It's been a quite of an adventure the trip to Greece. After the moped accident we had to pack our bags and take the ferry to Santorini. It was really a struggle to move around. I had difficulties to walk for a couple weeks but now we are back on track and our Mykonos trip left some scars as memories. The hole thing put us back 500 euro. Ah well. It will be a fun storie soon I'm sure.
Santorini was really beautiful and I really recommend to visit the picturesque town on the cliffs. The magical sunset and the lovely white and blue buildings. It is like a peaceful, harmony feeling flowing through the alleys. When the last dot of the sun passes over the horizon everyone starts to clap. So beautiful evening.
Athens and Gs family
In Athens we met up with Georges family. Lovely to see them after so long time.
George is coming from a big greek family, and yes; It's like taken out from the movie "My big fat greek wedding". From a Swedish perspective and from a smal-family perspective it's very overwhelming to come to a family of seven 😝. Mum and Dad: Anna and Peter. His siblings: Dennis 26, Dimitri 23, Eirene 21, Elias 13 and George is the oldest one 28.
I'm very grateful to be a part of this trip, it's George first trip to Greece so it's a special journey for him and his family. It was a big difficulty for me with the language barrier with his relatives. It's been some hard days but I'm very happy for being involved. George has been very happy and excited and I'm happy for him. A big thank you to Anna and Peter. They have taken us places and showing us around in Greece, it has been a very interesting and wonderful holiday with his family. Hopefully we will meet up next year as well.
*Bad luck comes in three right?
Our bad luck didn't stay in Mykonos. In Athens we have some how lost our passports. They are just gone. George might have accidentally thrown them away with some papers. So it has been back and forth to the embassy trying to get some emergency papers. My passport paper cost 166 euro and I can only use it for one travel. George got a 7 months passport for 170 euro. So we need to make a new one for him in Sweden by sending documents back and forth to Australia. We need to change my passport number for my visa in Australia once I have done my one, so it will be a expensive hustle. So moped accident, stolen money and now this. Our bad luck must be finish now please!
We have visit some really awesome places here in Greece. We saw the acropolis and it's museum. It was a long and hot day but interesting. A relative to George told the storie and he really knew everything worth knowing about the history behind the big icon for Greece. Sadly I didn't understand but George was super happy and maybe a bit to excited even for the rest of the Sidiropolous-family when he looked on every thing in the museum. We left without him that day.
Athens was nice to spend a few days in. I don't think the city is that apealing so I wouldn't go back if it wasn't for visiting Georges relatives.
Road trip to Thessaloniki
The hole family left for a road trip to Thessaloniki after a few days in Athens. It was a really nice drive, we took of the highway and did a really beautiful scenic drive though mountains. Stopped at the hot springs that was really hot. I dropped my phone in there! I was super quick on picking it up from the water so it didn't brake! Unbelievable.
Thessaloniki was really nice, lots of visiting realtives and lots of shopping. More road trips and beautiful views.
We visited Meteora
The Meteora is a rock formation in central Greece hosting one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries. It's really a unique place in Greece, a must visit when coming here. It cost 3 euro pp but for all greeks it's free.
There was no photos allowed in the churches but George tried to be sneaky and take a few. The prest saw him;
-No photos. No photos, he shouted.
George apologised in greek.
Then the prest goes;
- ah you speak greek, take as many photos you want.
Another day, another road trip
We took the car to Kefalonia and wow what a beautiful island! The weather was wonderful and the water was so blue and clear. Absolutely one of the favourite places in Europe. We will for sure go back here. We only had a few days but we made the most of it. We went to this really awesome cave. It cost 7 euro pp. It's a tunnel that takes you down to this big cave. The water was super clear. 39 meters down and you can see the bottom!
We had an really good trip to Greece except for our bad luck but that just makes our travel stories better I guess. We will work for some months in Sweden and then next summer go back and travel in Europe again.