Wanderlusting is a serious, serious illness. One that I am not seeking a cure for. I have just come back from a two-week long African holiday, as some of your may have seen my stream of pictures on Instagram and Facebook. I went right in the middle of hot and blazing summer but now that I am back to London, its like being put in a fridge having swapped warm and toasty sunshine, yes the kind of toasty that gets the serotonin juices going. At 35-40oC it was a blissful two weeks and now I am back London is grey, wet and windy, all wrapped around the leftovers of Hurricane Gonzales. So you can’t blame a girl when she is already day dreaming about a girly trip to sunnier destinations.
My young sister and her friend are coming down from the USA early next year(its just around the corner) and we are planning a trip to Greece when they visit. Small problem though is that she thinks in dollars while I ponder in pounds, so we have to make sure where ever we go its suits my budget and both hers and her friend, when it comes to getting their money's worth in dollars.
We are still toying with the idea of Croatia, Spain or Greece. I have been to both Croatia and Spain you can read about my musical weekend in Croatia and my sisterly visit to Madrid. Having also missed the TBEX meetup for bloggers that was held in Athens, Greece last week, I am gutted I couldn't go. Hence why we are now super excited to sync diaries, budgets and officially pin down Greece. It’s those picturesque blue church domes in Santorini's Oia, standing out among white villas on the edges of the island or maybe the idea of chillaxing on sun loungers with sea views and groups of islands created by volcanoes beautifully drenched in warm sunny glows. The very idea of it has me salivating. So how does one get her serotonin with sisters in tow and not break the bank?! We have seen a couple of great deals on First Choice who have flights to plenty of Mediterranean destinations. This also means we have much more flexibility on when we fly out depending on when my two American companions can land in the UK. If Greece doesn't happen(god forbid), we may head to Egypt, where I did my first sea dive last year - pictures below. Can you tell I have a theme for wanting to be near the sea?
Santorini is definitely on the cards but we are most likely going to blow a good 7-10 days in Greece. As much as those stunning pictures of Santorini are calling my name each time I have my laptop on, I also want to explore Athens and immerse myself in Greek mythology, the history and of course the delicious good and wine, perhaps party like Zeus, the Father of Gods and men was throwing down a soiree to end all soirees on Mount Olympus.
This is where you come in, my fellow reader, blogger, dreamer and wanderlusters! Been to Greece? Any tips for transportation between the islands? We are hoping to book before the end of the year, but I would still love to hear about any hotel recommendations in Santorini, Mykonos, Athens or any other city you think we should consider. I love hearing about first hand experiences when I travel. This is one of the reasons behind the blog, I get to share first hand accounts of places I have been too, in the hope of helping someone else (or get tips from you too) better plan their next getaway for some RnR or full on adventure!
So comment below with your tips! Hotels, restaurants, sights, activities and everything cool in between you have experienced or something you may have come across about the Greece that we might want to add to our girly trip itinerary.
|All taken in Egypt's Red Sea Resorts|