Greece was never a place on my list, I don't know why. I have nothing against the place, the people or the culture. I love the food, actually. If one was to guess why this did not hit my radar until later in life, one might say it was due to not being informed of its diversity. From the islands to the mainland, Greece has what anyone with the faintest interest in the world would want from a trip. Ferry rides, donkeys, alcohol, sunsets. What more could you ask? For me, this was the type of place that I hadn't clocked. Thankfully, fate stepped in and I was given the opportunity to see for myself exactly what I was missing.
Athens, Greece - Athens is a place you can get lost in for days. The grounds are huge so it is wise to bring a guide book if you do decide to go it on your own. Of course, expect to find the largest crowds around the more well known ruins such as the Parthenon. Be prepared for the cattle walk if you visit during high season. If your not into crowds then stay at one of the cafe's across the street and have an Alpha.
There is an ongoing reconstruction project at the site of the Parthenon as you can see by the scaffolding in the picture above. While at times this might detract from experiencing history, it didn't detract any more than the mob of people who don't seem to mind
As well, we might never get to see what the Parthenon looked like in its prime as it was actually covered in splashes of greens, blues and reds. The Parthenon has been weathered over time and the paint is no longer noticeable.
Santorini, Greece - Here was the port of Santorini Greece on a slow day with only 3 ships in. To get into the city from the inside of the volcano, you have to either take the Tram, climb the steps, or take a donkey. While up top, you have an amazing view of the Sea, and its easy to find great seafood as it's not even a stones throw away. Santorini, great for relaxing, drinking greek wine, and eating great seafood.
Don't forget that when you walk down the steps you are sharing those steps with well fed tourists and very well fed donkeys. Why we haven't decided to ride the tourists down is another question. Funny thing is what they share in common is both being in the way and leaving their crap everywhere. Just something else to consider.
The worlds most secure job as a white paint salesman in the Greek Isles.
Mykonos, Greece - Another of the more popular Greek Islands, Mykonos hosts to many European summer vacationers. This photo was taken while cruising around on a rented ATV. This is the best way to see the Island if you only have a day. It is a very small island and you can see a lot in a short amount of time. See more Mykonos, Santorini and our other panorama of Greece.You can also purchase any of these photos at the Travel Droppings Merch Store
Mykonos is also well known for its gay party scene with popular haunts being Ramrod Club in Mykonos Town and Ikaros with its nightly drag shows. As the saying goes, "When in Greece, do as the Greeks do" wait, I meant to say "When in grease..."
Maybe it was the Ouzo talking, but I think Greece is a very special place.
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