Orloff Boutique Hotel
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Pets allowed
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... to that point (only to be surpassed by this weekend, which will come in another blog entry) to island of Hydra. I would describe Hydra as a Greek Mackinac Island. For the non-Michiganders reading this, Mackinac Island is a spot in northern Michigan that does not allow cars. All transportation is by bicycle and horse. In Hydra's case, everyone gets around either by walking or riding ...
... century BC. The original 34 rows were extended in Roman times by another 21 rows. As is usual for Greek theaters (and as opposed to Roman ones), the view of a lush landscape behind the stage is an integral part of the theater itself and was not to be obscured.
The theater is marveled for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken word from the proscenium to all 14,000 spectators, regardless of their seating. Famously, ...
... just us) walked down some streets on the island. We came across some donkeys and a giant chess board. We started heading back to the main road and the boat when we ran into Abbie. She seemed happy as can be exploring Hydra by herself. Before getting back on the boat, we stopped at a shop and bought some water, and I bought a postcard for my mom. We said goodbye to Hydra and boarded the boat and headed for the next island on our tour: ...
... provided an ample bottle of Mastika for the group to share (a liqueur made from tree resin, originating on the Island of Chios). This was the first time most of us had tried it.
Later on I went to the harbour area to get some night photos. While there I had a visit with an Australian couple that had been asking questions about the Camera settings I was using for the night photos. They were on the large yacht Harmony V that was docked in the harbor. ...
... are and how perfect the acoustics are. Standing at the center focal point of the theater, just the sound of your feet scuffing against the dirt rushes back against you from the empty rock seats amplified several times over. No problems hearing the actors during a play. If anything, you have to be careful what you do say.
Mostly all original rock, only a few upper edges where ...