This is my favourite country that I am going to talk about and it’s Greece! I’ve been waiting to talk about this destination and I want for you all to hear about it. It’s such an amazing country with beautiful islands: the culture, the diversity, the vibes and everything to it is what made me feel so welcome and happy. It’s a country that you simply cannot get enough of!
Last Winter I originally wanted to go to Greece but 9 days spent here then to fly back home would’ve been too short. So I visited Budapest and Prague before my trip then flew to Athens where I was to meet with my two friends to start our Greek Island hopping tour. The day that we arrived into Athens we checked into our hostel, freshened up then went out to get some Greek cuisine (it was so delicious). Later that day we went sight seeing at Zeus’s temple, then went back to our hostel where we went out to its rooftop bar to have drinks while watching the sunset. The next morning we woke up early and headed to another hostel this where we met with our tour guide and the rest of our group who we were going to be part of our tour. Shortly after when the tour guide had marked off everyone’s name off the roll, a transfer bus came to pick us up to take us down to the port in Athens. From there we boarded our ferry to Mykonos where we were to begin our fun and adventures of the Greek Islands for the next 9 days.
I will provide information about the Greek Islands which will be categorised below that will go with each destination along with photos of my trip!
Greece is a country located in southern Europe, on the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a 21 hour and 15 minute plane ride from Melbourne with a stopover in Doha flying with Qatar Airways, otherwise if you’re flying with other airlines it generally takes longer.
The most common languages that people speak in Greece are Greek and English.
The currency in Greece is the EUR Euros.
Best season to travel
June, July and August are the best time to travel because that is when it’s summer.
It depends on how you spend your days although money does add up quite quickly whilst you’re over there. On average I would say $100 AUD is enough to spend for the day.
Athens is the capital of Greece.
It was also at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire. The city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis and more.
Sights & attractions in Athens
- Acropolis of Athens
- Temple of Hephaestus
- Temple of Olympian Zeus & more
Mykonos is an island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea.
It’s popularly known for its summer party atmosphere. Beaches such as Paradise and Super Paradise have bars that are filled with crowds, from night time to the early hours of the morning partying and drinking away!
Best things to do in Mykonos
- Visit Mykonos Town
- Visit Matoyianni street in Mykonos Town as that is the street of shopping
- Party down at Paradise & Super Paradise beach
- Hop on the Mykonos SeaBus
- Try something different and visit the Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm
- Go riding on the Quad bikes
- Get in action with water sports that is available down at the beaches & more
Paros is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea best known for its beaches and traditional villages.
If you want to get away from all the tourists and high costs than Paros is the island for you. This island is relaxing, quiet and peaceful there is not many tourists compared to Santorini, Mykonos & Ios. You notice that the cost of things are much lower priced compared to the other islands.
Best things to do in Paros
- Visit the Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral
- Dine down at the Old Port of Naoussa
- Visit Parikia Town
- Go for a dip down at Kolymbithres Beach
- Go on a boat tour & more
Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea.
The most popular island in Greece! There is so much to experience on this island such as the beautiful beaches, spectacular scenery, ancient cities, amazing restaurants, some of the world’s best wine and an active volcano. It is a romantic island that is ideal to visit for those that are married, for honeymooners, couples and of course travellers like us. Photos just don’t do justice, you have to be there in real life to experience it first in hand, its like a dream come true.
Best things to do in Santorini
- Watch the sunset in Oia
- Visit the Natural hot springs
- Go for a dip down at Amoudi Bay
- Go down to the Red or White beach in Santorini
- Visit the Santorini volcano
- Go on a hike through the hiking trail from Fira to Oia
- If you’re into your wine then go on a Santorini wine tasting and vineyard tour & more
Ios is a Greek island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea.
It is the ideal party island especially if you want to party and have nonstop fun then this is the perfect island for you. During the day time the streets are dead like a ghost town, at night time its the complete opposite where you’ll see that the streets come to life with party goers ready to have a good night.
Best things to do in Ios
- Go for a dip down at Manganari Beach
- Ios bar crawl for those that love drinking and going to bars
- Go on a boat tour with Dream Boat Ios Island
- Watersports & more
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