Travel Diary: Summer in Greece

It feels like everyone is in Greece at the moment and I’m getting major travel envy! I stumbled upon this post I wrote from our time in Greece in 2013, and wanted to re-share it with you. It features photos and travel tips from our time exploring Crete, Santorini and Athens. I can’t wait to go back one day.

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From Crete to Santorini to Athens, Greece proved to offer so much more than what we expected. I still find it so incredible that places like this still exist. Arden and I only had time to visit three of the islands of Greece, but our trip was based on the idea “less is more”. If you’re planning a trip soon to Greece here are some of my top recommendations:

  • Plan ahead as the ferries to and from the Islands often come and arrive late
  • Eat Gyros Kebabs everyday for dinner; super cheap and super tasty!
  • The donkeys are a lot of fun but a little bit dangerous in that you often ride unattended
  • Do not climb the volcano midday; the heat can become unbearable no matter how spectacular the views
  • If you are staying on Santorini, aim for Fira Town (not Fira Centre) – the most amazing places to stay are located here (or at Oia)
  • It’s a small island and 5 days here would be plenty of time. It takes about an hour to ride from one side of the town to the other on a quad bike
  • Drinks in the Fira Centre can be expensive. Try drink and eat at some of the less touristy spots

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Here are some of my photos from our 10 days in Greece:

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