Updated: Jul 29
CaptK and I are in Greece once more. This visit spending 3 weeks exploring parts of this warm and welcoming country where we have never explored before. The life along the sun kissed Mediterranean Coast speaks to our hearts. We especially love Greece. We love the affordability, the food, the people, the natural beauty and the history. Let these quotes and photographs inspire you to plan a trip.
"The isles of Greece, Where burning Sappho loved and sung, Where grew the arts of war and peace, Where Delos rose, and Phoebus sprung! Eternal summer gilds them yet, But all, except their sun, is set." Lord Byron
“On a summers night, I have sat on the balcony drinking Ouzo, watching the ghosts of Greek Heroes sailing past, listening to the rustle of their sail cloths and the gentle lapping of their oars…and lain alongside Pythagoras watching him study the myriad of triangles in the constellations twinkling above us.”
"If I’d been born in ancient Greece, I’d worship Zeus and Aphrodite"
"I want to have an ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ experience where I drop off the face of the planet and move to Greece."
"In many ways we are all sons and daughters of ancient Greece."
"Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts and eloquence, native to famous wits."
"If you go back to the Greeks and Romans, they talk about all three – wine, food, and art – as a way of enhancing life."
"The Greeks had invented democracy, built the Acropolis and called it a day."
"Greece was a muse. It inspired creativity in magical ways that I can’t even begin to understand or explain."
"There are two kinds of people. Greeks, and everyone else who wish they was Greek."
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
"Greece is the home of Gods. They may have died, but their presence still makes itself felt." Henry Miller
"Greece is more than a country. It is an experience." Unknown
"Located in the Cyclades and surrounded by the blue-green water of the Aegean sits whitewashed, windmill-strewn Mykonos, the island of the winds."
"Earth proudly wears the Parthenon as the best gem upon her zone."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Happy is the man, I thought, who, before dying, has the good fortune to sail the Aegean sea." Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek
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Top-rated Corfu tours and experiences for pre and post charter:
☆ Private Island Tour Including Achillion Palace (one of my favorite Corfu experiences)
☆Corfu: Greek Cooking Class & Meal at a Local Family Home (great for foodies)
☆Day Trip to Saranda and Butrint National Park from Corfu (visit a new country)
☆Corfu: Angel Castle Guided Hike and Sunset (great for hikers)
Top places to stay in Corfu: Cavalieri Hotel (5 Star Luxury) ** Anesis Apartment Corfu (Budget Friendly Residential Apartment) ** Corfu Palace Hotel (Budget Friendly, Central Location) **Locandiera (Mid Priced, Boutique Hotel)
My favorite Guidebook for Ionian: DK Eyewitness Top 10 Corfu and the Ionian Islands
My favorite book about Corfu: A Kitchen in Corfu
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Here are my best recommendations for Hotels in Athens:
For a luxury experience: Grande Bretagne Hotel
For a more budget friendly experience: NEW Hotel
We found these delightful budget friendly places to stay on Crete through them:
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