To celebrate Anjali being on a much deserved vacation in Greece, I (Neeva) figured I would share my experience last summer! Greece by water, air, foot and ATV. Yep, that pretty much sums up how we (Neeva and Sunny) toured and traveled around Greece.
A few things we highly recommend:
Hike from Fira to Oia: The walk from Fira to Oia is just spectacular. This is an extraordinary hike and is a must if you want to experience the beauty of the caldera & Santorini! This hike is worth every step, time and effort. It took us over 3 hours as we leisurely stopped many times to admire the scenery and to take pictures. All you have is sky, ocean and mountain, total serenity! Those small white washed blue domed chapels along the caldera are like little markers and they definitely add uniqueness to this caldera hike!
Amoudi Bay has the most beautiful crystal blue water. I won’t lie, we were more than little intimidated by the number of stairs going down, but it was more than worth it. Beautiful, pristine and calm waters. We spent a few afternoons strolling the streets, doing a little shopping and then dining outside to watch the sunset.
Ancient Thera: We took a guided tour to the top but then still had about 30 minutes of walking to do around the ancient site. Stunning views, fascinating ruins and very windy on some cliff top paths. Take a hat but hold on to it!
Oia by Sunrise: Everyone does Oia at sunset and it makes sense because once the city lights are and reflect off the white homes and chapels everything glows. Hardly anyone does Oia at sunrise. It’s less crowded and completely worth it for those of who want to take in the views in privacy.
Take a dinner cruise and view Santorini by water. It’s one thing to view Oia and Fira on land and completely different to see the stunning landscape by water!
A few must see places in Athens
Parthenon: There are some places in the world that you must see and this is one of them. It’s impossible to cap off an Athens journey without Acropolis and Parthenon! This temple is an extraordinary achievement. The fact that people have been viewing the same structure for 2500 years invites contemplation.
Odeum of Herodes Atticus This amphitheater was built during 1st century AD by a Greek aristocrat with capacity of over 5000. The structure is simply magnificent and has great views. It’s amazing one to see the well presented theatrical venues of ancient time reconstructed for modern use.
Anjali- we hope you have a fabulous trip to Greece and we can’t wait to share your pictures and stories!
Here are a few pictures I took while on our trip!