Knossos is to Crete as Denali is to Alaska: the #1 tourist attraction, the must-see archaeological site, the favorite, the most talked about and promoted.
Moving On: Goodbye, Athens. Hello, Crete!
Our short stay in Athens is over, and we’re off to Crete. Olympic Airlines’ flight attendant uniforms get an enthusiastic thumbs up from us.
10 Favorites from the National Archaeological Museum
Our collective 10 Favorite Things from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens include bronze statues, pottery, Mycenaean gold, and puzzle solving.
New Acropolis Museum and a Surprise
The New Acropolis Museum’s collection of Parthenon friezes and metopes was exciting to see, but my favorite display surprised the heck out of me.
Finding Aghios Petros (No Easy Feat)
Having failed to find Aghios Petros a few weeks ago, we headed out on foot to give it another go. We wound our way through rural Leros to 360-degree views.
An Olympic Stadium, Turtles, and Guards in Skirts
An afternoon in Athens visiting an Olympic stadium, the National Gardens, and the Parliament building to watch the changing of the guard.