Greece is one of those places we have always dreamed about, so we were thrilled to finally be going and it definitely lived up to it’s reputation. Two days in Athens is all you really need if you are tight on time. We took an Emirates flight from Newark direct to Athens that arrived in the late afternoon. We went immediately to the Hotel Grande Bretagne and relaxed by the rooftop pool. The following day we had a private tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis museum. Try to get there early, as it gets extremely crowded as the day goes on. So much history in one place, it’s fascinating.
The next day we woke up early for our short flight to Santorini. It is one of the most breathtaking places we have ever visited. We arrived at the Canaves Suites Oia and we decided right then that we never wanted to leave. Santorini is all about relaxing, soaking in the sun and beautiful scenery, but take a little time to discover the history of the island. We visited Akrotiri. The excavations at Akrotiri have uncovered one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean. The first habitation at the site dates from the Late Neolithic times (at least the 4th millennium BC). The next day we took a half day private cruise aboard a luxury power catamaran. We sailed into the breathtaking Caldera where we swam, had a mud bath by the volcanic hot springs, visited some beautiful beaches and had a lovely lunch on board the boat.
Then it was time to set sail to Mykonos. We took a high speed ferry and we were truly impressed with the accommodations and service. We were met at the port and brought directly to Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge Hotel. We stayed at the property closer to Mykonos Town. We absolutely loved Mykonos Town. You could get lost for days wandering around the quaint, little streets. There are so many cute boutiques (easy to find something for everyone on your list) and fabulous restaurants and bars. It is a party every night! Again, make some time to see the history of the region with a visit to Delos. The island is renowned as the mythical birthplace of the twin gods Apollo and Artemis, and it is a significant archeological site. We spent 8 magnificent days in Greece. Looking forward to getting back there soon!