I’m back home!
And I’m ready to share some pictures and stories from my short summer vacation with you:)
The trip started in Berlin, because we got a really cheap flight from there to Athens. We decided to stay there a couple of days before heading for Greece. Read more about it here.
Athens was however only a stopover so I didn’t have time to explore the city 😦
We arrived in the evening and had to leave at 5am in the morning the next day.
The few things I experienced there:
- cabs are super cheap there, there is no need to negotiate about the price (I paid like 12€ for a 40km ride)
- fruits are so yummy and cheap, I got 400ml of fresh orange juice for 1,50€. I really recommend those fruit stands where you can get any kind of fresh juice!
- coffee is really cheap, too. I think a frappuchino was like 1,10€
- the area where we lived had no proper sidewalks, so walking around was a bit difficult
The only picture I took there was this beautiful sunset over Athens:
The next morning (which meant the middle of the night for me) we took a cap to the harbor and went on with a 7-hour-journey on the ferry to Santorini.
I think it might be the first time for me to see both sunset and sunrise within a day :))
The weather was perfect and I didn’t get seasick, but I was too lazy to take pictures of the beautiful ocean. I thought I could still take photos on our way back, but unfortunatelly everyone got seasick then, so these are the only ones I captured on the ferry:
And finally we arrived in Santorini!
A few things I experienced there:
- public transportation are almost non-existent or rather time-consuming, so make sure to rent a car, because you won’t be able to walk around the island
- be sure about your driving skills, the roads here are very curvy and steep!
- our group went to 2 different beaches (red beach and black beach), both are stony beaches and the water was rather cold
- “Oia” that’s where you need to go if you want to take nice pictures like those in the postcards, the rest of the island is actually pretty normal
So here are some photos I took in Oia:
It’s very hot there even in the beginning of september so make sure you have enough sun screen on your skin and definetely bring a bottle of water along, because a 300ml bottle of sprite will cost you 4€ 🙂
I got it anyway haha 🙂
We spent the rest of our trip on the island of Corfu. I was lazy again and didn’t take many pictures. We stayed near the beach (where the water was actually warm and nice) and I preferred lying at the beach instead of walking around with the camera. Plus, I’ve been to Corfu before right after graduating from highschool. I’ve been to beautiful beaches, nice clubs, and I’ve seen the Old Town there. And can recommend a trip to Corfu for any of those aspects.
Here is the view from our apartment in Corfu:
There were so many lemons outside next to the balcony, we took the liberty to have some fresh lemon juice now and then 🙂
I really enjoyed our stay in Greece, we had lots of sea food and grapes. Yes grapes! If there is one thing you have to try, then it will be greek grapes. Sweet, crunchy, delicious and cheap. During those 10 days our group of 9 people devoured roughly 10 kg of grapes haha.
We truly all felt like Dionysus 🙂