Inspiring A Classic.

Yelp Reviews by Odysseus

Serifos, Island Of The Cyclops

Nice, level place with a lot of stonework and sheep around. My crew and I found what we thought was our Airbnb and settled in for the night when the owner of the place showed up. Let’s just say we did not see eye-to-eye. He went kind of crazy because we ate some of his cheese but chilled out when we shared some of the wine we brought. Had another run-in during the night and he got mad and started throwing rocks at our boat when I said we’d keep an eye out for him. Do not recommend the surfing around there.

Three stars

Aiaia, Island Of Circe

Another situation where the owner was there when we showed up. Super nice place, though, really enjoyed it. The lady who owns it was great to us, very hospitable. Got a little annoyed when my crew made pigs of themselves. Which I understand. Would definitely go back.

Four stars


Gotta take a star off here because the place was hard to find and the price of admission was a bowl of goat’s blood. WTF? Awesome place, though. Our tour guide was blind. I don’t want to sound ableist or anything but wasn’t so sure about that. He was great, really knew his way around, and gave us some good advice for stuff to look out for on our trip.

Four stars

The Sirens

Too tied up to stop here but it sounded amazing.

Five stars

Scylla and Charybdis

Not enough time to see both. The tour guide from Hades told us if you see one see Scylla. Lost half a dozen guys here but what are you gonna do? Also not that exciting. It was just a cave, really. Maybe try the other one if you go this way.

Two stars


Full disclosure: this is my place. I want to respond to a lot of these one-star reviews. Most of them are coming from guys who stayed here when I was gone and they totally trashed the place. We love having tourists here. My wife does these really cool weaving instruction sessions on old-fashioned looms and we have an annual archery contest. We’d just prefer that if you come here you show some respect for the place, capisce?

Also special deals for military people and their families. I’m a veteran myself. Pets are also welcome.

Some of the other one-star reviews seem to be confused about where we are. We’re Ithaka with a K. Nowhere near Syracuse or Rome, and I don’t know why so many people end up here thinking we’re in southern New York.

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  1. mydangblog

    Love this so much! My new novel is called Charybdis–maybe next time she’ll get a better review!

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I thought about that and I’ve been looking forward to reading it! Charybdis has always seemed like a D-lister when it comes to mythological celebrities and those really have some of the most interesting stories because they’re unfamiliar.

  2. M.L. James

    Well, it looks like the average is three stars, which ain’t half bad if you’re checking out ancient places to travel by way of The Dial of Destiny via Indiana Jones. This was amazing, Chris! Mona

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I have to throw in a quick word about how much I enjoyed The Dial of Destiny. Anyway I’m glad you enjoyed it and feel free to take a copy if you ever go sailing around the Aegean. Just stay away from the lotuses.


    Genius, Chris, and you get all the stars I have. I’ll definitely come back; the host is incredible.
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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I’m so glad we can see eye-to-eye on this one.


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