In case you missed the previous recaps and want to catch up:
The next few stops on our amazing cruise brought us to Greece! I wasn’t sure what to expect from Greece considering everything I’ve been hearing in the news recently, but was so excited to find out during our two stops.
Our first stop was in Athens, which is the capital city of Greece. The city itself did not impress me. It was a little dirtier and seemed more deserted then what I imagined it would be. The tourist sites, however, were absolutely amazing!
First, our tour took us to the Acropolis. In order to get there, you have to climb a massive hill overlooking the city. At the top, there are famous ruins (the most famous being the Parthenon). Although it was extremely hot and incredibly crowded, the view at the top was well worth it!
Santorini Island, Greece
The next stop was my absolute favorite place to visit, and is quite possibly my most favorite place on earth now. I should have known I was going to fall in love with it when I woke up bright and early and saw this beautiful sunrise…
After breakfast, we took a quick boat ride to the island of Santorini. It was GORGEOUS.
I immediately felt a sense of peace and calm as we walked through the village of Oai. It was so quiet and beautiful, with views unlike anything I’ve ever seen.
The white clay houses with royal blue domed roofs built into the cliffs stole my heart. I couldn’t get over this adorable little town, and could have spent days exploring this beautiful place.
We spent our time leisurely walking around, taking pictures of the gorgeous view, and eating lunch at a cute little outdoor cafe overlooking the Mediterranean.
Although we only had a short day here, it became one of my most favorite places on earth. I’m working on convincing Bobby we need to go back for our 5 or 10 year anniversary. We’ll see how that goes over.
If you had to choose, what would you say your favorite place on earth is? I used to say in my hometown at the beach, but Santorini stole the show!