What makes you visit the places you want to go? Is it the architecture, the culture, the food? For me, it is visiting the UNESCO world heritage sites. These places are unique and full of history. They carry thousands of years of our civilization in every stone.
With over 18 UNESCO world heritage sites, Greece encompasses the birth of modern civilization.
During my four week trip through Greece, the last island we hopped was Paros. I think the little island in the Cyclades is underrated as a spot to travel. The island, located nearby to popular Naxos, was my favourite island hands down. It has a laid-back lifestyle vibe on the island; it’s not a crazy tourist spot and its beautiful beaches make Paros the winner.
What’s not to love about Santorini Greece, one of the most well-known islands in Greece. It’s got everything you’d want in a Greek holiday: sun, sand, shopping, sunsets and iconic white buildings.
Taking a ferry between islands in Greece gives you perspective on how far away they really are. Getting to Rhodes, one of the most distant of the Dodecanese islands in the Aegean Sea, is no different.
Day 3, our last day was enjoyable but sad. Elizabeth and I would be getting off the bus after lunch time to head back to Athens (I), while the rest of the tour was to keep going to Meteroa. Why we didn’t do the fourth day escapes me, and I really regret not going. We had to say goodbye to some really great friends.
On day two of our tour through Classical Greece, we drove through the country side straight through to the site of Olympia. On our way there, we learned of the great fire in Greece in 2007 and how it devastated this area. It consumed the Peloponnese, burning from June to September.
Well, it has been a while, and here’s why: Elizabeth and I took a last minute bus tour to Olympia and the sites in between. So instead of one long post, I’m going to break it up by the day.