Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Influential in ancient times, it’s often called the cradle of Western civilization. Athens, its capital, retains landmarks including the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos.
We visited Greece twice. First, we visited in April 2013 on a Mediterranean cruise, aboard a Royal Caribbean Cruise and visited the city of Chania in Crete. We were celebrating Sheba’s 30th birthday and our engagement, Ronnie proposed right before the cruise while we were in Venice, Italy. We returned in April 2015 to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary and Sheba’s birthday. We stayed at the Hilton Athens and a local bed & breakfast in Santorini. We explored Athens and it’s surrounding areas, and the many amazing temples including the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Temple of Poseidon, the famed Parthenon on top of Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum, and the Treasury of Atreus or Tomb of Agamemnon. We spent a few days in Santorini enjoying the views of the sea, the beautiful white-washed buildings and the sights on this charming island. We also took a one-day Greek island cruise visiting the islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina.