- Grab some friends, find an apartment and let the adventures unfold!
Where are we visiting today? Well with our wanderer Nicola we almost made it for the wedding, but that might be next week.
Nope, instead this week we’re going to Greece of course! Here she explains her visit:
Things happen. Right? This weekend, I was all set to write about weddings, as summertime in North America is most definitely wedding season. Hopefully I will finish the wedding thread later, distractions or not! Instead, I was dragged back into my not-so-distant travel memories.
A European destination unlike any other claimed me two years ago, and now my friend has fallen victim too. He wrote saying that he would stay there forever (So long, Bermuda!), if he didn’t have to continue his studies. In fact, 3 other friends of mine voyaged here in May and were equally smitten with the scenery, the food and the lifestyle. So far, it is one of my all-time, favourite places that I’ve visited (regardless of the fact that I have only been once, and have barely scratched the surface of what the country has to offer).
Yes, I am happy to announce that I have found the “one”… place, that is, not person. (Sorry, no wedding story for me yet!).
Where, you ask?
Greece, my friends. And the Greek islands.
Walk through Athens at night for the nightlife and the late-night snacking... and for the Acropolis.
Whether you explore Athens, Thessaloniki, or go island-hopping, there is just a certain feeling there. Maybe it depends on your relationship with Greece – a destination you have been dying to visit, a surprisingly cheap flight/ferry/train ride, a spontaneous detour in backpacking, a dire need of sunshine and beaches, the one spot you have dreamed of for a honeymoon, or quite simply it fits in perfectly with your passion for history and culture. Or maybe it’s just one of those things...
Grilled vegetables, feta cheese, olive oil, yogurt, souvlaki, baklava... several reasons why Greece is so delightful
History. Culture. Seaside. Olives, Olympics. Ruins. Sunsets. Beer. Coves. Volcanoes. Yogurt… And in the words of my friend, “real feta, real ouzo and real souvlaki”!
Watch a video here that interviews tourists for the Visit Greece tourism organisation. Amongst the tourists interviewed, these comments speak the absolute truth:
- I’ve travelled all around Europe, but in fact I prefer Greece
- For me Greece it’s a little bit paradise on earth
- It’s beautiful, it’s an island, it’s crazy
- The nightlife in Greece makes New York look like a sleepy town
- The Greek food it’s yummy, it’s gorgeous
- I’ve had the time of my life in Greece
Sunsets are often spectacular - but in Santorini they are just incomparable.
Funnily enough, I waffled over booking my flights to Greece two years ago. My travel buddy (who had already booked her trip and was not intending on flying solo) offered these words of wisdom, and I am eternally grateful for this kick-in-the-butt: “It’s sometimes these spontaneous and/or agonized decisions that are the most important, and exciting, of our lives – jumping headlong into something a little crazy, a little different, not knowing for sure what it’ll bring. You may be worried about jumping from place to place but these ARE our days of (relatively) cheap flights and responsibility-less summers, that`s not gonna last
“… thanks, K.Neuf
Whichever Greek island you visit, such as Corfu, Mykonos, Crete, Rhodes - or Santorini like me - it is bound to be a magical and memorable holiday.