Hellooo everyone and welcome back! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve returned from my trip to Greece and all I can say is…Wow! I had such an incredible time and I am so sad to be back. Being back has come with its own stresses. I’ve been quite busy filling out all the secondary applications for medical school that had been sent to me while I was away, so I am aware that this post is long overdue. You know, sometimes life just gets in the way…haha! That being said lets jump right into part 1 of my amazing journey in Greece!
The first stop on the trip: Athens. Aside from visiting family and eating to our hearts content, my family and I managed to squeeze in a few cool things while we stayed in Athens. Visiting the Parthenon and Acropolis on Day 1 of the trip was one of the most surreal experiences of my life. Thousands of years of history lay right beneath my feet as I climbed to the top of the Acropolis leaving me with a sense of complete awe. I just couldn’t believe in that moment, where I was, how all of it was built, and how I could be part of a culture with such a vast and rich history. It was truly remarkable.
After this, we walked a little way down to the Acropolis museum which is located right beneath the main site. Pictures were not allowed in the museum, except only for the famous Caryatids.
The next few days in Athens consisted mainly of visiting relatives, attending a Christening (Below), and eating at amazing restaurants throughout the city.
The next stop on the trip was the island of Paros. This is a small island that part of the Cyclades, which also includes islands such as Ios, Naxos, and Santorini. We arrived by boat at the port of Parikia but stayed in Naoussa for 6 nights at Hotel Senia, a small little hotel with great service, two infinity pools, and an amazing view.
Our first day out and about we explored the town of Naoussa where we stayed for the entire trip; it was one of the most beautiful places I had ever been to. Little white houses, the blue and white boats, stone streets, cute cafes. Everything. Was. Beautiful. The best part about Paros is that is significantly less touristy than islands such as Mykonos, Santorini, and Rhodes, so if you’re planning a trip and want more quiet place to stay with a truly authentic greek feel be sure to check out Paros.
We found a tiny little restaurant midday to have our first lunch in Paros. And everything, I mean everything we ate was fresh.
After a fews hours at the beach and exploring, we headed back to our hotel to get ready for dinner, closing out the night at a fantastic restaurant right by the port called Bluefish. Definitely if you’re in Paros go check it out, you won’t be disappointed!
That concludes Part 1 of my trip to Greece. Hope you enjoyed and stay tuned for Part 2 coming up in a few days!