Hydra, Greece (Part 4)

September 21, 2017

We greeted our last full day on Hydra island at sunrise from the rooftop. The resident cat came by to visit, while not far away a lady was painting her rooftop terrace by hand.

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Hydra, Greece (Part 3)

September 20, 2017

Our third day on the island was a day of total relaxation. It finally hit us that we were on vacation and we used the hottest part of the day to take a long nap. For lunch, we savored a home-made simple and fresh meal: a cucumber, bib lettuce, tomato salad with yogurt, dill, and lemon from the tree in our yard.

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In the evening, we walked to the other side of the port and witnessed an enchanting sunset, the perfect background to the opera music playing at the museum on the square. Dinner was fresh fish at Piato. Continue reading “Hydra, Greece (Part 3)”

Hydra, Greece (Part 2)

September 19, 2017

Our second day on Hydra, we enjoyed a stroll on the island, alongside the beautiful blue waters of the Aegean, to Kamini beach. We discovered a wonderful and quiet swim hole, not far from the main port. We eased into the crystal clear and gentle water, taking in the peaceful surroundings interrupted only by the passing boats. Continue reading “Hydra, Greece (Part 2)”

Hydra, Greece (Part 1)

September 18, 2017

Monday mornings are not usually welcomed, unless you’re on vacation. September 18, 2017 was one of those good Mondays. My husband and I hopped on the A1 bus from Voula to Piraeus, then on to the Flying Cat 5 for the hour-long glide on the Aegean toward the island of Hydra, a peaceful place, with gentle blue-green waters and a quiet lifestyle. Continue reading “Hydra, Greece (Part 1)”

Once Upon an Olive: Athens, Greece

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Six a.m. came early and with it our ride to the airport. We guzzled down just enough coffee to crack open our eyes and finish packing. The ride was smooth and we stopped a couple of times on our way to Otopeni, the main airport in Bucharest, Romania. The Greek welcome came in flight in the shape of a Melekouni sesame cookie, a traditional honey and sesame seed sweet bar, given in Rhodes at weddings or christenings. Continue reading “Once Upon an Olive: Athens, Greece”