6.06.2009

honeymoon in greece: take one...

18 days.
900 photos.
3 islands.
3 major historic sights.
LOTS of stories to tell. This is the first installment. Just some of my favorite photos of the trip at a first glance.

Ancient Epidavros. Tip: If you want to look slim in photos, avoid standing in front of columns!!!
Beautiful taverna in Nafplio. Oh, the colors!! Makes my heart sing just looking back on this photo. Such a gorgeous, picturesque town. We plan on going back for a full day on our next trip. Pulling away from the dock in Piraeus, Athens - leaving for our one day cruise to three islands.

In front of a war memorial on the island of Hydra. A taverna getting ready to open on Hydra - something about the colors begged for a photo as I was passing by. Hydra was a postcard!!! All of the white-washed houses built into the hillsides around the port. Stunning.
Just about to dock on the island of Poros. On Island 3: Aegina. Famous for their pistachios.
Peeking out from behind a column in front of the museum at Ancient Agora, just down from Acropolis. There isn't a lot of press about this site but, there should be. Large, facsinating and full of ruins - we spent about as much time here as we did walking Acropolis. More to come.
Parthenon!!! We were advised to wait until 5:00 pm to make the trek up Acropolis. Trust me - very good advice! It had cooled off at the point so that the long trek up was more than manageable, the crowds had thinned and the winds were cool and refreshing (albeit about 30-40 mph!). The Parthenon is undergoing major renovations (see the scaffolding) but, was still a sight to behold.

Parthenon from the other side.
Mrs. B, the tourist. What was your first clue? LOL! In the background, the first columns ever carved to represent the human form and still, remarkably intact.

Home for just two days now, it's already very hard to sum up our honeymoon. Greece is just beautiful. Everything moves very slowly, the people are incredibly hospitable, the food fresh and wonderful and stress is unheard of. DH and I went into this trip with some grand travel plans. Once settled in to our base in Kaito, however, we really didn't want to go much further. The endless shoreline and beaches of the Gulf of Corinth were two blocks from our door and the weather begged us to stay and relax so, we did. But for 3 days trips, we sat on the beach, ate Greek pastries, grilled corn and gyros (no, you have never really tasted a gyro until you have had one IN the country of origin. Seriously) and sipped frappes.
It was the best, most relaxing vacation of my life. I miss it already and can't wait to return next year!

5 comments:

Aurie said...

great photos - can't wait to hear all about it :) so glad that you have a wonderful time - and glad that you are back!

EDW said...

It looks and sounds amazing!

Kayla said...

Your trip looks like it was one that will be hard to beat in a life time! Gorgeous! You saw so many great parts - Greece is the #1 place I want to travel to - someday!

Can't wait to see more photos!

Yes ... sadly, I won't be wearing "our dress." I came accross the other one and just "knew" it was really "the one." I feel bad everytime I look at my other dress, but I feel so beautiful in the new one - something I wasn't feeling in the first.

Stay tuned - 40 days to go - I'll post our wedding phots the day after! ;-) Do you remember CK (Christy Kennedy) from Scrapjazz? She is my photographer!

Steph said...

Hi! I just found your blog and wanted to say congrats on getting married! You're honeymoon pictures are gorgeous.

jsotier said...

gorgeous photos, i can't wait to see more! sounds like you guys had a wonderful time and i'm so happy for you :)

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