Published: May 25th 2009May 18th 2009
Greek Orthodox church dome as a landmark of Santorini.
This trip marks my second time in Greece.
We started out in Greek capital of Athens, and while I didn't have the chance to visit the Acropolis (yeah, I decided to stay on the cruise boat!), but from what I've heard, the city is still beaming from the 2004 Summer Olympics with several major landmarks and sport stadiums built for the world event. Unfortunately, majority of these expensive buildings are boarded up and not open to the public, thus they are somewhat abandoned and will decay overtime; and just like the next door Parthenon, they could turn into ruins in a couple of years.
And the subsequent trip to Santorini Island was always rewarding. We managed to do a 6-mile hike around the crater rim of the dormant volcano which made the whole island. There were a lot of donkeys around, and the panorama of Greek churches against the blue Mediterranean was spectacular.
The food is good - we had the best Greek Salad here - they are just called 'salad' though.
There are more photos below