Why should you come to Greece?
Greece has life and
a unique mystic that is impossible to ignore. Greece is an old
culture with its roots dating back well over 5000 years. You need to come
to Greece to see and experience this tiny land that sparked the fires of
thought and freedom for so much of our world from Australia, India, Iraq,
Egypt, Russia, all of Europe, both North and South America, and into the
southern tip of Africa. You need to come to Greece to see the
handiwork of Mother Nature and some of her best work of art. You need to come to Greece to complete
the education of your soul.
Arrive on a Saturday and come to our villa in Schinias.
After refreshing and taking a nap, you will wake up refreshed and take your
first swim in the Aegean Sea. Afterwards, you will go into the local town
of Marathon for shopping
and your first taste of Greece's famous
cuisine with some of its great wine. Satisfied, you will return to
our home for a swim in the pool under the stars before retiring for the
night. This is also a time to have your first ouzo, the national beverage
The next day, Sunday, after a good night's sleep is the perfect day for heading
Sunday is great for driving around Athens and seeing
the sites; and what sights there are to see. As you approach Athens, the
Acropolis with the Parthenon guarded by the Propylaea and the Temple of Victory dominate the
city. Below the Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus awaits your
visual pleasures. A trip through the National Museum is a must
and is one of the world's best for antiquity. At the foot of the
Acropolis is the ancient market place, the Agora. Today it is full of
shops and life. You will linger there as
the day fades and the famous nightlife of the Agora blossoms and captivates
you. At this moment you know one myth is
true, Greece is
Monday is a good day to take the bus into Athens and finish
seeing the museums and sites of antiquity. As you will still be
recovering from traveling across all those time zones, you will most likely
return to Schinias in the afternoon to rest and relax around our pool before
heading into the local town of Nea Makri for an
evening of shopping and experiencing Greek life. As you relax in the town
square eating a Greek Gyro you will know that your choice of a Holiday in Greece was
absolutely the correct choice to make.
Tuesday, jet lag is in the past and you sleep a little late. Ah, this is
a good day to laze around the pool, soak up the sun, explore the local area,
and simply just enjoy life. After your visit to the museum for the Battle of Marathon,
you never again will forget the champions of old. They are immortalized all
over our globe as humankind celebrates their victory with every Marathon
Run. Tuesday afternoon is perfect to
visit Cape Sounion and have
meal at the excellent restaurant nearby while watching the famous sunset behind
the Temple of Poseidon. As
you drive around Eastern Attica, you connect
with this ancient land of Socrates and
Wednesday is great day to explore central Attica and to visit
Delphi. You leave Schinias and drive through the
plains of Thive and into the mountain of Parnassus. The
vistas and panoramas of nature’s beauty are simply a delight to behold. At Delphi, you
experience the essence of ancient Greece. If you
are attuned to the spirits of antiquity, you may hear whispers from the ancient
oracles still echoing through the eons of time answering the questions deep
within your soul.
Thursday is the day to travel back in time to Mycenae and visit
King Agamemnon, Greece's champion
to recover Helen from Troy. On
the way, you will stop at Epidavos and experience its miraculous theater where
you can hear a pin dropped from afar. Returning to Schinias is a good
time to stop at ancient Corinth and its Temple of Apollo. You
feel King Agamemnon, Alexandra the Great, Helen of Troy, Hercules, Pericles,
the oracles of Delphi, and others leaving the pages of history and journying
into your presence. Also at Corinth, the Church
that received the letters from Paul to the Corinthians still exists and has a
plaque naming the each head of the church from the time of Paul until today.
For Christians, this is a good place to start your pilgramage to the Holy Land next year.
Friday, your last full day in Greece is a great
day for resting and enjoying nature's wonders here in Schinias. Friday
night as you drop off to sleep, you will start to wonder if Zeus, Athena, and
the other gods of antiquity are still around, waiting for mankind to once again
call out to them.
Saturday. Where has the time gone?
The airport is an easy drive to do and you will be there all too soon. On
the way, you will feel contentment as you realize that you are leaving part of
your soul in Greece. It is
that kind of country. As you board the airplane, deep within your psyche,
you know that you must soon return to this ancient land; this land that gave
birth to democracy and Western Culture, your culture.