121***59If there is one place you must visit in your life, Santorini is it. When you first look at photos about Santorini, you might think that the Aegean sea can't really be so blue. I remember my wife told me it's only photos.. and then we got there. Wow, the first morning I woke up and looked at the blue sea from my hotel balcony... there are no words to describe it. And then the sunsets, the blue sky, whitewashed buildings. Believe me, it is an experience you won't ever forget.
第二号爱人I didn't expect to have such a place in the city center, the traffic is easy to come to, here is really special beautiful, and the downstairs another noisy completely different, and the set here is really like, very Greek style.
Anne LowreyMore of a beautiful unique beach than a place to relax or swim, it's accessible by boat or by bus from Fira with a short hike. No facilities really so bring your own things if you plan to stay!
We were staying in Paros and took a bus ride to Lefkes. The buses on these islands are really great for getting around. We stopped at a local cafe right near the main church to ask directions to the Byzantine trail. He was very accommodating and gave us a map he had printed. The trail was easy to find, it's about 3.5 miles long with no outs along the way but good even for beginners. It gets hot on the trail with barely any shade so be sure to have plenty of water. When we walked the trail there were very few fellow hikers. At the end of the trail we walked into the nearby village bought some extra water and took a bus to Prodomos and had a wonderful meal sitting outside along the harbor and local fshing boats. Then we grabbed a bus to Parikia and another bus to Naoussa where we were staying. Back in time to catch the beautiful sunset with a glass of wine. What a remarkable day. All along the way meeting very friendly locals and trying to take in all the beauty of the island.
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Veranda views In oia Some wonderful views to be had from here, and of the ruins themselves. Never seemed to get too busy, during the day, which is surprising given the limited size of the space. However, it is packed out like nobody's business at sunset - like those huge huddles of penguins in the Antarctic. Enter at your peril... probably best to tape your camera to your forehead as you won't be able to get your elbows out. Just some tips.
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The island of Santorini has been on my bucket list for many years and I was finally able to visit it a few days ago!
The iconic town of Oia is truly unique with its white and blue houses overlooking the deep blue waters of the Aegean sea! Oia is known for its sunset but I really liked the softness of the morning light over the town. This is when I took this series, at around 6am 😅 Santorini is definitely a must-do when visiting the Greek Islands!
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Paros is an island of the Cyclades island group. Combining modern with traditional elements in the most unique way, Paros is a mix of traditional Cycladic architecture, vivid nightlife, magical Paros beaches, enchanting rural villages, and historical monuments. Whether you’re after a relaxing holiday or you are more of a thrill-seeker, Paros island Greece will give you exactly what you want!
Paros Greece is one of the most popular Greek islands! Boasting a beautiful natural landscape and 120 km of coastline, it has endless blonde-sand beaches, verdant mountains and cliff-top villages galore.
Being a short ferry ride away from Athens, Paros Greece is easily accessible from Piraeus port and Rafina Port. What’s more, its proximity to popular Cyclades islands, such as Mykonos, Santorini, and Naxos makes it the perfect Greece island hopping base!
The two main villages of Paros Greece (and also where the heart of the island’s nightlife beats) are Parikia and Naoussa. Full of traditional taverns, luxurious restaurants and sophisticated bars, Parikia and Naoussa overflow with young crowds every night. If crowded places and loud music aren’t your cups of tea, though, you can wander in the tranquil traditional villages of Lefkes and Marpissa. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the different faces of Paros!
In truth, this island is famous for one thing in particular: its beaches! Huge, sandy, with crystal clear waters and many facilities, Paros beaches are stunning! Santa Maria, Golden Beach Paros, Punta, and Kolymbithres are some of the most famous beaches in Paros. However, there are also many secluded beaches, for those who seek privacy.
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According to myth, Mykonos was created in the Gigantomachy, the war between Zeus and the Giants. Zeus’ son Hercules eventually killed the Giants, which he threw into the sea; the giants turned into stone and created what is now Mykonos. The island was named after its first ruler, Mykonos, who was (depending on the source) either the son of the King of nearby Delos Island or the son or grandson of Apollo. The island Delos, just a short ferry away, was believed to be the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis.
Mykonos was first settled by the Carians from southwest Anatolia, followed by the Ionians, Romans, Byzantines, Catalans, Venetians, and the Ottomans. Mykonos has historically been a poor island, reliant on sailing, fishing, and textiles, and was almost completely abandoned after WWI. Tourism later came to dominate the economy around the mid-twentieth century, owing initially to the archaeological excavation of Delos. Mykonos is now among the richest islands in Greece and the world.
Mykonos has a shorter travel season than nearby Santorini. Hotels in Mykonos tend to open later in spring and close earlier in the fall. The best time to visit Mykonos for good weather, nightlife, swimming, sunbathing, and sailing is from late June to early September. If swimming and hot weather are not a necessity and you’re more interested in sightseeing, history, dining, and archaeology then late April, May, and October are also great.
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Symi island Greece is one of the gems of the Dodecanese island chain! It stands out of the other Greek islands for its beautiful architecture, colourful houses, and a relaxed atmosphere. The port of Symi seems to have popped out of a painting! The first thing that catches your eye as you approach Symi by ferry is the colourful mansions around the port. The setting oozes charm in abundance! The port of Symi is hands down the ultimate spot for romantic walks and sunset gazing!
The port is considered the center of the island. Within a walking distance from it, there are many little villages and beaches to discover. If you manage to peel yourself away from the utterly romantic port, you should visit the beautiful Symi beaches. They might be small, but they are clean and have mesmerizing crystal clear waters. Some of them are organized, but the rest are secluded, thus ideal for those who want to relax away from the hustle and the bustle!
Symi holidays are ideal for families and couples who seek relaxation away from the noisy crowds.
In my opinion Santorini is paradise, the island had everything I wanted. Whether you are after great food and wine, beautiful views, beaches, or history there are a ton of things to do in Santorini, Greece.
You can also pick the right hotel, and do nothing, which is just as fun as doing something. Of course, me being who I am, I can find things to complain about even in paradise. There are good and bad things in all places, in Santorini, Greece the good far outweighs the bad.
One of my favorite things to do in Santorini, Greece (well, anywhere really) is to eat. I ate everything in sight, part of the reason was that that food was so plentiful. It is similar to Athens (which makes sense) only a bit more touris
As mentioned the food here is fresh; so fresh that it gets slapped in the mouth by its momma. This, I believe, led to a strange occurrence. On this trip, even though 50% of my time revolved around me shoving food in my mouth, I barely gained any weight. Well 10lbs, but I have done more than that at a bad night at Sizzler. I know there is a point here somewhere, which is fresh food treats your body better. Eating newly caught fish, which Santorini, Greece has a ton of, or vegetables that were grown within a few miles of my mouth, treated my body well. It opened my eyes to the crap chemicals we put in our body and their effect on us.
The best eating experience I had was at Metaxi Mas, which served so many great dishes that I forgot to take pictures of half of them. They had a strange smoked trout chickpea dish, which I absolutely loved. Everything down to the bread was fantastic. Other restaurants did not disappoint either, I had a ton great experiences in Santorini. The calamari and octopus at Taverana Katina in Oia, the eggs at the Athina Luxury Suites, even the Gyros are a must. Hit Lucky’s Souvlakis and Nick the Grill (both in Fira) back to back and tell me which is better. Though the island is a bit touristy, there are a ton of great places to be found.
If the mention of Mykonos doesn’t immediately bring to mind bright white buildings, turquoise skies and tanned bodies lining golden sandy beaches, you’ve been living under a rock.
The most popular Greek Island in the Aegean Sea is all about energy and attracts a diverse and upscale crowd that thrives on its stylish nightlife.
During the day some privacy can be had in the more secluded north beaches, but the south beaches are all party.
Ski, jet-ski, windsurf, horseback ride, parasail or just save up your energy for the evening ahead, like most of your fellow travelers in Mykonos.
I have been to Tinos many times. The island is only a few hours from the Port of Piraeus and is ideal for a relaxing weekend. Of course, if one goes for the first time it will take more days to explore. Tinos has a town with one of the most famous churches in Greece and many Greeks go even for a day just to worship. On my most recent trip, I only stayed for the weekend.
I first learned about Aeolis Tinos Suites on social media. When I browsed their website, and as soon as I saw photos, I fell in love! They provided us with a pick-up service on our arrival to the island because the suites are located a few minutes away from the port. The hotel gave us info on the best sights of Tinos, how to rent a car and everything else we needed.
When we arrived, they guided us through and talked all about the facilities and what activities we could do on the island. The best part? While we were waiting for our suite to be ready, the staff members offered us homemade lemonade that we enjoyed by the pool with a panoramic view of the whole island of Tinos. Our first impressions were certainly good ones!
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