Melenio

City: Oia, Greece Address: Central pedestrian street Date: August 4, 2013 Meal: Dinner Tales from my travels: We finished our tour of Santorini by visiting the amazing archaeological site of Akrotiri, which was a Minoan settlement of the Bronze Age. The city was destroyed by the eruption of the volcano. The ash, like in Italy’s Pompeii, covered the city and preserved it; unlike Pompeii, however, … Continue reading Melenio

Restaurant-Bar 1800

City: Oia, Greece Address: Central pedestrian street Date: August 3, 2013 Meal: Dinner Tales from my travels: We spent a magnificent, relaxing day, walking around the city, stopping at the artisan shops and enjoying the magnificent views. If there’s one bad thing about Santorini it’s the people. It has become such a popular tourist attraction that it is sometimes quite frustrating. This proved especially true as … Continue reading Restaurant-Bar 1800

Lotza Restaurant

City: Oia, Greece Address: Nomikou pedestrian Date: August 3, 2013 Meal: Lunch Tales from my travels: I pressed my nose against the the ferry’s window, impatiently waiting to arrive to Santorini, the place I had been dreaming about for so long. Once we got off, we found a driver to take us to downtown Oia. His nickname was “Canada” and he made great suggestions of … Continue reading Lotza Restaurant

Veneto

City: Heraklion, Greece Address: 9 Epimenidou St Date: August 2, 2013 Meal: Dinner Tales from my travels: Another wonderful and final day in Crete. We first drove all the way up to Mount Ida, the highest mountain in Crete, and hiked up to Cave Idaion Antron, the supposed birthplace of Zeus. As mythology tells it, Rhea hid her son Zeus from his father Kronos in … Continue reading Veneto

Herbs’ Garden

City: Heraklion, Greece Address: 15 Epimenidou St Date: August 1, 2013 Meal: Dinner Tales from my travels: We spend a lovely day visiting the ancient port of Heraklion and later walked to the Archaeological Museum downtown. We later drove out of the city to visit Knossos Palace. Though a great part of it has been rebuilt, it was amazing to imagine how the people must have … Continue reading Herbs’ Garden

Ta Chalkina

City: Chania, Greece Address: 29-30 Akti Tompazi St Date: July 31, 2013 Meal: Lunch Tales from my travels: Another day in the wondrous island of Crete. We drove down to the magical, charming city and port of Chania. Though definitely a tourist trap, it is a must-see in visiting Crete. We walked through the narrow cobbled streets, entering artisan shops and walking along the old … Continue reading Ta Chalkina