The only Greek word I learned while in Greece.
(It means cheers)
We had another roomie trip to Athens and onto Mykonos and Santorini.
The weather was amazing (except for Mykonos, which was extremely windy the week we went– but it was still gorgeous!).
Once we arrived in Athens, we went out straight away to see the Parthenon and to have some delicious Greek food.
It was gorgeous!
It was not the best night at our hostel.
Heat + loud room buddies = not much sleep.
But thats the perk of having cheap prices at hostels, so I guess you run the risk of that happening.
We didn’t let that dampen our spirits, and had an early start to catch the metro and then the ferry – on to our first island!
I loved this island.
Everything was walkable.
The streets were all small and curvy and , white and blue, and adorable.
Our hotel had an amazing view, with a pool, close to the area called “Little Venice”, which is where we hung out during our two days there.
the view of Little Venice
with the iconic windmills that this island is famous for.
and the FOOD.
We had a greek salad, pretty much every meal.
do you spy the cat?
— the CATS!
OMG. I have to stop for a second and tell you about the animals in Greece.
I love it.
Everyone takes care of them, and they run around wild and free, friendly, and happy.
You see little piles of cat food everywhere.
Made me love Greece that much more.
Kimmy was getting annoyed about my obsession with all the animals — but I couldn’t help it!
Living in Dubai, I have no animals to love.
(and growing up with four dogs and five cats, I am a little used to having SOMETHING furry in my life)
I mean, there are a few animals in Dubai, and most that are living on the streets are not taken care of very well.
(( I am a firm believer of people having animal withdrawals. And I have them))
So this vacation was so nice in many ways. hehe.
Okay back to GREECE!
our next island was Santorini.
Our transportation this trip has been the ferry. Which is slow, but the cheapest option. Which still wasn’t very cheap. These islands are expensive!
(view at Fira)
Winery that offers 12 € tasting. And right by our hotel. a WIN.
And I discovered that although I don’t really like white wine, Santorini white wine is delicious.
Kimmy and I rented this ATV. It was sooooo fun. Santorini is a bit bigger than Mykonos, and you need some wheels to get from one place to another. Plus, it was my first time driving an ATV , So I loved it.
Our trip went by way too fast, and before we knew it , it was our 5 hour ferry ride back to Athens!
And to spare this post from getting any longer, I won’t go into detail about the night out in Mykonos and the gay bars, the hairiness of Greek men, our fun (butsoexpensive!!) sailing day, telling our driver he missed our hotel and him not believing us, becoming wise to the fact that its not good to drink and ferry, having our own private tour of Athens by night, and then having to find our way back to our hostel by ourselves (Kimmy’s GPS skills are on point), becoming BFFs with our receptionist, showing up at the wrong hotel, becoming pro’s at entertaining ourselves for 3 hours while we waited for the ferry, the rude hat man.
Greece was so good to us.
I apologize for the length and number of pictures.
but I couldn’t stop myself.