All my life I’ve wanted to visit Greece and indulge my passion for ancient history, archaeology and mythology. When my husband first broached the subject of marking our 40th anniversary with a vacation, it came to mind immediately. Thus, we embarked on the trip of a lifetime! Come along for the ride.
This is a continuing series. See other chapters HERE.
Part I: The Beginning
Sept. 8, 2013
The planning process began two years earlier and was completely surreal. To make things even more complicated, there would be time spent in Italy, (my husband’s birthplace) and Germany, (my birthplace). This was a logistical challenge, involving nine different flights, using Rome as our home base.
About seven months before departure, the actual reservations were booked.
Now it was starting to seem real!
We wanted to see as much of Greece as possible in the two weeks allotted (Sept. 8-22/13) and dealt directly with a travel agency in Athens. As you can see by the dots on the map above, there would be many stops along the way.
We spent the first two nights (Sept. 8-10) in Athens.
The hotel had a roof top restaurant, with the best view in town.
My life long dream had come true at last!
Emotions got the better of me and for once, I had nothing to say.
Coming up: Cruise to Poros, Hydra and Aegina Islands
What’s YOUR dream destination?