Carolyn Spairana of Bowmanstown, her daughter Cheryl Yannaris and her granddaughter Angie, of Exeter, spent a week together in Greece.
They toured Athens, which included the Acropolis, the Parthenon, Temple of the Virgins, Ampitheater, etc. Also the newly built museum which was built over ruins. The museum has plexiglass walkways to show the diggings underneath.
They toured the Plaka, which is the shopping district, saw the changing of the guards at the Parliament, and the Olympic stadium.
Next they went to Santorini Island, which is where the movies "Mama Mia" and "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" were filmed. They stayed at a resort at the "black beach" and swam in the Mediterranean Sea, relaxed at the "red beach," rode mules down the Cliffside, toured the town where the movie was filmed and tried many ethnic foods and of course the local beer.
They took a tour to Nea Kameni (the volcano.) The crater is inactive so they took a long walk to the top. While there, they also swam in a hot spring.
They visited Amayata, which is a village four hours from Athens, where Carolyn's son-in-law grew up. They joined Cheryl's son Alex, who was a guest of her mother-in-law and father-in-law. While there, they toured "Olympia," which is where the very first Olympics was held. They did some R&R on the local beach.
Cheryl, Alex and Angie stayed on and were joined by Cheryl's husband Pete and other son Paul for four more weeks in Greece. Gramma Carolyn came home after eight beautiful hot days and says it was a vacation to remember.