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Friday, January 25, 2013

Travel Series: Greek Islands

Unforgettable White and Blue of Greek Island, Fira, Santorini, Greece

Breathtaking View of Fira, Santorini, Greek Island, Greece

Classical Blue and White, Street Scene, Fira, Santorini, Cyclades, Greek Island, Greece

Cute Donkeys, Santorini, Cyclades, Greek Island, Greece

Stunning View of Oia, Santorini, Greek Island, Greece

I absolutely cannot wait until my Greek Island trip! I feel like I'm going to fall in love with the place and never want to leave (or just leave to come back next year!). The whitewashed buildings with blue roofs and shutters make my heart swoon! 

So according to my Busabout Greek Island Hopper, we head first to Mykonos - Paradise beach, shopping, water, sunbathing, cocktails, and a trip out to Delos (the birthplace of Apollo). We head directly there bright and early in the morning (6:30am!) and get in to Mykonos around 1:30pm (according to http://www.greekferries.gr.

After two nights on Mykonos I'm heading to Paros (not to be confused with Poros). Both are Greek Islands, and I'm sure both are lovely, but I'm heading to Paros. The Busabout itinerary cites horseback riding or a nice massage - I'm not sure which I would choose to be honest! I have a feeling at this point in my trip I will be needing the massage! The next day we have a full day in Paros, on a boat cruise, snorkeling, swimming, and eating lots of yummy Greek food and ouzo! 

From Paros we travel onto the most famous Greek Island of all, Santorini! Throughout my childhood I heard wonderful things of my parents time in Santorini - how my mum brought a bright blue dress there, how the got a scooter and drove around the island... I can't wait to explore this island and perhaps should have stayed on longer! 

Ios is our last stop on the trip - or as I've read, the party town! Relax by the pool/on the beach during the day, and party it up until 7am at night! I am also very much wanting to rent a 4-wheeler and go up to see Homer's tomb! More swims and more sun is also on the cards! 

And after that, I head back to Athens for more exploration of the city! I can't wait to share my personal photos with you all! 

4 comments:

  1. That's so exciting that you will be traveling to Greece. I'm so jealous of you. Hope you have a great time :)

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  2. How exciting! I'm a little bit jealous... but I'm planning on going to Greece this year anyway, so I've just gotta be patient! Hope you have a fabulous time!
    Sarah xo
    http://youmaysayimadreamer-sh.blogspot.co.nz/

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  3. I'm so jealous! Greece is one place that I have been dying to get to. It looks so beautiful x

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