Thursday, April 26, 2007

Santorini - The Volcanic Island in Greece

Santorini : A nice Island in Greece, The post is done in the Islands of Greece Section , link is here.

Some Videos (I have uploaded in YouTube)

Approaching Santorini

Red Beach

The Volcano

The Port

Definitely this is the best Island I have ever seen (yet) in my lifetime.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007


Chalkida, Halkida, (Greek, Modern: Χαλκίδα), the chief town of the island of Euboea in Greece, situated on the strait of the Evripos at its narrowest point.
This is not very far from Athens, 1 hour drive in E75 highway and then a right exit has taken us to this wonderful city. The lovely bridge over the sea is something to see. But truly speaking, it was not a very exiting place, specially when we have seen places like Nafplio and Delphi.
We were bit tired as we reached the small town after having a tour of Garmatiko. So, small refreshment with Coke and junk foods helped me to regain some energy. As usual we took some snaps and came back much early in that day - 1st April '07.


1st of April is famous for April fool in India. We used to make our friends fool in school days.
Now in Greece the nature has made us fool this year. We were heading to Ramanus through Varnavas, after having a drive of 20 mins in E75 from Athens. Finally we reached in a small hilly village called Grammatiko. Here is a small reference from wikipedia.
Grammatiko (Greek: Γραμματικό), other forms: Gramatiko, Grammatikon or Gramatikon is a Greek village in east Attica, approximately 40 km (25 miles) northeast of Athens, and north of Marathon .
From there we again tried to go to Ramanus, one of the Acropological sites; but felt miserably. I am not a expert driver who can drive easily in hilly areas. It was tough for me as I can not see what next in the small picks of each bent of the small tiny roads. It was a risky and tough drive, specially when we entered some dangerous routs mistakenly. Eventually, due to lack of direction we end up in a rocky road in the hill. My co-passengers, specially ladies started screaming and I don't have any choice but to leave the place and started new journey to Halkida.