OMG you guys, I was so excited to check out the Archaeological Site of Olympia! Why?? It’s where the first Olympic Games were held. Wayyy back in the day. So it’s no surprise that this place is yet another one of Greece’s World Heritage treasures.
After our stop at the Treasury of Atreus, we hopped on over to explore the archaeological site of Mycenae – another UNESCO World Heritage site! The ruins are located practically across the street (highway?) from the Treasury of Atreus, so it didn’t take us long to get there. And let me tell you, this site was definitely in my top three out of all the places we visited in Greece.
On our drive from Athens to Mycenae, we had a brief stop in Corinth. The perfect place to take some photos is the Isthmus Bridge (which overlooks the Corinth Canal). We were only there for about 15 minutes, but it was definitely worth the detour. I almost forgot about my fear of heights as I was watching the boats pass through!
Of course, when I was researching things to do in Athens, I came across the National Garden and immediately added it to my must-see list. I heard locals go running here, and I even saw a bunch of people enjoying their picnic lunches in the sun. If I lived in Athens, I’d probably do the same!
Well folks, I’m finally starting to go through the many photos I took while on vacation. I must say that out of all the countries I’ve been to, Greece was hands down my favorite. The food was fantastic (I’ve always LOVED Greek food!) and the people were so lovely and warm. Sigh – I miss it already. But let’s relive it through some photos!
They covered my Amsterdam stamp from a couple years ago, lol.
This week has been super busy and draining for me, so I’m thrilled to just relax this weekend. And that of course includes treating myself to something sweet: