Thursday, October 23, 2014

Greece




This past week, I’ve been feeling really nostalgic about all of my past adventures and I wanted to share them with my readers! So, every other Thursday I will be posting a throwback travel post highlighting a previous trip. Today I wanted to cover quite possibly one of the coolest places I have been – Greece.

My aunt always told my brother and I that when we graduated from college she would take us anywhere in the world we wanted to go. We had always said that we would go to Egypt, but since it’s not exactly the safest place to travel too (that’s an understatement) we decided to pick another destination. Since Greek Mythology has always fascinated me it wasn’t a hard choice.

So this summer I was able to go to Athens, Rhodes, Santorini and Mykonos – all in 12 days. It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. From the Parthenon to the Grecian waters the trip had everything you could possibly want. It was the perfect blend of sightseeing and sunbathing at the beaches.

Here are some highlights from each destination:

Athens

Athens was one of those places where you feel like you’ve stepped back into time because of all the architecture and ancient ruins. One of my favorite things was the acropolis. Sure, the trek to the top is a beast but once you get there and look out over the city you’re in awe. I had an awesome tour guide who talked to me about all the rich history and became my personal photographer. It still amazes me that I was in front of the Parthenon.




































Rhodes

When most people think of Greece they also think of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. I am no exception. One of the things I really wanted to do while I was there was jump off a cliff into the water. Well, I didn’t find a cliff but I did find a diving board in the middle of the ocean! And then this awesome-ness happened.




Another huge highlight of Rhodes was the castle. My inner art history nerd rejoiced.

Santorini

Santorini was my favorite island that we visited. It was amazing to see all the shops and hotels built into the cliffs overlooking the caldera – not quite sure how that’s even possible. While we only spent one night in Santorini (my aunt hates heights) I wanted to make the most of it. So I booked a catamaran tour for one and spent the day swimming in the hot springs, snorkeling along the reef and watching the sunset over the water. Not a bad way to spend the day.



Mykonos

Mykonos was the last stop of our trip, and the most relaxing. We had an amazing hotel where we had our own private pool overlooking the ocean and the beaches were stunning. It was so nice to spend the last three days relaxing by the pool and shopping. We even went into town and were able to see the famous windmills.



Traveling will never get old for me. Everywhere I go I love the memories I have and once I cross one place off my list it’s on to the next one. I’ve got frequent flyer miles and I’m not afraid to use them. 
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12 comments :

  1. These photos are STUNNING. What a beautiful trip you took!

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  2. Oh, so jealous. I desperately want to go to Greece!

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  3. Ooh I love the idea of throwback Thursday travel posts :)

    All of these photos look incredible! :) Sound like you had a great trip - oh and Santorini looks so gorgeous, definitely going on my travel bucket list! :)

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    1. Thanks!! It was so beautiful! I'm hoping to go back one day. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  4. ohmigoodness! these photos - amazing! greece is still on our bucket list..can't wait!

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    1. Yes! You have to go! Makes for a great blog post :)

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  5. I really liked Athens, I wish we'd been in Greece longer than a day so I could explore... Oh well, next time LOL

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    1. Definitely! Athens was amazing! Loved the acropolis and the new museum!

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  6. Greece looks amazing!! It's on my bucketlist!!
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    1. Thanks so much girl! My second nomination means so much!! :)

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