Rockin' out and hanging out in Greece
Trip Start Apr 14, 2010
33Trip End Apr 14, 2010
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After several weeks of non-stop travelling, we needed a bit of a pit stop and Greece was what the doctor ordered. We started off in Athens , which had some neat things to see like the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Theatre of Herodes and the Temple of Hephaestus but the main highlight for us was going to the U2 concert at the Olympic stadium
From Athens, it was off to the island of Santorini for 8 days of relaxation. What a great place to hang out! Thirty degree weather every day, fresh seafood, cheap beers, very friendly people and a laid back lifestyle. Nearby were the “Black” and “Red” beaches, filled with an eyeful of nude bathers. Some were more than an eyeful and in the consideration of others, need to put on some clothes!! We rented a car for a couple of days to get around the island and we stayed one night in the north at Oia, to have a balcony with a great view of the sunset. The island is known for its great sunsets and it did not disappoint us while we were there. Another thing this Greek island (and some others) are famous for are the brilliant white buildings that make for great views along the steep hillsides and blue ocean water
That is it.....short and sweet. Hope everyone is doing great! Next stop Dubai!
Meal of the week: The freshly cooked (grilled or fried) squid that we ate on a few nights, along with Greek salad, rice and tzatziki sauce. Close seconds were the Mousaka and the grilled octopus. We had some great appetizers too like Saganaki (fried goat cheese) and stuffed vine leaves (Dolmathes). The Dolmathes are served cold though which was different as they are served hot back home. The Pistichio, a Greek pasta, was another dish we sampled. All these dishes tasted a bit better accompanied with a glass of Santorini island red wine!