Santorini, Greece. August 2014

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August 4, 2014 Today, D and I were ferrying to Santorini, one of the most visited islands in Greece. The likeliest location of the lost Ancient Atlantis, everything that describes Santorini becomes a superlative! Blue-domed cubic white-washed houses against the background of even bluer skies and seas – is a frequently described picture of Santorini! I had to check out for myself whether it was an honest one! We purchased our round trip tickets (€114 per person) for the high speed catamaran SeaJets two months prior to the trip. However, it isn’t the only way to get to the island, a slower ferry (appx. 9 hours) as well as flights are available during the summer months. Scheduled to …

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Delphi, Greece. July 2014

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July 25, 2015 Today, D. and I started our road trip around Greece and on our first day, we planned to visit 3 places: Thiva (also called Thebes) – the birthplace of Hercules and Dionysus, once the most powerful city-state in Greece Delphi – one of the most famous and influential places of Ancient world, where Oracle of Delphi prophesied the future of the kings Thermopylae – where the infamous battle of 300 Spartans with the army of Persian king Xerxes I took place in 480 BC. This historical event served as a plot for the “300” movie by Zac Snyder. Night we planned to spend in Kalabaka, at the foothill …

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Athens, Greece. July 2014

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July 21, 2014 D. and I caught a very late flight from London to Athens that didn’t land till 4.00 the next morning. D. parents met us at the airport and drove us to their apartment in Chalandri, a quiet tree-lined residential neighborhood in the northern Athens, where we were going to stay for the following 3-4 days. Thus, Greece was the second pit stop of our journey. July 22, 2014 I like to give detailed historical previews of the cities/countries I am visiting, but in order to describe the history or the importance of Athens to the world, I would need to spend years to research and just as many …

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