We had a fantastic time in Greece. We were pleasantly surprised that most of the Greek people spoke English. In addition, wherever we went, the food and wine were excellent especially the wine and we miss it.
I highly recommend the hotel in Athens. It was only 2 short blocks away from the Plaka and we loved the Plaka section. The hotel had a pool and a spectacular view of the Acropolis. This hotel was an ideal location for us. The Acropolis was awesome. You can easily walk to the Acropolis Museum and the Acropolis plus see Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Zeus from the hotel.
We recommend the 3 day tour that we took. We had a chance to experience the peninsula and the mountain regions. It was great. Olympia and the first Olympic village was awesome. It was an amazing feeling to run in the area where the first Olympics were held. Just wondering the tour was separated into 2 groups. One group stayed at the better hotels and that is the ones we stayed at. Did you do this for us because hotels were fantastic with great meals and better views from each room’s balcony.
We really enjoyed our cruise on the Harmony V. We liked the atmosphere of the yacht and became friends with a couple from Australia and California. We enjoyed visiting all of the islands. Our favorite island was the small island of Hydra and wished we could have spent more time there instead of Naplion. Santorini proved too crowded for us. Other favorite islands were Mykonos and Crete. We had a wonderful time swimming on the beach in Crete.
You were right about the winds. We had to do the cruise in reverse. One night it was so rough Steve rolled from one side of the bed to the other, but we laughed about it.
Steve and I want to thank you for all your help in making this a fabulous vacation, but Italy is still our favorite.