All I can say is thank goodness I have another two weeks in Greece, or there would be tears all over this keyboard. All the love I felt for this country on my brief but fabulous first visit has come flooding back, and if it weren’t for the euros that seem to magically fly out of my wallet on an hourly basis I might be considering a more permanent relocation.
Heather and I flew from Brussels to Athens in a fairly delicate state post-Tomorrowland, and found Santorini was the perfect place to heal. We took refuge in an adorable apartment at Hara’s Houses and spent most of our five nights there scheming ways to never leave the perfect volcanic isle. While I wasn’t ready to go, Athens was a welcome sight and a strategic location choice for one final hurrah for Heather and I before she takes off for Germany.
Onto Photo of the Week!
Dinner at the stunning Kapari Resort
Reminders of Greece’s seafaring culture
Bleeding blue and white
Winery hopping with Viator
The colors of Santorini
Sunset at the Acropolis in Athens
Which photo is your favorite?
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In other news, my friend Juno over at Runaway Juno is launching the second edition of her Asian Women Empowerment conference, and registration is now open! Like AWE ’13, AWE ’14 wants to empower modern Asian women to thrive through dreaming big. This year’s event will be held in Kota Kinabalu from October 31-November 2nd — check it out, wanderers and dreamers!
Photos B or E! 🙂 So pretty! So jealous! So glad you’re loving it! Please move there and post many, many more pics.
Le sigh. Wish I could! That pesky non-EU passport doesn’t help. But I’ll have lots more photos from the next three weeks 🙂
Photo F. The acropolis is a great photo. Nice all around though. That octopus looks huge!
I get sad seeing all the octopuses drying out around the Mediterranean yet I can’t seem to stop photographing them. They are so graphic and visual and you just never get to examine them like that underwater (thought of course that is where I prefer to see them).
I’m a sucker for the sea, definitely B!
They’re all amazing though.
I know how you feel, I’m a sea sucker too 🙂
it’s donkeys & blue doors for me this week with photo E. dying to hear more about your euro-ventures thusfar!!
According to my ed. calendar I should start blogging about them next week! Which is a bit overwhelming to think about because right now I just have thousands of words of notes and hundreds of unedited photos to show for it. Yikes!
Photo B for me.
Captures the Mediterranean island life to a tee!
Indeed it does. I just love those boats!
C and E! Love the colours. That donkey is so cute!
I feel bad for those donkeys in the hot sun but wow are they beautiful. Such a symbol of the Greek islands!
E! Ooh la la, looking forward to reading about this Greece trip. You’re one of the reasons I have it on the top of my must-visit lists for 2015!
I love to hear that! Lots more about Greece coming soon 🙂
Wow, Greece looks absolutely stunning. I visited way back when I was 11 years old and have always wanted to return!
Photo E. is my favourite- can’t get enough of those fabulous colour shots.
I’ve been dying to return since I came in 2011. And after this trip I don’t think the thirst will be quenched! I just need to keep coming back to Greece, I think 🙂
Am I the first vote for photo A? Maybe I’m just hungry… 😉
Oh my goodness Leah, it was one of the best meals of my life. I can’t wait to write about it!
Greece is just too amazingly picturesque because I love all of these. But I’ll go with B, or C or E…I can’t choose!
I know, and I’m so glad I have two more Photo of the Weeks to gush about it in! Love keeping it hard to choose 🙂
F….. quintessential Greece. I love it.
Oh, you’ve got to get there Dad! You will swoon at all the history.
They are all gorgeous and it’s impossible to choose! But I am a sucker for sunsets, so F it is. Glad to hear you have fun in Greece.
It was the perfect time to visit the Acropolis. Just stunning!
I love Photo B – represents Greece nicely. One of my favourite countries 🙂
I think after this trip I have to agree with you. It is so magical!
Oh I love Greece too, especially Santorini. Which is why I have to go with those donkeys (E) because I (ashamedly) took one up those stairs!!
These donkeys were in Ammoudi Bay, not Fira — not sure if that’s where you were 🙂 I did the cable car in Fira and here, we hitchhiked — not bad alternatives, ha!
This week I’m choosing photo F. The Acropolis is one site I want to visit. Combine it with a sunset then I’m in heaven.
It will be so worth it when you get there. It’s a magical place!
All these photos are beautiful! I spent last week in Santorini and Athens and am dying to go back. Looking at your Instagram right after I left was PAINFUL.
I got excited looking at your Instagram before! 🙂 Fun times!
We’ll be heading to Santorini this September and your photos are a real inspiration. Can’t wait to go there and to read more about your recommendations.
Oh, you are going to LOVE it! Absolutely put dinner at Kapari and a wine tour with Viator on the list, they were must-dos 🙂
Thank you for the suggestions! We’ve heard that Santorini’s wines are delicious. Where is Kapari? I’ve googled it. Is it Kapari Natural Resort in Imerovigli?
Yes that’s the one! Absolutely make room in your budget for a meal there… it’s a must!
this was tough one! I’m going to say E b/c it’s SO greece.
I love how different people think different ones are “quintessential Greece.” I always adore seeing everyone’s different Photo of the Week opinions!
Photo F. I now know why I always wanted to go there and I’m so looking forward to all your pictures and stories from that magical mythological country
Ah, I can’t wait to write about Greece again! In the meantime you can check out my archives from my first trip 🙂
Beautiful photos – Santorini is the Number 1 place i MUST visit – it looks so so beautiful, are you doing anymore posts on Malta or was it only the photo of the week ? 🙂
Have you ever known me to keep quiet about a place? 🙂 I will definitely be posting more, just working through my travels chronologically as always!
Those photos are just beautiful, I love Greece it’s such a beautiful country.
I adored the photos B and E, B reminds me of a lost time but E reminds me of being in Greece as a child, they’re some really happy memories. I’m glad to see that you’re loving the country.
Oh, those must be happy memories indeed. Greece would be a lovely country through a child’s eyes!
Lovely photos! I choose Photo A! And I’m dying to go to Greece- even more after this post.
I’m still here and I’m already dying to come back 🙂
I have always wanted to go to Greece — it’s definitely at the top of my bucket list! I think it’s just so beautiful, which is clear in all your photos! But I’ll go with B and E.
Thank you Erika! Hope you get to tick it off the bucket list soon 🙂
Sweet stuff Alex,
It’s got to be the octopus all the way!
I guess I’m quite drawn to them lately — love the similarity between that photo and the one from Malta’s Photo of the Week!
Greece is always one of the destinations that I’m drawn to. Really looking forward to visit sometime soon. 🙂 And thanks for #aweasia14 announcement! 🙂
You’re so welcome Juno! Good luck with the conference!
Fabulous photos, all of them, but Photo E really does it for me! …and hmmm… I’m observing a pattern for me when perusing your photos — my faves always include doors / doorways. …which got me curious, and so I spent some time pouring over my photos from last year’s adventure in Spain. Turns out, I have tons and TONS of photos of doors and doorways, from Sevilla to Cádiz to Barcelona to Madrid!! 😀 This has me considering “what’s next” within an entirely new [door]frame! And thanks to this post (and at least a few more to come I hope), Greece will surely be part of that picture!
I love it! What a fun observation. I always see a pattern in my photos that I love shadows and reflections. I think that’s become “my thing.” Love!