It was the summer of 2014 and my friends and I were invited to attend a friend's destination wedding in Santorini, Greece.
This is our story ... a Lebanese, a Jordanian, an Omani and a Panamanian!
We depart Muscat, Oman via Qatar Airways and on our flight, one of my friend befriends a greek that would later meet us out on a night out in Athens. As a result of this new friendship, I share with you the selfie we took of us all at the arrivals section.
Now in Athens we decide to stay a few days before flying to Santorini for the adventure of a lifetime!
We visited the charming Monastiraki Square which other than being at the foot of the Acropolis, it is part of the historic districts with 19th century neoclassical homes, lots of pedestrian streets filled with open-air markets, stores, restaurants and a few ruins from the old Roman times.
We also spent much of our time in Plaka although we stayed at the Athens Diamond Homtel.
I also used Viator to book the Athens City Highlights Segway Tour where you are guaranteed a personalized two hour tour of the highlights of Athens. I had the pleasure of having Dimitria as my tour guide from the Acropolis through Hadrian's Arch, the old Parliament House to the Panathinaikos Stadium where the first Olympic games were held.
Delphi is a UNESCO World Heritage site that in the good old days used to be the site of the most important oracle of the god Apollo. Therefore, a pilgrimage site for many and revered as the center of the universe.
Our tour guide told us that those that used to visit the oracle would come to ask for different favors or would also come to ask about their future and that of their family. In one occasion, he said, that an man came to the oracle to ask about the gender of his unborn child; and after much deliberation, the oracle would give such an ambiguous response that would either way fall on the oracle's side and not necessarily on the response that the seeker wanted.