Taking this city in at a southern drawl speed is mandatory, but there is still a lot to see.
Starting at B. Matthew’s, order Mayme’s Omelette with a glass of fresh orange juice for the city’s more modern charm, around $14 with tip.
Walk over to Savannah Bike Tours for a two-hour cycle through history ($25). Experience this biking town like a local, so be sure to make reservations.
Find a pedicab on Broughton Street ($5) and head to the south end of Forsyth Park for lunch at the Sentient Bean — get the Greek Isles Panini for $6.75, cash only.
Wander the famous park, taking a photo by the fountain and a siesta on the lawn. After joining a Frisbee game or a drum circle, walk north down Bull Street and stop in at Shop SCAD for a taste of the arts university, located in the heart of town.
Continue down Bull Street and put your feet up at The Collins Quarters for a cup of soup and a coffee ($15). It’s a new farm-to-table cafe bar that everyone is raving about.
Make your way to the river for a look at the centuries-old architecture and a walk down cobblestone streets. Head into Savannah’s Candy Kitchen to try free samples of salt-water taffy and buy some pralines for the road. Live music abounds on River Street so find a seat, listen to some jazz and watch the massive barges pass by.
Head nearby to Zunzi’s 2 and sit out on the patio upstairs to enjoy a half-portion Conquistador (they’re enormous) and a happy hour draft beer before 7 p.m., around $12.
Cross Bay Street and up to Rocks on the Roof for a nightcap (around $10) and a spectacular view of the river before calling it a day.
Prepare your taste buds for the trip of a lifetime in Greece. About 100 Greek products — from wines, cheese and fruits to honey and oils — earned a Protected Designation of Origin from the European Union, and the country’s most beloved dishes include Greek Choriatiki salad, tzatziki, souvlaki and moussaka, with its layers of eggplant, potato, minced meat and bechamel. And those are only a few of the many highlights.
I recently dined at Irwin’s in Philadelphia. The restaurant is located on the rooftop of the Bok Building, a former school turned collective of small businesses, non-profits, artist workshops, a bar and restaurant. I previously visited Bok for the bar and yoga classes, and I was excited to experience the restaurant.
With more than 6,000 islands total, with 227 inhabited, in Greece, the selection is overwhelming. Which one is perfect for your next vacation?
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