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An Unexpected Layover – Santorini

An Unexpected Layover – Santorini

I knew from the beginning of this trip that I did not want to go to Santorini. Because it is the most famous Island, known for it’s high cliff top towns, overly-postcard blue church domes and legendary sunsets. Santorini is in most people’s minds-eye when you think of the Greek Islands. Just not mine. The […]

Milos – Beaches

Milos – Beaches

Getting to Milos was no easy chore after tackling Mount Olympus. I`ve been asked, why not Santorini? We need a place with less tourists and in our budget. Santorini is the opposite of both. All we wanted to do was lay on the beach. Swim. Eat. And sleep. Milos offers a wide and interesting range […]

Milos – Greek Island

Milos – Greek Island

Winging it to Milos turned out great. I can say thus far, Milos has been my favorite place in Greece.   It has this comforting small town feel. Not as touristy like some other islands and somewhat isolated because of the sea. Everyone is so friendly (unless you’re at the super market, but we’ll get […]

Big travel day & wingin’it to Milos

Big travel day & wingin’it to Milos

We spent an extra night in Litochoro just to aid in our recovery and to work on how we were going to get from northern Greece down to the islands for some much deserved R&R. Milos kept peeking my interest as an island with varying landscape, far enough south to get some warm weather and […]

Conquering Mount Olympus – Part 2

Conquering Mount Olympus – Part 2

After a not so very nice sleep in Refuge A we slowly prepared ourselves for the day ahead. We got dressed, had a small breakfast and began our hike around 9am. The second leg of the hike is significantly more difficult then the first.   The hike from Prionia to Refuge A is approx 6.5 […]

Conquering Mount Olympus – Part 1

Conquering Mount Olympus – Part 1

The biggest mountain in Greece. Olympus. Home of Zeus. And next on the to-do list. We are not mountaineers. For the elitists in the audience who may turn their noses up at us we are being nothing but practical. We exercise, but not much hiking. And when we do, it’s nothing even close to a […]

Litochoro – Gateway to Mount Olympus

Litochoro – Gateway to Mount Olympus

Leaving Meteora was difficult. I could have stayed much longer especially after having a few good conversations with the hotel owner and having a great meal at one of the cafes. But, we had our biggest challenge yet. Climbing Mount Olympus!!! The train from Meteora to Litorchoro (Lih-toe-ho-row) was not only faster but cheaper than […]

Meteora in Photos

Meteora in Photos

Just wanted to add a few more of my favorite pictures of Meteora

The Floating Monasteries of Meteora

The Floating Monasteries of Meteora

Meteora, (meh-teh-or-ah) which in greek means suspended in air is the name of a group of mountains which formed during tectonic mosh pits of rock (pun intended) and mantel. Extremely high pressure compressed much harder rock types with shale and sandstone. By the time humans found them, wind had eroded the softer shale and sandstone leaving […]

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