Our Greece to Italy Tour in 2019 was a fantastic time for all! 26 of us met up in Athens, Greece and away we went. After our welcome dinner we toured the sights of the ruins such as the Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus. We took a ferry to the Island of Mykonos to see how the rich and famous live. Then off to Santorini which was the most beautiful place I have ever been. We toured from one side to the other and everything in between, including the Akrotiri, inThera, the archeological site of the sunken Greece from 13 century B.C.!! So many phenomenal and historical things to see back into ancient Greece.
Then we hopped a flight to Roma! Toured all over for a few days visiting the Vatican, ancient ruins, Colosseum, Jewish Ghetto, Trevi Fountain, pantheon and more! We covered so much territory because there is so much to do and see!
All on a bus as we headed down to the beautiful, amazing and historical Matera! Third oldest city in the history of the inhabited world…only after Jericho and Aleppo! In the remote southern region of Basilicata (also called Lucania), still little-visited by foreign travelers, it is a town famous for its extensive cave-dwelling district, The Sassi. We stayed in the heart of the city touring caves and venturing out each day for a new experience in this Unesco European Capital of Culture 2019!
Off even more to the South we headed to Bari with a stop along the way in Alberobello. We spent an afternoon of strolling through the streets, checking out the houses and enjoying some of the beauty, wine and shopping. Off to Bari where we have a parting drink together and explore the city on our own before we pack up and head back to our final destination…HOME.
A trip of a life time…many friends gained!!