Athena vs Poseidon – The Battle Continues (with a good measure of Dionysus thrown into the fray!)

We love Greek food which always has a good measure of olive oil, we also love seafood, and we love wine! Well this trip we are going to focus on those three Greeks Gods!The myth that Athena and Poseidon fought for the right to be the patron god of the Greek land is well known.… Continue reading Athena vs Poseidon – The Battle Continues (with a good measure of Dionysus thrown into the fray!)

Small Greek Villages

The Greek villages are as old as time itself, and the countryside is so awesome but the people are the real gems! Driving through a small Greek village is like being inside a sandwich where the buildings are at the road on each side of you and the road is just barely wide enough to… Continue reading Small Greek Villages

GREECE…yes Again!

Now that the skies are again open and we are allowed to travel, our first trip is to Greece! No surprise there! We are again driving the roads and backroads of this beautiful land to scope out all the wonderful places, people and food. Stay on board for another trip of fun, sun, and food… Continue reading GREECE…yes Again!

Contented in Crete!

Akti Corali - Heraklion As we arrived in Heraklion we were met by Alex [George's business partner] and we asked for a room for an extra night [tonight] and of course, we were accommodated into a beautiful room looking out toward the sea of Crete. The Akti Corali is our home-away-from-home in Heraklion [Ammoudara] and… Continue reading Contented in Crete!

Through the City of Athens…to Nea Anchialos

Back on the mainland of Greece We arrived in Athens at rush hour…the ferry was unloading and we could not see space on the streets at all… We wondered what to do and decided that we would make a run for it! We wove through construction at the exit to the ferry terminal and then… Continue reading Through the City of Athens…to Nea Anchialos

Ancient Messene

Wow! One of the best sites we have ever visited in Greece! The site is massive with a number of active archaeological digs happening when we were visiting. We walked for quite a while so be sure to bring hats, water and wear good shoes as the ground [as is the case with most ancient… Continue reading Ancient Messene

SSP – My Review Websites!

I post reviews on a number of review websites, some of which are directly related the service offered as booking.com, hotels.com, and tripadvisor.com. So, the great news is that I now have my own page on booking.com and here it is: https://secure.booking.com/reviewtimeline/TravelSpirit9.html Also, on Trip Advisor I have now reached 40,000 readers! Here it is:… Continue reading SSP – My Review Websites!

Marathon Archaeological Museum

Once we had finished a lovely breakfast at the Marathon beach Hotel we were off and running...so to speak. The GPS lady took us on a little wild goose chase around some back roads. But, we are so glad she did as we 'found' a wonderful little museum with a fantastic curator, Marileana, who gave… Continue reading Marathon Archaeological Museum

Barvayani Ouzo and the Museum…Opa!

We made a stop in Plomari for a very specific reason...the ouzo museum! The Barvayani factory has been in business for 149 years! The family Bavaryani has owned and run the manufacturing plant and made superb quality ouzo for all those years and is well known on the island of Lesvos and throughout Greece. With… Continue reading Barvayani Ouzo and the Museum…Opa!

Phillipi Museum

We are always on the look-out for another museum. We planned our stay at the Yannis Hotel in order to take in the Phillipi Museum and the archaeological site close by. http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/1/eh155.jsp?obj_id=3376 As usual we enjoyed the trip back into ancient times walking the site and visiting the museum with its trove of intricate objects.… Continue reading Phillipi Museum