My daughter and I have just returned from a wonderful month in Greece. I
would like to thank everyone in this group who contributed to the success of
our trip. We spent about a week on Naxos ( recommended by Covadonga and
others) and it is such a perfect little island, but each island has its own
charm. The kitron liqueur produced only on Naxos is delicious and I regret
not buying more to bring back to my friends. On the mainland, my favourite
was the town of Nafplion; it is a gem.
Needless to say, a first visit to a country usually impels one to try to
see as much as possible and I am certainly guilty of that, but we did manage
to intersperse our days of touring the sites and visiting museums with many
frappe breaks in the sidewalk cafes and sessions at the beach. The
temperatures were >35C and, since I live in Newfoundland where the
temperature was 5C when we left, there was a bit of adjustment to make. Air
traffic controllers, ferry operators, and transportation workers in Athens
had wakouts and shutdowns while we were there, but fortunately we managed to
avoid all of them.
We also had a marvellous week in Venice where we met fellow Ziner
Krystyna Hunt for an all too brief gtg. I would like to send a picture of
our gtg to the photo section of the Travelzine but I am not quite sure how
to do this, so if someone would let me know I would appreciate it.
Thanks again, Dolores St. John's, Newfoundland