Greece is a fabulous country to visit. Greek history, people, food, beaches, and landscape are simply wonderful. Athens is not the prettiest city, but its old buildings, charming streets, delicious cuisine, and happy people will make for it! Santorini is one of the most beautiful places I have visited. Its blue and white architecture is absolutely charming and romantic. Santorini is a very popular and touristic island, so there are a lot of tourists and prices are higher. Athens and Santorini were both great places to explore, eat, take pictures, relax, and have a wonderful journey. Enjoy my favorite places, restaurants, hotels, and experiences with some facts and big pics. Click on the photos to get a complete and more detailed look. Cheers!
THE HELLENIC PARLIAMENT
Fact: Every Sunday at 11:00am the official changing of guards ceremony takes place outside the Hellenic Parliament.
Fact: Get ready with comfortable shoes to walk all the way to the Acropolis and enjoy this magnificent and peaceful place. Don’t forget your phone and camera to take great photos!
Fact: One of the world’s greatest cultural monuments. Symbol of Ancient Greece, Greek art, and Democracy.
THE ACROPOLIS MUSEUM
Fact: The Acropolis Museum tickets are only $5 Euros, a great deal to admire its modern architecture, exhibits, sculptures, masterpieces, and to take a break at the Cafe & Restaurant terrace located on the second floor with a great panoramic view of the Acropolis.
THE ACROPOLIS AT NIGHT
Fact: This picture was taken from the roof of the Hotel Grande Bretagne. GB Roof Bar offers outstanding service, excellent cocktails, and an impressive view of the Acropolis.
HOTEL GRANDE BRETAGNE
Fact: Hotel Grande Bretagne is one of the best hotels in Athens offering a luxurious stay in Syntagma Square. Its location is very convenient to the Acropolis, Hellenic Parliament, Restaurants, and Bars. Breakfast is absolutely amazing with an impressive view of the Acropolis at GB Roof Garden.
PLAKA: RESTAURANTS AND PEDESTRIAN STREETS
Fact: Plaka is a charming neighborhood in proximity to the Acropolis and Syntagma Square. The pedestrian streets are wonderful to explore, walk, sit, relax, and have a delicious greek meal. Seven Food Sins is a new Restaurant and Pub with good food and great service, try it for dinner, appetizers, and/or drinks.
Fact: One of the most beautiful and romantic Greek islands!
First stop, Imerovigli. Second stop, Oia. Third stop, Megalochori.
Fact: Imerovigli village has a terrific and probably the best view of Santorini. Stay here for a romantic and wonderful view, the blue and white architecture surrounded by the blue sea and sky, and good service. Hotels are not as nice as in other areas like Oia or Megalochori.
SPECTACULAR OIA SUNSET
Fact: To contemplate one of the best sunsets in the world make reservations at Sun Spirit, arrive one hour before sunset, enjoy cocktails, and a magnificent sunset. Be aware that Oia gets very crowded around sunset time. Make reservations, be early, and enjoy!
OIA AT NIGHT
CHARISMA RESTAURANT IN OIA
Fact: Charisma Restaurant offers a simply delicate and wonderful Mediterranean cousin. Fresh fish, local wine, divine service, and open air dining with a spectacular view of Oia. The risotto is to die for, we had it for appetizer and couldn’t resist to order a second one! The restaurant is part of the luxury Mystique Hotel.
Fact: Megalochori does not have a stunning view, but it is a beautiful and quite town close to the beach. No more cliffs! Enjoy the calm, private, and more local atmosphere.
Fact: Vedema Resort is perfect for a very romantic, quite, and relaxing get away. The resort offers a complimentary and comfortable shuttle which takes you to a private black sand beach of Perivolos in just ten minutes. A warm jacuzzi, charming pool area, delicious restaurants, beautiful and spacious rooms, and excellent service are some of its highlights.
BLACK SAND PERIVOLOS BEACH
Fact: Azure blue, a little cold, and tranquil waters of Perivolos black sand beach is the final complement for a perfect vacation in Santorini.
Fact: Romantic dinner with candlelights, fresh seafood, exquisite menu, local wines, impressive stony decor, and outstanding service at Alati Restaurant.
Casual dinner, after dinner drinks, good service, and charming terrace at Raki Restaurant and Bar, just a few minutes walk from Vedema Resort. It was the only place open on a Tuesday night at 11:00 pm. We enjoyed beers, local wine, and complimentary raki in our last night. Goodbye to one of the most wonderful places in the world. Goodbye, Greece!
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