Dreaming of Greece…

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

13 Comments

  1. October 27, 2014 / 2:19 pm

    Aw, memories! Hubby and I went to the island of Zante for our first holiday as a couple back in 03 (I think)! It was amazing weather, fantastic food and great places to explore.

    • October 28, 2014 / 10:21 am

      Yeah I hear Zante is beautiful too…lets face it what part of Greece isnt.

  2. October 28, 2014 / 1:52 am

    Greece is so beautiful, and I went diving in the Red Sea too! How cool!

  3. October 29, 2014 / 8:21 am

    I have not yet been but would love to spend a couple of weeks traveling around Greece, especially with some sailing sprinkled in there. I'm sure you'll have an opportunity to do some further diving there too. Good luck with the planning and look forward to some future pictures and words on Greece.

  4. October 29, 2014 / 1:01 pm

    I've never been to Greece, so I'm afraid I'm useless on the tips front! My advice would be to eat as much food as possible! I love the photo of the shipwreck by the way 🙂

    • October 29, 2014 / 1:24 pm

      That's the best part. I will staff my face good 😀

  5. October 30, 2014 / 11:53 am

    I just came back from a trip in August and had a blast! We did the Medsailors sailing trip which is in the Saronic Islands just out of Athens, and was a fabulous time. When we stayed in Athens we were in the City Circus Hostel which I really recommend, it's modern, very tidy and clean and in a great location 🙂 We also did the free walking tour they recommended (which we of course tipped for!) and were lucky to get a guide who was a former archaeologist and incredibly passionate about his city, it was brilliant. I'll be posting more about my trip on my blog Two Feet, One World over the next few weeks if you're interested 🙂

    • October 30, 2014 / 9:00 pm

      Definitely will be looking out for your post Jessi and thanks for the tips too.

  6. October 31, 2014 / 6:29 pm

    Oh I've been dreaming of Greece as well recently! Being in the UK with the ever changing weather, I just dream of a beautiful beach and water to dip in 🙂

  7. October 31, 2014 / 11:16 pm

    I hear you! I just came back from Chile and Easter Island and I'm not loving the autumn temperatures in Prague.. already starting to plan my winter getaway..
    As for Greece, I can't be of much help, I took a trip there quite a while ago and it was one of the few where I went with an agency!
    Good luck with the planning!

    • November 4, 2014 / 11:22 am

      Oh Nice! Just the kind of thing I was after too 😀 #happytravels

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