A last word on Greece

A few people have asked me about my trip and I have directed them here so I'd though I'd add a one pager summary for those who don't want to wade through dozens of pages and hundreds of photos. My trip involved 23 nights on the ground in Greece. Day 1 Arrived in the evening... Continue Reading →

A Day in Iraklio

My 11th day in Greece and heading for my 7th overnight location. I do slow down a bit after this! More buses today, first from Plaka to Agios Nikolaos, then another to Iraklio. Waiting at the bus stop in Plaka and having local people I had met wishing me well for the rest of my... Continue Reading →


In my week and a bit in Greece I had already done some amazing things and had a fabulous time. But today was the day I was most emotionally invested in. I had been completely captivated by the stories of Spinalonga. Seriously, I had watched 26 episodes of a television series, in Greek with subtitles,... Continue Reading →

More Chania

Some of my favorite travel research is done on the Food Network. A few weeks before I left for Greece they aired an Anthony Bourdain episode on Greece which was mostly filmed on Crete. The item that caught my attention was about a cafe in Chania that produced just one product, bougatsa. Surprise surprise, bougatsa... Continue Reading →

A Day Exploring Chania

Crete is the largest island in Greece. It has two large cities with ports, Iraklio (or Heraklion), and Chania. I chose to travel to Chania because I had read how beautiful the city was, but also because of its proximity to the Samaria Gorge, a hike I planned to do. Chania is often described as... Continue Reading →

Overnight Ferry to Crete

Still day 5 and I feel like I have done so much and covered so much ground already. Now it was time to leave the mainland for a couple of weeks. First leg was a five hour bus trip from Kalambaka to Athens, then once back in Athens a train straight to Piraeus, the largest... Continue Reading →

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