Monday, June 20, 2011

Swimming in New Jersey

At the end of our Greece trip, we spent a few days in New Jersey, where the kids spent most of their time in Nana and Taid's swimming pool.

Greece Part VI: Travel Tips

The kids proved to be great travelers, making their way across Greece on planes, buses, boats and cars. But as you'll see below, 11 hour flights and 5 hour ferry trips are MUCH easier when chocolate milk and ipads are involved...

Greece Part V: Birthdays

While we were away, Amelia turned 4 and Soren turned 2. Soren quickly learned he could stretch out the celebration by telling pretty Greek waitresses it was his birthday, even when it wasn't anymore!

Greece Part IV: Athens

Athens was a fascinating city with lots to do and see, but a also a bit challenging with kids. The sites were crowded and hot, and getting around required a lot more walking than on the islands. On the plus side, the Acropolis was truly amazing (especially the view from the rooftop bar of the hotel at night), we had some excellent meals, and the kids had fun spotting all the stray cats running around the city (ask Soren to tell you about the cat on the motorcycle!).

Greece Part III: Naxos

The highlight of the trip for us was the island of Naxos, which was just a bit sleepier and more relaxing than the other spots we visited. St George's beach has a great shallow bay, and a little farther out, Plaka beach was gorgeous and uncrowded. Lots of good food too!

Greece Part II: Santorini

Bright and early on Amelia's birthday, we sailed to Santorini. We stayed down near the beach so we'd have better access to beaches and pools, but visited the hill towns to take in the spectacular views and delicious food. Visiting Santorini requires lots of hiking up steep stone steps and narrow alleys, but the kids powered through!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Greece Part I: Crete

We recently returned from an exciting trip to Greece. We have lots of pictures to share, so will have to do this in parts!

Our first stop was Heraklion, Crete. Quite a place to burn off the jet lag! We stayed in a beautiful beach front bungalow, ate great food, visited the Palace of Knossos and played on the beach. Needless to say, everyone slept really well on Crete!