Well, technically speaking, I'm not in Greece anymore. After a super long flight (2 layovers, one of which was 5 hours long!), I finally arrived in Boston last night. It's been a whirlwind trip (2 weeks in Europe) and I've got tons to share with you. Right now, though, I'm soooo exhausted, so I'll finish off this week by sharing with you a few pictures from Greece.
Soon though, I do plan on writing both a London Series as well as a Greece Series!
For now, please enjoy these snapshots of this beautiful country. 🙂 Have a wonderful Easter holiday!
If you love history, Greece is an amazing place to visit. The ruins here span back to thousands of years B.C. It's awe-inspiring just to stand in the presence of such magnificent structures built without any benefits of modern technology.
One of the biggest and most well preserved ancient theaters - the acoustics here are simply astounding. A few friends and I sang some songs (a cappella!) on the stage below and you could hear us clearly from the very top. Simply incredible. And you can't beat that mountain view in the background!
The island of Santorini is absolutely stunning, with the cities built on top of soaring cliffs overlooking the ocean. Here is the main town of Thira.
We stayed in the town of Oia (pronounced "Ee-ya"), which is well known for its picture perfect blue domed churches.
How could we forget the food? Greek salad is classic and you see it everywhere. Unlike in the US, it never has lettuce, and instead just has cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, olives, and capers tossed together with olive oil and topped with a big chunk of feta. I much preferred this version to the US version.
Lamb is huge in Greece, and you see it much more frequently than beef. These souvlakis were cheap and simply divine.
My favorite Greek cheese! This simple, hearty cheese (called halloumi) is one of the few that can be grilled, and tastes perfectly fine just simply prepared.
I loved the gyros here. They were much less greasy than the ones I've had in the US, and nothing beats fresh pita bread!
We tried so many different varieties of baklava! I liked how the ones in Greece tend to be less sweet than the ones I've tried here. They were really really good!
And finally, my favorite way to start the day in Greece - full fat Greek yogurt with honey. So simple, yet so delicious.
Have a wonderful weekend!
UPDATE: Here are the posts from the entire series!
Sweets in Greece
Gyros, Souvlakis, and Pitas, Oh My
Eating in the Greek Isles - Santorini
Papa Galos (Santorini)
All Rights Reserved
[…] one things I have I’ve been wanting to see was certain large, original pieces of the Parthenon in Greece. I remember visiting the Parthenon in Greece and learning about how large chunks of it were not […]