Coming up: Island hopping in Greece

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!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMeteora monasteries

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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.

GreeceWe’ll be visiting 4 islands in 16 days. It’s quite rushed, because we’re used to spending our summer vacation in one place. Still this time we get to see some new places 🙂

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:

ParosSource of pictures from top left clockwise 1, 2, 3, 4

After four days on Paros, we’ll be leaving for Naxos, the biggest island in Cyclades:

NaxosSource of pictures from top left clockwise 1, 2, 3, 4

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:

SantoriniSource of pictures from top left clockwise 1, 2, 3, 4

Last, but not least, we’ll finish our trip on Mykonos, the party island:

MykonosSource of pictures from top left clockwise 1, 2, 3, 4

Woohoo let’s go! Meanwhile we,ve prepared a few posts to keep you interested 🙂

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14 thoughts on “Coming up: Island hopping in Greece

  1. I’ve been to Paros and Santorini. Paros is beautiful and less touristy, which I found refreshing. Santorini epitomized everything I expected the Greek islands to be: tall cliffs over blue water, donkeys carrying travelers up those cliffs from the port, and the iconic blue and white buildings. Man, I miss it. Enjoy your trip!

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    • Thanks. 🙂 We are currently on Paros and it is great. Season is slowly ending, but there is still quite a few tourists, especially Italians. We really like, that the beaches are not so packed. Next stop is Naxos and after that we will see, what is happening on Santorini. 🙂

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  2. Good call on not visiting during the height of the high season. Hopefully you won’t see as many crowds. I visited two Greek Isles in October 2004. They were cold and virtually abandoned. What can I say, I was a young backpacker who didn’t do her research. But they were beautiful and I’ve always wanted to go back. I’m sure you will have an amazing time. I can wait to read all about your trip 🙂

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  3. Woooow guys I am jealous!! Thats an amazing itinerary, 16 days is a great length; and you are right to go now in September, is way better Im guessing, not so packed as in July!! I hope you have lots of fun and take some more amazing pictures!! I will look forward to reading your posts 😀

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