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  • Jacqueline Hill

A Greek Odyssey: Exploring the Beauty of Greece

Greece in July is a dream come true. With its stunning islands, rich history, and warm, welcoming people, our trip was an unforgettable adventure. We explored Santorini, Mykonos, and Milos, along with the bustling city of Athens. Here’s a glimpse into our incredible journey.

Athens: The Cradle of Civilization

Staying at the Electric Palace

Our base in Athens was the charming Electric Palace, a boutique hotel that combines modern comfort with historic charm. Located in the heart of the city, it was the perfect spot to start our exploration.

Walking Around Plaka

One of our favorite activities was wandering around the historic neighborhood of Plaka. The narrow, winding streets are filled with charming tavernas, shops, and ancient ruins. We spent our evenings enjoying delicious Greek cuisine, with souvlaki at Thanassis being a standout. The lively atmosphere and traditional music made every meal an experience to remember.

Exploring Historic Sites

Athens is a city steeped in history. We visited the iconic Parthenon, a symbol of ancient Greece and a testament to its architectural brilliance. Walking along Ermou Street, we enjoyed the bustling markets and vibrant shops. A day trip to Delphi, the ancient sanctuary of the Oracle, was a highlight. The mystical aura and stunning views from the mountainside made it a truly unique experience.

The Greek Riviera: Glyfada

We also took a trip to Glyfada, often referred to as the Greek Riviera. This seaside suburb is known for its beautiful beaches, luxury shopping, and vibrant nightlife. It was a perfect place to relax and soak in the sun.

The Enchanting Islands

Santorini: Aresana Spa & More

Our first island stop was Santorini, where we stayed at the luxurious Aressana Spa Hotel. The hotel was fantastic, offering breathtaking views of the caldera and a relaxing spa experience. We spent our days exploring the iconic white-washed buildings of Oia, watching the sunset over the Aegean Sea, and enjoying the vibrant nightlife of Fira.

Mykonos: Beaches and Nightlife

Next, we headed to Mykonos, known for its stunning beaches and lively atmosphere. The island did not disappoint. We lounged on the beautiful sands of Paradise Beach, indulged in water sports, and danced the night away at the famous Cavo Paradiso club. The town of Mykonos itself, with its charming streets and windmills, was a delight to explore.

Milos: Hidden Gems

Our final island was Milos, a less touristy but equally beautiful destination. The island is known for its unique landscapes and crystal-clear waters. We visited the stunning Sarakiniko Beach, with its moon-like white rock formations, and the charming fishing village of Klima. Milos offered a more tranquil and intimate experience, away from the crowds.

Embracing Greek Culture and Community

What truly made our trip special was the warmth and hospitality of the Greek people. Everywhere we went, we were welcomed with open arms. The sense of community and pride in their culture was evident in every interaction. From the friendly shopkeepers in Plaka to the locals we met in the islands, everyone went out of their way to make our stay memorable.

Greece is a destination that captivates the heart and soul. From the ancient wonders of Athens to the idyllic beauty of its islands, every moment was filled with magic. Traveling in July allowed us to enjoy the perfect weather and vibrant energy of the Greek summer. Whether it’s savoring a delicious meal in a taverna, exploring historic sites, or simply soaking in the stunning views, Greece offers an experience like no other. We can’t wait to return and create more unforgettable memories in this enchanting land.

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