperature outside when we boarded the sailboat was 102 and the high was forecasted to be 106. The sailboat was new and quite nice, and we learned a lot about sailboats during this portion of ...
... the same menu. Someone printed a bunch of copies of a menu and gave it to each restaurant. Then each restaurant just fills in the prices with a pen next to the items that they actually serve.
We were also surprised to find that “pita” is not common in Greece. From our dining in the Greek Towns of New York City and Detroit assumed that pita was typically Greek. It is actually an Egyptian item and almost never found in Greece.
In Greece and throughout Europe ...
... the beach in hours, taking all the sand and adding a layer of flotsam. Never mind, we'll put it all back next year.
We're also moving accommodation as the staff blocks are being turned into guest blocks - some staff took the opportunity to assist with the demolition by throwing their doors off the balconies, very Greek style!And so now we're savouring carpets, heating, UK creature comforts and a ...