Category: Greece


This year’s post is not comprehensive.  We just went too many places, so I’ve had to edit.  I’ve left out most of France, the UK, and quite a few places in the US.  Here are some leftovers. . .  🙂

Barcelona, Spain

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Annecy, France

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Saronic Gulf Islands, Greece

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Milan, Italy

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Johannesburg, South Africa

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Portland, Oregon. . .USA

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Atlanta, Georgia. . .USA

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Brussels, Belgium

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Bruges, Belgium

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Now on to planning 2015!  So far, we’re tentatively looking at London, New York, Barbados. . . and maybe Sardinia.  🙂

Pigeons- crazy about pistachios.  

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Yes.  This was actually taken at 6:30 am.

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Also 6am. . .with more complimentary food.

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Temple of Aphaia

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Gyro

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Definitely most likely beef.

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Dr. No’s afternoon refreshment

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Ice Cream with Yogurt, Honey & Peaches

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Retsina

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Food from Taverna Apagio (so nice, we went twice)

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Stuffed Feta

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Moussaka

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Pork & Sausage Casserole

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Pastries (from the bakery just above)

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Yes, there are in fact so many photos, that I’m even having to do the food by area.  Here are a few daytime shots, many from Olga’s, which was our favourite taverna in Askeli.  They also do lovely meatballs and saganaki, but we had those in the dark, so . . . 😉

Fried Picarel

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Shrimp Saganaki

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Cheese Pie

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Stuffed Vine Leaves

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Spinach & Artichoke Pie

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Complimentary Bread

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Yogurt with Honey & Nectarine (served as both brekkie & dessert)

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Barrel Wine!

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We spent most of our time in Greece hopping between the Saronic Gulf Islands.  We chose to make Poros our main base as it’s the least commercialised.  There are no big chain hotels or shops.  It’s mostly a collection of family owned tavernas, cafes and yacht supply shops.  During this time of year, which is still considered the off season, the town is mostly filled with yachties and Greek weekenders from Athens.

Today’s photos focus not on the main town but on our favourite beach on the island: Askeli, which is a half hour walk from the main waterfront of Poros.  Please to enjoy!  🙂

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Today we had a picnic on Aegina Island at the Temple of Aphaia.  Awesome!

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As it turns out, we chose a pretty perfect week to come to Greece.  🙂

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Finally made it to the hotel.  Nice day!