I remember watching the adaptation of the musical, “Mamma Mia” in theaters about 7 years ago. This was before I ever knew I wanted to travel internationally but I remember the moment after that movie thinking, “I want to go to Greece” and I never forgot about it! Now, on my journey around the world, I knew it was a place I needed to go and I’m forever thankful for my trip here – what an incredible place. From the gorgeous views to the tasty food to the unfathomable generosity and kindness of the locals – it is an absolute must to add to your travel bucket list!
Now this is exactly what I pictured when I thought, “Greece”
In the absolutely gorgeous city of Oia, the northern part of the island of Santorini
My first sunset in Santorini
Here are the ruins of the ancient city of Akrotiri
This archaeological site was unreal! Never been to a place so old.
Feeling quite liberated – rented “quads” and explored the island
“Black Beach” or, Perissa Beach. This was my home in Santorini.
boat day in Greece!
This island is known as “rabbit island” where the locals dropped a bunch of rabbits years ago to “let them do what rabbits do” and they go and hunt them annually
These mysterious doors in the cliffsides were everywhere! So bright & colorful too. Apparently they were old boat storage units when the water levels were higher
Taking the Blue Star Ferry to Paros!
Bye bye Santorini
The gorgeous welcoming sunset I received upon my arrival to Paros
Amazing views on my walk to Krios Beach
I made it to one of my favorite beaches in Paros, Krios Beach
Watching the sunset 🙂
Sunset views from Krios Beach
My view walking back after sunset
Had to include a picture of a cute donkey on the Greek Islands!
Exploring some ruins in the city of Naousa
Here is the gorgeous fishing village of Naousa!
Although I didn’t try any here myself, Naousa is claimed to have the best seafood in Paros.
lounging on the rocks
Another gorgeous sunset in Paros
One of the gorgeous stops throughout our boat trip with Captain Ben
Here is a beach on Antiparos Island – right next to Paros
Greek barbecue on the boat!
One of my favorite stops – to some caves on Antiparos
This beach is called Molos Beach also known as “spa beach”. The locals come here and use the clay for a free spa day! It made my skin soo soft 🙂
Breakfast at our beautiful little hostel in Parikia – Sunset Inn
Old yet beautiful ship in a shipyard
Hiking to the lighthouse
Some beautiful views on this hike