December 5, 2019
We spent our first day in Athens touring The Acropolis and surrounding area.
One of my favorite places we visited was the island Hydra. By law, cars and motorcycles are not allowed on the island. Horses, mules and donkeys provide public transportation. It was one of the most peaceful places Iv’e ever experienced.
Our next adventure took us to Lake Vouliagmeni (sunken lake). It was once a large cavern that collapsed following an earthquake. The lake has been declared a natural monument due to it’s unique environmental conditions. It is supplied by both warm seawater and freshwater from a spring that runs deep inside the mountain in an underwater cave. Because of the constant warm water temperature and it’s rich content in hydrogen sulphide, the lake functions as a spa dating back to the 19th century.
Another temple we visited was the Temple of Poseidon (god of the sea) which is located on top of a cliff overlooking the Aegean sea. It was constructed between 444 and 440 BC.
And finally the kids favorite, the beach!