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Two days in Athens, Three in Naxos, Three in Santorini, and a whole day on a ferry! How I did Greece in the off-season. 

Wednesday, March 2 - Norfolk to Philly, Philly to London, London to Athens. Made all the connections, and arrived in Athens the afternoon of...

Thursday, March 3 - Long taxi ride to the hostel, then a little bit of time to explore a tiny bit of Athens before grabbing some dinner and sleeping off the jet lag.

Friday, March 4 - Athens exploration day! Walk to the Parthenon, then to a few museums and the Greek Parliament Building. Dinner at a cozy little Greek spot with some fantastic moussaka. Opa!


Saturday, March 5 - Up bright and early to catch the ferry to Naxos. Checked into my Air B&B, explored a little bit of the town, grabbed a nice dinner and hung out in the town's famous Rum Bar..

Sunday, March 6 - A nice long photo walk through the winding, hilly alleyways of Naxos... but then spent much a beautiful sunny day enjoying the views from my balcony overlooking the waterfront with a bottle of Greek wine (don't judge!). 


Monday, March 7 - Another nice, lazy day soaking in the seaside vibes of Naxos.

Tuesday, March 8 - Caught a midday ferry to Santorini, checked in to another beautiful hilltop Air B&B in Pyrgos Kallistis. Wandered into the town for a wonderful dinner.


Wednesday, March 9 - Santorini exploration day! Caught the bus to Oia, and spent much of the day taking pictures and wandering through the gloriously empty pathways of this picturesque village.


Thursday, March 10 - The weather turns cold and windy, so I don the winter wear and hike out to the Santos winery, where I get a large selection of Greek wines, olives and cheeses. At this time of year, the tasting room is virtually empty, so I don't feel too bad occupying a table at the window for hours on end. Then I hike back into town to get one of my favorite Greek dishes, Pastitsio. 


Friday, March 11 - A walk down to the pharmacy for a required COVID rapid test, then an all-day ferry ride back to Athens.

Saturday, March 12 - Direct taxi from the port to the airport, then flights to London, Philly, and... D'OH!!! Flight to Norfolk is cancelled due to a lack of planning by American Airlines.

Sunday, March 13 - I join three fellow passengers from my ill-fated Norfolk flight to rent a car and DRIVE five hours from Philadelphia to Norfolk. Arriving at around 6 a.m., I crash at the hotel where I'd planned to spend the night, and they thankfully allow me to check out late (like at 2 p.m) then I drive home.



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