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Dalyan Turkey

Ancient Dalyan Tombs Carved in Rock Cliffs

Just a short day trip from Marmaris lie the ancient rock tombs of Lycian Kings in Dalyan. The drive there is a little more than an hour by motorcycle through pine forests on great quality roads. The town, not much in and of itself, seems to be geared around tourism.[…]

Marmaris Turkey

The Beautiful Port Town of Marmaris Turkey

Marmaris Town Marmaris, Turkey is a gorgeous, if not smaller and sleepier, port town along the west coast of Turkey. It was such a fantastic way to start our exploration of western Turkey on our Goldwing. Arriving by ferry, it seemed almost that we were arriving to a port somewhere[…]

Port of Marmaris Turkey

Getting from Greece to Turkey by Sea

The Hunt for a Ship You would think that with all of the ferries going to and from islands all over the Aegean Sea that it would be easy to find a ship to transport a motorcycle from Greece to Turkey. You would be wrong. Even before we rode our[…]

Santorini

Santorini Greece at Dusk and Dawn

For Whom the Church Bells Toll, They Tolled for Me! I woke very early on a Sunday morning in Oia. To let Rebecca get some needed rest, I decided to go out and grab a coffee and see if I could find some fresh baked treats to bring back for[…]

Santorini Greece

What to Do in Santorini Greece

The Magical Island of Santorini Santorini is well known for its white buildings and blue domes set against a backdrop of a blue sea and even bluer sky. As we arrived to Santorini by ship, we rode the bike off and began our ascent to the top of the island.[…]

Thissio Cafe in Athens

Best Food & View of the Acropolis – Athens

Eating Out While we love travel, our second love is good food. Many people talk about the great food in Europe but we find it difficult to find a good restaurant at a good price point in all of Europe (we are now at 30+ countries visited in Europe). When[…]

Acropolis

Visiting the Parthenon and Acropolis in Athens, Greece

The Acropolis is the central figure in all of Greece. The Parthenon is the central focus of the the Acropolis. It was humbling to stand in the shadow of one of the most famous places on all of the Earth. Speaking of the Earth, the Acropolis on which these beautiful[…]

Athens and Temple of Athena

Athens – Exploring A City Amid Ruins

Modernity Set in History On arriving from the Peloponnese peninsula into Athens, we kept our eyes out for the Acropolis. It wasn’t long before we had it in view. We found our Airbnb spot, checked in, and then started walking a bit of the city. That evening we found a[…]

Epidavros Greece

Visiting the Ancient City of Epidavros

Epidavros has Much to See Of all the theaters we saw on our trips through ancient Greece and Turkey, to me Epidavros was the most stunning. The combination of the symmetry, scale, completeness, condition, and views made it second to none in a place where fantastic ruins are easy to[…]

Hydra at Night

Things to do on Hydra

Relaxing Hydra There aren’t a lot of things to do on Hydra. You need only spend a night or two on Hydra if it’s sights your after. However, if you want to get away from the madness and get a little rest and relaxation, Hydra is your place. We took[…]