Hello gorgeous people!
Back to the recaps!! Let's dive right in...
We really wanted to visit all the little Greek islands, but we hardly had enough time as it was to visit everything else! But then my brother read about a little island not too far from where we were staying, and so we decided to visit it and be able to see at least one island. After a bit of a drive, we ended up face to face with this:
We plunged on and were off to Hydra island! After about 15 minutes, this met our eyes:
Cute, isn't it? One of the really cool things about Hydra island is that there are only to modes of transportation: feet and....
Donkeys!! How cool is that?! My brother nicknamed the island "Donkey Island." Fits, doesn't it?
It was a really cute little island! We wandered around for a bit...
...had some lunch...
Tzatziki! Finally, something I was expecting to have that I actually had! Best I've ever had, without a doubt! (And was quickly devoured with the help of lots of bread!)
...and wandered around some more.
Above: stray kitty. I was really surprised by how many stray cats there were in Greece! There were a few stray dogs but mostly cats. Being an animal lover, it was really, really hard to see :'( They actually looked fairly healthy, but I wanted to help all of them find good homes!
When we were done exploring, we caught the ferry back to the mainland, and headed off to Epidaurus! Epidaurus has the one of the biggest (or maybe even the biggest) amphitheater in Greece as well as old ruins. We visited the amphitheater first. :)
Me and my beautiful mom!
We had heard that if you stand at the very top and someone drops a coin in the middle of the theater (there's a tiny cement pad in the middle) that you would be able to hear it. We tried it and it was true!! We were pretty amazed and truly wowed by how the Greeks could construct a theater with that much amplification over 2,000 years ago.
Next, we headed to the ruins!
I would have happily exchanged my current dining room table for the one above. ;)
Such an incredible site!!
When we got back to Nafplio, we had dinner. My mom and I split the pesto pasta because it was a HUGE plate of it!
My brother got the Greek pizza which I may or may not have stolen a piece of.
Oops, I got caught. ;)
Dinner was followed by some more walking around in Nafplio.
Adorable town square where we ate dinner.
Another picture of the cute little side streets!
I didn't actually get to try real Greek yogurt until the next day, but here's a sneak peak (and I promise to show you one of my breakfasts next time - I kept on forgetting to take pictures of it!):
And that was that day! While we were in Greece, we did so much that I'm giving each day it's own post. But the other countries will probably have only one (maybe two) each because we relaxed a bit. ;)
I'm going to be disappearing for a bit again because I'm off to Newfoundland!! As always, I'll miss you guys!
Off to pack! I should probably already be packed, but, well, blogging sounded like more fun. ;)