As soon as we arrived in Thessaloniki, there was no doubt where we would go first. That was, of course, to meet the great philosopher, Aristotle. He is sitting in the main town square. While people hang around in nearby cafes, Aristotle is in a deep-thinking mood. He is happy not to be a teacher nowadays when teaching is a job not appreciated as it was when he was educating Alexander the Great.Read More
We have visited many ancient theatres (like those in Taormina and Syracuse, Italy) but the theatre in Epidaurus was really one that stood out for us. This ancient theatre has the best natural acoustics in the world. This means that you can drop a coin or tear paper on the stage and the spectators seated in the last row will be able to hear those sounds, without a microphone or speakers!Read More
What to say about Athens that was not already said? We have been everywhere, from museums to squares, beautiful parks and botanical gardens, churches, and all other historic buildings, and the local police station as well. While I was wandering around, with my head in clouds, someone skillful took my wallet (with 180 EUR and almost all documents), so that was an opportunity for visiting local police which, fortunately, is not far from Acropolis.Read More
The Vatican is the smallest state in the world, but it takes you an eternity to explore it. We started with visiting the Vatican museum on the last Sunday of the month because it’s a freeticket day. When something is free, the line is always very long. However, we skipped the line because we were with our kids.Read More
Hydra is a small Greek island just 2 hours away from Athens and is an ideal weekend getaway or a one-day destination. When I say that it is an ‘ideal one-day destination’ it doesn’t mean that it is boring, it just means that it is pretty expensive. Actually, it is an ideal ‘lifelong destination’. Leonard Cohen, Mick Jagger, Henry Miller and many other rich and famous fell in love with Hydra and bought houses here.Read More
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Mom the Muse
The Muses were the Greek goddesses of inspiration in literature, science and the arts. They exist even nowadays and people call them Moms. You can meet the modern kind of muses in the story Mom the Muse.