Blue. White. Greece.
Summer in Greece was on the wish list since a long, long time.
Everyone had been there. Everyone had said wonders. Everyone had gone gourmet there.
So it was my turn to dive into Greek salads, feta, olives, oregano, blue & white landscapes and ancient culture.
Armed with lonely planet, Greek gods’ myths & Greek philosophers’ book (to get in the mood) we faced it all.
Worried for the financial situation (will ATMs work?), but anxious to get there we planned our trip: Athens, Syros, Tinos, Naxos & Santorini.
Athens: no high (really high) temperature will stop us from facing something like this:
How can a decadent landscape be such a heartbreaking experience?
Syros: OMG, postcards pictures are not photo shopped! It’s for real!
Tinos: the surfer’s beach pet was a little… bulky? What a thing!
Naxos: If I was Ariadne, abandoned here by beloved Theseus, I would say “thanks & bye bye!”.
Santorini: ok, let’s get serious now. I’m in a parallel “postcard world” universe, right? P.S. Oia I love you!
What else can I say… oh yes, a few tips:
- Get a scooter, that’s the only way to fully appreciate Greek islands.
- Don’t shiver, even if Greek people seem angry and tend to be rude: it will be a 5 second thing, they’ll soon turn to be the kindest person on earth.
- Go for free beaches, they’re the best.
- Forget shoes & clothes: life is much better in swimming suite & flip flops!