I am so happy that I got to spend a whole week in Greece with Tyler! We had such a great time, it was the highlight of my trip 🙂
Our first day together was dedicated to travel, even though we had spent so much time traveling to Athens. After getting lost super early in the morning at the Athens port, we took a ferry to the beautiful island of Santorini where we spent the majority of our stay in Greece.
Our first day in Santorini was spent enjoying amazing kebabs, exploring the town where we were staying, and watching the best sunset of our whole week in Greece! I also had my first taste of the delicious cake that our hotel’s owner’s mom makes daily for the hotel guests. This cake was one of the best cakes I’ve ever had in my life, and we got to eat it every day for breakfast!
On our second day we decided to hike from Fira to Oia, the most famous town on Santorini. It was a really beautiful hike and it was so cool to see the ocean on both sides of the island. We hiked through red rocks, wildflowers, small towns and then through Oia itself. It was a really warm day and we both ended up getting sunburnt, but the incredible ice cream that we had in Oia made up for it! We had the best ice cream ever at Lolitas. I got orange and biscuit ice creams and they tasted like an orange creamsicle together! Bliss. Tyler got a biscuit ice cream milkshake which was also wonderful. Seriously, the best ice cream ever. Maybe even in the whole world. We also got kebabs for lunch (again because they were just so good). We walked around Oia and then watched the famous sunset over the town before heading back to Fira for dinner.
Our 3rd day was the best day because we rented an ATV! We explored the whole southern area of the island, including the red and black beaches and a few small towns. It was so fun and an ATV provided the perfect way to get around Santorini!
Our last full day in Santorini was rainy, so we didn’t get to do as much as we wanted to. We started with breakfast at Mama’s. I got a huge bowl of thick Greek yogurt with honey and fresh fruit, and Tyler got a huge omlet with toast and hashbrowns. I was apprehensive about eating there since it seemed like they only had American food for breakfast, but the yogurt was actually really good and I’m so happy we went there! After breakfast we walked around a little and went to a museum in Thira. Then we had kebabs for lunch and hung out around town before going out for a nice dinner at Naussas. Tyler ordered the best pasta in the entire world and I was jealous. The restaurant gave us a lot of their house wine so I was a little giggly when we left the restaurant to go and get baklava for dessert. It was a perfect, fun night to end our time in Santorini.
The next morning we had to be up early (too early to have cake for breakfast, which was so sad) to go to the port and take a ferry back to Athens. The ferry was a lot rougher than the first one and I felt pretty bad for the first half of it, so by the time we reached our hotel in the city we decided to take an easy evening and plan the rest of my travel for the next 3 weeks.
Saturday was our last full day and we spent it exploring Athens’ sights. We went on a great audio-guided city walk that showed us areas of Athens that we would have never found had we not gone on the tour. After that we visited the Acropolis and then the Ancient Agora. We also had kebabs for lunch (we had kebabs every day, they were just too good in Greece) and some little ice creams later in the day.
I tried to upload more pictures but the internet sucks here 😦 You can find more pictures on my Instagram (& Facebook for friends and family)