Tuesday, September 29, 2015

santorini: akrotiri and naturism

We spent the morning of our second day in Santorini having the biggest cultural event of our trip: a visit to the Akrotiri archaeological site. The city of Akrotiri was a its zenith in the 17th Century B.C.! That's 19,000 years ago. Nineteen thousand years ago! Yet the level of sophistication of their architecture, engineering, art, and pottery is absolutely astounding.

After this mind-boggling cultural experience, during which we met and made fast friends with some wonderful Norwegians, we took a boat to our own semi-private cove to enjoy some naturism in the Mediterranean sun and sea. Delicious!

Monday, September 28, 2015

santorini: a stunning welcome

World-famous for its beauty, the Island of Santorini did not disappoint! The sunset experience on our first day on this dramatic, volcanic island was beautiful beyond words!

The town of Fira sits on the edge of the volcanic caldera, 300 meters above the Mediterranean's Aegean Sea.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

crete roadtrip finale: loving hania

Sandra, Al, and I all agreed Hania was our favorite place on Crete, so we returned to this gem of a seaside town for one final night to wrap up our Crete roadtrip. Next stop: the Island of Santorini!

catching up

The second week of our vacation in Greece the pace ramped up for the three amigos, as we shifted from cultural discovery to party mode. I could barely find time to sleep, much less blog. I've obviously got some catching up to do.