One of the highpoints of our trip to Greece was meeting with and having dinner with a host family. First came the toasting with that potent Raki – a ritual to begin the feast. The host Family also just happens to own a restaurant, space enough — for our 23 other ship mates on this adventure.
It wasn’t long before a few tables were moved and the dancing was on … Soppah!!!
A quick walk down the road gave me a peek at the playground equipment Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) had donated to the school – part of an ongoing support of local cultures they visit.
Originally a travel arm of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), today they specialize in Small Group Travel with cultural interaction. On our trip, we spend a week on the mainland and a week at sea island hopping.
Meteora featured Monasteries atop ancient rock formations.
…and a week on the Sailing Vessel Panorama, sailing the Cyclades.
The tour leader Elisabeth was top notch, provided the flavor of Greece Mythology, travel points and spirit of her people.
|The Captain headed for the shelter of a Ermoupoli, on the island of Syros – a safe port. From there OAT under Elisabeth’s direction, readjusted the schedule to include everything. We would take this trip again.|