Today we are leaving for Greece! After waiting 2 months our summer vacation is finally here. Why were we waiting so long? Because we don’t like crowds that can gather up in July and August (the busiest months in Greece) and because the prices of lodging drop significantly. The water and the weather are still warm, so we plan to spend our days on the beach 🙂 Can’t wait!
We’ve been to Greece many times; well I practically grew up there, since we spent there every summer. This time will be visiting the Cyclades. We’ve never been there before, that’s why we’re really excited!
Even though everyone imagines Greece full of white and blue iconic houses, Greece in general isn’t like that. We’ve traveled through most of continental Greece and we’ve been to some islands (Crete, Corfu and Rhodoes), but we haven’t experienced that kind of Greece. But Cyclades are different. They are known for the white and blue buildings. Houses were painted white to reflect the strong summer sun. That made them more heat resistant. After some decades, the blue and white combination became the strongest “trademark” of the Greek Cycladic islands.Since 1974, all new houses have had to be painted white. Now they are the same color as Greek flag.
For the last few months we (well Maruša more or less) were checking other travel blogs for inspiration and advice on what to see. As you can see in pictures, the reason, why we’re so excited about this destination, is obvious. All the pictures are postcard perfect.
The first island that we’ll visit is Paros:
After four days on Paros, we’ll be leaving for Naxos, the biggest island in Cyclades:
The third island we’ll explore is the famous Santorini, which of course couldn’t be left out. All the pictures that we saw were so beautiful that we’re sure it will be one of the highlights of the trip:
Last, but not least, we’ll finish our trip on Mykonos, the party island:
Woohoo let’s go! Meanwhile we,ve prepared a few posts to keep you interested 🙂