Parthenon on the Acropolis | Bell Sleeved Beauty from RevolveRead more: Parthenon on the Acropolis | Bell Sleeved Beauty from Revolve
One of our last days in Greece involved seeing one of the most iconic landmarks | The Parthenon on the Acropolis This is so iconic because it was a major symbol and accomplishment for Greece during the height of the Greek empire. This entire landmark was dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena. It was later […]
Candlelit Dinner Swirling with Sirtaki | Dancing the Night Away in Kalambaka, GreeceRead more: Candlelit Dinner Swirling with Sirtaki | Dancing the Night Away in Kalambaka, Greece
Traditional Greek dancing, specifically line dancing is so special to the culture because Greek’s believed that the Gods only gave the talent of dancing to certain people. The dancing includes dancing in lines and circles, constantly hopping and quick foot changes – although it may look easy to do, once you try and jump in you realize how intricate each step is.
Boating Through the Sardonic Islands | What I Wore in GreeceRead more: Boating Through the Sardonic Islands | What I Wore in Greece
These islands are part of the Aegean Sea between the northeastern coasts of Peloponnese. You can get there by a ferry ride from the Greek capital, or a full-on cruise ship like us. According to Greeka.com: “Poros is great for sailing, Hydra has amazing architecture, Spetses stands out for the elegant mansions and Aegina is ideal for family vacations.”
The Quaint Coastal Town of Itea & Nearby Town Amfissa | The Mistress of God Apollo | Greek Independence Day | Nafsika Palace Hotel GreeceRead more: The Quaint Coastal Town of Itea & Nearby Town Amfissa | The Mistress of God Apollo | Greek Independence Day | Nafsika Palace Hotel Greece
Itea’s water is very clean and people come to the beaches often in the summer months. This is the perfect city to relax in if you want to enjoy warm weather without being bothered by loud kids or drunks.
Spectacular Byzantine Meteora Monasteries in Absolute Isolation| KalambakaRead more: Spectacular Byzantine Meteora Monasteries in Absolute Isolation| Kalambaka
Since early Christian times, the cliffs of Meteora were regarded as a perfect place to achieve absolute isolation. From the images below you can see that when fog races over the land, the cliffs are almost completely hidden. These monasteries are perched on sheer-sided gray rock pinnacles of varied shapes. The angle at which the structures sit on the rock gives off an amazing illusion that the monasteries are suspended in mid-air. The monks that live here are dedicated to their religion. Monk culture varies across Christian, Orthodox, Catholic, and a handful of other religions.
A quaint countryside Breathtaking Hotel | Olympion Asty Ξενοδοχείο, GreeceRead more: A quaint countryside Breathtaking Hotel | Olympion Asty Ξενοδοχείο, Greece
After a full day of seeing the town of Olympia, it was great to have a relaxing night in with some wine and a scenic view. We stayed at the Olympion Asty. Once the sun started to set, it was the perfect ending to the day. There were no loud city cars, people, or even […]
Olympia Greece|Exploring Zeus’s original Olympic Game Stomping GroundsRead more: Olympia Greece|Exploring Zeus’s original Olympic Game Stomping Grounds
Olympia is home to the original Olympic Games | Olive Oil was their “amour.” The opportunity to firmly plant two feet onto the original Olympic Game battlegrounds is something that everyone should experience. Although the stadium is just dirt, within a few moments of letting your eyes close and mind explore, you can quickly envision the Gymnasium full of 40,000 spectators cheering on Zeus and the others; Poseidon, Hera, Demeter, and Hestia.
Minnetonka Highschool Symphony Band Concert in Charming Nafplio, PeloponneseRead more: Minnetonka Highschool Symphony Band Concert in Charming Nafplio, Peloponnese
Nafplio is apparently one of the most romantic cities in Greece. This is due to the Neoclassical buildings, enticing shops and restaurants, and the cute Port Town. We were only there for a night, but if I do ever get the chance to go back to Greece, this would be somewhere I would love to explore more.
Show me Your Mumu X Greece | Athens |Peloponnese| Ancient Theater of Epidaurus | Nafplio |Read more: Show me Your Mumu X Greece | Athens |Peloponnese| Ancient Theater of Epidaurus | Nafplio |
After less than 24 hours in Amsterdam, we got on a direct flight to Greece. We arrived in Athens in the middle of the night and quickly were shuffled into a van that took us to our 1st of many hotels. Despite the fatigue, there was that spark of excitement that overtook the sleep deprivation. In […]