We can’t come to Greece and not visit at least one island. Can we? Of course not. So, from Athens we jumped on a small plane and headed for the island of Rhodes, which is one of the Dodecanese islands (the furthest east group of Greek islands). We had contemplated taking a boat but when we learned that it would be an 18 hour ferry trip (and did we mention that Eva gets motion sick?), and would be almost twice the price, it was a no brainer. Continue reading
The past couple weeks we have been touring around Greece, which of course entails having seen some amazing ancient sites. While my sister and I wrote previously on Mycenae and Epidavros, I will now cover two more: Delphi and Mystras.
Eva here. A little while ago we stayed in Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic games. The Olympic games began as a festival to honour Zeus. Since I am writing this a while after we went, I have a pamphlet that will help me write. Continue reading
So, we have now been in Greece for a week. Hard to believe as the time has just flown by, despite the fact that we have used this week to slow down, catch up on blogs, homework, and other such stuff. Well, that’s not entirely true – we have managed to squeeze in a bit of ‘in the field’ learning. Continue reading