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Greco-Roman Adventure (Final)

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S: Shawn and Janis' 20th Anniversary Greco-Roman Adventure

BC: d | Shawn & Janis ~ 20th Anniversary ~ April 20, 2011 | Greece Apr 13: Victoria to Athens, via Calgary and Frankfurt Apr 14-16: Metropolis Hotel, Athens Ferry from Piraeus to Santorini via Naxos Apr 16-19: Stelios Place, Perissa Apr 20-22:The Best, Perissa Apr 22-25: Rhapsody Apartments, Imerovigli Hydrofoil Ferry from Santorini to Piraeus Apr 25-27: Metropolis Hotel, Athens | Italy April 27: Flight, Athens to Rome Apr 27-29: Hotel Virginia, Rome Apr 29- May 1: Hotel Le Vigne, Radda in Chianti May 1-2: Farmhouse la Pievina, Montepulciano May 2: Rome to Victoria via Toronto | Photo: Sunset over Skaros Rock, Imerovigli

FC: Greco-Roman Adventure 2011

1: Stop-over in Frankfurt at 6am... | Arrival in Athens! | over the Swiss Alps... | first sight of the Aegean... | Time for breakfast... | For years, we have both wanted to experience Greece. One morning in January 2011, Janis suggested we spend our 20th Anniversary in Santorini... what a great idea! As we planned the trip over the next few weeks, Shawn had the notion of taking a side trip to Tuscany. And so we set off a few months later...

2: First Greek Coffee! | Hadrian's Library | First afternoon in Athens, exploring the Plaka District | Enjoying the Acropolis view from our hotel balcony... | View of the Athens Cathedral and Mitropolis Street from the balcony

3: Walking around the Palace Gardens | Little Mitropolis Church

4: First gyros... yum! | Anafiotika, at the base of the Acropolis | Temple of Olympian Zeus | Enoying a Mythos on the balcony

5: Hadrian's Arch | Monument of Lysicrates | Zappeion | Parthenon at night from our hotel balcony

6: Santorini! | Naxos | Old Port of Thira

7: Santorini! | Perissa Beach | Grape vines at Perissa

8: Perissa | Thira Hospital , where we spent our 20th Anniversary

9: Oia

10: Imerovigli

12: Vineyard near Koloympos on the East Coast

13: Scenes around Oia and Imerovigli

14: Footpath to the Old Port of Thira

15: Old Port of Thira

16: Sunset over Skaros | Sunrise at Imerovigli

18: On the trail to Ancient Thira

20: Ancient Thira

21: Kamari | Perissa | First swim in the Aegean Sea | Courage!

22: Perivolos Beach

23: Red Beach | Imerovigli and Skaros

25: View of Thira and Old Port

26: Final sunset over the caldera | Sunset on Skaros rock

27: Waiting for the ferry to Piraeus

28: Church of Kapnikarea | Dionysiou Areopagitou | Odeon Herodes Atticus | Panathinaiko Stadium

29: Evzones | Demonstration at Syntagma Square | Hellenic Parliament

30: Parthenon

31: The Caryatid Porch | Erechtheion

32: Odeon Herodes Atticus | The Temple of Hephaestus | Theatre of Dionysos

33: Excavation beneath the museum | The Acropolis Museum | Roman Agora

34: Souvlaki Row on Mitropolis Street | The Ancient Agora

35: Adrianou Street | Last coffee in Greece: Starbucks!

36: Goodbye Athens, Hello Roma... | First pizza! | Colosseum at night

37: Inside the Colosseum

38: Arch of Constantine | Temple of Venus and Roma | Palatine Hill

39: Lunch with Julius Caesar, overlooking the Roman Forum | Roman Forum

40: Ponte Fabricio | Ponte Sisto

41: Ponte Sant'Angelo

42: Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano | Papal Basilica of Saint Peter Dome height 448', diameter 136'

43: View from St. Peter's Square | La Pieta di Michelangelo | Citta del Vaticano Post

44: Fontana del Quattro Fiumi | Pantheon | Rome Night Walk (yes, we did Rome in a day...)

45: Trevi Fountain | Spanish Steps | Piazza Esedra | Sant'Agnese in Agone

46: Radda in Chianti | View from Hotel le Vigne

47: Gaiole in Chianti

48: Castellina in Chianti | Radda in Chianti

49: Picnic in the Tuscan countryside near Castellina

50: Piazza del Campo, Siena

51: Duomo di Siena | Torre del Mangia

52: Final morning in Radda | Wine and pizza for breakfast!

53: Montepulciano | Crypt c. 1100 AD | Farmhouse la Pievina

54: The final night of our trip, in Montepulciano

55: Pienza, Val d'Orcia, Tuscany

56: Out-takes We had so many favourite photos that it was hard to choose... here are few of the extras...

57: Out-takes...

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  • Title: Greco-Roman Adventure (Final)
  • A photo book of Janis and Shawn's amazing 20th anniversary trip to Greece and Italy in April-May 2011.
  • Tags: greece, italy, santorini, tuscany, rome, athens
  • Published: almost 8 years ago