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 II: Poros, Hydra and Aegina Islands
Sept. 9, 2013
Starting at day two, we began a routine of getting up very early and rushing off. This was not your typical, relaxing vacation! Almost every moment was tightly scheduled; the only way to see as much as possible in a short time.
The fabulous free breakfasts made up for the lack of decent showers. (European plumbing is not the greatest!) Greek yogurt in Greece tastes so much better than anything with that label in North America, probably because it’s made from sheep’s and/or goat’s milk.
Our first excursion was a day cruise to the islands of Poros, Hydra and Aegina, in the Saronic Gulf.
The ship was fairly comfortable and had all the amenities, including a decent lunch,
so our first experience was not too taxing.
First up was the island of Poros; the smallest of the three, (actually made up of two islands):
Next, we docked at Hydra, which is bigger and even more charming:
The third and final port of call was Aegina, the largest island, which has two major landmarks:
Enjoy the slideshow!
We covered a fair bit of ground on our first excursion, but, this adventure was just beginning!
©D.D.B. 2013 (except as noted)
Coming up: A four day bus tour of Classical Greece
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