Updated: Nov 3
Greece is an enchantress that calls me back to her repeatedly . Each time I visit her. I know I want to return and stay longer. Last summer we spent a month exploring the Saronic Islands and the coastal towns of the Peloponnese Peninsula. I hope these 21 photographs inspire you to add Greece to the list of countries you will visit after this pandemic ends. Above is a photograph of the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena, built in 447-438 BCE. When in Athens, a visit to the Acropolis and its temples is a walk through ancient history.
A view of the port of Hydra, the Saronic Gulf and the Peloponnese Peninsula.
The restored streets of Monemvasia.
The port of Hydra.
Ruins from the Temple of Olympian Zeus, in Athens.
Spring wild flowers on Hydra.
The Saronic Islands are all connected by ferries that leave frequently and are an easy and inexpensive way to explore the islands. This doorway was in Spetes.
The Acropolis can been seen from multiple angles throughout Athens.
The Bell Tower in Nafplio.
The Prophet Elias Monastery on Mount Eros, Hydra.
The original Caryatids statues from the Erechtheion. They are housed in the new Acropolis Museum.
The Acropolis from a distance.
Windmills on Hydra. Sophia Loren stayed here when she filmed a Boy on a Dolphin.
The view from the road to Mandraki, Hydra.
Outdoor dining at the outstanding Techne Restaurant on Hydra.
The Temple of Poseidon in Sunion.
Fishing boats in Kamini Harbor on Hydra.
Monemvasia and the Aegean Sea.
The Acropolis from the rooftop bar at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens.
Swimming in the Agean Sea.
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