Greece

Favourite Experiences:

  • Swimming in the Mediterranean Sea
  • Watching the sunset in Oia
  • Partying until sunrise in Mykonos
  • Eating too much Baklava

My last stop on my 2012 Eurotrip was Greece. I stayed in Athens for a few days to visit the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum and Plaka, and then it was off to the islands.

After a very windy flight, I landed in Mykonos excited to enjoy some sun and seafood by the beach. This was a perfect few days – I rented an ATV and headed to Elia Beach during the day, and at night I explored the town and ate fresh seafood. Mykonos is considered a party island – and on my last night I went to Paradise Club to see DJ Afrojack. This was a crazy night and even though the ferry ride the next morning was not fun, it was well worth it.

From Mykonos I sailed to Santorini for my last stop of my trip. Perched high up on a volcanic caldera, the views from Santorini made me feel like I was in heaven. Looking out over the cliffs, there was nothing but clear blue sea as far as you could see. I stayed at Hotel Afroessa in Imerovigli and the views from my studio were breathtaking. I would highly recommend visiting the Greek Islands, my time in Greece was a perfect and relaxing end to a wonderful trip all throughout Europe. Below are some photos from my time in Greece:

The Acropolis in Athens. Much of its structure is being moved to the adjacent Acropolis Museum for preservation

The Parthenon in Athens. Much of its structure is being moved to the adjacent Acropolis Museum for preservation.

The Theatre of Dionysus at the Acropolis in Athens

The Theatre of Dionysus at the Acropolis in Athens

Views of Athens all the way out to the sea from the Acropolis

Views of Athens all the way out to the sea from the Acropolis

The Panathenaic Stadium for the Olympics in Athens

The Panathenaic Stadium for the Olympics in Athens

The windmills of Mykonos

The windmills of Mykonos

Little Venice in Mykonos Town, restaurants and bars right at the waters edge with beautiful views

Little Venice in Mykonos Town, restaurants and bars right at the waters edge with beautiful views

The white and blue winding lane ways in Mykonos Town

The white and blue winding lane ways in Mykonos Town

Elia Beach in Mykonos. The best swim of my life!

Elia Beach in Mykonos. The best swim of my life!

Views from the pool at our beautiful hotel, Hotel Alkyon in Mykonos

Views from the pool at my beautiful hotel, Hotel Alkyon in Mykonos

Afternoon strolls through Little Venice in Mykonos

Afternoon strolls through Little Venice in Mykonos

The inner harbour of Mykonos Town

The inner harbour of Mykonos Town

Our view from our studio at the beautiful Hotel Afroessa in Imerovigli, Santorini. Complimentary Vinsanto Wine made on Santorini!

View of the sunset from my studio at the beautiful Hotel Afroessa in Imerovigli, Santorini. Complimentary Vinsanto Wine made on Santorini was a warm welcome to the island!

Views of the caldera from Hotel Afroessa in Imerovigli, Santorini. Heaven!

Views of the caldera from Hotel Afroessa in Imerovigli, Santorini. Heaven!

The famous sunset from the old town of Oia, Santorini

The famous sunset from the old town of Oia, Santorini

Oia at Sunset

The old town in Oia, Santorini at sunset

Perissa black sand beach in Santorini. The water was perfect but the sand was hot!

Perissa black sand beach in Santorini. The water was perfect but the sand was hot!

Views of Fira on a hike from Fira to Imerovigli

Views of Fira on a hike from Fira to Imerovigli

My dream property!

My dream property!

I would be remiss not to include a photo of some of the kittens we met in Greece. We saw hundreds! They were so friendly (especially when I shared my seafood)

I would be remiss not to include a photo of some of the kittens we met in Greece. We saw hundreds! They were so friendly (especially when I shared my seafood)

Katie

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