All posts tagged: ancient greece

3 Days in Santorini

Island Hopping To travel to Greece without visiting at least one island is a mistake, and it was a mistake we were close to making. This trip I didn’t take much of a part in planning the destinations, my brother and mom had strong ideas of where they wanted to go and for just how much time. I didn’t ask to many questions.  The original plan was to stay in Greece for only a couple of days. Impossible. There is no way to see a fraction of things one should witness while visiting Greece in just two days. No way. Thankfully we all agreed on this after arriving and immediately made a change of plans. Because why fly all the way there and not see what needs to be seen Santorini We took a ferry boat from the port in Athens to Santorini. There are two different kinds of ferries, the ‘fast’ boats and the regular speed. We opted for the fast one and the ride lasted I think around 5-6 hours. The inside of …

Greece Part II: Delphi

After spending two introductory days in Athens, we headed north on a two day tour to Delphi and Meteora. It was my first time ever on an organised tour bus! It was nice not having then to worry about transportation or lodging. Plus we got to meet and talk with other travellers. A lot of them had done many tours like this before, so I was feeling like a bit of newbie. Not knowing much about Greece geographically I didn’t know where these sites were located on the map, and therefor I had no idea what I had gotten myself into.  To get to Delphi it was around four hours on the bus, traveling through mountains and the country side. And then from Delphi to Meteora it took us another three or four hours. That was much longer on the bus than I had anticipated. But the ride was beautiful and I was so glad that we took the trip and had the opportunity to see more of Greece than just city life in Athens, because …

Greece Part I: Athens

What a crazy week full of adventure this has been. It has only been a week and we’ve done so much! We left Tel Aviv last Sunday for our two hour flight to Athens. How fun it is to live so close to Europe! It makes it so easy and affordable to travel. So we were dropped of at our hotel, dragging our 500 lb suitcases up the stairs to the entrance. And after that we didn’t waste a second. We immediately purchase tickets for the bus tour at the reception. The idea of the bus tour is that for two days you can get on and off the bus as much as you want, it stops at the important and tourist places. The best part it was only 18€ per person. The tour bus saved us the hassle of taking taxis or the metro. *Be careful of the taxis! They will try and charge you a fixed price of 15 or even 20 using the excuse that it’s night time or theres something going …