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.
We 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.
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.
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:
- Historical Palace of Knossos; the Cave of Zeus – located on the slopes of Mount Ida.
- The Diktean Cave
- Chania and Rethymno old towns.
- Crete aquarium in Heraklion (Iráklion) and the water park in Chania.
Places I want to visit in Mykonos:
- Little Venice
- Archaeological site of Delos – I’ve heard this is one of the best historical sites to visit.
- Platys Gialos beach
- Lena’s House
- Church of Paraportiani
Places I want to visit in Santorini:
- The village of Emporio – This is the heart of the island and very close to the beaches.
- Oia – To view the sunset.
- Mnemossyne Gallery
- Santorini Volcano
- 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?
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