Greek Odyssey 2015 travel blog

Greek Odyssey 2015

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After taking a break last year from our treks to Europe, we have decided to return this year, visiting Greece which has been on our bucket list for some time and which we vowed to visit upon retirement. Although we have had some mild concerns about visiting Greece as a result of their current debt crisis, it appears that matters have settled down somewhat and that Greece is still a desirable destination for tourists, if not for local residents themselves, who continue to suffer from their financial woes. We will be flying by way of Montreal to Athens, where we will spend a few days to see the sites followed by a stint in Nafplio, Greece's former capital city, and surrounding area. We will spend the rest of our two week stay in Greece visiting some or Greece's famed island getaways, including the vehicle-free island of Hydra near the Greek mainland along with Mykonos and Santorini, the two best known of Greece's Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea. We then fly directly from Santorini to Rome, where we will pick up a rental car and return to the wonderfully-restored hamlet of Borgo di Vagli in the hills of Tuscany near Cortona. This will be our 4th visit to Borgo di Vagli, and we can hardly wait to experience it again. After nine days there enjoying the vibe and using it as a base to explore some of the many hilltowns nearby, we will spend our final two nights in Florence before flying home by way of Munich and Toronto.

We are looking forward to sharing our experiences with our readers.

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Only a few more days!
Nafplio and the Peloponnese
Arrival in Italy
Return to Borgo di Vagli
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