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320-Sunset on the Ship – Greece

This was our last night in Greece cruising the Saronic Gulf off Athens. Here is a series of photos of our last sunset and memory of Greece (since we departed at 2:00 AM the next morning).   [...]

July 13, 2010 Greece

319-Colors of Hydra – Greece

Hydra Island was one of the most colorful places I saw in Greece. This quaint little town nestled on a small harbor was a treat for the eye. The residents took pride in their city and it was absolutely spotless [...]

July 13, 2010 Greece

318-Hydra – Greece

Hydra has been named after the Island’s plentiful waters, which gushed from the founts that existed in the ancient times. Historians mention the island by the name Hydrea. The first residents of the island where called Dryopes. Hydra was used [...]

July 13, 2010 Greece

315-Sunset at Patras – Greece

This sunset was observed on the beach on the Ionian Sea near Patras. [...]

July 13, 2010 Greece

314-Ruins – Athens, Greece

The Greeks take their ancient ruins very seriously. Much of the city of Athens was built many years ago before any concern for antiquity was raised. Nowadays, if a builder wishes to tear down an existing site and construct a [...]

July 13, 2010 Greece

313-Worry Beads – Athens, Greece

Komboloi or Worry Beads are considered to be a form of therapy for so many Greeks living and working in today’s fast-paced world. From quitting smoking, to stopping their over-eating problem, Komboloi Worry beads have aided millions with ventilating the [...]

July 13, 2010 Greece

312-Chase The Black Man – Athens, Greece

It was my observation that there are virtually no Black people in Greece. The only ones I saw were most likely undocumented aliens from Africa selling their wares on the street in the Plaka (old part of Athens). They would [...]

July 13, 2010 Greece

311-Archaeological Museum – Greece

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens in Athens houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity. It is considered one of the great museums in the world and [...]

July 13, 2010 Greece

310-Temple of Poseidon – Greece

The dramatic coastal location of Soúnio (Cape Sounion), 5.5 miles south of Athens, was an ideal spot for a Temple of Poseidon, god of the sea. Standing atop sheer cliffs that tumble into the Aegean Sea, the gleaming marble of [...]

July 13, 2010 Greece

309-Corinth Canal – Greece

The Corinth Canal is a canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnesian peninsula from the Greek mainland and therefore effectively [...]

July 13, 2010 Greece