Monday, July 28, 2014

Greece: An Introduction

Five years ago, Luke and I got married. I realized that year, in 2009, that it was also the year that my sister (Becca) and brother-in-law (BIL for future reference, Eric) would be celebrating their 5th anniversary. That meant that every five years the two of us would have a milestone anniversary. At that time, we decided that in five years, in 2014, we would take a trip together to celebrate our anniversaries. When Luke and I found out we would be moving to Europe, it was a no-brainer for that anniversary trip to be Greece. It was killer waiting so long to visit - the destination for beaches galore! We held out and the four of us met in Greece from June 4-13! Greece is practically everything anyone could want, except for the ability to flush toilet paper down the toilet. (True fact, y'all.) 
It was quite a bit of work to plan the trip since there were four people involved, and it is already difficult to satisfy the needs of just one person when it comes to Greece. Eric and I were in charge of planning the whole thing, and we did many many many back and forth emails and many many back and forth FB messages (the only ways we can communicate for free). We originally decided on visiting two islands and then also Athens. My one requirement was to visit Santorini, and spend no more than two nights in Athens. Eric was in charge of deciding the third island, and he chose Corfu. In the end, we decided to add in a third island, which happened to be Milos. For the majority of us, Milos ended up being our favorite island, and it also allowed us to experience a ferry which we would not have done otherwise. 
{Eric Goins Photo}
It was a busy busy trip, but at the same time, very relaxing. It is pretty difficult to describe our trip to Greece because I really felt like each place we went was so so different! 
Corfu was very green and lush and much larger than three nights worth. (read: here)
Athens was the big busy city which we all surprisingly enjoyed. (read: here, here, here)
Milos was relaxing and serene and exactly as I imagined a Greek island. (read: here, here, here)
Santorini had spectacular sunsets and was where we swam in a volcano. (read: here, here, here, here)
(If I had to pick fourth place to visit in Greece, it would probably be Rhodes, but Naxos would closely follow.)

It is going to be really difficult to sift through all 2,800 of our pictures - hopefully I can manage it in a decent amount of time so I can show and tell all about our days in Greece sooner rather than later.

Greek law states that bottled water cannot be more than 50 eurocents per half liter (very cheap!). When visiting in the summer, it is a necessity to carry water with you at all times.

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