travel

Santorini I will always love you.

April 27, 2018

 

Hi there, I’m so excited to be back into posting after a long hiatus. during that time I was going throughout my archives and I found my trip to Greece Folder.

As I flew over the Atlantic ocean straight from New York before landing in Athens, I was happy to finally to be in the land of “The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants” and of course “Mama Mia”.   I love to travel but there’s nothing like discovering a new place by yourself and have me time while exploring a site. Those for those who follow me on my Instagram or the lucky one who got the opportunity to check my travel book,  you will see more images of this incredible trip to the Greek island of Mykonos and Santorini.

This post won’t have enough space to portray my adventures in the Cyclades and the Aegean Sea, or how beautiful the water is along the coast from Fira to Aia while riding a Vespa.  As you can see from the above snap, I was pretty excited to be seeing this island in the flesh after years planning, finally, I took my new camera (pre-smartphone cameras) along and snap what I saw.  As a result, I have a silly amount of pictures to sift through, some with good quality and some not since I was trying to save memory space (big mistake) edit and compile into my travel book. In the meantime, I will give you tips on my trip.

Before my trip started I got my student/young traveler ISI card, that great way for those like me travels within a budget. I booked my plane ticket in advance and I traveled on a Thursday and returned on a Tuesday to get a better rate. and I choose the option to travel from Newark instead of JFK. I made a stopover Athens and then took Aegean Airways to Fira (Santorini) and from Santorini I took the express ferry to Mykonos that was only 3 hours.  My hotel where off the Caldera view, that was actually super affordable instead of those postcard hotels with a Volcano/Caldera view. I confess those views are breathtaking but also budget breakers. I walked the hill then you have the magnificent energy and view of the entire island. This that you must visit, Fira, Oia, and the back beach (naturally made of lava/volcano sand). Rent a Vespa or a Jeep and get lost exploring the island, the Cyclades people are friendly and they all speak English.

Hope you are all well – I promise that I will post more often on my blog and social media! Hugs to you all.

 

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