An itinerary for traveling to Greece

A sample family travel itinerary for Greece for about 15 days. We took this journey with kids through mainland Greece and 2 islands out of the 3000+ that Greece has. The primary purpose was to delve systematically through Greece’s 4000+ year old history and see the significant sights in that timeline. Over 15 days in […]

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Narrow Nightmares

Cordoba, in the middle of winter. It was late (9pm) and the kids were hungry, the saving grace of an ice cream bar on the Roman Bridge having lost its charm by now. We started driving towards our hotel. As we entered the street that led to the hotel as per Sygic and Google Maps, the walls […]

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4-lane 3-lane 2-lane Greek Highway

Driving in Europe has never been an issue for us so far, but has always resulted in unique stories, and the frequency of such stories is only increasing. In Greece, we had not one, not two, not three, but four such incidents. We experienced the first one on our way to Patras from Olympia, driving along the […]

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Imerovigli

A jolt here and there, but nothing significant, as our flight from Thessaloniki glided to a smooth landing on the island of Santorini. Viraj (our 7 year old) was especially excited as the plane was landing on a volcano. We had decided to spend a night in Imerovigli, before shifting to 2 nights at Oia, […]

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The prettiest town in Greece

  Chania has been voted as one of the prettiest towns in Greece, and given our limited exploration of the country, we whole heartedly agree. It has also been one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Prehistoric settlement started almost 130,000 years ago in the Paleolithic Age. The Minoans arrived here around 4000 years […]

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Suspended in the Air (Meteora)

If there is a heaven on Earth, it is here. I could have easily penned those famous lines from Khusro while watching the sun go down behind the Pindos range across from Meteora. If I were stingy with my words in this age of callous uses of superlatives, I would still call this view Breathtaking. […]

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Temple of Poseidon

If you had to build a Temple in honor of the God of Sea, Poseidon, there could be no better location than Cape Sounio, a rock face jutting out and plunging 300ft  into the Aegean Sea, with a view that which stretches all the way to the horizon interrupted by numerous Greek islands towards the east […]

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Know your backyard

A perfect frame of the Acropolis in Athens with a clear view of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus (Odeum) during the coveted blue hour. While researching what to see, visit, do, eat; heck, searching for anything touristy in Athens on Google image search always brought up stunning images of this view. Needless to say, I had to get […]

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