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100 Days in Europe Days 42-48: Greece

Day 42

Delphi

About 2500 years ago, kings and other important people traveled to this remote area to have their “fortune” told by an oracle who was induced into a trance by the locale. Delphi is a great way to begin a trip to Greece… off-the-beaten-path, historic and no tourist hubbub. Click the picture below to watch the video.

42 Delphi

 

Day 4343 Epidavrous

Epidavrous Greek Theatre

43 Epidavrous theatre

 

 

 

Day 44

Mycenae

The Mycenaeans ruled much of present-day Greece from 1700-1100 B.C., then they mysteriously disappeared. This is the site of their capital city and royal palace where up to 30,000 people resided. Click the picture below to watch the video.

44 Mycenae

 

Day 45

Politics in Greece

Greeks are in an uproar again about their county’s poor financial standing with the EU. Most Greeks are fed up with the financial cuts the government has place on their lifestyles. I filmed this peaceful demonstration in Syntagma Square from the rooftop of my hotel.

Often the news media spins this sort of gathering as “riots in the streets” and civil unrest. Not so here, 4 or 5 blocks away, no one was aware the demonstration was happening. Click the picture below to watch the video.

45 Athens demonstration

 

Day 46

A Stroll around Santorini

The village of Oia is located at the northern tip of the volcanic island. For me, it is the best choice for a hotel or guesthouse here rather than other locations on the island. I hope you enjoy the pics from my stroll around Oia. Click the picture below to watch the video.

46 Oia, Santorini

 

Day 47

Annie Adare, local guide in Volterra, Italy

I recently visited with Annie Adare, my friend and local guide in Volterra, Italy. After many walking tours with Annie, I finally got around to writing a proper review on Annie’s Trip Advisor page. If you know Annie, take a minute and write a review or leave a comment.

47 Annie Adare, walking tour of Volterra

 

Day 48

Donkeys in Oia

There are 336+ steps down from the village to the harbor and beach here in Oia. On my trek down, I encounter 20 or so donkeys standing near the bottom, ready and waiting to bring weary tourist back up the stairs. They were bored and hot and had nothing better to do than take a “dump.” For me, it was a “fragrant” and dirty walk. You can bet I dove in the water the first chance I got! Click the picture below to watch the video.

48 Donkeys in Oia

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