Holiday in Greece

This post was in collaboration with First Choice.

When I think about Greece, I think sunny, sandy beaches with crystal clear water and the beautiful city Crete (the biggest of the Greek Islands). Greece is one of the romantic countries to visit with your loved one, it has the perfect setting for a honeymoon or family vacation.

Vije and I love traveling and we always looking for new places to visit. We busy planning our holiday for next year (we really need a getaway) and while searching on the internet, I came across the beautiful country Greece. Many of our friends visited this country and flooded social media with stunning pictures that made me extremely jealous.

I found a website called First Choice which gave me valuable information about the country and suggested places to visit. First Choice shares the top hotels and resorts in the cities which makes life so much easier when you searching for accommodation in an unknown country.

First choice travelWe all deserve a break and with a vacation planned in a dream holiday destination, it can be worth it. I always do my research before booking a trip because I love planning my holiday. I want to make sure I visit the places I’ve been dreaming of. Traveling with a toddler can become stressful but planning in advice makes it so much easier.

Crete has always been on top of my list for cities to visit, followed Mykonos and Santorini.

Chania in Crete - Greece

I recently met a woman who was born in Greece but lives in South Africa. She shared some beautiful stories with me about how everyone in the neighbourhood gets together and feast when she visits her homeland. She says the community is like family and everyone helps each other. After listening to her, it made me realise how important family trips are. This is the time when memories are created. Kitana would really enjoy a change of scenery and the different cultures.

Besides spending most of your day laying in sun relaxing (I wouldn’t mind), you can do so much more in Greece. I’ve heard the best time to visit Greece is during June – August which is summer for the country.

Holidays in Greece is about enjoying the beautiful beaches, food and enchanting historical sites. Every building has so much history and stories to tell. The country is known for picture perfect scenery which draws you in from the first glance.

Crete in the country Greece

Did you know?

Greece has more archaeological museums than any other country in the world. Statistics say more than 16 million tourists visit Greece annually. Wow!

Places I want to visit in Crete:

  1. Historical Palace of Knossos; the Cave of Zeus – located on the slopes of Mount Ida.
  2. The Diktean Cave
  3. Chania and Rethymno old towns.
  4. Crete aquarium in Heraklion (Iráklion) and the water park in Chania.

Places I want to visit in Mykonos:

  1. Little Venice
  2. Archaeological site of Delos – I’ve heard this is one of the best historical sites to visit.
  3. Platys Gialos beach
  4. Lena’s House
  5. Church of Paraportiani

Mykonos in Greece

Places I want to visit in Santorini:

  1. The village of Emporio – This is the heart of the island and very close to the beaches.
  2. Oia – To view the sunset.
  3. Mnemossyne Gallery
  4. Santorini Volcano
  5. Amoudi Bay

My bucket list of places to visit in Greece is growing, I wish I could spend a month traveling the roads of Greece.


I’m really hoping to visit this beautiful country soon. I want to experience a little of everything and create beautiful memories with my family.

Which country is on your bucket list?

Photo credit: First Choice

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  1. 2014-11-26 / 23:20

    I would love to spend my holiday in Greece…it looks absolutely breathtaking.

  2. 2014-11-26 / 23:47

    I have too many countries on my bucket list! Greece is on there, but I’m dying to go to Ireland first!

  3. 2014-11-27 / 00:12

    There are a few places that I’m really, really interested in seeing, and Greece is one of them. The scenery, the architecture – it’s all amazing.

  4. 2014-11-27 / 00:19

    Greece is definitely one of the countries I’d like to visit. On top of my bucket list will have to be Shanghai (the food is amazing) and Australia.

  5. 2014-11-27 / 00:25

    I think Greece would be an incredible vacation to take. I’d love to take my husband on a holiday there!

  6. 2014-11-27 / 00:25

    Holidays in Greece sounds so amazing and those photos, wow. My niece went to Greece on a trip and I’ve wanted to go every since. Maybe one day. Thanks for sharing.

  7. 2014-11-27 / 01:38

    My husband wants us to go visit Greece in the future. He says is beautiful. We can’t wait.

  8. Elizabeth O.
    2014-11-27 / 03:57

    Sound like it’s gonna be a perfect holiday! this is a must try!

  9. 2014-11-27 / 05:17

    Wow, Greece is such a beautiful place! I would love to see it one day!

  10. 2014-11-27 / 06:47

    I haven’t associated Greece as a place where there’s beautiful beaches. Now I’m interested to know how they compare with our beaches here in the Philippines. 🙂 Definitely Greece is included in my bucket list. It’s just that I’m still saving for this travel plan and I don’t know who can go with me!

  11. 2014-11-27 / 07:26

    These pictures are so lovely! I’m at my parents for Thanksgiving this year, but I would love to get to visit Greece some time!

  12. 2014-11-27 / 08:12

    Greece is another country I would LOVE to visit one day! All of the history, it’s just beautiful!

  13. Michelle Hwee
    2014-11-27 / 08:16

    Greece is definitely a beautiful site to see! I love how blue the water is 🙂

  14. 2014-11-27 / 08:18

    Such a wonderful place – I wonder when I will be able to go to Greece lol! I WISH!

  15. Fi Ní Neachtáin
    2014-11-27 / 14:12

    Greece is such a perfect place to visit. My fiance and I went to Crete two years ago and I’m dying to go back 🙂

  16. 2014-11-27 / 20:44

    Greece looks so beautiful, you’re so lucky to have been there; I’d love to go!

  17. 2014-11-28 / 05:39

    Greece is such a beautiful place. It is on my bucket list. These are great photos.

  18. 2014-11-28 / 06:28

    These pictures really show how beautiful it is there. The water looks so blue. I hope i can see Greece for myself someday.

  19. 2014-11-28 / 10:04

    Would love to visit Greece! Just beautiful!

  20. 2014-11-28 / 10:58

    I have always wanted to visit Greece. Now, I want to visit it more than ever!


  21. 2014-11-28 / 15:10

    Wow, Greece is so beautiful from all of the pictures I have seen! I would love to visit as well one day!

  22. 2014-11-28 / 19:34

    Gorgeous pictures – I would love to go to Greece one day!

  23. 2014-11-28 / 20:10

    It sure would be awesome to see the beauty of Greece. There are a lot of countries that I would like to visit actually. Someday… (“,)

  24. 2014-11-28 / 21:53

    Greece is on my bucket list for sure. It is truly spectacular!

  25. 2014-11-29 / 00:45

    Greece sounds amazing and I would love to visit there some day. There is so much beautiful sights to see. Thanks for sharing.

  26. 2014-11-29 / 06:26

    I can definitely understand why there are so many tourists per year! Aside from all the ancient history and architecture, it’s absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

  27. 2014-11-29 / 06:29

    I love reading your adventures and seeing all your photos in Greece. I have been wanting to go for some time and your pictures are just making me want to go more.

  28. brandyellen
    2014-11-30 / 20:48

    Greece sounds like such a great place to visit! I love how you shared about it, and the things I never knew about the area too. The photos are breathtaking!

  29. 2014-12-01 / 01:42

    What a beautiful country! We had the opportunity to visit last year and declined sadly. Based on these gorgeous pictures it has been bumped up on our bucket list :0)

  30. 2014-12-01 / 10:40

    OOOOOOhhhhh, so unbelievably jealous. Greece is definitely one of my dream destinations. Unfortunately as much as i really want to travel, I have a bucket list of a different sort that needs some serious attention first. Hopefully someday soon I’ll be ticking off some traveling. Can’t wait to see and read about your Greece VayCay 🙂 Yash

    • 2014-12-04 / 09:51

      Such a beautiful place hey? Definitely a must visit!

  31. Melissa Smith
    2014-12-02 / 02:33

    I have always wanted to go to Santorini before. I really hope one day I’m able to.

  32. 2014-12-02 / 13:40

    love greece. we went a couple months ago and did athens, santorini, and mykonos. i think we may have to go back to crete!

  33. 2014-12-03 / 05:24

    I would LOVE to visit Greece one day – it is so beautiful, and the architecture is just amazing looking!

  34. 2014-12-03 / 08:20

    I have been wanting to visit Greece forever. It’s on my short list. The place is gorgeous!

  35. Stephanie Lee
    2014-12-03 / 19:52

    Great shots! This post makes me wanna visit Greece! Hopefully soon 🙂

  36. 2014-12-09 / 14:31

    Amoudi Bay is one of the places that I really wanted to get to. Though I live in an island and I can visit equally beautiful bays here, the thought of seeing something different as Amoudi bay excites me.

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