Our six-month retirement journey in the land of our birth: Greece
A five-hour drive north from Athens is the city of Thessaloniki. We purposefully set out on a Sunday morning, for our first time there this past summer, when traffic is typically minimal and coupled with the lock-down restrictions for citizens, who are not permitted to go from one province to another, the road was practically empty. With two pit stops along the way, we arrived in the late afternoon.
Many of the photos that I have posted on my blog do not do justice…
For a complete change of pace from the beautiful Aegean isles, we ferried back to the port of Pireaus, just outside Athens and drove several hours north to Livadia – our second trip there. Entering the city at 10:00pm was quiet and welcoming; happily, next door was a little taverna for our late dinner as we envisioned our trip around Livadia, Arahova, and Galaxidi, Greece.
I was really hesitant to write about the islands of Paros, Naxos, and Antiparos in Greece because I wanted to keep them all to myself! But, I am afraid that the word is already out about the absolute beauty of them so here is my contribution on our visit there.
Good Road…this is the one phrase we have heard over and over again here in Greece. It is a wish for your journey ahead. And since we are on our Retirement Journey – it fits right in with how we are kicking off our retirement with a six month stay in Greece.
Mystras is tucked away in the mountainside just outside of Spart (Spartee in Greek). This is our second visit here as we thoroughly enjoyed the coolness of the mountains in a quaint little town.
This former capital of Greece (1821-1834) has retained its charm and beauty over the centuries. …
This is our third visit to Nafpaktos because we absolutely love it! Small enough to be able to travel around effortlessly and big enough to provide a bustling environment filled with shops, restaurants and sites to see. And of course, where our dear friends Alecko and Tasoula live.